• Ela Bhatt

    Founder, Self-Employed Women’s Association, India; member, The Elders

Known as the ‘gentle revolutionary’, Ela Bhatt is a pioneer in women’s empowerment and grassroots development. Founder of the more than 1 million-strong Self-Employed Women’s Association in India, she was also founder of India’s first women’s bank, the Cooperative Bank of SEWA. She is a member of The Elders