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She Represents

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She Represents is a 7-day leadership program exclusively designed for 40 local elected women representatives selected from across India. This is a hybrid program- 5 days in Delhi and 2 days online.

This is a unique opportunity for women leaders to develop their governance and policy analysis skills, communication and public speaking, leadership and build networks with top women leaders from across India.  They will get to learn from senior political leaders, women MPs, top bureaucrats, governance experts, etc.


We believe that this community will serve as a source of motivation, encourage women to claim their space in Indian Politics and work towards the path of Sarvodaya.

Program Dates:  14-18 June 2023 (Delhi)  and 24-25 June 2023 (online)

Selected participants will come to Delhi for 14-18 June and stay together in a residential venue.

Applications for She Represents 2023 are now closed


Why apply to She Represents?


Gain concrete political knowledge and skills


Learn governance skills, negotiation with bureaucracy


Develop communication and public speaking


Personal mentoring support


Listen to senior political leaders and top bureaucrats

Highlights of
She Represents 2022

She Represents 2022 was an intensive training program for 29 women political leaders coming from 13 states. The program included over 30 sessions, featuring 11 political leaders and field experts. The participants together learned about local governance, political history, constituency building, and more. Participants explored the challenges women face in politics and learned strategies used by successful leaders. They learned how to navigate local governance and bureaucracy.


Overall, the program was a success, providing a tailored platform for women to connect, learn and grow in their political careers.


Program Highlights


Political knowledge & skills

  • Build a strong understanding of the Indian political system, political ideologies

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

  • Sharpen your media and public speaking skills

  • Learn about constitution and its relevance in your work



  • Be part of a community of elected women representatives from across the country

  • Connect with experts and senior leaders from various parties and regions

  • Integrate with the larger ISD alumni ecosystem which consists of local representatives and position holders in various parties



  • Understand overview of urban and rural local governance

  • Learn how to negotiate with government officials and get the work done

  • Learn from senior bureaucrats and governance experts

  • Improve your planning and other practical skills relevant for daily governance work


Inner Work and Leadership

  • Participate in reflective practices to seek inner clarity

  • Get exposure to identify biases and perspectives

  • Identify limiting and enabling powers within the self

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

Who is it for?

40 female participants | Age 21 - 50 years


Are you a local elected woman representative? 

Are you passionate about bringing change at the grassroots?

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 women who are elected representatives.

Preferred Profiles

  1. Elected Representatives from Urban local governance

  2. Elected Representatives from Rural local governance

  3. Former elected members at both the levels

Application Process

This will consist of 2 stages

Stage 1: Application form

Stage 2: Online Interview

Program Dates: 14-18 June 2023 and 24-25 June 2023

Immersion - 14-18 June 2023,  (In-person in Delhi)

Integration - 24-25 June 2023, 9 AM to 4 PM (Online)


Speakers of She Represents 2022

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Abhimanyu Bharti

Director- Jarvis Technology and Strategy Consulting

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Charu Pragya

National Media Panelist, Bharatiya Janata Party


Dansari Anusuya

‘Seethakka’ MLA- Telangana, (INC)


Darshana Jardosh

Union Minister of State for Textiles and Railways and Member of Parliament (MP)



Sarpanch, Bihar


We do not require any financial contribution from the participants selected for the program. Once selected for She Represents 2023, you will need to come to Delhi for 5 days, and we will take care of the rest of the expenses related to accomodation and training facilities.


We believe that financial barriers should not prevent women from participating in our program.


We are committed to bring more women in the political sphere by providing opportunities to women from all socio-economic backgrounds.

Final deadline to apply was 29th April 2023

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