Shruti Kapoor

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Shruti Kapoor (born 25 September) is an Indian economist, women's rights activist, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Sayfty,[1] an initiative that aims to educate, equip and empower women and girls against all forms of violence.[2]


Born in Kanpur, India[3] Kapoor moved to the United States in 2000.[4] After earning a master's degree in Economics from Marquette University,[5] she worked as an economist for the World Bank in Washington, DC for two years.[6] Following this, she moved to California to complete her PhD in Economics,[5] and remained a consultant for the World Bank. After graduating with a doctorate degree, Kapoor taught Economics at Occidental College for a year.[5]

Activism and social entrepreneurship

Kapoor founded Sayfty in June 2013 as an initiative to educate, equip and empower women and girls against all forms of violence.[3] The initiative aims at training young women and girls in self-defence, the use of safety tools including pepper-spray,[6] awareness of laws and legal rights,[6] and creating dialogue around safety and what makes women feel unsafe. Sayfty was awarded the People's Choice Award by Femvertising in 2015.[7][8]

As an activist, Kappor has addressed many public forums including the Youth Assembly at the United Nations in August 2016.[9]


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  2. Prasad, Aryanna (10 July 2015). "South Asian Women Shine in ‘Stars of STEM’ Fashion Show in New York City". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Segalov, Michael (11 March 2016). "The Indian women learning to fight for survival". Huck Magazine. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  4. Roy, Baisakhi (13 January 2014). "Start up gathers funds for women's safety in India". Digital Journal. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Meet the SHEROES - Shruti Kapoor". Sheroes. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "World Bank economist starts a website for women’s safety". Hindustan Times. 2013-07-27. 
  7. "Watch: Always, Ram Trucks and Dove ads win new award for empowering women and girls". Fortune. 2015-07-20. 
  8. Ross Godar, Julie (17 July 2015). "Meet the 7 Ad Companies Who Are Changing Our Culture". Blogher. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  9. "Dr. Shruti Kapoor". The Youth Assembly at the United Nations.