Reema Nanavaty

Director, Self Employed Women’s Association


  • Leader, SEWA rehabilitation programs in Afghanistan and in Sri Lanka providing vocational training in rural livelihood security to war-affected widows
  • Oversees 4813 self-help groups, 160 co-operatives and 15 economic federations, across India and in 7 South-Asian countries, focusing on women’s economic empowerment
  • Member of the Advisory Council on Gender of the World Bank Group
  • Former member of International Labor Organization’s High-Level Global Commission on Future of Work
  • Recipient of Padma Shri Award 

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