Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, the principal of MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai is an Educational Administrator with 23 years of experience in research and teaching post graduate and under graduate students of Management and Commerce. Her crowning moment was the invitation to her from the US Department of State to visit the USA under the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). She visited Universities of Stanford, Harvard, Yale, California, Atlanta, Columbia, Boston University, Washington, Wellesley College, New York and Wesleyan. She has authored two books and published articles in several national and international journals. She has won The Best Teacher Award, Woman Achiever Award, and Bharathi Kanda Pudhumai Penn Award.