IAS Officer Ratna Prabha is Karnataka’s biggest champion for women. She is the force behind the new tech park for women entrepreneurs, encouraging women to go into strong manufacturing and tech fields, and not just settle for soft industries.

Prabha started her career as a young officer in Bidar in North Karnataka where she had to deal with communal tension, protests to bring peace. The Chief Minister applauded her efforts and called her the only ‘man’ in the state. Prabha shares her journey, her initial days of learning the ropes in India’s administrative systems, breaking the glass ceiling, come out a winner in male-dominated situations and promoting women through improved investments in the state.

Ratna Prabha in conversation with SheThePeople