Sarita Gupta is the Vice President for Development & Communications at Women’s World Banking, a global network of over 50 microfiannce organizations and banks in 30 countries, committed to increasing the economic access, power and participation of poor women. She is responsible for ensuring that WWB meets its annual fundraising goals, is positioned for strategic growth, and remains a thought leader in the sector. Sarita has a 25-year career in the non-profit sector, encompassing program development, fundraising, communications, marketing and management. Just prior to joining WWB in July 2007, she headed the fundraising and communications efforts at Acumen Fund, which seeks entrepreneurial approaches to alleviate global poverty; and before that held various fundraising and management positions at CARE, a leading humanitarian organization. Sarita has also worked for the American Friends Service Committee, the Asia Society, and a U.S. State Department-funded project on refugee resettlement.
She holds a Masters degree from the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University. She was born in India, moved with her parents to the US at the age of 10, and completed high school in upstate New York. She returned to India to get a Bachelors degree from Miranda College, Delhi University, and then chose to settle in New York City, her current residence.