Mrs Rashmi Hegde is a development professional with 25 years of experience in the sector.

She has done her Master’s in Social Work from Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore. She was one of the members of the core team in MAYA, a not for profit development organization. She is at present the board member of Maya Organic Support Services, a non-profit initiative involved in supporting livelihoods of artisans in the lacware wooden toys sector near Bangalore.

She has worked as District Head in Cohesive District Education Leadership Development Program, which is a state level collaborative program of Department of Public Instruction, UNICEF, Azim Premji Foundation and its Regional Resource Institution partners and aims to impart quality education through leadership development across levels within Department of Education. She has also had extensive corporate experience from her days as HR Manager in Software Pundits India Pvt. Ltd.