Programme Director – CSCLeaders, Asia Pacific

Anisha Padhee

Anisha is currently Programme Director – CSCLeaders, Asia Pacific where she is responsible for the CSCLeaders programme and business development in the APAC region. She also works on customized programmes in the South Asia region. In her previous role as Project Director at Common Purpose India, she successfully led the South Asia Venture – an annual, two-part leadership development programme that seeks to bring together emerging leaders from across all South Asian nations onto a common platform where they work together to address pressing issues relevant to the region.

On joining Common Purpose, she worked with Common Purpose Student Experiences, planning and delivering student programmes across Asia-Pacific and the UAE. She comes with over nine years of experience of working across corporations and not-for-profits. Prior to Common Purpose, Anisha worked as Fellowship Selection Manager at Teach For India, where she was responsible for managing different stages of the robust selection process to ensure smooth running of the same and a high quality experience for over 15,000 applicants annually. She was also responsible for setting vision, goals, strategy and delivery of the ongoing Selector training for staff members such that Selectors were equipped for and confident of selecting applicants onto the Fellowship who were likely to be impactful as both Fellows and Alumni.

Anisha feels passionately about women's rights and gender issues, and has a diverse set of skills including training, research, strategy and planning. She has worked as an independent gender consultant and is associated with a two organizations in an advisory capacity. She is a published author in academic journals and magazines. She holds a Master's in social work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and an M.Phil in Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK. She lives in Gurgaon, India.