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Elsa-Marie D’Silva

Women Empowerment & Leadership Coach

Nationality: Indian
Based in: Mumbai, India

Elsa-Marie D’Silva is a social entrepreneur with considerable experience in the social justice and gender development sectors. She has founded three social sector initiatives, including Red Dot Foundation Global, a registered NGO in the United States and India with a mission to end violence against women and girls using digital technology, community engagement and institutional accountability. Under her guidance, Safecity was launched in 2012 as a platform for documenting sexual harassment in public spaces. It has become the largest crowd map on sexual harassment in India and 20 countries. Ms. D’Silva has strong management leadership expertise, having successfully guided organizational change through her former executive roles in the airline industry. She uses her professional skills and networks to promote gender equity, as co-founder of the Gender Alliance and the Brave Movement, W7 advisor under the German Presidency of the G7, a podcast believe and a book series “She Is”. Ms. D’Silva is an accomplished author, international speaker, counsellor and facilitator in gender sensitive training and sexual harassment. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently gave her a shout out during the opening address at the Fez Forum 2022.