Founder, Nikore Associates
Mitali Nikore is a pioneering economist with 12+ years of experience in gender mainstreaming, development finance, policy advisory and social entrepreneurship. She advises leading multilateral organisations such as Asian Development Bank, UN Women and the World Bank. Her experience spans several countries in Africa and South Asia, as well as the United States and the United Kingdom. Mitali is the lead author of the World Bank’s flagship publication, a toolkit on enhancing gender responsive urban mobility and public spaces in India. She has been working in several cities, most notably Chennai and Delhi to create more gender responsive urban mobility ecosystems. In recognition of her work, Mitali was felicitated with the India UK Achievers Honours, which celebrates the work of 75 Indian alumni from UK universities who have made an important contribution to their profession and society. She was selected amongst 75 Indian women in STEAM by the Government of India (2022) and named one of the 22For2022 industry leaders by Forbes magazine. She has been a TEDx speaker and was recently named among the LinkedIn Top Voices for Gender Equality. She is also a widely published researcher and writer with the Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, SheThePeople and EPC World. She has provided her expertise on multiple news segments, including BBC News, NDTV, ET Now, DW News and India Ahead. Mitali holds a Master of Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Delhi.