Kerala-based startup-founder joins leadership board of KECTIL USA

Ashwathy Venugopal

Ashwathy Venugopal, a startup founder based in Kerala, has been chosen as Board Member for KECTIL, Atlanta, USA. She is the only Indian to join the board and one among the nine Leadership Board members from across the globe announced by KECTIL (Knowles Educational and Charitable Trust for International Leadership).

Ashwathy Venugopal is the co-founder of Avasarshala, a startup in the Education Technology space. They run a students’ community WhizKids.Club, focusing on experiential learning and leadership skill development for school children. Avasarshala had won productization grant from Kerala Startup Mission and are supported by organizations such as CUSAT CITTC, IIM Kozhikode LIVE and by AIC Raise.

KECTIL is a non-profit venture that seeks to help talented young people in developing countries benefit from the wisdom and support of leading innovators. A transformational international leadership program for youth aged 17 to 26 from over 110 countries covers a range of themes including leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The founder contributors of KECTIL include US based Intellectual Property Attorney Sherry Knowles, American human rights activist Martin Luther King III among other global stalwarts.

Ashwathy, through her work at Avasarshala, had been recipient of Eastern Bhoomika Iconic Women Awards, People’s Choice Awardee at UNDP Youth Colab amongst multiple achievements. She has been delivering numerous webinars, talks and workshops globally to skill up children and youth.

Ashwathy will be joining the Leadership Board at KECTIL, and will be responsible for managing the International Leadership Program, reviewing curriculum and providing expert consultation on strategy and impact of the program worldwide.

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