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She Represents

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She Represents is a 7-day immersive online learning experience for aspiring women political leaders. This is hosted online in June of each year.


She Represents is a rigorous learning experience that nurtures the heads, hearts and hands of our future leaders. The goal of She Represents is to build concrete political skills among women who want to join politics or are already on their journey, immerse in the political reality of India, and overcome inner and systemic barriers. 


She Represents aims to enable a community of strong, politically motivated women, who have a mission to serve the Indian democracy and reclaim their space in Indian politics.

Why apply to She Represents?

Gain concrete political knowledge and skills

Establish politics as viable career path 

Design and visualize your own political journey

Personal mentoring

Build a community of aspiring women political leaders

Highlights of

She Represents 2020

She Represents 2020 was an online program with 20 aspiring women leaders, and it was an exceptional experience for the participants and the team. We had 13 speakers from multiple movements and political parties. The participants learnt about women’s role in the political history of India, pathways to politics and listened to the journey of several other women politicians, learnt several tools for campaigns, mobilising, communication etc, and strengthened our belief in the need to have more women in Indian politics.


Together, they explored their WHY for being in politics and we experienced a community getting formed that will stand by each other in this journey. 


Program Highlights

Knowledge & Skills

  • Build a strong understanding of the Indian political system

  • Build expertise in a variety of political skills like narrative building, mobilising communities, advocacy etc.

  • Sharpen your media and communication skills

  • Strengthen your ground-level socio-political context to apply on your political journey


  • Be part of a community of future aspiring women political leaders

  • Connect with leaders, politicians from various parties and regions

  • Integrate with the larger ISD alumni ecosystem

  • Form regional groups for contextual support

Inner Work

  • Participate in reflective practices to seek inner clarity

  • Get exposure to identify biases and perspectives

  • Identify limiting and enabling powers within the self

  • Understand layers of identities, privilege and roles

  • Engage with questions of political ethics, and articulate your moral compass 


  • Listen to established and experienced leaders from the political space from sarpanches to Members of Parliament

  • Engage in experiences on the ground in your community

  • Understand the specific challenges and opportunities women face in politics and learn how to overcome them

Who is it for?

20 participants | Age 18 - 50 years


Are you an aspiring woman political leader? Have you engaged in actions towards a strong political commitment? Do you see yourself in a public leadership role in future? If yes, we invite you to apply for She Represents.


We value the diversity in our country and encourage women from different political, religious, cultural, class, caste, economic and regional backgrounds to apply.


We are looking for women with demonstrated evidence of public service and a clear intent towards political leadership.


Applications will open in March 2021. Follow our social media to stay updated.


Speakers of She Represents 2020

Abhimanyu Bharti 
Campaign Strategist

Bhakti Sharma

Sarpanch, Bhopal

Charu Pragya
BJP, National Media Panelist

Diggaj Mogra
Campaign Strategist

Harsh Mander
Social Activist


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