Board of Directors
(Founder & CEO)
ElsaMarie D’silva is the Founder and CEO and leads the team. She is an experienced aviation professional who made a career switch about 2 years back to the social space in order to improve the lives of women, youth and senior citizens through awareness, interaction and education. Safecity is the first of her social projects. She is also a trained counsellor in both the directive and non directive methods of counselling. She is an Aspen New Voices Fellow, a Vital Voices Lead Fellow, a mentee at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in Business and an alumnus of the Swedish Institute. She won the Female Entrepreneur Award by European Angel Investor 2013, Dusan Stojanovic in July 2015. ElsaMarie co-founded Safecity with Saloni Malhotra and Surya Velamuri
Supreet K Singh
(Director & COO)
A writer, film director, a gender activist and a yoga acharya, Supreet has transitioned from 15 years of corporate experience to being an award-winning filmmaker & running an NGO. A partner at Red Dot Foundation, Safecity, she overlooks the functioning of the organization and specifically handles the operations, marketing as well as creating campaigns to engage women and men in solutions and designing partnerships globally. She is a certified personal counsellor and conducts workshops creating awareness about sexual violence with children, communities and corporates. A Vital Voices VV Lead fellow, she was recently awarded as the Web wonder woman by the Ministry of Women (GOI), Woman of substance award by FICCI Flo and the Social Innovator Leadership award by Biz Divas. She has recently published her collection of poetry and is currently working on her first feature film.
Lauren Anderson, a geopolitical and international security expert and consultant, is committed to working with women leaders and youth globally to reduce conflict, advocate for social justice, and address economic disparities. She is one of the first women on an FBI SWAT team and the first woman to lead the FBI’s office in Paris, France. A Global Ambassador with Vital Voices since 2013, Anderson coaches women in the MENA region in Vital Voices’ VV Grow program and is a mentor and speaker with the U.S. State Department and Fortune's Most Powerful Women. She is the Global Board Chair for the Red Dot Foundation/Safecity and sits on the Board of Project Liberation. Anderson is an advisor to the U.S. Comptroller General at the Government Accountability Office, on the Advisory Board of the BD Foundation in India, and for the documentary film, The Uncondemned. She is a former Director with the International Women’s Forum New York Chapter. Anderson was the first and only FBI recipient of Legal Momentum’s Public Sector Award. She was the first FBI agent selected as an International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellow and, in 2015, she was honored with Muhlenberg College’s prestigious Alumni Achievement Award. Anderson has served as a Judge for the Stevie Awards.
Suzanne Goodney Lea
Suzanne Goodney Lea, PhD, is a social psychologist specializing in race, gender, criminology, and social justice. She is a Rotary Peace Fellow and CEO of Red Dot Foundation Global (RDFG). Dr. Lea is a Fellow with the Interactivity Foundation (IF). She is developing two projects at IF: one promoting the success of first-generation college students and another exploring the anticipation and prevention of mental health “disasters”. Dr. Lea is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland – University College. Her academic research explores police use of deadly force. Dr. Lea is co-author of the book Let’s Talk Politics: Restoring Civility Through Exploratory Discussion.
Sally builds and manages Algorhythm’s internal and external relationships to ensure that their work together is meaningful and efficient. Sally has specialized in program, grants management and capacity building for nearly 15 years. An expert in corporate community involvement and utilization of evaluation data to improve and implement program design, her strengths lie in making strategy and learnings practical and feasible on the ground. She collaborated with Pete in the initial development and implementation of the Core Capacity Assessment Tool and managed numerous multi-faceted evaluation and grants management engagements during her tenure as Director of Program/Grants Management and Capacity Building at TCC Group. She has worked with clients such as Wells Fargo/Wachovia, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Jersey Health Initiatives, Feeding America, and Youth, I.N.C. Sally graduated from the Wharton Lauder MBA-MA program at the University of Pennsylvania and began her career as an ESL teacher in Japan.
(Director - Operations and Partnerships)
Tania is the Director of Operations and Partnerships. She is a skilled professional, adept at working operationally and strategically to deliver business goals through leadership and motivation. She has 18 years of varied experience, most of which has been with Human Resources, in all aspects of people management along with excellent customer service skills. Her forte lies in building people capability and managing teams. In her last assignment, she headed a team of 35 staff to support the Human Resource, Recruitment and training requirement from on boarding to exit. Her past experience has been with the Service and Hospitality Industry. She looks forward to making a difference in the lives of women and children and making public spaces safer and equally accessible to all.
Eirliani Abdul Rahman
Eirliani is Executive Director of YAKIN (Youth, Adult survivors & Kin In Need), a not-for-profit she co-founded with Assoc Prof Daniel Fung, Chairman, Medical Board of the Singapore Institute of Mental Health to help child victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse. She is concurrently Senior Assistant Director at the Singapore National Council of Social Service. She was previously Programme Director at the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation US. Eirliani edited Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Will for Children, a collection of essays on child labour, published in December 2016. In September 2015, the #FullStop to #childsexualabuse campaign that Eirliani led on behalf of Nobel laureate Satyarthi reached 16 million people over six weeks, winning her the 2015 BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Award. Eirliani sits on Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council and on the Community Engagement Committee of the United World Colleges. Twitter named Eirliani one of 21 influencers in Singapore. She is a Fellow of the London-based Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Eirliani was in the Singapore Foreign Service from 2005 to 2015, serving in Berlin as First Secretary (Political), and then in Delhi as Political Counsellor. From June 2015 to November 2017, she was a member of the Advisory Council of the Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL), a platform for exploring a new and more inclusive diplomacy which goes beyond traditional politics. She is also an Asian Forum on Global Governance Fellow. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Warwick University, Eirliani was a recipient of the British Council Pathfinder and University of Warwick Singapore scholarships.