Dr. Narayan is the author of the ground-breaking book, Chup: Breaking The Silence About India’s Women and the founder of Chup Circles. She was the Senior Adviser at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and wrote the influential series Voices of the Poor. She has written 17 books and is the recipient of many awards, including being named as one of the 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine in the USA and as one of India’s 35 Great Thinkers by India Today. Dr. Narayan spent many years living in village communities in Africa, South and East Asia. This led to her focus on ‘people first.’
She has over 25 years of experience working on policy design to reduce poverty and gender inequality in development. She is a TED speaker, and her recent talk focuses on how to support women in leadership. To watch the Ted Talk click here. She is the founder of Chup Circles, safe spaces for women and men to engage in conversations about their own everyday behaviours that perpetuate gender inequalities, and is currently working on her forthcoming research on men and masculinities.
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