Women creating impact by pursuing careers in social development
Sauraveswar Sen established Catalyst in 2011 with a vision to create human service professionals who will enable people to overcome poverty, unemployment and get equitable access to resources for sustaining a healthy life.
Sauraveswar was quick to identify the non-participation of Humanities/PureArts students in professional core opportunities and he envisaged Catalyst as a bridge to minimise the gap between the prospects in Science-Commerce to that of Humanities.
Till now, over 1000+ students trained at Catalyst have been able to successfully craft a career as human service professionals and are working with multi-laterals like the UN, UNICEF, WHO, with Corporate Social Responsibility verticals, policy think tanks, national and international grass-root level organisations and social enterprises after successfully qualifying for the entrance tests and interviews of Bachelors and Masters courses at the leading institutions of social sciences in India and Abroad.
90% of the learners at Catalyst over the last decade have been young women who have taken the lead in intervening into the society and have dedicated their skills to empower the powerless, mainstream the marginalised, alleviate poverty from the destitute and leverage economic growth and development for the global society.
The women from Catalyst are working, researching on the tenets of social science to enable better living conditions by easing planetary pressures concerning climate change, biodiversity degradation, environmental hazards and public health crisis.
In 2018, Sauraveswar was empaneled with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, one of India's leading social science schools for mentoring the graduates to pursue employment opportunities in the social sector.
Sauraveswar is regular mentor, motivational speaker and trainer with several schools of eminence in India.
Sauraveswar also contributes career related articles to national media like ‘Prastuti’ of Anandabazar Patrika, The Telegraph, Times of India, 'The Hindu' and Femina magazine.