Achiever's Success Story
Mr. Vasanthan Ramakrishnan, President & Chair at Feminist Pen Foundation
Vasanthan is an educator, professor, researcher, entrepreneur, philanthropist, chef, and social activist among many others. Born into a family of teachers in Madurai, a young Vasanthan’s view of the world was very narrow and limited. As he grew up, he realized he was naturally drawn towards helping people and that there was an innate fulfillment in the act of making an impact in someone’s life. However, his goals didn’t materialize until his early twenties when he decided to finally take the leap on something that he considers as fulfillment of his prophecy. He took advantage of the endless possibilities around him and turned them into impact ideas thus giving birth to Feminist Pen Foundation.
Feminist Pen is an award-winning international non-profit organization aimed at promoting gender equality advocacy and thereby make small leaps to close the global gender parity gap. Feminist Pen currently has operations in 4 countries and since its inception has reached to over 200,000+ people in 17 different countries in the world. Feminist Pen grew from being a 1-person blog to 20+ employee international non-profit organization that has received over 1000 applications for various job openings spread around the world.
Another way Vasanthan gives back to the world is through his Research & Development (R&D) lab – VasX Labs which currently operates in 2 countries with prospective expansion to a third country. VasX Labs greatly emphasizes on the longer-term impact created rather than short term finance goals. Many of its projects are non-profit ventures that aim to transform a particular aspect of human life through disruptive engineering solutions.
Vasanthan has also been featured in several local as well as national media outlets for his work along various industries but notably his work on gender equality advocacy. Vasanthan has further received several invitations to be part of award-winning podcasts and NBC show segments that he hopes to re-visit in the future. Feel free to reach him through LinkedIn with the following link: Vasanthan Ramakrishnan
Fun fact: He is an avid traveler and explorer. Having over 14 countries marked off his travel list with another 150 countries waiting to be explored, he has backpacked around Europe in his 2-week Northern Europe vacation in 2019 and scoured south Asia in his 2018 summer trip while he ventured on an Himalayan expedition the summer of the same year.