Board of Advisors
Former Governor & Union Minister
Ms. Margaret Alva joined politics in 1969 and has served 4 terms in the Rajya Sabha with a term in Lok Sabha. She campaigned for a greater prominence of women in government and in her party's official posts. Her 1989 proposal that 33% of seats in Panchayat Raj elections be reserved for women became a law in 1993. She played an instrumental role to improve the rights and involvement of women and children in governance. She has served as Governor of various states as well as a Union Minister.
Dr. Sasmit Patra
Rajya Sabha MP & Spokesperson, BJD
Dr. Sasmit Patra is a Rajya Sabha member from Odisha since 2019 and also a Spokesperson of the Biju Janata Dal. He is a law graduate with a PhD in Business Management. Dr. Patra is committed to increasing women’s participation in political processes. He has a vast political party organisational experience.
Samajwadi Party Member & Former Lok Sabha MP
Ms. Annu Tandon, in 2009, forayed into mainstream Indian politics leaving an established corporate life behind. She is a former Lok Sabha MP and has significant exposure to public policymaking, team building and community outreach. She is also an active social worker engaged in rural development including relief & rehabilitation, and support for women, children and elderly in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Ms. Charu Pragya is a lawyer-politician who is a National TV Panelist for BJP. She also serves as an adjudicator for the National Anti Doping Agency's Anti Doping Disciplinary Panel of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GoI. She is on the Governing Body of Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, a panel member of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt of India. Ms. Pragya has represented India as a Fellow of the ACYPL - American Council of Young Political Leaders.