Sharda is a writer, researcher and a social entrepreneur with extensive experience in the development sector. She has worked extensively with nonprofit organisations and grant-making foundations and has been instrumental in designing community engagement programmes and initiatives in areas as diverse as governance, financial literacy, urban planning and human rights. Sharda is passionate about using the digital space for improving citizen participation at varied levels. She strongly believes in the power of education and the ways in which it can act as a catalyst in empowering communities. It is this belief that has been instrumental in her choice of working within the education domain.
Sharda co-founded Tale Weavers, an initiative that aims to engage with children and the youth through stories that challenge stereotypes and break the barriers in creating a just society. A strong advocate of art and alternative education, she has had the opportunity to be part of projects, where she has designed games to engage with children on issues around gender and peace.