Motivational Speaker, Researcher, and Social Worker in United States


Motivational Speaker, Researcher, and Social Worker in United States

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“I learnt to embrace every inch, every scar and every emotion.”

Malvika Iyer is a bomb blast survivor, bilateral amputee, Ph.D. Social Work, Gender/ Inclusion/ Disability Rights Activist, International Motivational Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Model for Accessible Fashion, Social Worker, Women in the World Emerging Leader, and a Global Shaper working to spread awareness on gender issues, disability and an inclusive society and the need to change societal attitudes and perceptions towards individuals with disabilities.

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Honored with the first Women in the World Emerging Leaders Award at the 7th Annual Women in the World Summit, New York

One among the 100 Change Agents and Newsmakers of the decade (Deccan Chronicle 28-03-2015)

Global Shaper (An initiative of the World Economic Forum)

Honored by the President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Featured in ‘YES, WE CAN!’ 100 Inspiring Stories of Differently Abled Entrepreneurs by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities- Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

One among the 20 women achievers selected to attend the Women in the World Summit, in association with the New York Times at New Delhi #WITW

Featured in Women of Pure Wonder – Vision. Valor. Victory. – Vodafone Foundation features 50 inspirational women from across the country who’ve emerged as game changers in their chosen field

Speaker at CIVICUS World Assembly (South Africa), AGENDA (Jakarta), Sustainable Valley Festival (Norway), TEDxYouth@Chennai 2013, TEDx IIM Kozhikode 2015, IEEE WIE Leadership Summit 2015, MMA Women Managers’ Convention 2013, IYONS 2015, Radiant Wellnes Conclave 2015

State topper in class 10th in 2004

Recipient of ‘REX Karmaveer Chakra and Global Fellowship 2014-2015’

Recipient of ‘Outstanding Model Student’ from Wisdom International Magazine

Recipient of ‘Rolling Cup’ for the ‘Best M.Phil. Thesis’ in 2012

Invited to attend India Economic Summit 2014, Taj Palace, New Delhi

Master of Ceremonies (MC) at India Inclusion Summit, 2013 at Ritz Carlton, Bangalore, 1st National Wheelchair Basketball Championship India, GFK Run 2014

Model for accessible clothing in India (An initiative of Ability Foundation- NIFT)

Awarded certificates, cash prizes and medals for meritorious performance by Sri Sivakumar Educational & Charitable Trust, the DMK President- M. Karunanidhi, the Congress President Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Rajya Sabha MP- Mrs. Renuka Chowdhury, the Chief Minister o

  • Work
    • Global Shapers Community
  • Education
    • St. Stephen's College, Delhi
    • Madras School of Social Work