(Founder & CEO)
ElsaMarie D’silva is the Founder and CEO and leads the team. She is an experienced aviation professional who made a career switch about 2 years back to the social space in order to improve the lives of women, youth and senior citizens through awareness, interaction and education. Safecity is the first of her social projects. She is also a trained counsellor in both the directive and non directive methods of counselling. She is an Aspen New Voices Fellow, a Vital Voices Lead Fellow, a mentee at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in Business and an alumnus of the Swedish Institute. She won the Female Entrepreneur Award by European Angel Investor 2013, Dusan Stojanovic in July 2015. ElsaMarie co-founded Safecity with Saloni Malhotra and Surya Velamuri
Supreet K Singh
(Director & COO)
Supreet K Singh was born to a defence family where both her maternal and paternal grandparents were in the Air force & Royal Army, along with her father serving in the armed forces. A Writer/Director/Film Producer & a Yoga Instructor, she has transited from a corporate world where she worked for more than a decade with the UB Group. Being an avid reader, a cinema-buff, and a writer, she has been writing and developing her stories for the past couple of years. An award winning director, she has written and directed a short film, a few women cause docu-ads and commercial ads as well as produced still and motion videos/campaigns for the last 7 years. Her creative collaboration ranges from writing / directing / art designing / styling to producing various visuals whether still or motion. A winner of Biz Divas Leader in Social Innovation, she is a director with Safecity where she provides guidance on creatively engaging women and men in solutions and designing partnerships with media, corporates and other NGOs.
(Head of HR and Operations)
Ashwini Syed is the Head of HR and Operations and has been conducting workshops for adults, youth and children with Safecity in Maharashtra. Prior to this, she worked with Jet Airways for 15 years where she trained Pilots and Cabin crew on Safety and Emergency Procedures, Dangerous Goods Regulations, Human Factors and Situational Awareness. She also trained ground personnel on Ramp and AirSide safety. She is a mother of 2 young children and is passionate about gender equality and sensitivity.
(Head of Training and Youth Engagement)
Tania is the Head of Training and Youth Engagement. She is a skilled professional, adept at working operationally and strategically to deliver business goals through leadership and motivation. She has 18 years of varied experience, most of which has been with Human Resources, in all aspects of people management along with excellent customer service skills. Her forte lies in building people capability and managing teams. In her last assignment, she headed a team of 35 staff to support the Human Resource, Recruitment and training requirement from on boarding to exit. Her past experience has been with the Service and Hospitality Industry. She looks forward to making a difference in the lives of women and children and making public spaces safer and equally accessible to all.
(Youth Outreach Officer, Delhi)
Aarushee is the Youth Outreach Officer at Safecity. Currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Economics from Hansraj college, University of Delhi, she is a feminist at heart taking small but strong steps to demolish the institution of patriarchy. She revels in debating on the concept of gender equality and women empowerment and aspires to strengthen the social fabric of society. Her associations with United Nations, Child Rights and You, Jagori have immensely helped her in building a pragmatic approach. Long distance cycling, swimming, learning new music instruments are her hobbies.
(Head Data Scientist)
Abhijith is Safecity's Head Data Scientist who leads the Data initiatives at Safecity. A Masters holder in Mathematics from BITS Pilani, he carries Data Science as his ardent passion and finds excitement in the cryptic nature of Data and what it withholds underneath. He is responsible for Safecity's regular insight dashboard and a plethora of other R&D projects to look at our data differently, track progress, identify patterns etc. A Sci-Fi movie buff and an art aficionado, he is most often spotted with his Saxophone or indulged in writing romantic poetry when he isn't juggling data.
(Campus Ambassador Program Officer)
Mubaraka heads the Campus Ambassador Program and the NSS project at Safecity. She is a highly motivated, efficient, detail-oriented and hardworking student with practical and valuable experience in Communications, Marketing, Social Media, Human Resource and Management. She has exemplary communication skills and works well individually and as well as part of a team. She enjoys photography, food reviewing , reading and traveling.
