Mallika is founder, president, and CEO of the global human rights organization Breakthrough, whose mission is to build a world in which violence against women and girls is unacceptable and all beings can thrive.

A leading innovator in human rights, multimedia, and culture change, Mallika combines her creative advocacy for social justice with a spiritual healing practice that connects planet, people, and purpose. Her work inspires a diverse community of change-makers dedicated to replacing the social norms that perpetuate inequality and violence with the bedrock value of respect. “At the end of the day,” she says, “if you treat the people closest to you with respect, you can change the world.”