Malvika Iyer

Motivational Speaker, Activist, Model, Researcher at Global Shapers Society (An initiative of the World Economic Forum)


  • Female
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  • Country: United States of America
  • Global Shapers Society (An initiative of the World Economic Forum)
    Non-profit organization or network
  • Sustainable development and Climate change, Research, advisory services & innovation, Mentorship, Social dialogue


A bilateral amputee from a freak bomb blast in 2002, Malvika Iyer is an Award winning Disability Rights Activist who is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Social Work. She is an International Motivational Speaker, a TEDx Speaker, a member of the UN Women IANYD, a Model for Accessible Fashion and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. She is an Advocate for Inclusion and Gender. Her work on inclusion has been recognized widely, including an honor from the President of India- Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and the 'Women In The World' Emerging Leader Award in New York. She has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles and books, even finding a place among the 100 Change Agents and Newsmakers of the Decade.

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