Sohini Bhattacharya (she/her)

Sohini Bhattacharya (she/her)

CEO
Breakthrough

Sohini Bhattacharya is an intrepid intrapreneur and social change enthusiast who has 30+ years of experience in the development sector. Currently she is CEO, at Breakthrough, an organization working in India using multi-media, popular culture, leadership development and community mobilization strategies to transform gender norms that perpetuate violence against women.She also served as the President of Breakthrough USA from 2017 to 2020 to manage the crucial founder transition and stabilise the organisation. Prior to this, Sohini had helped found an organization working with women on livelihoods, worked directly with indigenous artisans on artisan-market interfaces and co-founded a gender resource centre in Kolkata. Before joining Breakthrough, Sohini spent 10 years at Ashoka Innovators for the Public, building an ecosystem for social entrepreneurs. Sohini serves on the board of Dastkar, Kolkata Sanved and Akar Social Associates and is a Trustee of Read India, an organisation creating community-led sustainable libraries in rural India.

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