Empowering Women & Children.

Creative Strategist.

Social Impact Advisor.

Speaker.

Singer.

About

Megha is President of the Desai Foundation, a public foundation that aims to elevate the health and livelihood of women and children through community programs in the U.S. and India. She is also the Founder of MSD (Marketing. Strategy. Dharma.), a branding and strategic partnership advisory serving social good brands.

Awards

Cannes Lions, ONE Show Entertainment Pencil, Jay Chiat Award, Columbia University’s King’s Crown Leadership Awards, India New England's Woman of the Year (nominated)

Affiliations

NPR Generation Listen (Board Member); Take Two Academy (Board Member); TiE New York; (Charter Member); Civic Nation (Advisor); Fitsi Health (Advisor); Centre for Social Innovation; Summit Series; United Nations Foundation Council; Nexus Global Youth Summit; The Impact Center; Barnard College; Columbia University; Stanford Business School; South Asians in Marketing, Media + Entertainment Association (SAMMA); Columbia’s Community Impact; SPARK Camp: Giving; Mashable Social Good; United State of Women; Women in the World


 

 



Speaking

Megha Desai has spoken at many conferences, schools and companies about social impact, the intersection of branding and impact, injecting social good into the DNA of your company, community development and India. She is the spokesperson for the Desai Foundation.






Speaker Topics:
On Dharma & Dignity A keynote that bridges two ideas - dharma and dignity - to explore how they relate to community development and social change for women and children.
Power of the Pad: Solving Health, Stigma & Livelihood A keynote that highlights a unique sanitary napkins program as a case study for cultivating long-term health, dignity and employment for women and girls in rural India.
The State of Community Development A panel discussion on what's working, what isn't and how to create lasting impact for rural communities.
The Intersection of Branding and Impact A panel or keynote on the intersection between impact and branding, exploring how one can be used to fuel the other, and how dignity and trust are pillars of impact-driven partnership.  

To book Megha to speak at your conference or company please email brigid@thedesaifoundation.org. 100% of proceeds from any speaking fees go directly to the the Desai Foundation.

Previous Speaking Engagements

 



Singing

Megha Desai began studying music and singing at the age of 5 and has since continued her passion for music. Megha is an original member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of more than 60 people who identify as women who come together to sing protest songs in the spirit of collective joy and resistance. Spurred by the momentum from the Women’s March in 2017, they formed to inspire others to take action and continue the long history of singing within protest movements. The group has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub and dozens of other incredible music halls with musicians like Philip Glass, Natalie Merchant and Angélique Kojo.

Megha also performs with fellow musicians and friends at various events and venues throughout New York City (The Cutting Room, City Winery) and around the world.







 

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Contact Megha



601 W. 26th St, Suite 325
New York, New York

917.570.1087

megha@thedesaifoundation.org


 
 

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