Prerna Mukharya | Outline India

Prerna Mukharya



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Prerna is the Founder of Outline India - a for-profit social enterprise that works to create social impact through data. They focus on collecting primary data and enabling partners to track change, measure, and grow impact. Outline India has worked across 29 states, covering 50,000+ villages with over 5.5 million stakeholders across India, and a few countries.

She is a Chevening Fellow at Oxford University in 2018 and a Raisina Fellow, awarded by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in 2017. She was an Australia India Youth Dialogue fellow in 2015. She served as a technical advisor at the Aspen Institute, for their Digital Equity cohort. She was recently felicitated at the House of Commons in the UK on the occasion of India’s 75th Republic Day as one of 75 individuals who have made significant contributions in their field. British Council co-hosted the event. She was featured on Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40 for two consecutive years, in 2017 and 2018. She was featured by Grant Thornton as the face of changing India in 2021. She was also among the top 40 women changemakers in the 2018 annual list released by India.

Today and named a Woman-trailblazer in 2018 by Forbes. She was on the most powerful businesswomen in India list in 2019 by Business Today. Her tech product, Pulse, which seeks to automate impact measurement for not-for-profits, startups, and donors, has been a winner at the Dell Start-up Challenge and the Qualcomm accelerator for women, in 2020. The product also won at the Alchemist accelerator at Stanford. Prerna holds an MA in Economics from Boston University. She is currently setting up a data-on-demand platform that seeks to uber-ize data collection i.e. use gig workers across the developing world to collect data for policy and commercial purposes.


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