Madame Gandhi’s mission is to elevate and celebrate the female voice.

Why you should listen

Kiran Gandhi, who performs as Madame Gandhi, is a Los Angeles-based musician, activist and music industry thinker, listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 music class of 2019. She has toured professionally, drumming for M.I.A and Thievery Corporation, and currently DJs, drums and produces music under her own name. Her song "The Future is Female" climbed to number 8 on the Viral US Top 50 Spotify Charts following the 2017 Women's March, and her solo EP Voices has received critical acclaim from outlets like FADER, Paper Mag and Milk.

Gandhi holds a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics, political science and women's studies from Georgetown and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Between 2011-2013, Gandhi worked at Interscope Records as their first ever digital analyst, studying patterns in Spotify and YouTube consumption behavior. In 2015, she ran the London Marathon free-bleeding to combat period stigma around the world, sparking a global viral conversation about how we treat menstruation in various cultures. She now travels often to perform and speak about modern gender equality, and she's also working on her full-length album.

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