The founders of BridgeAble are all active participants within the philanthropic sector. Over the years, their formal and informal work with different issues has helped them forge a number of successful partnerships, which triggered BridgeAble’s foundation in early 2013.
A corporate lawyer by profession, Damayanti obtained her law degree from the National Law School of India University in Bangalore and her masters in law on the Dean’s List from Georgetown University in Washington DC. Along side her legal career, she has maintained her passion for community service by participating in and supporting social initiatives. This includes her past voluntary role as the Development Coordinator of the American India Foundation's New York Young Professionals chapter. Damayanti has also worked on a voluntary basis with certain other social sector initiatives located in Singapore, India and New York including IIX-the Impact Investment Exchange Asia. In the past, she has lectured on corporate law matters at the National University of Juridical Sciences in India. Damayanti enjoys painting and participates in an arts festival for amateur artists in Singapore.
Ramya is a lawyer from India who has worked in the U.S, Zurich and in Singapore in an earlier avatar. Ramya's keen interest in the social sector motivated her to find various ways of caring for communities. She co-founded a giving circle in Singapore called Focus India Forum in the year 2002. This has given her in-depth exposure to the development sector. Her passion is to make a sustained and meaningful difference in the form of charity, social investment or simply by connecting people and raising awareness. She was one of the top five nominees for SONY-IWA woman of the year award 2014. Ramya is also an author who has published books in English and Tamil. Her stories have received several recognitions most notably, the Golden Point Award in 2003 and 2011 from the National Arts Council, Singapore.
Shobha is an ex software engineer and ex banker turned into a stay-at-home mother, with keen interest in the not-for-profit sector. Educated in India, at the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Shobha is working on a voluntary basis for a Singapore-based humanitarian organization working in the Indo China region in the area of agricultural sustainability. She is also involved with a few NGOs and Social Enterprises in India in an advisory role and is on the board of Rang De. She is a seed funder for new ideas in the social impact space and technology. Shobha is also a keen runner, hiker, movie enthusiast and traveller.