Erika Norwood currently serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for IDEX. Erika served as Executive Director of IDEX from 2013-2016 and was involved in completing a successful spin-off of the enterprise from Gray Matters Capital Foundation while also deepening the impact of IDEX's work through partner relations and resource mobilization. Erika has a personal vested interest in increasing gender and racial diversity within the social sector and strengthening the presence of women's leadership across the social enterprise space.
Currently, Erika serves as Executive Director at Gray Matters Capital overseeing the Foundation's global impact investing and programmatic efforts.
Erika is the Founder of InvestWISE Scholarship Fund and the COED Project. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Gray Matters Capital Foundation, VOICE for Girls and Caleb Christopher Foundation and on the advisory commitee for Georgia Tech University's Women's Enterpreneurship Institute. Erika currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her son Caleb and their adorable puppy Thursday.
Bhavna Mathur is the Executive Director for IDEX and is responsible for the success, outreach and sustainability of the IDEX intervention in India. Her role involves working closely with a diverse group of fellows, social enterprises and mentors to enhance the intrapreneurial development experience.
Prior to IDEX, Bhavna worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), managing technology development programmes for small and medium enterprises in emerging markets. In sync with the industrial development strategy of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, she spearhead several interventions for the development of green manufacturing technologies , intellectual property rights and technology upgradation in SMEs.
Bhavna holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, UK , a Masters in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and a Bachelors in Economics from Delhi University. Her passion for economics and development has always driven her to develop solutions that integrate the two and work for development that is inclusive and sustainable.
Keeping her passion for the subject alive, Bhavna often mentors students across schools, universities and business schools in the subject of economics. Bhavna currently resides in Bangalore with her husband and their two dogs.
Country Programme Manager, India
Sandhya has joined IDEX as the Programme Manager and is responsible for managing the cohort during the fellowship cycle. This includes fellow coaching, mentoring, conducting periodic one-on-one sessions with fellows, ensuring that all fellows are timely and thorough in regard to curriculum assigned work. Apart from cohort responsibilities, she fosters a sense of community and connection among diverse group of fellows, staff, enterprise partners, resident mentors, local alumni and professional networks through in-person and online engagement.
Sandhya has rich experience in Client Servicing, Stakeholder Management and Marketing across diverse industries. Prior to joining the IDEX team, she was running an e-commerce venture called ‘For Love’. Playing a vital role in bringing together handlooms from manufacturers across the country to an online platform to enable better visibility and market creation.
Holding true to her entrepreneurial spirit, Sandhya has an MBA in Marketing and has done her Bachelors of Mass Media from Sophia College, Mumbai. She now lives in Bangalore with her husband and son.