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jai bharathi

Founder & CEO

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AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Has covered more than 1,00,000 km+ on a motorcycle across 7 countries.

Vishishta Mahila Puraskaram, under the Adventure category

Department of Women & Child Welfare, Govt. Of Telangana , 2019

LEADING BIKERNI HYDERABAD

Regional chapter of ‘The Bikerni’ an all-women motorcycle club since its inception in 2013

AUTHOR OF ROAD TO MEKONG

A book in English and Telugu on organising & leading the first-of-its-kind all-women cross country motorcycle expedition.

A trained architect and an avid motorcyclist, Jai Bharathi is an adventurer who found freedom and immense joy on the road. Her passion for her motorcycles and inclination towards social issues inspired her to work towards empowering women using mobility as a tool.

 

JB, as she is fondly called, has led many motorcycle expeditions

 

  • 8600 km, 23 days from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, 2017

  • 17000 km, 56 days, cross-country across 6 nations, SE Asia, 2018

  • 1200 km, 9 days, Bathukamma ride, Telangana, 2018

  • 17380 km, 45-day Wheels of Will expedition across the USA, 2019

  • 11111 km, 45 days, Moving Boundaries Campaign across India, 2021​

JB has also worked with several nonprofit organisations in the space of economic empowerment of women, education for children, solar lighting, and has also been active in relief work during natural calamities. Her efforts and achievements in the field of motorcycling have been appreciated by our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi & the Chief Minister of Telangana Mr. K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

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srishti bakshi

Chief Inspiration Officer

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AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 12+ EXPERIENCE IN MARKETING & STRATEGY

  • The President of India extended his support to her campaign

  • UN Women Champion for Change 2016-2017,

  • Commonwealth Points of Light award, the highest accolade from the British Commonwealth which she received from Her Majesty, the Queen.

​A women’s rights activist who embarked on a 3800 kms long on-foot journey across India, from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, determined to sow the seeds of gender equality, Srishti became a role model for several thousand girls and boys nationwide.

 

Deeply shocked by a case reported from India, where a car with a family was stopped on Highway 91 and the mother and daughter were dragged away and gang-raped in front of the father, Srishti decided not be a silent spectator to rising crime against women in her country. Leaving behind a thriving career and a comfortable life in Hong Kong, she started on this unusual path.

 

On her journey, Srishti met over a hundred thousand people, sensitising them to gender-based violence and inequality in the country. Her aim was to combat it by empowering women with confidence, leadership skills, & digital and financial literacy that would allow them to be financially independent through livelihoods.

 

Her journey has now been shared across the world in the form of a documentary: WOMB-Women Of My Billion.

 

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namrata rai

Director - Operations

Namrata joined MOWO in 2019 as one of the Directors. Managing the on-ground operations, she strongly believes in the power of mobility in changing a woman’s life.

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dharani priya rallabandi

Trainer

A former BPO employee, Dharani has become the star-trainer at MOWO. She has trained 500+ women in driving, and wishes to keep at it. MOWO’s vision of empowering a million women in mobility is now her dream as well.

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spandana kodapaka

Trainer

A Journalism, Literature and Psychology Graduate, Spandana joined MOWO as a trainer in 2020. She has trained and empowered many women as part of our projects. ’Never let a women settle for less than what she deserves’ is her mantra.

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shreeya bhattad

Fundraising Intern

An Economics student at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi, Shreeya joined MOWO in 2020. Her work includes contributing content and weaving funding applications on behalf of the organisation. She strongly believes that independent mobility as a skillset can be life changing for women.

ADVISORS

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Vanitha Datla

Vice Chairperson, ELICO Ltd.
MD, Elico Healthcare Services Ltd.

A businesswoman with a vast & varied experience in the sectors of Financial Services, Insurance Services, Cement, Power, Security Printing, Instrumentation & BPO services in the USA & India.

 

Ex-chairperson of Indian Women Network (IWN-CII), Southern Region, in 2017-18

Board Member of the WWF State Chapter of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. 

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Dr Sai Daayana

Gynaecologist, Apollo Hospitals

Dr. Daayana is passionate about raising awareness and knowledge regarding cancer prevention. She dedicates a lot of her time promoting well-being amongst women of all age groups through talks, workshops, and health camps.

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Dr Mamatha Raghuveer Achanta

Founder+Director, Tharuni NGO

A child rights activist who has relentlessly been fighting for the rights of children, particularly girls and is instrumental in bringing about changes in the law for Prohibition of Child Marriages.

 

She started ‘Tharuni’, a Voluntary organization in 2000 and is currently an Executive Board Member of Bharosa, an initiative of Telangana Police.