Tasqeen Macchiwalla is currently the General Manager at the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives. She has worked in the development sector for 25 years including with the International Labour Organization (ILO), ActionAid India and Seva Mandir, Rajasthan. Her experience spans gender mainstreaming and women empowerment, child labour and education, health, HIV/AIDS, natural resource management, livelihoods, migration and labour in the informal economy. She has worked closely with grassroots organizations and networks to build capacities, vision and strategy, as well as engaged in policy research and advocacy. She has an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.