Swati Maliwal is an Indian politician and a social activist. She is currently presiding over the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) as a Chairperson.After completing her Class 12 from Amity International School, Noida in 2002, Swati Maliwal in 2006, earned her graduate degree in B.Tech (Information Technology) from JSS Academy of Technical Education, UPTU.In her class 12th, Swati secured 92%, and in her BTech, she obtained 66%.In 2002, she was awarded a Certificate of Merit by CBSE for being among the 0.1% of the top scorers in the English language in India.Post her engineering, in 2006, Swati decided to work with a man, who was providing free-of-cost education to poor children residing in the slums of Delhi. In an interview, she stated, After completing my engineering, I had a three-month break before my first job. I had an ample amount of time, so one day when I saw a man teaching slum children, I decided to join him. I thought I would do that for some time and then leave it. But, as soon as I started to teach those 30 kids, I got exposed to the disparity and inequality that these children were facing there. I felt guilty for not doing anything for these innocent children, and soon I decided not to take my job and scale up my contribution towards the betterment of the society..In the early 2000s, Swati Maliwal, along with Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, co-founded a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called Parivartan. By 2012, the NGO had become inactive after its founders launched a political party, the Aam Aadmi Party. Logo of Parivartan NGO.From 2006 to 2013, she worked with Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF), which aimed at addressing the issues pertaining to women empowerment.From 2008 to 2012, Swati Maliwal looked after PCRFs administrative and financial planning. While working with PCRF, she once visited a few villages in Maharashtra, where she conducted several surveys and gathered 55,000 pages of information.In 2007, Swati Maliwal presented her suggestions to the Thirteenth Finance Commission of India for bringing the desired financial reforms.During the 2008 Bihar floods, Swati Maliwal spent three months, working in the flood-affected region for the rehabilitation of the affected local populace.