SAUMYA ROY is a journalist and social entrepreneur based in Mumbai. She has written for Forbes India, Mint, Outlook Magazine, wsj.com, and thewire.in among others.
In 2010 she co-founded Vandana Foundation to support the livelihoods of Mumbai and rural Maharashtra’s poorest micro entrepreneurs by giving small, low interest loans. While working on Castaway Mountain, her first book, she received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Blue Mountain Center, Carey Institute for Global Good, Sangam House, and Dora Maar House. Saumya was a fellow of the National Foundation of India from 2011-2012. In 2019, she appeared on The Rockefeller Foundation’s Solvable podcast series, featuring those working to solve the world’s most intractable problems.