Shaifali Puri is an RSA Trustee.
She is currently a visiting scholar at New York University's journalism school, where she is researching how technology can be harnessed to benefit the developing world. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the Board of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. She was named to Crain's New York 40 Under 40 list and has written for publications including Fortune, The New York Times, Slate and The World Policy Journal.
Previously she was previously Executive Director for Global Innovation at the Nike Foundation. Her work with the Nike Foundation focused on the Girl Effect movement, which recognized the mission of empowering adolescent girls and their untapped potential. She helped to generate partnerships with both public and private sector players to impact girls towards the eradication of global poverty. Previous to that she was previously to that Executive Director of Scientist Without Borders from 2009 to 2013.