Swatee is the Director of Stars Foundation, which is the convenor of the With and For Girls Collective. Swatee joined Stars in September 2015 and led on the engagement of global foundations and donors in innovative funding collaborations.
Prior to joining Stars, Swatee worked at Marie Stopes International, UNICEF, UNWomen and International Planned Parenthood Federation.
In her role at IPPF, Swatee led on new business opportunities with USAID – where she secured a number of awards including a 5-year high-value prime Cooperative Agreement: SIFPO2 (Total ceiling $72 million) and a 10-year sub Cooperative Agreement (Total ceiling $100 million). She went on to assist the startup of the programme with consortium and delivery partners across 8 countries in Africa and South Asia.
With a career straddling policy, business development and implementation of programmes within multilaterals, bilaterals, international agencies and donor agencies, she is passionate about development with specialist experience working in youth engagement, sexual, reproductive and maternal health, human rights and gender empowerment.
Swatee is a board member and adviser to a number of international development agencies, start-ups and funder affinity groups. She also co-founded a social enterprise which runs music, arts and cultural events in the UK and worldwide, a record label and a glamping business. She has recently invested in a sustainable fashion label which empowers indigenous women in India.