Meera Mitra has a PhD from the Delhi School of Economics. She is a sociologist and development specialist. She has taught at Jesus and Mary College (Delhi University), Millersville University and Franklin and Marshall College (USA). Mitra has also been involved with consultancy research in India and the USA. In India, she has been responsible for the research, design and management of development projects in the areas of gender, health, education and governance, implemented in different parts of the country, and funded by national and international organizations. She is the author of the book, It’s Only Business: India’s Corporate Social Responsiveness in a Globalised World. Mitra has penned several reports, journal and newspapers articles on development and has been a speaker at national and international forums on the subject.