Sugandha Sukrutaraj began her journey working with the visually impaired in Jamnagar. She produced out a quarterly magazine in Braille which was distributed to schools across India through the Prakash Mankodi Centre for the rehabilitation of the Visually Handicapped (1987-1989).
The highlight of her career in the mainstream was organising the first International Exposition on Aerospace and Aviation in India in 1993 (AVIA INDIA 93) as Regional Manager CONVEX. Thereafter she continued in Aviation till 1998, initially on contract, as consultant to Defence Research and Development Organisation DRDO and thereafter as Chief Executive Corporate Liaison with Deccan Aviation. Between 1998 and 2001, she worked as programme director on contract with the Department of Information Technology, Government of Karnataka to research the holistic requirements for setting up the Computarium, a computer museum reflecting varied technology in a computer generated atmosphere. It was while working here that she was invited to join the Board of Special Olympics in India and has been national trustee and board member with Special Olympics Bharat since December 2000 to date.
She was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007 for her initiative in conceiving and establishing AMBA CEEICs.