About Us

The Crisis

The labour force participation rate for women is falling : from 35% in 1990 to 27% in 2016.
Women in India contribute just 17% of India's GDP compared to the global average of 37%.
41% CHINA 39% SUB-SAHARA AFRICA 33% LATIN AMERICA 17% INDIA 37% GLOBAL AVERAGE
India is far behind neighbouring countries in terms of Female Labour force participation rate :
NEPAL 79% CHINA 64% BANGLADESH 57% SRILANKA 35% INDIA 27% PAKISTAN 25%
Crisis that India is facing due to low participation of Women's in India's growth rate.

The Solution

On micro level:

Unskilled , Unemployed , Underconfident
  • Identifying Girls
  • need assesment and prepare skill matrix
  • Training on two wheelers
  • Soft skill development and Self defence Training
  • Logistic Training
Skilled , Employed , Confident

On macro level:

Women are gainfully employed in the formal sector with ample opportunities for career growth thereby directly impacting the female labour force participation rate.
EvenCargo delivery girls are entering a line of employment that has been historically masculine and their participation subsequently changes gender norms in the logistics sector.
By having a purpose to be in public spaces, these women are present, and have fearlessly conquered navigating the unknown through their delivery routes,thus inspiring both customer and other individuals whom they meet along their delivery routes.
Our processes for empowerment of girls from marginalized sectors

Meet Our Folks

Divya SooryaKumar

Growth and Communication

Divya Sooryakumar is the Co-founder of Even Cargo. Divya has 5 years of experience working on issues of gender and education in the South Asian context at the grassroots level. Most recently she was the Program Manager for Youth Initiatives with SEWA Bharat. Prior to this, she spent these three years living in a slum community and worked closely with a women’s empowerment organization in Chandigarh, India. She holds a Masters in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Northwestern University.

Karina Bhasin

Community Engagement and Partnership

Karina is the youngest of all, she is enthusiastic and is driven by her passion to create a gender harmoniously society. An avid speaker and advocate of gender equity she has previously worked with Delhi OYE. She has completed her B.com(H) from Delhi University.

Yogesh Kumar

Strategy & Operations

Yogesh is the Founder and Director of Even Cargo. He has been leading a variety of gender initiatives across the Delhi-NCR Region over the last three years. He is an Engineering graduate and has worked for 3 years in corporate before completing his masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. His last role was with a German MNC where he was looking after Operations/Production.

Karen Tay

Karen is currently the Marketing Director of Classic Fine Foods. She was previously managing marketing and business development for METRO CASH & CARRY Asia region, of which the Indian market is a part of. Her other experiences include management consulting with BAIN & Company Southeast Asia and P&L responsibilities of the Pacific region for a German confectionery company. She currently resides in her native Singapore but has lived in the US, UK, Germany, China and Hong Kong. Karen is passionate about women and children issues.

Satyajit Majumdar

Prof. Satyajit Majumdar is the chairperson of the centre for social entrepreneurship, Tata Institue of Social Sciences, Mumbai.He has worked at maintenance and project engineer with Coal India Limited for about 12 years and then joined the Quality Mission Project of Indian Statistical Institute. Later he took up teaching since 1998 to became Professor at the Center for Social Entrepreneurship of Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai (India). He also engaged in consulting and research. His research interest area is "growth strategy in entrepreneur managed small organisations".

Sudarshan Rodriguez

Sudarshan Rodriguez has been working with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in the Director's office handling incubation, innovative and multi-disciplinary projects such as the TISS-LAHDC Ladakh Project, the Socio and Ecological Stewardship Programme, TISS Andaman Nicobar Initiative, National Water Mission -TISS Projects since 2010. As part of the TISS Fellowship Programme, where he coaches and mentors young development professionals on leadership development, systems and project management. Sudarshan started his career in 1998 with UNDP-India, New Delhi as a Programme Development Specialist on their Environment & GEF Programme.