Meenakshi Ramesh is extremely passionate about transforming social issues, and has held leadership positions as well as volunteered with several organisations in the space. She is currently Executive Director and CEO of United Way Chennai, an organisation that carries out holistic and sustainable interventions across sectors such as education, health, environment, livelihood, and disability. She is a founding trustee of Citizen Matters Chennai, an online magazine for increasing citizen engagement in solving urban civic issues. She has spent over seven years with Pratham, India’s largest NGO in education. Meenakshi also spends her time volunteering for cleanliness drives and other civic initiatives.