FLY Facilitators

Anuja Amin, Master Trainer

Anuja Amin is a Post-Graduate in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Nottingham. As part of the University Student Training team, she has trained students in areas of communication and team work. She has worked as an HR Professional at the Shell headquarters in the Netherlands. On returning to India, she led a start-up in manufactured snacks. Motivated by her own experience, her passion is to impart non-cognitive skills training to students in India, to equip them with strong leadership skills.

Bina Nanavaty, Master Trainer

Bina Nanavaty has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and Law. She is a Director at Urja Products Pvt Ltd. She has also completed a training course on Counselling Skills.

Gauri Wagenaar, Master Trainer

Gauri Wagenaar has more than 25 years of creative thinking in the Netherlands and India. Trained initially in the History of Art (M.A. University of Leiden, The Netherlands), she has lived in two cultures and speaks six languages. She has combined academic teaching with nuts-and-bolts advocacy to bridge the differences between corporate cultures. Over an adventurous career, she has applied herself to producing dictionaries, paper restoration, designing informatics and assisting with exhibition designs. Her greatest challenge has been to establish and run the Dutch Govt. trade office in Ahmedabad for 15 years, in reality going much beyond trade to supporting the Embassy’s departments. In so doing, she has built networks across industries and taken on leadership roles, advising several non-profits and serving on educational boards. Passionate, vocal, and an activist, she finds inspiration in the idea of “learning by doing” and in thinking pragmatically, using the creative impulse to bypass bureaucratic bottlenecks in both private and public sectors. 

Minal Sen, Master Trainer

Dr. Minal Sen (Ph.D., Physics, USA) is a science educator, communicator and an experienced senior business manager. She has worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center for her dissertation research. She was on the faculty at the Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Center (VASCSC) in the science department. She was also a teaching assistant at Boston University School of Management. She was the managing director of a textile mill in Ahmedabad. She has returned to her passion for teaching and has spent many years educating young children at primary village schools. She continues to be actively associated with VASCSC in promoting and developing programs to inspire young minds to do innovative thinking.

Pavani Bakeri, Master Trainer

Pavani Bakeri Agarwal has Bachelors degrees in Commerce and Music. She was a Director at Paksh Developers and at Bakeri Engineers and Infrastructure Ltd. She is a past Chairperson at FICCI Ladies Organisation. She hosted the International Dance Festival and the Seminar on Heritage Tourism in Gujarat among many other events during her tenure. She is a Trustee at Jivraj Mehta hospital, and has provided guidance in the design of Health Check up schemes at the hospital.

She has taught English Grammar, spoken English, Public Speaking, Manners and Etiquette to students from 8 years to 18 years, as well as adults.

Shalvi Agarvwal, Master Trainer

Shalvi Agarvwal has a Master's degree in English Literature and a Bachelor's in Psychology. She has worked on Project Management, Corporate Communications, Business Operations and Team Management. She is greatly involved in volunteer activities, especially in event planning. She has also worked as a Soft Skills Trainer, conducting workshops for working professionals in Leadership, Communications, Creativity, etc. She continues to pursue her passion - social impact programs.

Seema Saxena, Master Trainer

Seema Saxena is an independent management consultant. She is a B.Com. (Gold medalist), MBA and LLB, and has also completed a two-year course in Sanskrit from the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan. She has nearly 30 years of corporate management experience with leading organizations. Seema has authored a collection of Puraanic short stories. She is also a mentor at Way To Go, her not-for-profit initiative.

Uma Oza, Master Trainer

Uma Oza holds a Masters degree in English Literature, a Bachelors in Education and has completed Teaching for Understanding and Coaching for Understanding courses from Harvard University. She holds an international certificate in TCI (Theme Centered Interaction) from Ruth Cohen International, Berlin and is also trained in Nonviolent Communication and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. She has over 30 years experience teaching and leading ‘Process work’ and Pedagogy, leadership and soft skills workshops in educational institutes in India and in the Middle East.

She is an external committee member of the Internal Complaints committee of The National Stock Exchange (Gujarat), serves as a Trustee on the board of 'Sahar Waru' - a women's organisation - and mentors the Gujarat team of "Sanjeevani Life beyond Cancer'.

Viraj Vora, Master Trainer

Dr. Viraj Vora, BDS, M.Ph., is a dentist and researcher by education, but a teacher at heart, with a passion to touch as many lives positively as she can, and bring about a meaningful change in society. She is also associated with KCG (Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat) and with Aadarsh Amdavad, an NGO, for more than 3 years. 

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