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Founder and Chairman
Malini is a successful businesswoman with a passion for philanthropy. Malini has been a philanthropist for her entire life. She began her work with her family foundation and has made it her mission to grow companies with the condition of always giving back to women and communities in need. Malini’s contributions include Building schools for girls, supporting veterans, providing food and water in 3rd world countries, providing economic growth opportunities in rural communities among other emergency relief efforts.
Gagandeep Kaur, is the Director at Anannke Foundation. Under her guidance and leadership the Foundation is approaching towards its missions of transforming the lives of ‘One Billion People’ around the World. A firm believer of the adage, ‘It is better to give than to receive,’ she is mindful of people’s dignity and their needs, emphasizing that participation in social upliftment endeavours shouldn’t be considered as doing charity or disbursing favours.
Gagandeep has over a decade of experience in communications and brand management where she focused on overseeing transformational change and delivering strategic planning and implementation to domestic and multinational institution founders, investors and occupiers across Asia, Europe and North America.
Her experience includes working with brands like Lotus Herbals, Roche Bobois, HCAH by Dabur, Dainik Jagran, Visionnaire and prominent personalities such as Sachin Pilot, T.S Singh Deo, and German Mentalist- Nicolai Friedrich among others. She was also a part of the campaigns management team for Bollywood movie October 31st (starring Soha Ali Khan & Virdas), Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election, Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election and 17th Loksabha Election.
She has a strong focus on identifying potential and designing holistic solutions to bridge the massive gap of social and economic inequities between urban prosperity and rural poverty. She has played a significant role in facilitating efforts to discuss these imperatives at multiple forums, encouraging the urban and rural sections to engage and take up the key challenges and issues faced today.
Gagandeep is an avid epicurean who is fond of music, poetry, reading, movies, and photography and enjoys long walks on the beach. She currently resides in Delhi NCR with two adorable pet dogs.
Varad Prateek Kaushik
Business Development & Marketing Manager
Varad Prateek Kaushik comes with rich and diverse experience of over a decade in the field of Operations Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Campaign Strategy, and Client Relationship Management, with a proven track record in leading effective and efficient operations in sales, marketing, and Non-profit sectors. He advocates for women’s rights and believes that ‘to truly have gender equality, we all need to band together and fight for what’s right.’’
Varad has worked for Brands like HCL Technologies, Thomsen Germany, Max Bupa, Barcelos, Sunrise Hospitals, Picture Time, TE Connectivity, KLM Airlines, Nokia to name a few. He learned the skills of street pitching and outreach while working with leading Start-up’s and multinational conglomerates in The United States, India, Switzerland, and Germany.
Varad was associated with several Ngo’s helping them raise funds and strategize their online and offline campaigns. He has made significant research contributions on adolescent health and development, the empowerment of women and girls, and mentored young leaders from marginalized communities.
He is an animal lover who is fond of music, good food, video games, photography, and technology and likes to keep pace with change.
Jan Jones Blackhurst
Honorary Board Member
Jan Jones Blackhurst is a long-time political and business leader who has left an indelible imprint on the lives of millions of people. In 1991, Jan broke the glass ceiling as Las Vegas’ first female mayor. Under Jan’s leadership the city experienced tremendous growth, making her one of the Las Vegas’ most popular mayors to date. She then joined Caesars Entertainment, where she grew the industry’s first Responsible Gaming practices to include an ambassador model for the gaming industry and the first industry code of commitment. Jan is also known and respected for her efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, advancing environmental stewardship, advocating for important social issues and giving millions of dollars to individuals, families, and communities in need.