About the Creator

Mahima Vashisht is the creator of Womaning in India.

Mahima has worked for fifteen years in the development sector, with organisations like UNICEF, the World Bank, and Tata Trusts.

She is a Harvard published author and writes regularly for various gender-related publications.

A former civil servant with the Government of India, Mahima has been a key part of a number of landmark developmental projects like the Swachh Bharat Mission, and has managed media and public relations for the Prime Minister’s Office.

By qualification, Mahima is an engineer from the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Awards and Recognition

Recognition for contributions made by Womaning in India and Mahima towards gender and inclusive development

Co-Author

Co-Author of 'The Swachh Bharat Revolution' with a foreword by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi

Digital Creators Award

Winner of the Women's Web Digital Creators Award in 2023

Google Women Techmakers

Part of Google's Women Techmakers program of 2023-2024

Substack Featured

Substack Featured Publication of 2021

HBR Published Author

Author of Harvard Business Case Study on Swachh Bharat in 2022

Featured on India’s #1 podcast

Featured Guest on India’s most popular weekly podcast, 'The Seen and the Unseen'

Our Courses

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Media Coverage

Recognition for contributions made by Womaning in India and Mahima towards gender and inclusive development

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The Seen and the Unseen

The world we live in is designed by men for men. What is it like to be a woman in this world? Mahima Vashisht joins Amit Varma in episode 293 of The Seen and the Unseen to share her experiences documenting all that is unseen by men and lived by women.

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Puliyabaazi

In Episode 96 of Puliyabaazi, “आधा आसमां. Women Hold Up More than Half the Sky”, Mahima has a conversation with tech entrepreneur Saurabh Chandra and public policy researcher Pranay Kotasthane about Womaning in India

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StoryRules

In Episode 12 of the StoryRules podcast, Mahima talks with host, Ravishankar Iyer, about storytelling

Hindustan Times

In her piece, “How India’s raja betas are using weaponised incompetence to wriggle out of housework”, India’s first gender editor, Namita Bhandare refers to some of the Womaning in India editions that highlight these issues, and quotes excerpts from an interview with Mahima about them

Mint Lounge

In her piece titled “Birthday anxiety: What it is, why it can happen, and how we deal with it”, journalist Prakriti Singh quotes Mahima’s take on how gender influences the way we think about our birthdays

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Boju Bajai

In episode 77 of one of Nepal’s oldest podcast, Mahima is interviewed by hosts, Bhrikuti Rai and Itisha Giri, about Womaning’s journey so far and plans for the future

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Peeps in a Pod

In this episode, Mahima is joined by trans activist, Chitra Mathur, as the hosts, Nadir Kanthawala and Peter Kotikalapudi, talk to them about the then-ongoing debate on same sex marriages in India.

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Rainmaker Story

In this episode, Mahima talks with host Nishtha Anand about all things career pivots, writing, storytelling and creating an impact.

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HT Book Box

In this episode, Mahima talks with host Nishtha Anand about all things career pivots, writing, storytelling and creating an impact.

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Journal d'Ambroisie

In this episode, Mahima talks with host Nishtha Anand about all things career pivots, writing, storytelling and creating an impact.

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Shores beyond UPSC

In this episode, Mahima talks with host Nishtha Anand about all things career pivots, writing, storytelling and creating an impact.

What is Womaning?

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Womaning in India is an umbrella brand that encompasses multiple efforts to build a gender-equitable future for the next generations.

The Womaning Gender Sensitisation workshops have benefitted a number of clients – ranging from the private sector to government organisations to academic institutions.

The workshop is an interactive experience that helps people, teams, and organisations work towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace through storytelling, discovery, and questioning our own unseen biases.

The training is delivered in various formats to suit the different needs and contexts of clients.

The Womaning Newsletter

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Let's Talk About Office Toilets

Loos, Ladies and Lack of Infrastructure

Paternity Leave will unsex your life

Lessening the burden of childcare

What women wear to work

Is there a beauty backlash?

The All powerful female imposter syndrome

Are you the weakest link in your own career?

Wanted : Mentors for women

The big blind spot in the professional world

women face selective deafness in meetings

Have you ever had a feeling of being invisible, wondering if people could see or hear you?

The Womaning Podcast

No-holds-barred conversations about gender at the workplace

Ep 01. Breastfeeding Week - Happiness over Perfection

Three toddler moms get together, share their breastfeeding (and formula feeding!) journeys, demystify the world of breastfeeding, and answer some listener questions. Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

Ep 02. The Future of Work

A chat with the founding team of the talent management firm Flexibees.com about flexible working, its impact on the lives of women, its business impact, and yes, the future of work itself.

Ep 03. How to find a husband! ft. Sameera Maruvada

Bollywood will have you believe that finding love is all blooming roses and string quartets. We often take those roses and string instruments as the perfect recipe for a happily ever after. But is that all it takes to make a good marriage, a solid partnership that will withstand the test of time?

Ep 04. Madhu feels very bad for the picture perfect girl - and other stories

Madhu is one of the funniest, goofiest, most insightful people Ihave had the pleasure of meeting. It just so happens that she also lives with a physical challenge - a rare form of muscular dystrophy that limits her mobility.

Ep 05. Rocky aur Barbie ki Womaning kahaani ft. Shreemi Verma

My guest this week is the movie critic, writer, and journalist, Shreemi Verma. We talk about all things Rocky aur Rani and Barbie - our favourite moments from the films, what they are saying about women, and what this could mean for the future of cinema.

The Womaning Merchandise Store

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Womaning Tote Bag

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Womaning Mug

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