THE FEM WORD TEAM

Co-Founder

Monika Samtani is the president and founder of Ms. Media and an award-winning professional broadcast journalist.

Editorial & Social Media Manager

MADLYN MCAULIFFE

Madlyn McAuliffe is a writer, editor, and content and brand development specialist. 

Associate Producer, Los Angeles
ASHLEY KECHIAN

Ashley is a writer, producer, and director of comedic and branded content. 

Co-Founder/Producer

Natasha is the Co-Founder of The Fem Word.

NATASHA SAMTANI

The Fem Word India

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Gunjan is a film enthusiast living in Mumbai, India. She is a passionate advocate for women.

Gunjan Chandwani

Videographer

As a cinematographer Tyler places a high importance on subjects’ stories, using certain types of camera and lighting techniques to create a compelling visual style.

TYLER DENERING

YOUTH TEAM

Associate Producer, Youth Team

Arshia Arora is a senior at the Holton-Arms School for girls. She is in charge of researching inspiring university girl’s stories around the country.

Youth Team Member

Navya Nataraj is an actively engaged senior at Winston Churchill High School in Bethesda. Navya is very passionate about women’s rights, and leads efforts to raise awareness in her community through volunteering in local political campaigns and organizations. Navya has been riding horses for 8 years and is now 'Novice Eventer', and has played the tablas (and Indian percussion instrument) since she was 7 years old. Navya is an Associate Producer for The Fem Word Youth Team, and is in charge of researching inspiring university girls stories around the country.

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Youth Team Member

Maya Marathe is a sophomore at Oakton High school. She loves dancing and teaching dance.

Associate Producer, Youth Team

Meera Dahiya is a junior at Walt Whitman High School. She is extremely passionate about women’s rights and is an advocate for girl’s education.

Youth Team Member

Saira Rathod is an athletic, hardworking, energetic junior at Walt Whitman High School. Saira competes in soccer, track, and basketball.