Riya joined The Women’s Foundation in August 2017. As Development Officer, she works on multiple projects in the spheres of fundraising, networking and communications. This includes planning and executing TWF’s annual keynote events, liaising with corporate sponsors, and supporting the design and roll-out of a longer term development strategy for the organisation. She is passionate about the work TWF does to empower women and girls, particularly in the areas of breaking gender stereotypes, promoting positive self-image, and teaching media literacy. Riya recently graduated with a BA in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, kickboxing, and reading and writing about mental health.