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Esther - Enabling women from towns and villages to enter the workforce
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    Created by

    Ravali Pidaparthi
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Esther Foundation

    from Hyderabad, Telangana

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by Esther Foundation

Esther is a non-profit startup, founded in 2021 by Ravali and Agneta,  with a vision to enable young adult women in India, especially those from marginalised communities, to have an active voice in choices related to their aspirations and lives. We work with semi-rural and rural women from marginalized castes and low income households and provide them with the support they need to launch their careers after graduating from college.  

We believe that when networks, resources, and an enabling environment is provided to young women, they can make better and more courageous choices for themselves in their lives and in their careers.

Esther’s first fellowship was a huge success! Final year women students were equipped with skills needed to take on a job after graduation (creating resumes, preparing for interviews, creating LinkedIn profiles, etc.), and soft skills like communication, and confidence building, etc, paired with mentors and worked on real-world project experiences. The first batch with 100+ college women have been able to use what they learned to find jobs in TCS, Wipro, Accenture, and other companies. 

After running 3 programs in 2021 with 40 women,  and a fellowship program in 2022 that 100+ women completed and graduated from, we are raising funds for our fellowship programs for the coming year. We hope to onboard and run the program with 200 women from small towns and villages across South India, over the next year. Each student's costs starting from their final year of college to becoming career-ready is 7,500 INR. The cost includes in-person and online workshops on career readiness tools and resources, mentorship, and project experience. 

of students report high confidence in pursuing their career goals after going through the Esther Fellowship
women created their resumes and LinkedIn profile for the first time as part of the Esther Fellowship
of participants have interviewed for roles by leveraging the interview skills they learned through the Esther Fellowship
hours of purposeful conversations for each student with their Esther mentor

The Esther Fellowship is an immersive 5-month program to put women on an accelerated trajectory to be workforce ready and streamline their job discovery process.  We arrived at our model after learning from our pilots. Our fellowship is deployed in partnership with colleges to work with women students in their final year of college.

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