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About Gayathri Vasudevan (Social Entrepreneur):
Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan is the Founder & Chairperson of LabourNet. Under her guidance, LabourNet has grown to become one of the leading “livelihood enablement enterprises” in India and has enabled more than 1 million livelihoods since its inception. It focuses on increasing the income of the informal sector through interventions related to Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship.
She has been awarded the “Forbes India Entrepreneur with Social Impact Award 2018”, chosen among “50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2017”, by the Business Today Magazine and “Entrepreneur of the year 2015”, by the Entrepreneur India Magazine.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Gayathri Vasudevan (Social Entrepreneur) & Rothna Begum (Human Rights Activist) in conversation with Faye D’Souza (Journalist)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: Plight of the Invisible Workforce.
About The Webinar:
Covid-19 is not just a healthcare and economic crisis, it is a crisis that will change the way livelihoods are being earned & humanity is being looked upon. For the millions of migrants who are at the crux of this disaster – helpless and made vulnerable, it’s time we rethink and introspect the way we view our invisible workforce.
Shedding light on the millions stranded locally & globally, what would it take to ensure that stakeholders across all levels consider this plight of the large informal sector. As millions of them face job loss, unpaid wages, starvation, abuse and displacement, many have only one option – to return back home.