A renowned social activist and a prolific academician, Dr. Ranjana Kumari is the Director of Centre for Social Research as well as Chairperson of Women Power Connect. She has dedicated her life to empowering women across the South Asia region, and is also a prolific writer of many well‐known publications. Her foray into social work was initiated by her concern for a dowry death that took place near her home in 1976. She has served as the Coordinator of the South Asia Network Against Trafficking (SANAT) in Persons and is a member of the Central Advisory Board on “Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Tests Act, 2001”. Currently, she is a member of Global Safety Advisory Board of Facebook.