Gowri Manoharan

Director of Operations

I came across the Daughters of Destiny documentary by chance on a rainy spring afternoon and was mesmerized by the story. I knew I wanted to work with this amazing organization right away.

While I started my post-secondary journey studying Psychology, I had eventually pivoted to Information Technology which led me to a successful career with the Canadian Public Service. However, after learning about the wonderful work being done at Shanti Bhavan, I knew this was the place for me.

Although I live in Canada at present, my journey started in Sri Lanka and wound its way through Nigeria before arriving here. I have two children – a son and a daughter – who both keep me on my toes. I enjoy hiking, reading, and snorkeling. Happiness and fulfillment to me are family and meaningful work; my role at Shanti Bhavan allows me both.

I consider it a privilege to serve in support of Shanti Bhavan’s transformative mission.