A social entrepreneur working at the intersection of the arts, media and the social sector, Kirpal recently aligned with CitiesRISE, a global platform committed to transforming the state of mental health policy. Kirpal founded the internationally renowned India Art Fair, the first and largest platform of its kind in South Asia, which has been instrumental in shaping the region’s cultural landscape since 2008. She is part of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders community, a recipient of the President of India’s prestigious Nari Shakti Award, and has received business awards and recognitions from leading global publications such as Fortune, Forbes, Business Today, Financial Times and Vogue. On fellowship she will draw upon her training and non-profit board experience in the field of mental health to create a social enterprise that will raise awareness and decrease the stigma of mental health issues. She will seek non-traditional solutions that provide wider access to emotional wellness for patients and families, including through the arts.




Social Entrepreneur

Areas of Interest

Design, Education
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Program Year



Common Interest Program

Country of Origin


Destination Country

United States