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Priyanka Chaturvedi

2021 Fellow

Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha, India Parliament

VVEngage 2021

Priyanka Chaturvedi is Rajya Sabha MP from Shiv Sena, Maharashtra. She is also Deputy Leader and National Spokesperson of Shiv Sena. She is Member of Parliament Standing Committee of Commerce and Member of Consultative Committee on External Affairs. She is a regular on television channels debating on various issues on Indian politics, women empowerment, child rights, education and health.

Priyanka began her political journey as an Assembly Delegate of the Indian Youth Congress in 2009. With no political background she became a part of Youth Congress and closely worked with them during her tenure. She went on to become a District General Secretary IYC. She was elevated to the role of National Media Panelist after her active involvement for the party on social media platforms and TV debates in 2013. She was then elevated to the position of National Spokesperson in July 2015.

Priyanka was appointed Communication Department Convenor. She was a part of ISB’s 10000 Women programme, a scholarship programme by Goldman Sachs for women entrepreneurs. Priyanka contributes her opinion columns in various newspapers and online sites. She is currently on the advisory board of Femme First Foundation, a woman advocacy group working to bring more women participation in leadership roles and also Kautilya School of Public Policy, based in Hyderabad.