Sutapa Sanyal


Public Speaker, Diversity & Inclusion Expert / Ex Director General of the Indian Police Service


Sutapa Sanyal is a TEDx speaker, consultant and advisor on Diversity & Inclusion, Women's Leadership and Child Rights. A former Director General of Police, she has been awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services. As the first woman to become Director General of Police in U.P., she founded and led the U.P. Police Mahila Samman Prakoshth (MSP), an award- winning police unit, for protecting and empowering over 140 million women and children. She partnered with UNICEF & Action Aid to establish several innovative programmes including: Vikalp: India’s first police portal for reporting crimes against women and children; Nav Chetna: gender-sensitization trainings for law enforcement officers; Citizen Cadets: a women’s leadership initiative. Her work has been commended internationally by the Govt. of UK, INTERPOL & US Department of State. She was recognized as an “Indian Woman Leader” by the British High Commission and was the only Indian invited to address the INTERPOL's ISGCAC'17. She also served on the Govt. of India's Micro Mission 07, to develop national policy for gender equality.


  • ISRM Women in Security Chapter - Diversity & Inclusion - 14th April 2021