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Leadership and Professional Development designed for Indian Muslim women

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Muslim women in primary education accounted for 12.9% of the class but in college that falls to 1.7%

Hear from our Founder

Dr Ruha Shadab, our Founder, is a Harvard graduate, Public Service Fellow, and Harvard's Women Leadership awardee. She founded LedBy in 2019 with the vision to raise the representation of Indian Muslim women in the workforce

Speed up your Leadership & Professional development  journey with LedBy Programs

We are creating change by

Making us more visible within the Muslim community and even outside

Providing access to role-models and like-minded professionals

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

Our Impact




Call back rate from Recruiters

  • % increase in negotiation skills

Increase in Access to Power Networks

Increase in Access to Mentors

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Unveiling New Muslim Women Focused Research

Does there exist a bias in the hiring process disadvantaging Muslim Women in India?

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

Applications are closed for 2024


LedBy Accelerator

A 6-month program for young Indian Muslim women that focuses on professional development and sets them up for success

Applications are closed for 2024

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Alishah Ali

The program has a humongous aim to empower the community and women. The Fellowship is acing in its perspective and working as per micro to macro principle. It stands out for me because nowhere else any Fellow is groomed as an important individual belonging to a particular group or in general..


Shaheen Khan

The activities like 1:1 with mentors and fellows really helped me to build a network, listen to so many struggles and success stories. Getting connected with like-minded people really helped me to weave my story.


Hamda Siddiqui

The founder, the team, the fellows, and the mentors, all had one thing in common. They all communicated really well with each other. There was no gap at any point. As a fellow, my network widened really fast. I connected with the best women across the country. I cannot think of making these connections at one place in any other setting.


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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


A truly global team, working across four timezones; with education from Harvard University, IIM Ahmedabad, New York University, Duke University, and Delhi University

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