Supriya Sankaran believes that the most powerful insights emerge from the spaces in between things. This has allowed her to pursue a non-linear professional journey. After leading capital market transactions at a premier Indian law firm Amarchand Mangaldas, she joined Ashoka Innovators for the Public. Over the last six years at Ashoka, she has led the process of launching over 60 social entrepreneurs with system changing ideas across different fields in India. She also creates spaces, connections and experiences to accelerate the impact of 300 other Ashoka Fellows.
Why is the legal industry so costly, so forbidding, so adversarial, so inaccessible and so out of step with the times? I believe our inability to lead big change has less to do with the fundamental capability of lawyers, and more to do with systemic principles upon which the legal industry is built and the mindsets lawyers are trained to have.