Equality, diversity and inclusion, gender and social inclusion, international development, humanitarian aid


Born in India to feminist parents and having lived and worked in many different countries, Navanita considers herself a global citizen.

She has been working in the social justice domain for more than 22 years. Her work has taken her to live in several countries in Asia, Africa and Oceania, with many different organisations, including Unicef, UNDP, International Rescue Committee, World Vision and Oxfam. She currently is working with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman as the Lead – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion where she works to create a workplace culture that accepts and celebrates human diversities and practice inclusion every day.

In every workplace she has been part of, Navanita’sstrategies include questioning, listening to understand, reimagining, and redesigning policies, processes, and practices to make them enabling and inclusive for all people.

Facilitating difficult conversations on ‘wicked’ issues by creating a safe, non-judgmental and uplifting environment is what she enjoys most. She is raising a feminist human, who at 8 years old continues to question and challenge stereotypes and biases in her school, playgrounds and at home.


Masters in Social Work – Delhi School of Social Work