Patron Dr. Karan Singh
Dr. Sarala Gopalan

Office Bearers

President Dr. Asha Chandra
Vice President Dr. Sarla Manchanda
Secretary Ms. Jyotsna Kapur
Jt. Secretary Dr. Renu Malaviya
Treasurer Mr. Umesh Chand Goyal
Jt. Treasurer Ms. Kalyani Raj
Elected Executive Members:

Dr. Manorama Bawa
Dr. Adarsh Sharma
Mr.Riaz Umar
Ms.Yuthika Mishra
Dr. Usha Sharma

Mr. Himangshu Rai Vaish

Co opted Executive Members:

Ms. Bulbul Das
Ms. Asheema Singh

Ms. Chitra Sarkar

AIWC Representatives Ms. Rakesh Dhawan
Ms. Kalyani Raj
Dr.  Manju Kak
Ms. Shubra Mendirata
Dr.  Upasana Singh
       Special Invitees

Dr. S.K.Sharma

Ms. Rupinder Kaur

Foreign Representatives
(New York Representative)
Ms. Veena Manchanda
Director Lady Irwin College Dr. Anupa Siddhu
 Chairperson Governing Body, Lady Irwin College Ms. Rita Menon



PATRON-Dr. Karan Singh: MP, Rajya sabha, Chairman, AIWEFA-Nina Sibal Award Committee.

PATRON- Dr. Sarala Gopalan, (IAS): Former Secretary, Women & Child Department, Government of India. Governing Body member of several NGOs in India and actively involved in various social development and gender issues. Published books and papers on various developmental issues. Chief among her publications are “Women & Employment in India” and “Towards Equality-The Unfinished Agenda-The Status of Women in India, 2001”. Has been presenting the Country Report on Women at UN and world conferences for four decades. Recipient of many awards as a Social Worker.

Ex Officio-Member- Dr. Anupa Siddhu: Director, Lady Irwin College. An expert in Food & Nutrition.

Ex-Officio-Member- Ms. Rita Menon: Ms Rita Menon, IAS, Former Secretary to the Government of India. Currently chairman ,Governing Body, Lady Irwin College.

PRESIDENT- Ms. Asha Chandra: Expertise in social sector media management, documentary and telefilm maker with Doordarshan, Corporates & Government Ministries, Advertising Professional formerly with leading advertising agencies like O&M, JWT.

VICE PRESIDENT Ms. Sarla Manchanda: Former Associate Professor of Chemistry at Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, specialist in Household & Textile Chemistry. Former Chemist, ONGC. Expertise in organising science exhibitions & fairs.  Scientific Advisor to Schools.

SECRETARY- Ms. Jyotsna Kapur:  Expert in Textiles & Clothing, formerly associated with institutions like Pant Nagar University, Textile Institute Bhiwani, Lady Irwin College, ND and Birla College, Pilani, Executive Director of many community friendly Projects with participatory Action Plans, with a mission to bring prosperity at grass –roots level.

TREASURER- Mr. Umesh Chand GoyalFellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Active Licensed Certified public Accountant (USA) After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1989, Umesh established the Firm – ‘Umesh Chand & Co.’ in 1991 currently named UCC & Associates LLP and brought it up to the level it is today with other business associates & Umesh is Director at the Asia Pacific Board of “Prime Global” association of independent accounting firm across globe. He has pursued his professional goals in an active manner while simultaneously working on social platforms as well.

He has Authored “Accounting of Special Authorities under Central or State Acts” issued by ICAI. Has delivered lectures in various seminar and work shop on Accounting including IFRS and I GAAP, taxation, audit and other professional matters.

Actively engaged with schools for poor children in Gurgaon for last 17 years. He is Founder of South Delhi Study circle for Chartered Accountants in area of continue professional education. And of Chartered Accountants Couple, platform focusing development of lady chartered accountants.

