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Mallika Dutt

Mallika Dutt, founder of the global human-rights organization Breakthrough, is one of today’s most innovative, admired, and effective leaders in cultural transformation. Breakthrough has reinvented the delivery of social and behavioral change through a potent mix of stirring multimedia campaigns, cutting-edge pop culture, smart social media, and authentic community engagement. Breakthrough’s most recent campaign, “Ring the Bell: One million men. One million promises,” calls on men around the world to challenge violence against women. The recipient of an honorary doctorate from Mount Holyoke College, Dutt has served on several boards, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Human Rights and India, the Open Society Institute’s U.S. Programs, and WITNESS. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Games for Change Advisory Board, and a co-founder of SAKHI for South Asian Women.