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Building a Career at the Intersection of Rights and Impact

Craig Zelizer

February 28, 2024

Building a Career at the Intersection of Rights and Impact: In-Depth with Purva Gupta

Join us on March 5th at 8 AM EST for the next Livestream of the Social Change Career Podcast with Purva Gupta, a leading human rights  practitioner with extensive experience in child protection, labor exploitation, and international development through program leadership, advocacy, and partnerships.

What we will cover:

  • Experienced Insights: With a career dedicated to child protection and labor exploitation, Purva brings deep knowledge from her roles, including her time as Director at the Nobel Prize Winning Organization Global March Against Child Labor.
  • Her journey reflects a deep commitment to human rights and serving communities in need.
  • Grounded Strategies: Purva's work at the intersection of programs, advocacy, and partnerships exemplifies how to effectively support civil society organisations and underserved communities. She brings reflections on shifting the balance of power in international development.
  • Actionable Knowledge: This episode offers listeners a chance to learn about the nuances of working on global issues such as child labor, education, human trafficking, and how businesses can respect and support human rights.
  • Direct Impact: Hear about Purva's personal contributions to grassroots change, her mentoring work, and her initiatives to connect families with aid during critical times, emphasizing the importance of community-based support.
  • Actionable Career Insights: Purva will share deep insights on upskilling, trends as well as challenges in the impact sector and also respond to your questions. 

Event Details:

When: March 5th at 8 AM EST

How to Attend: Be sure to join the live stream on LinkedIn & YouTube. If your schedule doesn't allow you to watch live, the recording will be available on our YouTube Channel or as a podcast episode on PCDN or any major podcasting platform.

Why is PCDN doing this? Our mission is to empower professionals and students to pursue impactful careers in social change. For more tailored guidance, visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: Engaging interviews led by the PCDN team, with opportunities for audience interaction and questions.


Purva Gupta has seamlessly woven her expertise in commerce with a strong dedication to social justice, leading her to significant roles within the human rights field. Her academic background from the University of Delhi and the London School of Economics has equipped her with the tools to critically engage with development issues. Purva's extensive experience in over 30 countries has been focused on programmatic responses to child labor, education challenges, and human trafficking, among other pressing global issues.

Her current focus on decolonizing aid reflects a commitment to evolving international development practices. A committed mentor and advocate, Purva's passion extends beyond her professional roles, as she dedicates time to pro-bono work, fundraising, and mentoring, all while finding solace in the joys of travel, reading, baking, and the tranquility of nature walks.

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