Girija Shivakumar

Girija Shivakumar

Strategic Communications Consultant

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Girija is an award-winning journalist and strategic communications consultant focusing on India’s development challenges, and the efficacy of the management and policy responses adopted by State and central governments. She has reported for The Financial Times and The Hindu, writing on politics, rural development, health and the defence sectors. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Society of Publishers Asia (SOPA) Award for Editorial Excellence. Girija’s focus remains government relations, strategic communications, public policy and research. Her clients include the World Bank Group, UN Women, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tina Brown Live Media and The Asian University for Women. She is the Executive Director of We The Women; an interactive gender festival presented by Facebook and UN Women.