Unreasonable Mentors

Gayathri Vasudevan

Co founder and CEO at LabourNet

Gayathri is an Unreasonable Fellow. Gayathri has participated in 3 programs, including Unreasonable FUTURE 2021.
Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan is the CEO of LabourNet Services. She holds a doctorate in Development Studies with more than 25 years of work for the less privileged in India. Primarily a research scholar on gender issues, she spent the initial years of her career in the villages of India. During this period, she also consulted with UNDP, UNICEF, NORAD, and the World Bank, among others, on topics related to development initiatives for the underprivileged. In 1999, Gayathri joined the International Labour Organization and has held several advisory posts in the government over time. In 2007, she co-founded LabourNet with a vision to enable livelihoods and enhance quality of life through Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship. Her efforts have already touched over half a million lives, empowering men and women to earn a decent living and become entrepreneurs. She has more than 30 publications in the areas of labour, employment, and gender issues to her credit. In 2017, Gayathri was a speaker at the EY World Entrepreneur Forum at Monte Carlo, Monaco, and she was cited as one of the top 50 women in business by Business Today magazine.