Monica grew up in Kolkata, read law at National Law School of India University in Bangalore and worked in Mumbai before moving to UK. She did her Masters in Law at Southampton and her MBA in Shipping from Copenhagen Business School, and currently works as a senior lawyer with one of the biggest marine insurers in the world. Her interests lie in education, gender equality and diversity. She has always believed in access to education for the disenfranchised. She mentored students at another education charity in India and was a mentor for the Prince’s Trust in UK. Without education, she believes strongly, there cannot be true development and growth.