Shweta Punj is an award-winning journalist and was chosen as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum. She is a deputy editor with India Today, where she writes about economy, political economy, start-ups and development. She was awarded the Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity (national and South Asia) for her investigative series on child sex slaves. With over two decades of journalistic experience across the US and in India, Punj has worked with CNBCTV18, Inside Washington Publishers, Bloomberg UTV, NewsX and Business Today. She co-founded a digital governance platform, Whypoll, which introduced India’s first mobile application for women’s safety. Punj is also the founder of Original Women Network, a community for women to empower and inspire all.