Mirai Chatterjee

Mirai Chatterjee is the Director of the Social Security Team at the Self-Employed Women’s Association, (SEWA). She is also Chairperson of the SEWA Cooperative Federation of 110 women’s primary cooperatives. In addition, she is responsible for SEWA’s health care, childcare and insurance programmes. She was Chairperson of the National Insurance VimoSEWA Cooperative Ltd and the Lok Swasthya SEWA Health Cooperative, and is actively involved in both as a board member and founder. She joined SEWA in 1984 and was its General Secretary after its Founder, Ela Bhatt.


Mirai serves as Chairperson of the global informal workers and policy-makers network, WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment Globalising and Organising), and on the Boards of several organizations, including Indian Institute of Public Health at Gandhinagar (IIPH-G) in Gujarat, India and the Schwab Foundation for social entrepreneurship. She was advisor to the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector and is in the Advisory Group on Community Action of the National Health Mission. She was also a Commissioner in the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. She was a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC), appointed by the Prime Minister of India in 2010. She was conferred the Global Achievement award by the School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.


Mirai has a B.A. from Harvard University in History and Science and a master’s from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Public Health, USA.