2022 Red Bangle Recipient
Managing Director of Sesame Workshop India
The Red Bangle Award is presented annually to a woman who “by her life and accomplishment demonstrates the indomitable eloquence of the human spirit.” Inaugurated in 2014, the award recognizes women leaders globally who share WEP’s vision and inspire its students, young Indian women, to higher goals. Sonali Khan leads Sesame Workshop’s educational mission in India to create innovative and engaging content that maximizes the educational power of all media to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. As Managing Director of Sesame Workshop India, Sonali spearheads the organization that combines the power of mass media with educational outreach to prepare children for school and life. Under her leadership, the organization develops and implements ground-breaking programs to reach children everywhere – especially those who need it the most. Read the full press release here.
Past Red Bangle Awardees
2021: Anita Bhatia, UN Women, and Marissa Wesely, Women Win (formerly, Win-Win Strategies); 2020: Vandana Goyal, Avanti Fellows, and Ramya VenkataRaman, Centa; 2019: Anjlee Prakash, founder of Learning Links Foundation; 2018: Esther Subhashini, WEP-Hyderabad Director; 2017: Saba Ismail, Aware Girls; 2016: Shabana Basij-Rasikh, School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA); 2015: Kayce Jennings, Girl Rising; 2014: Elizabeth Howard, WEP President