Shakti - The Empathy Project (STEP)

Shakti - The Empathy Project (STEP)

Nurture female entrepreneurs, to improve survival rate of women run startups with social impact.


At Shakti, our purpose is to nurture female entrepreneurs, to improve survival rate of women run startups with social impact by providing support in skill building, mentorship, networking, and fundraising. Also to build a safe and empathetic ecosystem to create a snowball effect which increases women’s participation in entrepreneurship and workforce.


Renu Shah

Renu leads Shakti - The Empathy Project which is an incubation program for women social entrepreneurs in early stages of their projects. The program aims to build a self - supportive community of these entrepreneurs.

She also co-leads project PEHAL which is building collaborative delivery models towards improving learning outcomes of the students in government schools through equal participation of private and public enterprises to bring about change.

Prior to PEHAL, she led Ashoka's Changemaker Schools Program for South Asia. The program aimed at achieving bringing changemaker education in the mainstream schooling system through recognition, celebration, and amplification of Changemaker Schools.

Before Ashoka, she founded other organizations, a non-profit organization, Koseli in Kathmandu, Nepal which worked through direct interventions towards integrated slum and street children into the main- stream society through education.

She was part of the founding team at Nimbus Marketing & International, Nepal where she led various roles in Sales & Marketing and General Management at the company.


Women’s livelihood
Uttar Pradesh
Pan India

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