Gayathri Vasudevan

Gayathri Vasudevan


Gayathri, as co-founder and CEO, has built LabourNet into a respected social enterprise, by anchoring on values growth, transparency social protection and inclusion. LabourNet has won numerous awards in the last few years for its model and contribution to society.

She has been extensively involved in policy issues & community mobilizations relating to Livelihoods, Social Security and the informal economy. Gayathri has a Doctorate in development studies with more than 20 years’ experience in both national and international organizations. Gayathri has held several advisory posts in the Government,

Presently, she is

  • CII member, National skill committee & South Region skill committee
  • Member, Mentor council for construction
  • Member, Rashtriya Mahila Khosh (RMK), Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • Member, Recognition of Prior Learning Projects, DGET

Before joining LabourNet, she has held senior positions at International Labour Organization and other multilateral organisations for eight years. Prior to joining ILO, she consulted with UNDP, UNICEF, NORAD, Work Bank etc. She has more than 30 publications in the areas of labour and employment and gender issues to her credit.