Renana Jhabvala has been working with SEWA since 1977. Since then, she has served a number roles within the national federation, including overseeing the movement’s expansion and diversification. Renana Ben is also one of the founding members of WIEGO, HomeNet South Asia, and has served on a number of public committees and task forces. Currently, Renana ben also serves as the Chair of the WIEGO board, Chair of the SEWA Bank, Executive Trustee of Mahila Housing Trust, and serves on the United Nations High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. She is the recipient of several awards, including, the Padma Shri Award (1990), Lifetime Achievement Award from FICCI (2017), and Outstanding Work in Social Service from the Vineet Gupta Memorial Trust. Her most recent publications include Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India, co-edited by Sarath Davala, Soumya Kapoor Mehta & Guy Standing, Bloomsbury Publication (2015); The Idea of Work, which she co-authored with Ela Bhatt, indian Academy of Self Employed Women (2012); Social Income and Insecurity: A Study in Gujarat, which she co-authored with Guy Standing, Jeemol Unni and Uma Rani (2010); and Empowering Women in an Insecure World: Joining SEWA Makes a Difference, co-authored with Sapna Desai and Jignasa Dave (2010).