After graduating with a B.A.LLB (Hons.) from the NUJS (Kolkata) in 2007, Shweta joined Amarchand Mangaldas as a corporate lawyer. Two years later, she decided to pursue her passion and studied for a M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods) at the University of Oxford, followed by a PhD in criminal procedure and mental health law at the University of Leicester. She taught Principles of Criminal Law at Christ University (Bangalore) prior to joining SASHA in 2014.
In affiliation with SASHA, Shweta has worked with nearly 50 organisations pan India, and currently provides support to 23 organisations on matters of sexual harassment and discrimination at the workplace. Her role as a legal consultant requires her to assist her clients in achieving compliance as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013. Shweta has clients based all over India, with offices in more than 10 cities. She covers an employee base of over 50,000 personnel. Shweta has conducted over 500 awareness sessions on POSH, and redressed over 175 such complaints as an external member on Internal Committees. She was also appointed as a member of the Local Complaints Committee of Delhi (South District) by the government, earlier this year.
Besides working in the POSH space, Shweta also provides support to schools on matters of child safety and prevention of child sexual abuse. She conducts sensitization sessions for students and faculty on these subjects, and advises the school administration on how to deal with such complaints.