Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy and Law, is a consultancy focused on gender equality, diversity and inclusion (and related capacity building) with an aim to empower women (and men), transgender persons and the LGBTQ community, in a multidimensional manner.
The Centre works with leading corporates, private equity and venture capital funds, accelerators and incubators, trade bodies, government entities, philanthropic organisations, educational institutions, startups, and all forms of business entities - through five key verticals : (I) Gender Impact Investing, ESG & Women’s Economic Empowerment; (II) Gender Mainstreaming in Philanthropy & CSR; (III) Gender Diversity & LGBTQ Inclusion at the Workplace; (IV) Anti Sexual Harassment / PoSH Compliance; & (V) Advocacy on Gender Laws & Policy.
The Centre creates strategic initiatives and solutions, across varied (quantitative and qualitative) parameters, customized to the relevant sector and also specifics of the organization, and believes in working in a collaborative manner with all stakeholders and across genders, to create workable solutions based on innovative thinking and an inclusive and pragmatic approach.
Samāna which means “equal” represents our vision - the progressive realization of the cherished Constitutional (and fundamental) Right to Equality, and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality outlined by the United Nations.
The Centre was founded by Aparna Mittal, a leading lawyer with over fifteen years of experience in practicing law in India.