Renita is a Mass Media graduate. She is currently working with Safecity as the Communications Officer. She handles the Safecity Blog and all the communications within the team and liaises with other organisations. Watching movies, reading books and listening to music are a part of her staple diet. Being creative, she enjoys art and craft and makes personalised gifts. She believes in being herself and making a difference one step at a time. Passionate about making the world a better, just and happier place, she pens down some of her thoughts on her blog- ren-creations.blogspot.in.
(Policy, Legal and UN Liaison Officer)
Vandita leads policy initiatives, legal research and United Nations liaison work at Safecity. She is a policy professional who holds an MA Hons. in Public Policy and has worked extensively with politicians, government bodies, organisations and philanthropists towards development projects. Vandita identifies strongly as a feminist and her areas of interest include human rights law, development policy, gender justice and legal reform. She is passionate towards creating a gender just and more equitable world and hopes to find solutions to pressing needs through a mix of law, policy and people willing to fight hard enough to change the status quo. Vandita enjoys travel, adventure sports and can be found immersed in reading at most times. She is currently also pursuing her LL.B from GLC, Mumbai.
(Program and Outreach Officer, Mumbai)
Devina is the Program and Outreach Officer at Safecity. She is a recent MA (hons) graduate of Sociology and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. She is deeply interested in academic research and public policy, specifically gender mainstreaming and development related work. As an intersectional feminist and writer, she believes in bringing her skills of ethnography, journalism and documentation to give a voice to the people who need it most. In the past, she has worked on projects with refugees in Scotland (http://www.livedprojects.org//, https://refuweegee.co.uk/) and Germany, and with the Godrej India Culture Lab in Mumbai. She is also a huge animal lover and enjoys travelling with her dog Chaos.
(Monitoring and Evaluation Officer)
Vihang is the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Safecity. Currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Mumbai University, he derives happiness from being passionately curious. His work is to assess the value of all Safecity's activity and periodically derive analytical conclusions to check if the organization is headed in the correct direction. He also assists the Data Science team on training new volunteers. He believes in the here and now and it is what motivates him to push harder and produce quality work in a way that brings social upliftment. He enjoys travelling and takes a deep interest in Hindu Mythology. He is often spotted just wondering about questions of the universe when not into some analytical jargon.
(Special Projects Officer)
Jessica Xalxo is the Special Projects Officer at Safecity. She is working on designing and creating Digital Toolkits to impact on-ground outreach globally and build effective and empathetic communication. She believes that life is too short to not do the things that you love. An avid reader and a child at heart, you'll find her entrenched in the realms beyond during her time of leisure - always looking for an adventure. A positively empowered student, she takes on every challenge as a learning opportunity.
(Program & Outreach Officer, Ahmedabad)
Noorjahan Ansari is the Program and Outreach Officer at Ahmedabad. She has a background in community awareness building, training on women’s socio-legal and educational rights and has an extensive experience of working with the police and local government authorities. She also has a thorough knowledge of data collection and data management. She has worked on numerous issues especially with people from the marginalized sector like livelihood, housing, domestic violence, women's rights and more. She is a trained paralegal and also has experience in counselling.
(Program & Outreach Officer, Patna)
Naina Jha is the Program and Outreach Officer at Patna. She is a PR professional working with Greymatters Communications. She has worked with hospitals, advertising and PR agencies and has been working with ICWA to educate slum kids since 2005. Recently, she conducted a 4 day workshop for children from the slums teaching them English through dance and drama, organised by Access, Patna. She has also worked as a freelancer with Gender Resource Centre, Patna. She loves working for the uplifting of slum children and gender sensitisation and wishes to make this society a better place to live in. A movie buff, she loves music, painting, dancing, playing and cooking. She is a budding writer, avid learner, traveller, and a happy soul. A sociology graduate who holds a masters degree in human resources, she has a few more degrees up her sleeves but most importantly she is a mother to a beatific little angel.