board of advisors
Ms. Talish Ray
Talish Ray is the founding partner of TRS Law Offices and takes pride in the fact that she is a generalist in the world of specialists.
She has worked extensively with corporate houses, individual clients and not for profit organizations. She has appeared before the Supreme Court of India as well as the various High Courts and Tribunals around the country and has extensive experience in the area of practice involving corporate structuring, mergers and acquisition, court litigation and, policy work.
Outside of her law practice she also serves as the Convener for the panel for gender sensitivity at the Executive Council of the Confederation of Indian Industries (Delhi State).
She is also the project director for www.girlsgottaknow.in which is an early stage gender program for young girls and women launched in December 2016.In her spare time she conducts ‘by invitation only’ heritage walks around the city of Delhi. Currently in their 5th season, about 4000 school students and 600 adults have joined her on her walks.
Talish is presently training for her Dan II blackbelt in Taekwondo. She also combines her love for history and travelling and occasionally finds the time to write about her travels.
Talish was a delegate in the 2015 Australia India Youth Dialogue in Sydney and Melbourne. She is currently serving as part of the Steering Committee.
Dr. Amrita Bahl
A graduate of the doctoral program in Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Amrita Bahl is passionate about harnessing the power of people for collaborative change. A former American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellow and first Virginia Palmer Fellow, her interests lie in building social capital through the use of peer networks to effect social change. In the past, she has worked in the Indian prison systems on a UNODC funded project with India Vision Foundation to train prisoners to be peer health educators.
Prior to her education at Columbia University, Amrita graduated with a Masters in Applied Clinical Psychology from the University of Delhi and worked as a Communications and Behavioral Skills Trainer at GE Capital International Services, where, in addition to developing and conducting training sessions, she managed the rollout of Plateau Learning Management System for tracking employee-training roadmaps.
She also consults with private and public sector organizations on monitoring and evaluation of development projects in Education and Health and was retained by IL&FS Education to develop quality frameworks and design monitoring and evaluation systems for the ICT in Government schools project with nearly 20000 schools covered under their mandate. Amrita has also conceptualized and edited a series of Illustrative Story Books for a young audience based on the life story of a public figure.
Presently, Amrita is serving as the Officer on Special Duty to the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
Dr. Archana Singh
Archana Singh is a PhD in Disability Studies. Along with expertise and experience as an Inclusion and Diversity
Specialist for the past 20 years, she has in depth understanding of Academics, Education for all, Skill Development
& Traini ng, Expressive Arts Therapy, Policy Development, Program Implementation, Content Development, Business Development, Strategic Management, Research Analysis, Corporate Training, Mainstream Teaching, Critical Care, Trauma & Loss, Grief & Bereavement, Counseling, Montessori teaching, Gender sensitization & Gender equality encompassing the overall well- being of diverse segments like Persons with Special Needs, marginalized groups, all genders particularly girls & women and minority. She unites her work proficiency as pedagogic and restorative using tools for self- awareness, acceptance, evolution and empowerment. Her passion to bring about change has enabled her to pioneer several campaigns to bring about
inclusion in India and overseas. She has a knack for conceptualizing start up establishment s and departments -bringing them to fruition encircling all activities required thereof. She has brought forth a synergy of myriad
experiences from working in Government, Corporate, Healthcare, Developmental, Sports an d the Social Sectors.
She is trained to work with and for Diverse Populations nationally and internationally. She led an Indian Delegation to the Scottish Parliament as part of a UKIERI (United Kingdom India Education Research Initiative)
on Inclusion, which made an impact on the Indian system of skill development. She is abreast with working with varied age groups,like children, adolescents, adults and the economically weaker sections.Her book titled “ Mixed Emotions” is due for publication next year.She has been successful in raising funds for charity events/campaigns/organizations etc related to Diversity and Inclusion in the multifarious sectors she has been associated with, in order to perpetuate the cause. Her determination is to display total commitment and success in all her endeavors.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) | Master Trainer for Inclusive Education (2016 to current) Training principals of CBSE affiliated schools nationwide on Inclusive Education. Training on Self - reflection about Inclusion, Awareness on Disability, Understanding Classroom Barriers, Inclusion/ Exclusion ,Understanding Inclusion, Orientation and Mobility, Impairment, Disability, Handicap and related terms, Knowing Various Disabilities, Need for Multidisciplinary team, Impact of Diagnosis or Labeling, Role of National and International Institutes and other organization working in the area of Inclusion, linking education initiatives vof CBSE, to regional and global levels, identifying and executing inter - sectoral collaboration opportunities in close cooperation with all principals and schools. Case Study Analysis, behavior Modification, Planning Multilevel Instruction Development of Adapted Material, Information Technology for Inclusion, Tools and Strategies, Role of national authorities and development partners in Inclusion and their Professional Development, Understanding Provisions, Exemptions, and Certification for Children with Special Needs, Elucidating recommendation programs and project approaches, plans, for expansion and change. Trained over 200 principals. Planning further for education for sustainable development.
Conceptual, analytical and technical skills including the ability to develop and provide expert advice on educational policy and strategic planning and management.Ability to collect evidence, synthesize and analyze information or data from various sources for informed decision-making purposes.A bility to identify emerging educational trends, needs and priorities and ability to plan strategically along with demonstrated ability to translate strategies into project proposals or actionable recommendations.A bility to negotiate effectively and persuasively (orally and in writing) with various stakeholders at all levels, within and outside the Organization.Strong managerial skills and ability to lead a team.Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills.Prolific written and oral communication skills, including the ability to prepare, present and discuss findings on issues clearly and concisely. Ability to work in a team and to maintain effective working relationships in a
multicultural environment.Strong IT skills, including knowledge of MS Office software.Other Projects
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