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Elsa Marie D’Silva

Founder & CEO, Red Dot Foundation

Elsa Marie D’Silva is the Founder & CEO of Red Dot Foundation (India) and President of Red Dot Foundation Global (USA).

Its platform Safecity, crowdsources personal experiences of sexual violence and abuse in public spaces. Since Safecity started in Dec 2012, it has become the largest crowd map on the issue in India, Kenya, Cameroon and Nepal.

Prior to Safecity, she was in the aviation industry for 20 years where she worked with Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines. Her last portfolio was Vice President Network Planning & Charters where she oversaw the planning and implementation of 500 daily flights.

Bio: Aviation professional, gender activist, writer, international speaker, thought leader, life coach, Fellow at Yale World Leaders, Rotary Peace, Vital Voices, Aspen New Voices, Chevening Gurukul at Oxford, Stanford Draper Hills Summer School.

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