Sohini Bhattacharya

Sohini Bhattacharya

CEO of Breakthrough, Sohini is a social change enthusiast who has 25+ years of experience in the social sector. Prior to Breakthrough, she co-founded a gender resource centre; worked directly with grassroots communities and built market-artisan interfaces for a national nonprofit. Sohini spent 10 years at Ashoka Innovators for the Public, and also worked as the India Strategy consultant at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network for its crucial first three years of launch. She is a founding trustee of Read India, and a board member of Dastkar, Kolkata Sanved, and Aakar Social Ventures.


Articles by Sohini Bhattacharya


an aanganwadi worker video calling a group of women beneficiaries on a smartphone for telecounselling-COVID-19 awareness campaigns

September 16, 2021
“We cannot have a one-size-fits-all communication strategy”
Evidence-based and community-centric communication can prevent the spread of rumours and misinformation in a crisis.
matryoshka dolls with masks-coronavirus

April 3, 2020
The blindspot in our response to COVID-19
While health emergencies are often seen as gender-neutral, our response to the COVID-19 pandemic must prioritise women.
A woman holding a working tool

June 28, 2018
Why we aren’t closing the gender gap at work
The percentage of working women in India has almost halved over the last decade. A number of underlying causes are responsible for this, and they ultimately all stem from the same place.
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