Anju Malhotra is vice president of research, innovation and impact at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Malhotra leads the organization’s efforts to cultivate cross-institutional learning, measure and evaluate the impact of ICRW’s work and foster innovation to strengthen institutional impact.
Malhotra is an expert on women’s empowerment, gender equality and demographic and social change. She has made extensive contributions to the field in conceptualizing and measuring women’s empowerment; maximizing the potential of girls and young women; advancing reproductive health and rights; and developing rigorous but feasible and accessible approaches for monitoring and evaluating programmatic impact. Prior to joining ICRW in 1998, Malhotra was a faculty member at the University of Maryland and a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina.