DGN Manjoo Phadke Rotary 3131

Welcome to Rotary District 3131

District Governor 2023-2024

Manjoo Phadke Rotary District Governor 3131

DGN Manjoo Phadke

District Governor 2023-2024

It’s not every day that we come across a multifaceted personality who is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, Management consultant and has trained India’s top corporates and Rotarians across multiple districts, Founder and CEO of a successful consultancy and who has held almost all the top posts and has won many awards in Rotary, sports, Corporate and social arena.

Manjoo Phadke is the Founder & CEO of SkillArbor Consultancy, an Approved Training Partner of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). An Entrepreneur, Director, Corporate Trainer, Motivational Speaker and a freelance consultant having trained more than 15000 trainees.

Her experience is in Branding, International Marketing, Administration, PR, Corporate Relations, & Learning and Development.

Her clients include Tech Mahindra, KPIT, Reserve Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Cipla, Emcure Pharma, NeilSoft Technologies, PNG Jewellers to name a few.
She is part of many HR Groups and an Ex-Member of the executive committee of O-HR. She has organised several National & International corporate events such as Super Achievers Awards, HR Excellence Awards, Global Entrepreneurship series, Brand Summits, Management Film Festivals etc in India and other countries too.

Her other achievements include :

  • A National and State level player in Athletics, Kabaddi and Lawn Tennis
  • An avid trekker and a mountaineer.
  • The first Resident Indian to be certified by American Council on Exercise, San Diego, USA
  • A part of the Women Safety Committee under the Commissioner of Police.

She loves to explore the world and has been to more than 30 countries.
A dedicated Rotarian since last 18 years, she is a Charter Member (2003) and a past president (2006-07) of Rotary Club of Pune Deccan Gymkhana. She has a vast experience in the Rotary District 3131 having served on 22 posts in the last 12 years, major ones being:

2020-21 District Director Membership
2019-20 District Director Service Projects Special
2018-19 District Secretary Events & Training District Core Team
2017-18 Assistant Governor District Administration
2016-17 District Director Foundation Events
2015-16 District Director Leadership Training
2014-15 District Director Leadership Training
2016-17 District Chairperson Youth
2018-19 Member Corporate Reach Out
2016-17 Convenor International RYLA
2017-18 Convenor AGAC Training Seminar
2019-20 Convenor Interact Conference
2020-21 Convenor  TAAL, a 26 days program

Rtn Manjoo has been a speaker / trainer at more than 40 rotary events such as PETS, DTA, DTTS, DLTS, Pre-PETS, AGACTS etc.

She has also been a trainer / speaker at various other Rotary districts such as Prestigious 3141, 3142, 3060, 3170, 3053, 3054 at their PrePETS, District Conference, DLTS, PETS, AGAC etc.
As a Rotarian she has added many FIRSTS to her name:

  • First Membership Director to introduce the concept of Satellite Club 
  • First Non-PDG to have been a speaker / trainer to more than 7 other Rotary Districts
  • Core Team Member of the First Guinness World Record of RID3131
  • Founder of the RID 3131’s first officially registered Rotary International’s Fellowship Chapter, IFRM (International Fellowship of Rotarians Musicians)
  • Defined and documented Roles & Responsibilities of more than 350 district posts
  • Conceptualized First Rotary CSR awards, Wellness Awards, NGO Conference and many more properties
  • Led a 3 days long first International RYLA with a participation of 230 foreign students from 29 countries.
  • Primary Contact for First Global Grant of RCP Deccan Gymkhana
  • Initiated designing the first logo of RID3131

She is a recipient of many significant awards at District and many others at Club level:

  • Rotary Mahaguru
  • Most Impactful District Officer with Extraordinary Performance
  • Best District Director
  • Best Assistant Governor
  • District Governor’s Special Recognition as a Director - Twice
  • Best President & many more

She is also a proud recipient of:

  • Prestigious “Avenues of Service Award” given by the Rotary International
  • Vocational Service Excellence Award given by Rotary Club of Satellite City, Navi Mumbai – RID 3142

She is appointed as a District Coordinator on Rotary Leadership Institute’s (RLI) South Asia Committee and is an approved faculty of RLI

She is a Major Donor level 1 of The Rotary Foundation. 

Manjoo is a creative, approachable, and a charming Leader with very innovative ideas and a positive attitude. She has guided many clubs in realizing their own potential owing to her ability to motivate people, build teams, lead them and cultivate more leaders. 
Other Facets of her life include:

  • Regular Column writer on Fitness in Maharashtra times 
  • Part of Times of India Women’s TSD rally to Goa & All women’s Rotary 5 days  car rally
  • Entrepreneurship Mentor at BYST - Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust 


For her achievements in professional and social fields, she received a “Rana Ragini Puraskar”.

She belongs to a much decorated family. Her father-in-law was Dronacharya Awardee and Padmashree, Shri Gopalrao Phadke. Her husband Vishwas is a businessman, daughter Isha is MBA in Marketing and MA & Alankar in Kathak and is a professional Kathak Dancer. Son-in-law, Ambar is an IT professional and a Visharad in Tabla.

Rtn Manjoo is an energetic, hardworking and enthusiastic person. To most, she is a friend, philosopher and guide, a person with a down-to-earth approach, easy adaptability to changing situations and out of the box ideas with a matching ability to execute them. 
In Rotary, she dreams of making each club strong in its own way and making its contributions count in taking RID 3131 to a Numero Uno position.

DGN Manjoo Phadke Introduction