About

eShe is an independent, international women’s magazine and blog based in India and Canada that amplifies women’s voices and stories about our shared humanity.

The Magazine

eShe is available to download or read online on eShe.in, Issuu and Magzter. With ideas, inspiration and an intimate look at the world through ‘the female gaze’, eShe has touched the lives of millions of women and men worldwide since its launch in July 2017.

We are also a platform for women leaders from all fields with a vision for peacebuilding. eShe hosted its first Indo-Pak Peace Summit Led by Women over two days in January 2021, bringing together over 40 eminent women from around the world to discuss solutions for peace in South Asia.

We have now launched a new nonprofit platform, South Asia Union. eShe hosted its first South Asia Union Summit Led by Women in October 2021, with 50 speakers from 13 countries. It will now be an annual event.

We are proud to be a platform for women writers, whether published or aspiring. All eShe’s writing contests for women have had a fantastic response both in terms of quantity and quality of entries: Flash Fiction Contest 2019 | Lockdown Poetry Contest 2020 | Short Story Contest 2020.

In February 2021, we published an anthology of 25 short stories by 25 women writers from across India: Everything Changed After That (Embassy Books) edited by Aekta Kapoor.

Many of our articles are syndicated to Money Control and are translated to Malayalam on Azhimukham. We have also syndicated to CNBCTV18 and News 18 in the past.

The magazine has been media partner for The Economic Times SDGs Summit 2020, Grant Thornton SABERA 2020 Awards, and Women Economic Forum 2017. It has been ranked among the top women’s magazines in the world by content aggregator Feedspot.

Contact us at mail@eshe.in

The Vision

eShe is committed to the idea of being the change we wish to see in the world. When we invest in each individual’s personal growth and self-transformation, we generate positive, creative energy that has the power to transform the world.

That’s why the magazine has launched its trademarked series of personal-growth workshops for women and teenagers called Shine Your Light®. These are travelling across India and are held in groups of 30 to 40 participants. Join the Facebook group here.

FOUNDER EDITOR

Aekta Kapoor is the founder and editor of eShe magazine and the nonprofit peacebuilding platform South Asia Union. After a long career as an award-winning lifestyle and fashion journalist heading prestigious publications and websites, Aekta now focuses on gender equality, social justice and peacebuilding through her writing and initiatives.

Aekta was mentor for The DO School’s Industry Disruptor 2020 by WeEmpowerAsia, UN Women, in India and Europe, and for the UN Investor Consortium for Women Entrepreneurs 2020 by India’s NITI Aayog and UNDP.

She has authored a spiritual memoir 100 Paths and edited an anthology of short stories Everything Changed After That. She is a founding member of the global initiative South Asia Peace Action Network. She lives in New Delhi with her husband, and a floating population of two adult daughters and mother-in-law-turned-best-friend.

You can see her complete professional profile on her LinkedIn page. Contact her at aekta@eshe.in and tell her a lovely story about yourself.

BUSINESS DIRECTOR

Kaveri Jain is the quintessential business brain and has powered several startups thanks to her keen affinity with food and finance. A graduate of English literature from Hindu College, Delhi University, and a PR and advertising professional, she is a stakeholder in various Delhi and Rajasthan-based food and beverage companies.

Best of all, she is an artist in the kitchen. Follow her blog and bakery OnUrTable on Instagram for visual treats and do place an order for her heavenly brownies.

If you have a woman-led brand, write to mail@eshe.in for collaborations and advertising in eShe.

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Manasvi Jerath handles eShe’s outreach initiatives and is also an art writer based in Toronto. With a penchant for poetry, colours and music, she completed her post-graduate study in visual arts in British Columbia, Canada.

On most days, she is to be spotted sprawled across a large table laden with charcoal, gold dust, paint and newspaper clippings (see her art here). The rest of the time, she curates the most badass playlists on Spotify and counsels her BFFs on life’s greatest dilemmas.

Write to her at m@eshe.in and be prepared for a dose of sweet, smiley-filled friendliness!

CONTRIBUTOR

Kay Newton is an award-winning international speaker, author and life coach who helps women find their mojo. As the founder of Midlife Strategies, she has guided thousands of clients over the past 15 years with her straight-talking, no-nonsense, practical holistic help to simplify the second stage of life. She has contributed to eShe since its very first issue in July 2017.

In 2015, after a 30-year luxury Spanish lifestyle, Kay and her husband decided to have ‘no nest’. The couple moved to a two-roomed, tin-roof house near a pristine beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Today, Kay lives a simple life next to the sea in Mallorca, Spain.

Kay’s books include: The Art of Midlife Stress BustingHow to Clean Your Home Organically; and Tips and Tricks For Stress Free Downsizing. She is also co-author of the six Kindle books in the Quick Fix For series, and a contributing author to Hot Women Rock and A Journey of Riches.

You can find Kay on www.KayNewton.com.

CONTRIBUTOR

Educated primarily in Tamil Nadu, India, Maya Lalchandani headed her family magazine The Sindhian for 14 years, and has been a regular contributor to eShe since 2017.

Her first business book Paiso: How Sindhis do Business (Penguin) is about the extraordinary stories of five Sindhi families and the empires they built over many generations. By meeting these families in person and chronicling the journeys of their incredibly successful companies, Maya’s book is an insightful study of the Sindhi way of doing business.

Maya today blogs and travels extensively as a travel writer and continues to be a journalist writing about lifestyles and business. She is currently writing her second book.

CONTRIBUTOR

Manvi Pant is passionate about narrative storytelling and uses it as an engine to tell the ‘why’ behind every human. Her love for writing stems from a conviction that words have magic. When used properly, they ignite young minds, nurture hearts, and connect people in ways one cannot imagine.

Before transitioning into a full-time writer, Manvi had worked with top management and tech consulting firms for eight years. A learner by heart, she has contributed to eShe since August 2019 writing profiles of women and exploring subjects of psychology and self-growth. She now hosts the eShe TV series Mind Matters.

CONTRIBUTOR

With over a decade of experience in the print, electronic and online media as well as in the global editorial and client communications teams at a multinational company, Neha Kirpal is currently a freelance writer and editor based in New Delhi. She has been contributing to eShe since 2018.

Neha writes mostly on books, travel, music, films and theatre. She is the author of Wanderlust for the Soul, an ebook collection of short stories based on travel in different parts of the world as well as Bombay Memory Box, a coming-of-age short story based in Bombay. 

You can read all her works here.