Shruthi Jayaram

Shruthi is an Associate Partner based in San Francisco. Her work focuses on advancing gender equality and social justice in the United States and around the world.  

Shruthi’s work includes projects related to reducing domestic violence, addressing women’s time poverty and increasing women’s economic empowerment. She also has experience applying a gender lens in sectors as wide-ranging as agriculture, global health, inclusive business models, and financial inclusion. In these spaces she has proactively drawn out the gendered dimensions of a given problem or opportunity, and developed solutions that take into account the needs and realities of women and girls.  

Shruthi seeks out opportunities to undertake advocacy-related work, including feminist movement building and gender norms change at scale. Examples of Shruthi’s recent project work include developing a strategic plan for the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, advising the Gates Foundation on their women’s economic empowerment strategy and supporting the 2X Challenge to develop a learning agenda and clarify the initiative’s gender lens investing criteria. 

Prior to Dalberg, Shruthi worked as an economist and policymaker, including spending time as part of the Singapore Government’s Economist Service. She holds a dual Master of Public Administration from Columbia University's SIPA and the National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College at the University of Delhi. Shruthi serves on the Advisory Board of Career Girls, a San Francisco based non-profit that seeks to close the imagination gap between young girls and boys, and she is the co-founder of the Gender Breakfast, a network of 150+ gender equality advocates in the Bay Area.

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