Shilpa is Convener, Working Group for Women and Land Ownership, a network of NGOs, CBOs and professionals in Gujarat. Active since 2003, the network works towards enhancing ownership of agriculture land in the name of women. Graduated from Tata Institute of Social sciences in 1992, Shilpa worked with Aga Khan Rural Support (India) for about 10 years, looking at Institutional and gender aspects in participatory natural resource development programmes. Subsequently, she has worked with different NGOs, government agencies and funding agencies in different capacities for gender mainstreaming in livelihood issue. She has been actively involved in capacity building and policy advocacy on gender and institutional issues at state and national level.