Ramya is a lawyer from India who has worked in the U.S, Zurich and in Singapore in an earlier avatar. Ramya's keen interest in the social sector motivated her to find various ways of caring for communities. She co-founded a giving circle in Singapore called Focus India Forum in the year 2002. This has given her in-depth exposure to the development sector. Her passion is to make a sustained and meaningful difference in the form of charity, social investment or simply by connecting people and raising awareness. She was one of the top five nominees for SONY-IWA woman of the year award 2014. Ramya is also an author who has published books in English and Tamil. Her stories have received several recognitions most notably, the Golden Point Award in 2003 and 2011 from the National Arts Council, Singapore.