Founder and President

Dr. Shruti Kapoor

Shaken by the horrific gang rape in Delhi in 2012 that caught the attention of the global news media, Dr. Shruti Kapoor founded her organization, Sayfty Trust. Sayfty’s goal is to educate and empower women and girls in India to protect themselves from violence. The organization aims to create awareness of the laws and legal rights regarding violence against women. Sayfty also uses digital media, and storytelling to promote the unquestionable right of women to live their lives in safety.

Dr. Kapoor serves on the global advisory Diversity, Equity and Inclusion board of  L’Oréal. In 2019 she was named by Apolitical as one of the most influential people in global policy. The Indian Ministry of Women and Child Development also honored Dr. Kapoor in 2019 as one of the “30 #WebWonderWomen” who have been driving a positive agenda of social change via social media.  In 2018 Richtopia named Dr. Kapoor as one of the top 100 leaders from multilateral global organizations. In 2016, The White House nominated Dr. Kapoor as a change-maker for The United State of Women’s Summit 2016, and in India, she was named the winner of Barclay’s 2016 “We are the City 50 Rising Stars Award”. In 2015 Femverstising awarded Sayfty the “People’s Choice Award” for their campaign promoting gender equality, and was chosen to receive a State recognition award by the Uttar Pradesh government in India for the organization’s work advocating for the safety and education of girls. Also, in 2015, Dr. Kapoor was awarded the Rex Karamveer fellowship, which aims “to share impactful ideas for action and transform lives through projects and ideas of hope”. Additionally, Dr. Kapoor received the 2015 “Woman of the Year Award (third prize)” from the Regional Council of Aosta Valley, Italy.

Dr. Kapoor earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside, and has worked with International organizations such as The World Bank and UN Women. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kapoor was an active member of the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality Task Force, and served on the core organizing committee of UN’s Youth Forum for the Commission on the Status of Women 2017.

Dr. Kapoor has addressed numerous public forums including various sessions of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, UN Women events, The World Forum On Urban Violence, IIT Delhi, and the World Woman Summit. She is a regular contributor on gender issues and a network member of Apolitical, a global policy platform and a network of policymakers and thought leaders. As a “World Pulse Impact Leader and Digital Change Maker”, Dr. Kapoor is dedicated to utilizing media, digital and traditional approaches to strive for gender equality and gender responsive implementation of the “Sustainable Development Goals”. She is an active user of social media and you can connect with her at:

You can check out her Wikipedia page and connect with her on Twitter  & Linkedin

Articles published by Dr. Kapoor

Speaking Engagements

Other speaking engagements include Merit 360 Conference 2016, Make Room India 2016, Rex Karamveer Awards 2015, International Women of the Year, Aosta Valley 2015 and more.

Media Interviews

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Kapoor-Certan-1-1024x683 On the occasion of the International Youth Day on 12 August 2016, UN Women, in collaboration with the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, hosted a side event, ÒInternational Youth Day: Investing in Young WomenÕs LeadershipÓ at the UN Headquarters in New York. The event convened 15 young women leaders from around the world to share experiences and strategies on how to empower other young women and inspire a new generation of leaders to fulfill the vision of gender equality and sustainable development by the year 2030. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown 13428375_10153532788247027_1408177409638474360_n    youthday2016_unwomen_youngwomensleadershipeventunhq__lb_1646_1_675x450