Ritu Dewan, the first woman Director of the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, was President of the Indian Association for Womens Studies. She has published widely on development issues, gender economics, rural and urban labour markets, displacement, conflict studies, etc. and is a consultant to several national and international organisations, as well as state governments specially on gendering macroeconomic policies. Her research focus is generally the result of the issues related to the marginalised.
Radha Sehgal, after completing her Masters from the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, Radha Sehgal taught Economics at SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce for two years. She worked for more than three years as a Research Associate in the Centre for Development Research and Action. Her specialisations are Human Development and Gender, as well as Urban and Labour Economics. She is currently working as Programme Officer at ActionAid, Mumbai.