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Mallika is creating Interconnected Ways to weave a new paradigm for self, community and planet. She is a leading innovator in storytelling and culture change and has produced multimedia experiences that have reached millions of people to shift hearts and minds. She brings together the power of ancient wisdom and spiritual practices with contemporary tools for creative connection and transformation.
Mallika is the founder of global human rights organization, Breakthrough, and led the group as its President & CEO for 17 years. She has served as Program Officer for Human Rights and Social Justice at the Ford Foundation’s New Delhi Office. She was Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, an institution that was at the forefront of the global movement demanding recognition for women’s rights as human rights. She has served as the Director of the Norman Foundation.
A graduate of NYU Law, Mallika has trained as an energy medicine health coach with The Four Wind, has a certificate in yoga from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center and studies Zen Buddhism. She co-teaches an annual Institute on Women’s Leadership at the Omega Institute.
Mallika received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2016.