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Vandinika Shukla

Vandinika Shukla is a gender policy specialist, technology policy expert, and educator. She has spent the last decade designing national gender policies and advocacy campaigns at UN Women, building public interest technology products and partnerships at MIT Media Lab, and founding organizations to amplify unheard stories for stronger democracies. Most recently, she led the launch of the Practicing Democracy Project at Harvard Kennedy School – a research, teaching and practice center on leadership, storytelling, and movement building– with world renowned community organizer Marshall Ganz.

For her work she has been recognized as a young leader by the G20, All Tech Is Human, and the European Commission. Vandinika serves on the Board of Directors for Fora Network for Change, Partners In Democracy, and Chairs the Board of RepresentWomen.

She is a reporting fellow at Tech Policy Press and currently works at Microsoft’s Democracy Forward Initiative on strengthening democratic processes and preserving access to trusted journalism to help build a healthier information ecosystem.