Gayathri Vasudevan

Executive Chairperson Labour Net

Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan was cited as one of the top 50 women in business by Business Today, a leading magazine in India in the year 2017 and “Entrepreneur of the Year in Social Business Category” by Forbes India in 2018. She has also been awarded WTI awards 2021. She has been a TED speaker several times.

She has a Doctorate in Development Studies, with 30 publications in the areas of labour, employment and gender issues to her credit.

Between 1999 and 2007, Gayathri worked for the International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency. She Co¬ founded LabourNet in 2006 with a vision to enable livelihoods and enhance quality of life through Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship. LabourNet has impacted about a million lives, empowering youth, men and women to earn a decent living or become profitable micro entrepreneurs.