Michelle Dhansinghani

Elan Strategies | Washington, D.C.

Boutique consulting firm diversifying revenue and building a pipeline for national nonprofits into corporate America.


Elan Strategies' website.

Company description…

Elan Strategies is a business development firm for nonprofit organizations focusing on increasing diversity in the nonprofit and private sector. Through our Convocar platform, we are using technology as a tool to jumpstart and accelerate the careers of women, with a focus on women within these industries.

I started my company because…

The normalization of sexism and misogyny that has been occurring in the United States, both in business and politics, was my catalyst for entrepreneurship and my impetus to create the world I wanted to live. When I started my firm, I was unapologetically female from my branding to my advisers, to the people I hired, to the culture I created.

The impact I want my company to have on the world…

Representation is powerful. Seeing people that look like you and come from a similar background is important as you are imagining the possibilities for your life. I’m using my platform as a business owner to increase representation.

Top 3 goals for my business are…

  1. Grow the business.
  2. Increase the representation of women and women of color in the industry.
  3. Secure investment for the Convocar technology platform.

Women entrepreneurs are…

Magical. In the dark we find light, in despair we find hope and in problems we find solutions.

I #EmbraceAmbition because…

The world needs me and I am no longer afraid of my power to change the world!

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