Gayathri Vasudevan, Co-Founder & CEO, 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 a doctorate in Development Studies with 30 publications in the areas of labour and employment and gender issues to her credit. Gayathri was also a speaker at the EY World Entrepreneur Forum 2017 at Monte Carlo, Monaco.
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’s model has been widely acclaimed in the business world as one of the few companies in this space which is run profitably and having far reaching impact. LabourNet has impacted about a million lives, empowering youth, men and women to earn a decent living or become profitable micro entrepreneurs.