2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellow

Gender Equality Social Entrepreneur, India

Akshat Singhal is a co-founder of The Gender Lab/The Blue Ribbon Movement (BRM), an ecosystem of social initiatives which builds leadership for a better world. Akshat has over 10 years of experience in the social sector engaging in the space of gender equality, youth leadership, environment, civic awareness, and social entrepreneurship. Within BRM, he is leading The Gender Lab to promote gender equality by engaging young girls and boys. Over 16,000 adolescent girls and 3000 boys across India have participated in the program with The Gender Lab Fellowship established for women 20-25 years old. Akshat was selected as one of the 50 World Economic Forum Global Shapers to attend the 2014 Annual Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Akshat has a post-graduate diploma in Business Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from Mumbai University.