Leadership and Professional Development designed for Indian Muslim women

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Dr Ruha Shadab, a Master’s graduate from Harvard University and recipient Barbara Jordan Award for Women’s Leadership, is the Founder of the LedBy Foundation

"The representation of Muslim women in board positions is 1/100th of what it should have been"

We are creating change by

Making us more visible within the Muslim community and even outside

Providing access to role-models and access to like minded professionals

Getting more of us into the workforce by connecting Indian Muslim women to recruiting companies

Representation of Indian Muslim women in the workforce

1%  to  8%

Current state

Goal state

We are creating and nurturing Indian Muslim women talent to increase their representation in the workforce

What does our Foundation provide?

Contextualized Programs

Fully-funded professional and leadership development programs

Route to Recruiters

Regularly updated and curated job board from recruiting partners

Access to Advisors

Mentoring sessions with relatable role models who are also industry experts

Our programs

LedBy Corporate Leaders Fellowship


A 5-month intensive Leadership Program, free of cost for high-potential, young professional Indian Muslim women

LedBy Accelerator

A year long program for young Indian Muslim women that focuses on professional development and sets them up for success


Get Involved

Volunteer with us

Be a part of a group of global  change-makers who believe the world needs more Indian Muslim women role models

Be an Advisor-in-Residence

The Foundation has brought together high-achieving professionals to nurture and encourage young Indian Muslim women. Be one or nominate someone you know

Recruit from our pool

Recruit from our diverse pool of highly talented Indian Muslim women. Fill this short form to get access to relevant  profiles

Our People

Fellows and Alumni

A cohort of highly ambitious, Indian Muslim women who made it to the program after multiple application rounds


A community on 100+ professional Muslim women leaders from diverse fields who inspire, encourage and act as role models to our Fellows

Executive Coaches

Executive coaches highly experienced in coaching industry leaders and corporate executives take up 1:1 coaching sessions for our fellows

Workshop Facilitators

Our trainers are associated with top ranked universities from across the globe, who nurture and develop our Fellows to achieve their full potential

Our supporters