Meena Acharya is a well-known economist, feminist scholar, researcher and prolific writer. She has the experience of working with various government and non-government positions and is currently the General Secretary of Tanka Prasad Acharya Memorial Foundation. She did her BA honors in Economics from India, MSc in Economic Cybernectics from the Soviet Union and PhD in Development Economics from USA. Her academic contributions to highlighting women’s position and status in Nepali society have been unique and unparalleled. Some of her recent works include Labor Market Development and Poverty: with focus on opportunities for women in Nepal (2000), Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (1997) with Pushpa Acharya, and The Statistical Profile of Nepalese Women, An Update in the Policy Context (1994). She has also written several newspaper articles and is published in numerous journals.