Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy and Law, is a consultancy focused on gender equality, diversity and inclusion (and related capacity building).
The Centre works with leading corporates, private equity and venture capital funds, trade bodies, government entities, philanthropic organisations, and educational institutions, through four key verticals : Gender Diversity & Inclusion at the Workplace; Gender Mainstreaming in Philanthropy & CSR; Gender Impact Investing; and Advocacy on Gender Laws & Policy; each with an aim to empower women, transgender persons and the LGBTQ community, in a multidimensional manner.
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 fourteen years of experience in practicing law in India.