Executive Director, Children’s Hope India
As the new executive director of Children’s Hope India, Anuja Khemka already has made her mark with the nonprofit’s response to Covid-19. The organization, which works to lift children in India and New York from poverty, launched a rapid-relief program that has provided 500,000 meals, 15,000 pieces of protective gear and about 2,500 soaps, sanitizers and handwashing units to people in need. Before joining Children’s Hope this year, Khemka was executive director at The Steve Fund, where she forged partnerships with universities to create more culturally sensitive campus environments. In addition to overseeing Children’s Hope, Khemka is a Forbes contributor. She is developing a book series to help children build self-esteem and greater resilience.