Confident and committed, Ms.Isabel
Richardson has seventeen years of
professional experience in social
work specially among women and in
community development. She has played
a vital role in taking the dynamic
MCCSS team to the next level in service
among the women and poor. Her Key
strengths – Net working, women
development, organizing programmes,
lobbying, working with children, youth
and helping individuals in distress,
wherever she is, there is action and
P.G.Diploma in Public Relations
P.G.Diploma in Guidance & Counseling
L.Th in Counseling at U.K. Graduated
from St.John’s College, Nottingham.
BCS – Bachelor in Christian
Studies, Senate of Serampore
Received Best Social Worker award
from Loyola College
- Excellent collaborative work
with the All Women Police Stations.
- Was a member of the lobbying
team for policy changes in the Family
Court with regard to nomination
of social workers.
- An active core team member of
the commitment to Girl Child Project
of Synod. Played an active role
in bringing out awareness on the
issue of ‘Maathama’.
Gave valuable contributions to the
project components both from a gender
perspective and in counseling.
- Represented India in discussions
on combating trafficking in the
US organized by the Consulate.
- A Member of ‘Mahila Adalat’
program for settling family disputes,
sponsored by National Commission
for Women, New Delhi.
- Earned many awards in Rotary
Youth Leadership Camp in 1986.
- Represented Trichy district in
the Youth Study Exchange program
of Rotaract held at Srilanka in
- Represented Rotary International
Dist. 3230 during 1999-2000 as a
member of the Group Study Exchange
Team in the United Kingdom.
- Significant contribution towards
developing indigenous models of
intervention and that are used by
Social Work trainees for understanding
the theoretical perspective and
the practical aspects of counseling.
- Impacted the public institutions
in Tamil Nadu. Instituted a programme
on counseling skills for policewomen
as a revolutionary move to bring
kindness into the grim settings
of the police station.
- Worked on sensitive issues in
an Indian society and awakened the
public conscience on problems like
child abuse and violence against
women through talk shows, case discussion
and paper presentation.
- Worked with the clergy, congregational
members, teachers, youth, women
and public at large to empathize
and help victims of distress.
- Participated in the landmark
committee for a leading public sector
company supported by the Supreme
Court to define the guidelines on
sexual harassment in the workplace.
- Board member in Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance ( EAA), Geneva from 2009.