ANEW Management and Consultants

The services of all management committee members and consultants are voluntary. They have volunteered to be part of ANEW team, whenever the need for members with certain expertise was required to run the operations at ANEW.

Management Committee

Lakshmi Kumar
President (1997 - 2003)

Mrs.Lakshmi, as the first president of ANEW was instrumental in laying the strong foundation for the organization. She took care of the initial hurdles in administrative issues, to ensure smooth functioning of the organization.

Vatsala Ramakrishnan
President (2003 - 2005)

She initiated many projects that helped provide ANEW, the much needed exposure among the public. Mrs.Vatsala was a dynamic and able leader. She pioneered truly non traditional courses for the underprivileged women.

Vinodhini Sudhindran

A science graduate, she has been with ANEW for the past several years. She is an ex-president of soroptimist International of Chennai, and is continuing to be an active member of the organization. She performed the roles and responsibilities of a secretary for several years along side Dr.Annalakshmi. In the year 2013, She moved on to her new role as the president of ANEW. she is responsible for executing the office duties and ensuring smooth functioning of the organization. She is also responsible for the Optometry & Car driving projects. She supports this cause as she believes empowering the underprivileged women is a long term solution, rather than helping them with short term benefits. Vinodhini, also enjoys the learning experience at ANEW and growing as a person, along with ANEW.

Dr. Annalakshmi
President (2005 – 2013) & Treasurer

A doctorate in life sciences, is one of the founder members of ANEW and has been with the organization since its inception in 1997. She has been assisting the previous office bearers and has gained immense knowledge and experience in this field, before she took over responsibilities as the President in 2005. Having led the organization successfully for the past several years, she has taken on an alternate role as the secretary, ANEW beginning June 2013. She is currently responsible for computer trainees placements along with optometry and car driving projects. she also shares responsibilities with the president, connecting and interacting with sponsors, forging new relationships and assisting in the day to day operations of ANEW. Dr. Annalakshmi believes in the cause very strongly and feels a compelling need to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged women and is determined to reach out and help as many women as possible.

Sumalini Shrikumar

Sumalini is a post graduate in Child Development and Family Relationships. Currently she is a freelance Soft skills and Communication trainer specializing in Voice and Accent Neutralization. She is in charge of coordination and smooth running of Spoken English classes at ANEW. She also helps with social media initiatives and is always dependable to play different roles as a member whenever help is required

Sathya Anbajagane 
Strategic and Operational Initiatives

A graduate in engineering and a computer professional with work experience in the US. She leads strategic and operational initiatives across all programs at ANEW. She is also a committee member of ICCW, Indian Council for Child Welfare, an NGO working for the cause of all children related issues. Sathya, enjoys being part of the energetic team accomplishing high impact work at ANEW.

Ranjini Venugopal
Administration Commitee

A post graduate in science, she is responsible for the administrative work which includes maintaining records, book keeping, stock registering and all works essential for smooth functioning of administration at ANEW. She has previously worked for CanStop, an NGO working with cancer patients. She was actively involved in “play therapy” for the pediatric cancer patients. Ranjini, began as a volunteer, to assist with administration work at ANEW. But, decided to contribute more when she witnessed the impact of ANEW on the lives of underprivileged women.

Shyamala Kenneth
Administration Commitee

A graduate in science, has been supporting the administration and accounting work at ANEW. She feels society does not provide the right opportunities to women from underprivileged background. She is happy to make a difference by being part of an organization that works towards that cause.

Badrunnisa Mahadevan
Home nursing Committee

A post graduate in history, she is responsible for coordination and supervising home nursing course at ANEW. She has been with ANEW for the past few years. She is also involved as a treasurer in The Christmas Fair Association and as a committee member in Cheshire Home, a care center for the disabled. She took the small step to volunteer as a spoken English teacher but found goals of ANEW as the landing gear of dreams of underprivileged women. Badrunnisa believes, as an individual, it is possible to help one person and become part of the solution.

Vijayalakshmi Rao 

Viji is a management graduate from IIMA, past Director & COO of scope E-Knowledge. Currently she is a mentor/advisor for women empowerment & entrepreneur program with Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. She is a valuable asset to ANEW, as she brings to the organization, several years of experience as an entrepreneur. She mentors the management committee on wide range of management related issues. Viji plays a key role, in guiding the management to envision future growth plans and also in ensuring its successful implementation.

Sujata Paulose
Computer applications Committee

A post graduate in Mathematics, is an entrepreneur, managing a logistics and software company in Chennai. She is one of the trustees at Banyan, a care center for mentally disabled women and also volunteers at Gnanadeepam, school for mentally disabled children. She has been with ANEW for the past few years, and is responsible for the efforts involving computer department. Sujata, loves to be part of the good work done at ANEW and the positive atmosphere the organization exudes.