Team Mohali
Medha Meenal
President Medha Meenal has about 2 years of work experience as a governance consultant, to the states of Haryana and Andhra Pradesh, across problem statements spanning digital governance, school education, skilling and employment. An economics graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, she has interned with the Grameen Bank, Bangladesh- researching the effects of financial independence on the social status of women. She has also interned with the Indo-German Development Coordination in Tripura, working on generating alternative livelihoods for the tribes engaged in Jhum (slash and burn) agriculture. An avid theatre kid, she loves all things from fine arts to performing arts, with a special interest in short film making. Also loves playing sports, with a soft corner for basketball, volleyball, and lawn tennis.
Akshata Dinesh Rao
Vice President Akshata Rao has about 2.5 years of work experience as a software developer in Barclays Technology Centre of India. She has worked across various platforms and verticals like Investment Banking, Functions and Barclays Collaborative Services for building intranet communication channels used by CXOs for global communications. An information technology graduate from Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, she has interned in the Credit Risk vertical of Barclays to build a prototype based on BCBS 239. Passionate about teaching, she has actively taken roles such as mentor for reverse mentoring, vocational trainer for graduates and weekend teacher for underprivileged kids through various NGOs and CSR activities.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator An Information Technology graduate from NIT Kurukshetra, Nishtha has 4.7 years of experience as a Senior Manager in the wealth management space of Morgan Stanley. As part of the Global Banking and Payments team, she has been responsible for building systems that led Morgan Stanley's foray into retail banking. Understanding the end-to-end flow of cash management systems and nuances of Margin-Booking, SWIFT, and NACHA, she has worked on products such as E-Authorization, Peer to Peer payments and Online check processing and gained first-hand exposure in FinTech space. In collaboration with Morgan Stanley Innovation Lab, she has worked on innovative projects such as Robo-Advisor and Amazon Alexa integration in cash management products. She has also been an active member of “Women in Business” forum which focused on promoting the career development of women employees across Morgan Stanley.