As one of the world's most decorated police officers, Kiran Bedi's keynotes revolve mostly around her experiences in India and with her two foundations: the Navjyoti India Foundation and the India Vision Foundation for Prison Reformation, Drug Abuse Prevention and Child Welfare.
Bedi has been distinguished as the first woman to join the Indian police service in 1972, where she was widely regarded as an outstanding officer. She went on to serve a United Nations peacekeeping operation as a Civilian Police Adviser. In 2007 she voluntarily retired from the force to tend to her other goals.
Her education includes an Honors Bachelor of Arts from the Government College for Women, Amritsar in 1968, a Master's Degree in Political Science from Punjab University in 1970, Chandigarh and a Bachelors of Laws in 1988 from the University of Delhi, where she went on to earn her PhD in Social Sciences in 1993.
Bedi's impressive list of over 30 awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, Woman of the Year Awards, Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice, and Public Service Excellence Award, recognizes her esteemed career and lasting legacy in India and the world.