The Starling India Collective logo consists of different shapes that come together to form a bird. This was inspired by the flight behaviour of starlings. Referred to as a murmuration, the pattern of flight for a flock of starlings is dynamic, transforming in shape and in direction; and different birds take the lead at different times, but with the same goal– much like how our Collective works! Now that’s what we call distributed leadership and collaboration in action! The Starling India Collective’s tagline, “Ek saath, ek udaan” loosely translates to “Together, we fly.” And do we? Yes, yes we do.
Meet the 12 changemakers who will join the inaugural Starling India Collective! These leaders are transforming their communities through innovative approaches that spread generosity and tackle the most pressing issues
Anjum Aara, from Bihar, is working towards educating families, especially newly-weds, on the effective use of contraception and the importance of family planning.
Archana, from Uttar Pradesh, is committed to spreading awareness about menstrual health and is also providing cloth pads to women in her community.Learn More
Baali Jagat, from Madhya Pradesh, is an adivasi (tribal/indigenous person) and is helping young adivasis reconnect with their tribal roots and take pride in their language.Learn More
Divya Jaiswal hails from Uttar Pradesh and is working towards eradicating violence towards women so that women in her community can pursue education and their dreams, without any fear.
Mumtaz Begum, who is from Chhattisgarh, is aiming to increase the earning potential of women in her village and hopes to bring them closer to a steady income.
Nargis is from Delhi and is working to help the youth in her community achieve their educational and vocational dreams through art.Learn More
Neelam is committed to encouraging women to stay in school and college by removing external barriers to their education.Learn More
Roshni Perween hails from Bihar and is focused on preventing child marriage in some parts of her State.Learn More
Saloni Sharma is from Uttar Pradesh, , and is passionate about promoting and encouraging gender equality in her village.Learn More
Sarita Devi, from Bihar, is working on a project that spreads awareness about anaemia in order to improve the health of women and young girls in her community.
Swati Singh hopes to spread awareness around menstrual health and is passionate about training women to become leaders.Learn More
Varsha is from Haryana and is working towards making higher education accessible to women. She believes that this will help them pursue their dreams and gain respect.Learn More
The Collective helps participants shift how they see themselves as leaders and people of influence who can have a positive change in their communities.
The Collective creates a space for deep reflection, learning and sharing among participants.
The Collective works towards building a culture of generosity, love and support, with community leaders being encouraged to uplift and empower one another.