Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership


Anusha Limdi

Anusha Limdi
Philosophy, Psychology
Naperville, IL

Why is the mission of women's leadership important to you?

Despite the many changes occurring around us, women still struggle for gender equality in modern society. Through the Gannon Scholars program, I was able to learn more about the challenges of the women around me. Learning and exposing yourself to the different adversities that women face, is the first step to help bring change! Through our focus on research and academics, we can help push each other to be the best-educated versions of ourselves.

What are you interested in researching? Why?

I am interested in researching how microloans can help the community around us. I started a non-for-profit called GLOWE Foundation in which we give microloans to women who are disproportionately affected by economic inequality, institutional barriers, poverty, and many more issues. Women have been found to have a 96% repayment rate of microloans which makes them ideal candidates for starting a business! These data points are extremely interesting, and I would love to learn more about how women, when given the right tools, are able to start their own businesses and flourish.