Deepa Gangwani 2010 fellow
Develop a waste reduction social enterprise that builds demand for segregated waste and generates income opportunities for marginalized communities in India.
Deepa Gangwani is the founder and CEO of Together as One(TaO), a social enterprise that enables waste management organizations to achieve economic and environmental sustainability and scalability through advanced waste to energy technologies and supply chain optimization. TaO's objectives are to achieve sustainable landfill-free municipal waste systems that integrate previously marginalized wastepickers with an emphasis on economic empowerment, health and safety, and social dignity. Deepa's professional experience includes fourteen years as an advisor to large multinationals across several industries, including international banks and development agencies. For the last six years, she has been working on sustainable development in India with a focus on health, energy, and education. Deepa’s work in community-based initiatives led her to waste reduction, where she has volunteered with several waste management NGOs, serving as a board director. She holds an MBA and an MS in chemistry from Stanford University.