Environmentalist, Philosopher, Physicist
Vandana Shiva is a physicist, philosopher, environmental activist and ecofeminist, as well as a writer. She received the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1993. She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization.
In 1973, she participated in the Chipko movement, formed by women to prevent the logging of forests in the Himalayas. In 1982, she created the Foundation for Scientific, Technological and Ecological Investigation, which has generated several initiatives that link women and the Earth.
In 1993, she won the Global 500 Roll of Honor of the United Nations Environmental Program and the United Nations Earth Day International Award.