An interview with Sairee Chahal: Founder, serial entrepreneur, and evangelist for women’s role in nation building

Abheejit Khandagale* 

Edited by Soumya Kannan

Interview | Aug. 29 2022


DOI: 10.38105/spr.8vtnrzfv84


Sairee Chahal is a serial entrepreneur, mom, angel investor, and evangelist for #womensinternet. She currently runs SHEROES, an online ecosystem for women offering support, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities, content and community, and Mahila Money, a community neobank for women. Ms. Chahal also serves on the board of Milaan Foundation, Paytm Payments Bank and US-based Women in Cloud. An Aspen Leadership Fellow and a Braddock Scholar, she has been recognized for her achievements globally. Ms. Chahal is a winner of the Devi Award, the Femina Achievers Award, and the Cartier Award, has been selected as Editor’s choice for L’Oreal Femina Women’s Award and has been listed in Business Today’s Most Powerful Women in Indian Business. MIT SPR spoke to Ms. Chahal about female entrepreneurship and policies to promote women in the business and technology sectors.

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Abheejit Khandagale

Vruksh Ecosystem Foundation, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India