Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala is a women's rights activist with 18 years of experience in the field of women's rights and gender equality. She holds a MA in Gender Studies from Sussex University (UK), and a post graduate diploma in Women’s Studies from Colombo University. In 2016, she became the first Sri Lankan (male or female) to summit Mount Everest. In recognition of this achievement, from 2016-2019 she was appointed the Goodwill Ambassador for Women's Rights by the Ministry of Women's Affairs in Sri Lanka. In 2017, she was also included in the BBC’s list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world. As an independent consultant, she is currently co-creating ‘Delete Nothing’ – an online platform aimed at addressing technology related violence in Sri Lanka. She is also the Chairperson of the Sexual Harassment Complaints Committee of the Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee.