Ms. Srijana Adhikari is the Founding and current Executive President of Women Act. Ms. Adhikari has more than 20 year’s extensive experience in the development field, particularly focusing on gender equality and women empowerment. She is one of the prominent women and political activists in Nepal. Ms. Adhikari possesses a strong knowledge and skills on policy advocacy, legislative processes, GESI issues, leadership, advocacy and networking, project development and management etc. Ms. Adhikari holds M.A. in Sociology and Rural Development and LLB from Tribhuvan University of Nepal. Ms. Adhikari worked as a consultant at CEDPA for five years. She represented Nepal for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2004 which is a U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. She represented Nepal as a South Asian Student Leader at Donors' Conference/Meeting organized by DFID in London 2007. She has a wide range of trainings, conferences and workshops exposure in the related field both at national and international level.