JOINT SECRETARY- Dr. Renu Malaviya: Associate Professor of Education, Lady Irwin College, New Delhi. As a Teacher Educator her expertise is in the area of skill development of general and special education teachers. Her areas of interest are family–school interactions, children’s reading habits, disability studies, gender issues. Consultant to various national and international agencies.

JOINT TREASURER- Ms. Kalyani Raj: Former Bank Officer, Administrator & Manager in corporate and non-profit sector with effective leadership and communication skills. Executive Member, AIWC, Extensive experience in social sector including disaster management.


  • Dr. Manorama Bawa: Former Professor of Home Science, Patna University.  Former National President, AIWC. Patron AIWC. Expertise in Community Resource Management & Social Work. Recipient of many awards for social work.
  • Mr. Riaz Umar: Former Principal, Zakir Hussain College (PG), New Delhi. Expertise in Marketing & Management. President of several educational, economic, business, language and census societies. An educationist, reformer and social worker.
  • Dr. Adarsh Sharma: Team leader of Technical Agency for IDA funded ICDS System Strengthening and Nutrition Improvement Project (ISSNIP) being implemented by Ministry of Women & Child Development. Former Associate Professor of Child Development at University of Delhi, Professor at G.B.Pant University of Agriculture & Technology and Ambedkar University of Delhi. Former Director, National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD).
  • Dr. Usha SharmaM.A., Physical Education (Punjab University), M.S., Planning & Administration (East Germany), Ph.D. , Physical Education & Physical Culture ( Jamia Islamia University) , Diploma in Badminton, NIS, Patiala. Experience:  Former Associate Professor: Lady Irwin College, Sports Officer: Haryana Sports Department, Sports Superviser: NDMC, Sports Officer: Association of Universities, Deputy Administrator: ASIAD 82
  • Mr. Himangshu Rai VaishTech. (Elect.) – I.I.T, Delhi, Managing Director, Instapower Limited, Past Chairman, PanIIT Alumni India, Past President, Chamber of Industries of Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, Past President, IIT Delhi Alumni Association. INSTAPOWER exports its products to over 30 countries. Mr. Vaish has travelled extensively not only in India but also in USA, Europe & UK, Japan, Australia, Middle East, Singapore & Hong Kong besides neighbouring countries like Nepal & Bhutan. INSTAPOWER was awarded the “Technology Leadership Award 2013” by M/s Frost & Sullivan.Mr. Vaish has filed a number of patents over the last several years in the field of electronics, more specifically in the field of electronics and LED lighting solutions, both in India and abroad. Out of these, about 50 patents have been granted in India and Europe. More patents are being filed.
  • Ms. Yuthika Mishra: Associate Professor of History in Vivekananda College, Delhi University, has been teaching for more than 28 years now. She has been presenting papers at the International Congress of Historical Sciences (ICHS/CISH), held every five years, and has attended several national and international conferences. Her field of specialization is modern Indian history and areas of interest are women and family law, marriage and community studies, women’s movements and contemporary studies. She represents India in the International Federation for Research on Women’s History (IFRWH) and is in the Executive of AIWC and Ujjawal Women’s Association (UWA).  Her publications include Tribals and Freedom Movement in India, and Hindu Women and Legislative Reforms: A Discourse on Marriage.



  • Ms Bulbul Das: Practicing Lawyer with special interest in Women’s & Children’s issues.  Legal Advisor to many government and non-government organizations including NCW (GOI), Mobile Help line (DCW), IACR, University of Delhi, JNU-IERB, Delhi Legal Service Authority etc.etc. Panel Lawyer for Delhi Govt., DDA, etc. Has been involved with teaching of English & Law.
  • Ms. Chitra Sarkar:


  • Ms. Rakesh Dhawan
  • Ms. Kalyani Raj: Former Bank Officer, Administrator & Manager in corporate and non-profit sector with effective leadership and communication skills. Executive Member, AIWC, Extensive experience in social sector including disaster management.
  • Dr. Manju Kak
  • Ms. Shubra Mendirata
  • Dr. Upasana Singh