Nandini Azad is a senior women leader in the cooperative movement at the International, Regional and National levels. Dr. Azad has the distinction in half a century to be worldwide the only Woman Co-operator to be elected to senior leadership of both the oldest and largest International Cooperative Unions/Alliances. Elected Chairperson of the International Cooperative Alliance - Asia Pacific (ICA-AP) Women’s Committee (2018-2021); and First Woman Board member in 50 years elected, to the International Raiffeison Union board (IRU) (the oldest cooperative union in the world). An elected President of the Indian Cooperative Network for Women and Working Women’s Forum (India) with a membership of over 6,00,000 poor women in the informal sector (H.Q, Chennai). 1.5 million Pethy loans have been provided in 14 Indian locations.