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Sport is an Amazing World

Pallavi Jaywant Gaikwad

Mumbai, India

Goal Programme Training Coordinator, The Naz Foundation Trust

"In my life everything is good for me. If something is negative, then I have the capacity to make it positive!"

Sport Is an Amazing World

Tying a rope around her uncle’s pants to appear as track pants, nothing stopped this young woman from chasing her dream of sport. An all-around athlete, Pallavi now has a crowded shelf of hardware from her medals in netball, fencing and boxing. She currently plays netball for the Thane District Netball Association while serving as a program officer and Goal coach to 1,500 youth at the Naz Foundation Trust. She believes her strengths as a leader are harnessed in her self-confidence and clarity of goals. Here she takes a step back and watches the story of her life unfold in front of her and her audience from a distance, contemplating on how she came to be who the leader she is now.

In September 2013, Pallavi had a chance to represent Naz Foundation and Women Win at the Clinton Global Initiative, proving her leadership to a worldwide audience.