Our next mentor is a philanthropist. She is effervescent, charismatic and has a strong people connect.
Presenting Sonali Rao, our mentor, our motivator, guide and somebody we look up to.


sonali rao 2 Sonali is a Computer Engineer with an MBA in International Marketing. She studied, lived and worked in the United States for 22 years before moving back to her hometown, Pune.

While in the US, She has worked in the Telecom Industry as well as in the Finance and Banking sector and had started a small business of her own – offering Foreign Languages and Creative Writing programs to children and adults.
She has traveled across continents and has experienced first hand the positive impact of being exposed to different cultures and different ideas.
After moving back to India, she helped organise the first large scale TEDx Event, Pune which brought together visionaries from different fields. Prompted by the huge success and accolades she received, Sonali has set up ‘Pune Inspire’ an Initiative which not only presents Inspirational Speakers, but carries forward their Ideas and Vision in a meaningful, concrete manner, which will have a long term impact in Pune at a grass root level.
Sonali brings to the table her vast experience in business development and market research. She is an expert at corporate communication and creative writing. Her experience with various social groups across India also comes in handy in setting up NGOs.
A very Big Thank You to Sonali Rao for accepting the prominent role of The LadyBug mentor. May her experience and expertise benefit aspiring and upcoming LadyBug Entrepreneurs.