The General Assembly (GA) of WPC consists of all the members of the Governing Body, all organizational members at the grass-roots level, state level and at national level and all individual members at the grass roots level and individual level.
WPC currently has more than 900 organizational and individual members.
The Governing Body (GB) is comprised of four office bearers and five regional representatives. It meets quarterly and is responsible for making all policy-related decisions, planning annual activities and planning budgets. It also ensures the effective management of the organization.
Executive Body 2018-2020 Office Bearers
Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Chairperson
Dr. N. Hamsa, President
Ms. Hasina Kharbhih, Vice President
Ms. Gouri Choudhry, Treasurer
Governing Body 2018-2020 Office Bearers
Ms. Gouri Choudhry, Delhi
Ms. Hasina Kharbhih, Shillong
Ms. Jahanara, Madhya Pradesh
Dr. N. Hamsa, Delhi
Ms. Padmini Kumar, Delhi
Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Delhi
Ms. Rehana Adeeb, Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Rosakutty Abraham, Kerala
Ms. Sara Pilot, Delhi
Ms. Tara Sharma, Delhi
Dr. Vibhuti Patel, Mumbai
The Governing Body appoints an Executive Committee to assist it in coordination work. The Executive Committee meets monthly. Some of the roles and responsibilities of the EC are mentioned hereunder:
|Dr. N. Hamsa, President|
|Dr. N Hamsa is the President of WomenPowerConnect (WPC). She is one of the founding members of the WPC and was also the Governing body and Executive Committee Member. In the past, she has worked as the Policy Lead – Women and Girls at IPE Global Pvt. Ltd. and as an Executive Director of WPC. She has worked in FICCI and also headed the FICCI Socio-Economic Development Foundation. Her areas of specialization include Labour & HRD, Child labour, Education, Gender, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health & Family Welfare.|
|Ms. Hasina Kharbhih, Vice President|
|Ms. Hasina Kharbhih is the Founder and Chairperson of Impulse NGO Network. ,and Founder, Managing Director Impulse Social Enterprises. She is an Ashoka Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, as well as a Fellow of the Aspen India Leadership Initiative. Having spent over two decades in this sector, she is considered one of the leading figures in the fight against human trafficking in India, as well as South and South East Asia. Ms. Kharbhih has created the nationally and internationally acknowledged Impulse Model (formerly known as The Meghalaya Model) a holistic method to address human trafficking.|
|Ms. Gouri Choudhury, Treasurer|
|Gouri Choudhury is a social activist involved with the autonomous women’s movement in India since 1978. She is a Founder member and the Director of Action India. She is also a founder member of organizations such as WomenPowerConnect, Women’s Resource and Training Center Jagori, Saheli, DASTKAR and Stree Sangharsh and plays a crucial role of leading the organizations with her experience and wisdom.
|Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Chairperson|
|Dr. Ranjana Kumari is the Director of Centre for Social Research and Chairperson of Women Power Connect. She is a renowned social activist and a prolific academician who has dedicated her life to empowering women across the South Asia region. She is actively engaged in the process of establishing Gender Balanced Governance Processes and Political Participation of Women in South Asia.|
WPC’s Secretariat functions as the ground base of operations for WPC. Members of the secretariat work together to design and carry out programme schemes, carry out the lobbying initiatives of the Governing Body, organize and execute annual activities, manage accounts and information, produce WPC publications, meet and work with government agencies, and much more. The office of the Secretariatis the WPC Delhi headquarters and holds regular hours, Monday–Friday, 9.30am–6.00pm
Ms. Gayatri Sharma
Ms. Parul Sethi
Mr. Lalit Singh Katariya
Mr. Sonu Kumar
In addition to paid staff, the WPC Secretariat also employs the skills of temporary voluntary interns. The Secretariat’s internship programme is open to all students who are committed to human rights and social justice in India. WPC has worked with interns from the United Kingdom, the U.S., Europe and India.