Hi! I'm Gayatri (guy-a-tree)
catalyst • driven • leader
Gayatri Malhotra is a global health professional passionate about empowering women and girls through education, equitable access to health services, and breaking down gender stereotypes that prevent them from achieving their full potential.
Gayatri currently works at EnCompass LLC, a women-owned business offering innovative, customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation.
Previously, Gayatri worked at EngenderHealth, supporting proposal development activities, managing grant reporting processes, and designing visual content, with the mission to implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights globally.
Gayatri has worked as a Research Associate for Sattva, a social impact consulting firm, in Bangalore, India. With the research team, she conducted assessments and impact evaluations on projects focused on discrimination, poverty, socioeconomic disparity, and youth education.
As a Research Associate at The George Washington University (GW), Gayatri conducted a study testing the effectiveness of the Girl Rising gender-sensitization curriculum implemented in over 250 government schools in India. Through her research, a gender equity scale was developed to better understand adolescents’ gender attitudes, norms, and perceptions.
Additionally, Gayatri has developed effective and relevant content for social media campaigns, utilizing celebrity influencers in India to inspire and increase awareness on topics such as education, human trafficking, gender-based violence, and gender stereotypes among India’s youth.
Gayatri holds a Master of Public Health in Global Health Epidemiology and Disease Control from GW Milken Institute School of Public Health. She is a native Hindi speaker and her hobbies include street photography, eating cake for breakfast, advocating for social justice, and defying the patriarchy.
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