Gayatri Srivastava

Gayatri Srivastava is a Mumbai-based media academic and commentator. Gayatri has more than two decades of experience in different aspects of the media landscape ranging from reporting and anchoring to media research and teaching. She has been associated with Zee Business, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Xavier Institute of Communications (XIC), Lady Shriram College for Women (LSR), Sophia College, and Whistling Woods International in varying capacities from Business Reporter to Professor. She is also the co-author of 'Family Guide to Jakarta- A Handbook for Parents'. Her chat show 'Gupshup with Gayatri' is a series of curated online conversations on topical issues with domain experts. She says "Gupshup is my endeavour to have meaningful, virtual conversations as opposed to toxic debates in the era of social distancing". As President of IIMCAA Maharashtra, Gayatri has been working on building the alumni network of IIMC, one of India's foremost journalism institutes. She is also a valued member of the LSR alumni community (ELSA), having being a part of its Executive Committee from 2015-2019. A people's person, Gayatri's core strengths are forging relationships and building communities and this is what she brings to GalaxShe. She is excited about her foray into entrepreneurship alongside founder Sonali Sinha and co-founders Sonalee Panda and Karishma Pais. Through GalaxShe, she hopes that women worldwide can finally have an online platform where they can be safe, connected, curious, networked, and bindaas without being judged or intimidated.