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Salonie Hiriyur Muralidhara at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. Salonie is a guest speaker for the “Gig Worker, Freelancer, Self-Employed: Who Is Watching out for Them?” discussion panel.

How can the worker co-op form help workers in the informal economy, marked by deregulated tech firms and a decline of unions, both in the overdeveloped world as well as in the economically developing world? Where and how does technology play a role in answering this question?

Salonie works as a Senior Associate at SEWA Cooperative Federation. The Federation works as an accelerator, providing support services to women’s cooperatives and collectives, including digital inclusion. Salonie has been working on developing ways to sustainably include informal women workers in the digital space. She works with partners like the ILO, IDRC, the Platform Cooperativism Consortium, IT for Change and others to develop these service platforms for women workers. In the past, Salonie has worked in the research department of the ILO in Geneva. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with a degree in gender and development.

Added April 16, 2020