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Career Girls Announces Appointment of New Advisory Board Member Shruthi Jayaram

August 20, 2019
Author: Amaris Jones

SAN FRANCISCO (August 20, 2019) – Career Girls – the non-profit organization that provides young girls with real, professional women role models and career exploration tools with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – announced today the appointment of Shruthi Jayaram, Senior Project Manager at Dalberg Advisors, to its Advisory Board.

“It takes a village to do the work Career Girls does and we’re thrilled to have Shruthi join the team as one of our Special Advisors,” said Linda Calhoun, Career Girls Founder and Executive Producer. “Shruthi brings years of experience in developing strategy and advocacy initiatives to advance gender equality. Her experience will be invaluable as we continue to expand Career Girls’ reach and impact worldwide.”

Shruthi is currently a Senior Project Manager at Dalberg Advisors, a strategy consulting firm focused on global development. At Dalberg, Shruthi specializes in creating strategies, programming and processes that advance gender equality, particularly through increasing women’s economic empowerment. During her time at Dalberg, Shruthi has contributed to the development of the women’s economic empowerment strategy for the Gates Foundation, led strategy development for gender norm change for a non-profit in the U.S., identified opportunities to alleviate women’s poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and strengthened antenatal access to nutrition for low income women globally, among other initiatives.

Shruthi holds a dual Master of Public Administration from Columbia University's SIPA and the National University of Singapore and a Bachelors in Economics from St. Stephen's College at the University of Delhi. She is also the co-founder of The Gender Breakfast, a network for gender equality advocates and practitioners based in the Bay Area.

“I am honored to partner with an organization that continues to innovate on ways to harness the experiences and insights of hundreds of real, professional women to empower girls all over the globe,” said Shruthi. “I look forward to bringing my strategy and advisory skillset to help Career Girls close the imagination gap for more girls around the world.”

Other Career Girls Special Advisors include Founding Board Member Shiree Dyson; Roberta Morris, Owner / Designer at Leave it to ‘Berta’; Mindy Morton, Partner at Procopio; and Jeff Wheeler, Human Resource Executive.

The appointment of Shruthi Jayaram is part of Career Girls’ continued efforts to deepen its expertise and resources to ensure every girl, regardless of their background, has access to diverse and accomplished women role models who inspire them to reach their full potential.

Career Girls® is a free, non-commercial, online platform that features more than 11,000 short video clips of more than 600 diverse women role models sharing career and educational advice to inspire young girls to expand their horizons, improve their academic performance and dream big about their futures. Launched in 1996, Career Girls is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.