Meenakshi works in the areas of gendered political economy, women’s empowerment, and social protection. Her particular research interests are exploring the links between paid work and unpaid care work, gendered division of unpaid care, and impact of family friendly policies on gender relations. Her PhD is on a political economy analysis of the Maternity Benefit Amendment Act in India from a feminist political ethics of care lens.
Meenakshi holds Masters degrees in Women’s & Gender Studies as well as Human Resource Management. She has over 17 years of experience, working in both private and not-for-profit spaces, in organizational consulting and leadership development. She has special expertise in designing and facilitating women’s leadership programs, building gender inclusive workplaces, articulating organizational vision and culture, devising strategic HR policies, and using psychometric assessments, feedback and coaching for personal transformation. She has independently designed and delivered workshops for audiences in Bahrain, Canada, India, Nigeria, Singapore and UAE. She has spoken at Women’s International Network (WIN) India Conference 2017; Microsoft’s Diversity & Inclusion conference ‘Confluence’; and on Gender Inclusive Leadership at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India.