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Archana Kotecha

Archana Kotecha is a results-driven legal expert and passionate human rights advocate specialising in the area of modern slavery. She is a well-recognised expert in SE Asia and is Founder and CEO of The Remedy Project, a social enterprise focusing on the rights of migrant workers in global supply chains.

What makes you a Risky Woman?

I am bold, daring and I wear my vulnerabilities with pride and strength. I value empathy and compassion as much as I do professional excellence. I always strive to be authentic in my passion for my profession and in my delivery of services for some of the world's most vulnerable populations.

Name your top 3 achievements

  1. Being a working mother and raising my children to grow my legacy of giving back to the communities that need us the most.
  2. Setting up The Remedy Project to revolutionise the way migrant workers access justice in global supply chains and setting up The Legal Impact Hub to service vulnerable populations across Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong. We have successfully represented victims of exploitation whilst also working on improving the Rule of Law in these jurisdictions.
  3. Being recognised as regional legal expert in the counter-trafficking space in SE Asia and being nominated by the Financial Times Asia as one of the Top Ten Innovative lawyers in Asia Pacific.

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

Leaving a well-paying corporate job and starting all over again in the human rights world. It was perceived to be non-sensical and a wasted opportunity. I understood that the human rights world was my home the first time I made a difference to someone's life. Then nothing else mattered...

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

l may come across as extremely confident but I suffer from self-doubt and "Impostor Syndrome". I manage this by grounding myself in passion and ambition.

What is the best quality for successful leaders in Risk?

Vulnerability - understanding weaknesses and limitations but not being held back by these.

Podcast | S1E5 Risky Women Join #impact: Archana Kotecha https://riskywomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/risky-women-stop-slavery-summit-hong-kong-2018-08-28_dsc_3228_43790632584_o.jpg 999 715 Risky Women Risky Women https://riskywomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/risky-women-stop-slavery-summit-hong-kong-2018-08-28_dsc_3228_43790632584_o.jpg 26 June 2018 14 January 2020

Podcast | S1E5 Risky Women Join #impact: Archana Kotecha

Regina Larko interviews host Kimberley Cole with Liberty Asia’s Archana Kotecha about the Anti Slavery Summit

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CEO and Founder

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