Winpe partners with Russell Reynolds Associates to launch Cohort IV to promote gender diversity in senior leadership roles

Winepe’s mentorship arm Winpe ProClub, has partnered with Russell Reynolds Associates, to kick off Cohort IV, comprising 12 mentees from private equity, venture capital, startups, and related sectors.

This is a curated mentorship programme spanning 12 months, dedicated to empowering mid-senior level women in the industry. Among the mentees from the first two cohorts, more than 70% have achieved tangible career progression, including promotions, increased funding, and substantial business growth. Some of the women who have benefitted from this mentorship are Asha Krishnan, Vice President, General Atlantic; Rochelle D’Souza, Managing Director, Lighthouse Advisors; Sakshi Chopra, Managing Director, Peak XV Partners; and Vineeta Singh, CEO, SUGAR Cosmetics.

Nupur Garg, Founder and CEO, Winpe, said in a statement, “We are thrilled to witness the transformative journey of our mentees and the positive impact our programme has had on their professional lives. Winpe ProClub remains committed to providing unparalleled mentorship experiences, shaping the future of women in business and investment.”

Vinita Katara, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates, said in a statement, “We have been in this journey of facilitating mentorship for women in the investing ecosystem with Winpe for 3 years. Our learning is that supportive, fostering environments enable growth – both professional and personal. Our aim has been to create an objective, unbiased platform to do so, which has resulted in a positive impact.”

Winpe ProClub’s Cohort III is on track to graduate in November 2023. About 15 women investors and entrepreneurs were selected for the third cohort and matched with eminent industry leaders.

Winpe ProClub’s advisory mentors include Matangi Gowrishankar, Independent Director, Strategic Advisor and Certified Coach, and Shyamala Gopinath, Non-Executive Chairperson, HDFC Bank Ltd. Notable mentors in the cohort include Arvind Thakur, Member, Board of Management, NIIT University; Deepak Kapoor, Independent Director, Tata Steel, HCL Technologies, Nayara Energy, and Delhivery; Nithya Easwaran, Managing Director, Multiples Alternate Asset Management; Padmaja Ruparel, Co-Founder and President, Indian Angel Network, among others.

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