Asha Scaria is a statistician by training, and a social entrepreneur by practice. At 25, Asha has been working at the intersection of rural women employment and sustainable fashion for five years. Without having any work experience or background in fashion, she has built a company called Swara - Voice of Women, which creates jobs for women in rural India who suffer from systemic injustice. Though it has been quite a trial by fire, Asha is proud that Swara has grown organically and has survived and even grown through two incredibly harrowing waves of COVID so far. Asha feels humbled and honoured to have been recognised by Google - SheThePeople as the Social Impact Entrepreneur of 2020, under the Digital Awards.
Prior to starting Swara, Asha was a Gandhi fellow placed in rural Rajasthan. She worked with the headmasters of four government schools to improve the learning conditions of 1500 students. Asha has a Bachelor of Sciences in Statistics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and studied in an alternative eco-conscious school called Pallikoodam.