Aum Chime P. Wangdi, Secretary General of the Tarayana Foundation, has worked on poverty alleviation in Bhutan for the last 30 years. She is a stout advocate for increasing women’s participation in society and encouraging women leaders in Bhutan. In her talk, she recounts her experience as a social worker, highlighting various stories from the communities she has worked in. Aum Chime stresses the importance of building capacity at the grassroots to succeed as a democratic nation in a fast-changing world.