Shruthi Jayaram is an Associate Partner at Dalberg Advisors and directs Dalberg’s San Francisco Office. She co-leads Dalberg’s Global Gender practice and is also part of the leadership team working to advance justice, equity, and economic mobility in the United States specifically. Shruthi focuses on advancing gender equality and social justice, with a particular focus on increasing women’s power in the economy and addressing gendered violence. She has developed strategies and tools for clients in the public, philanthropic, and non-profit sector. Examples of her clients include UN Women, Blue Meridian Partners, the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, the Gates Foundation, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, the Hewlett Foundation, Mars, Inc. and REDF.
Shruthi has also authored numerous reports and articles on gender equality and social justice, including recent publications on supporting women’s leadership in STEM, the role of private investment in the US care economy, the case for valuing women and girls’ unpaid care work, and how the philanthropy sector needs to shift to help build a more equitable future. Shruthi also regularly speaks about the role of shifting and building power through philanthropy, most recently at the 2021 Unity Summit.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Shruthi worked as an economist and policymaker. She holds a dual Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s SIPA and the National University of Singapore, as well as a B. A. in Economics from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi.
Shruthi is on the Advisory Board of two Bay-area-based organizations – Tahirih Justice Center, an organization that supports immigrant survivors of violence; and Career Girls, an organization that seeks to bridge the imagination gap between young girls and boys. She convenes the Gender Breakfast, a network of 170+ advocates and practitioners based in the Bay Area and advancing gender equality.