Sneha Tatapudy (she/her) is the Program Coordinator of the Economic Justice and Climate Justice team. At Global Fund For Women, she supports feminist movements focused on domestic workers' rights in India and climate justice in the Pacific Islands and Caribbean region.
Sneha is passionate about centering community-led approaches to shifting power. Prior to joining Global Fund for Women, Sneha worked at Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA), a community-based organization in India, where she developed strategic research and advocacy initiatives to address the challenges and experiences of communities living in Mumbai’s informal settlements, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through her research tracing India’s promises and progress towards gender equality, housing rights, and decent work, Sneha also supported the Wada Na Todo Abhiyaan, a civil society initiative that aims to hold governments accountable for their commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals. Sneha previously contributed to the design and implementation of innovation and technology programs at UN Women and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) campaigns at Global Citizen. She also facilitated social audits at village-level public hearings to advance daily wage workers’ rights in Jharkhand, India, and provided home-based support services to marginalized children and families affected by HIV in Mumbai.
Sneha holds an MA in Social Work with a specialization in Community Organization and Development Practice from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and a BA in International Studies and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Given her cross-cultural upbringing between California and Mumbai, Sneha speaks English, Hindi, Marathi and Telugu. She loves singing, traveling and enjoying the company of her friends and family with great coffee and conversation.