Sonal Jaitly

Senior Manager

Sonal is a Senior Manager at MSC and leads the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) practice.

Sonal’s work focuses on women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment, integrating a gender perspective into policies and programs, gender mainstreaming with financial service providers, combining insights from behavioral sciences and technology use, and digital financial services to enhance inclusion. She has more than a decade of experience working on gender issues. Her prior experience includes working as a Theme Leader for Gender at the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). She led women’s enterprise development programs and provided technical assistance to government stakeholders. She has also led programs for ending violence against women during her tenure at UN Women. She has authored and contributed to several reports on gender equality, and her writing was featured in The Washington Times.

Posts by Sonal Jaitly

Will the Pandemic Exacerbate or Mitigate the Digital Gender Gap?

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women must be urgently addressed through the provision of digital financial literacy and access.

The need for immediate gender-focused initiatives to promote digital financial services for women amid COVID-19: Insights from India

Through multiple research studies, MSC has assessed the impact of COVID-19 on women and witnessed their survival strategies. This report looks at how women perceive financial services after the pandemic, and what we can do to reduce their vulnerabilities.

Gender: The blind spot of the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for governments and citizens around the world, straining health systems, economies, and the very social fabric of nations. This blog explores four potential fallouts of COVID-19 that will create lasting socio-economic impact on women in India and other LMI countries.