Aekta Kapoor is the founder and editor of eShe magazine, and the founder of the nonprofit peacebuilding initiative South Asia Union. After a long career as an award-winning lifestyle and fashion journalist heading prestigious publications and websites, Aekta now focuses on gender equality, social justice and peacebuilding through her writing and initiatives. eShe magazine hosts summits led by eminent women to promote regional peace and to create a platform for women’s leadership from South Asia. Aekta was mentor for The DO School’s Industry Disruptor 2020 by WeEmpowerAsia, UN Women, in India and Europe, and for the UN Investor Consortium for Women Entrepreneurs 2020 by India’s NITI Aayog and UNDP. She has authored a spiritual memoir and edited an anthology of short stories. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and elderly Golden Retriever, and a floating population of two adult daughters and mother-in-law-turned-best-friend.