Rewire Community Co-Founder & Executive Director
Shailaja Dixit is a trained Domestic Violence advocate, currently working with local women's organizations in the Bay Area. She is passionate about women's rights, human rights and social justice. Shailaja earned her Masters in Mass Communication from University of Florida. In her spare time she loves to read books, attend local theatre and connect with people and communities.
Shailaja believes deeply that systems can be changed organically and peacefully, by people united. To paraphrase Wael Ghonim, the power of the people is greater than the people in power.
Rewire Community Co-Founder
Yamini Dixit is an ardent environmentalist who is currently leading a global team to create and sustain the organization's green efforts. She is strongly driven to change conversations around gender and sexuality in the community, and believes that one can always spearhead a reform by living with intention and passion.
Yamini is an avid sports fan, having played national level basketball in India. This love of sports has always been a grounding presence in her life and she has conducted basketball workshops for women in the community. She is also a trained Domestic Violence counselor and believes in creating a space filled with humor and empathy.
Rewire Community Co-Founder & Board Treasurer
Roohi Agarwal uses her passion for dance and art to build community. Her summer dance programs have been hugely popular in giving a platform for many women who want to reconnect to their love of dance. She believes that dance is a joyful way for women to create lasting friendships with each other. She is a staunch believer in re-imagining things around the house to make beautiful art, and has held many workshops for children.
She is an Engineer by profession and in addition to having a full time corporate career, has always been engaged in volunteering for many non-profits for women.
Rewire Community Board Secretary
Sridharan Ranganathan (Sri) is a technologist who has served in various roles in the bay area (Amazon, Intel). As an immigrant, he believes strongly in the value of empowering immigrant women for the health and future of our communities and the need for more south-asian male members to be involved in the cause.
Outside work he enjoys playing the guitar, basketball and the fool with his two sons.
Rewire Community Volunteer (Website)
Vasanth Pugalenthi is a freshman in California High School. He enjoys going outside, spending time with his friends, and playing video games. Vasanth also loves working with computers and programming, and is now using this passion to support Rewire Community’s website