Founder, Author and Public Speaker
Dr. Narayan is the creator and host of What’s a Man? Masculinity in India Podcast. She is also author of the ground-breaking book, Chup: Breaking The Silence About India's Women and the founder of Chup Circles.She is a TED speaker and her talk focuses on how to support women in leadership.She was the former Senior Adviser at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and wrote the influential series Voices of the Poor. She has written 17 books and is the recipient of many awards, including being named as one of the 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine in the USA and as one of India's 35 Great Thinkers by India Today. Dr. Narayan spent many years living in village communities in Africa, South and East Asia. This led to her focus on 'people first.’
Her books include, Voices of the Poor, Measuring Empowerment, Empowerment and Poverty Reduction, Moving out of Poverty.
Deepa Narayan’s website can be found at www.deepanarayan.com
Watch Deepa’s Ted talk in English