ElsaMarie D’Silva is the Founder and leads the team at Red Dot Foundation - SafeCity, in India. She is an experienced aviation professional who made a career switch in 2013 to the social sector in order to improve the lives of women, youth and senior citizens through awareness, interaction and education.
She is a trained counsellor in both the directive and non directive methods of counselling. She is a Yale World Fellow, an Aspen New Voices Fellow, a Vital Voices Lead Fellow, a mentee at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in Business, and an alumna of the Stanford CDDRL, Swedish Institute.
She won the Vital Voices Global Leadership award in 2017, and the Female Entrepreneur Award by European Angel Investor Dusan Stojanovic in July 2015.