” For me feminist leadership to me is exciting, its transformative and essentially it’s a paradigm shift to everything we see in the world today (…) it is rooted in understanding feminist histories across the world, it’s intersectional, it’s bold (…) and the root of it is an ability to share power”.Niyati Shah, May 2019
Niyati‘s Bio: A compassionate advocate for gender equality and social inclusion, Niyati has been working professionally in this capacity for over two decades. She has developed, managed, and implemented gender-transformative initiatives, portfolios and and learning engagements domestically and internationally. She currently serves on the board for Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Center serving the A/PI population in DC/MD/VA. Niyati is also an experienced mindfulness and yoga/meditation instructor and has been studying, practicing and teaching for over 20 years. Since 2010, she has been focusing on healing-centered practices/experiences addressing trauma, stress and anxiety that include pranayama (breathwork/meditation) and mindful asana/movement. She has also developed and managed partnership engagement initiatives and is dedicated to giving and building community.
She is a first-generation South Asian American and earned her masters in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), studied Historical Documentary Film at George Washington University, and was born/raised in Ohio.
She is continually humbled and grateful for the journey of self-knowledge/awareness, and our extraordinary connections to one another.