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Our Team


Preeti Chauhan


Co-Founder- Aware Citizen Foundation

Qualification: Graduate from Delhi University, PGDBM from Birla Institute of Management technology.


Preeti was deeply involved in employee engagement/training and welfare during her corporate stint and has done numerous sessions with them on vishakha guidelines and workplace sexual harassment.


Sensing the need of the hour and realizing that there are not many trained individuals/forums available who can hand hold organizations to comply with the law she started Aware Citizen Foundation with few like minded individuals with an objective to spread awareness on vishakha guidelines which is now known as The Sexual Harassment of the women at the workplace Act-2013 and to help organizations set up a strong and robust mechanism to tackle with harassment issues. Aware has organized various open public as well as corporate workshops on the topic of harassment and gender sensitivity. 

Preeti leads all initiatives of the foundation on workplace sexual harassment and has been actively involved with various organization to 
  • Help complying with the law and its various provisions
  • Training employees /Managers and ICC members
  • Sits on ICC panels of various organizations across India
She travels extensively and has conducted more than 50 workshops and talks on the topic since inception and has also participated in 20+ complaints investigation processes in last 2.5 years.

She can be reached at preeti@awarecitizenfoundation.org or preeti.v.chauhan@gmail.com

Shweta Gupta Trimukhe: Co- Founder

A lawyer by qualification and social activist by heart. Shweta has been a source of inspiration for Aware efforts to create a more gender-neutral workplace. She has been associated with various efforts lead by Maharashtra state police on women safety and security. she can be reached at shweta@awarecitizenfoundation.org

Abhinav Raghuvanshi


He is a Litigation Lawyer & IP Attorney, currently practicing at Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court & Tribunals like CAT, DRT, DRAT, CESTAT, SAT, CCI & IPAB. His core area of expertise lies in CIVIL-CORPORATE Litigation & ARBITRATION with a special ability to handle White-Collar Crime cases relating to corporate frauds, scams, money laundering, FEMA etc. He has overall experience of more than seven years. In past He has worked with Additional Advocate General, Govt. of Rajasthan at Supreme Court, Additional Solicitor General, Union of India at Supreme Court and an IPR Law firm of repute at Delhi, India.

Mrs. B. Rachna Reddy   B.A., LL.B., LL.M.,(USA)   

Ms. Reddy obtained my LL.B. from ILS Law college Pune University and LL.M. from University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) School of Law, USA, (Specialization-International and Comparative law, including business transactions, intellectual property laws and human rights). Presently an independent practitioner/advocate practicing, in all aspects of civil, criminal and corporate/company law, including land, revenue, Pollution Control, Consumer litigation, service matters, taxation and some criminal matters. She also have an intense Public Interest Litigation (PIL) practice representing several NGO’s and good governance organizations. In Hyderabad she represents Aware Citizen Foundation and other women welfare organizations and cases relating women issues. She also advise clients, in relation to Convincing work related to corporate transactional matters and international business, commercial arbitration matters and documentation relating to the same, and following up on all litigation and arbitration, related matters in court to advise the client accordingly on prospective course of action.

Her prior experience also includes working as a Foreign Attorney for the ‘Human Rights Project,’ Los Angeles, specializing in asylum and refugee law and related litigation. She specialized in immigration and deportation cases, including the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Fifth and third circuit primarily. She has dealt with all aspects of immigration practice including asylum and other related litigation matters and business immigration.

 Along with professional experience she has teaching and academic experience spanning 7 years in both the United States and India. She was an Assistant Professor of Government Regulations and Business and International business law at California International University, Los Angeles, CA, USA., and an Assistant Professor for International law, International Business law and International Human rights and Humanitarian and Refugee Law at NALSAR University. Also have several researched and referenced publications.

Ms. Reddy represents many organizations in Hyderabad on behalf of Aware Citizen Foundation and has also conducted training programs on POSH.

Meena Grace Lokhande

Sonia Rajesh comes with 9 years of rich experience in the field of law with an interesting mix of Corporate, Commercial and Litigation practice. Sonia is an enterprising dynamic young women lawyer assisting clients overcome their hurdles and legal challenges thru advisory, counselling and representing them before various forums which include the High Court of Karnataka, Civil Courts, and Family Court.

As an independent legal counsel Sonia primarily focuses on Women and Family related matters which include Criminal defence, Pre and Post marital disharmony, Domestic violence and sexual harassment at work places. 

As a secondary area of interest, she assists clients with mediation and resolving dispute over property related matters including various elements of documentation not limited to Will, Power of Attorney, Gift Deed and other inheritance related challenges. 

Few of her marquee accomplishments include 

  • Winning Child Custody case for her client in 2011 at High court of Karnataka
  • Resolving a contested divorce case thru an out of court settlement in 2013
  • Recovery of money from a land developer thru counselling in the year 2014

Assisting her client overcome false allegation levied by his wife in domestic violence and dowry harassment 498A case in 2016

Sonia strongly believes in Counselling and out of court settlements to expeditious the matters as her first step and only in case of awful situations suggests taking matters to the courts for a legal battle. 

Currently, she is filing a Public Interest Litigation to bring in a strong compliance in the traffic motor act insisting mandatory use of low beam driving in city limits to overcome accidents caused because of drivers being momentarily blinded due to high beam.

Sonia is an avid blogger and contributes her time in social activities volunteering for causes like child safety and human rights. 

DeepaRafeeque

A corporate legal trainer, she believes in sharing of expertise knowledge through trainings to achieve excellence and competence. 

Deepa’s exceptional analytical skills influence the participants immensely. Her active listening helps participants to articulate the issues holistically. 

Having spent nearly three decades in legal management and the interface had with the legal luminaries, she has earned vast experience. This enables her to empathise the problems of participants and to advise them appropriately during the sessions. The training sessions conducted with Indian Aviation Academy, New Delhi and Princeton Academy, Mumbai, Deepa has achieved mastery of the legal training. Her core expertise is in Law relating to Women, Contract drafting & Management, Employee and Labour Laws, Aviation Law and Arbitration. She is also a certified trainer from Indian Academy of Training & Development, Chennai. 

She undertakes training on the Laws related Women in workplaces including the sessions pertaining to prevention of sexual harassment at work places and the Labor Management. She also advises the non- government organizations who deal with the women issues in India.
Deepa graduated Law from Rajasthan University. She has done her advanced studies in IPR, Cyber Law.


Shilpi Mohan

A Learning & Development specialist, Shilpi has worked with corporates as all round HR generalist with L&D, OD and Talent specializations gained in a variety of sectors, She has designed and developed course outlines and learning programs on Organisation develop-ment and Human behaviour in organisational settings. She has curated multiple open house programs and lectures on human development, Women empowerment and Prevention of Sexual harassment.

Shilpi leads all Gender initiatives of the organization and help design gender sensitive and inclusive workplaces. 

  • People development Mechanism, Learning & Development.
  • Healing Practices, 
  • Menstrual Health & Women Development, 
  • Human Consciousness study. Indian Psychology- Indian Psychology Institute Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • Working for Blind.
  • Pranic Healing 
  • Card reader
  • Tie & Dye Artist



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