Recipient of the coveted Padmashri Award from the Govt. of India in 2004, Gowri Ishwaran is an innovative educationist with over 30 years of experience in leading schools of India. With a very clear vision of the type of educational experience and nurturing that children deserve, she has brought a paradigm shift in how education needs to be imparted to young children. She has been the Founder Principal of Sanskriti School, New Delhi, which has become a leading school in India in a short span of 10 years. She is currently the CEO of The Global Education and Leadership Foundation, where the mission is to mentor and nurture young people to evolve into ethical leaders of tomorrow, and be the change makers that the world so desperately needs.