Safeena Husain, an active social worker, is the founder and Executive Director at Educate Girls – a non-profit organisation that is headquartered in Mumbai, India. The organisation aims to tackle issues at the root cause of gender inequality in India’s education system 
Early life and education
Safeena graduated from the London School of Economics and has worked in the development sector with both rural and urban under-served communities around the world. From 1997 to 2004, she was the Executive Director for Child Family Health International in San Francisco, CA USA, managing and supporting a range of development programs in the area of health. Safeena was also Board Chair of the International Development Exchange. in San Francisco, a non-profit organisation that promotes sustainable solutions to counter poverty in Africa, Asia & Latin America.
Recognition & Awards
In 2011, she was elected one of the Asia 21 Young Leaders by the Asia Society. She is a Rainer Arnhold Fellow  and was featured as a speaker at a TEDxASB event on the subject of “Rejuvenating Government Schools in India for Girls' Education”. She was also featured as a Times Now “Amazing Indian”