Educate for equality
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Antara has been the head of the UNGEI Secretariat since 2021.
Prior to this role, Antara led the gender portfolio for UNICEF India, UNICEF’s largest non-humanitarian office where she led programmes on addressing harmful gender norms in education and health systems. Previously she served as the Deputy Representative for UN Women in Bangladesh. Before joining the UN, Antara worked in the private sector as a management consultant.
Antara started her career as a teacher in a municipal school in Pune, India that served children of sex-workers. Antara holds a M.A. in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in English Literate and Developmental Psychology from Amherst College. She tweets at @antaraganguli.