Ela Bhatt, October 2013
|Education||B.A., LL.B.; Diploma of Labor and Cooperatives;|
|Alma mater||Sarvajanik Girls High School, Surat; M.T.B. College, Surat; Afro-Asian Institute of Labor and Cooperatives, Tel Aviv|
|Organization||SEWA, The Elders|
|Known for||founded SEWA|
|Awards||Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Ramon Magsaysay Award, Right Livelihood Award, Niwano Peace Prize, Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development|
Ela Ramesh Bhatt (born 7 September 1933) is an Indian activist and lawyer. She founded the Self-Employed Women's Association of India (SEWA) in 1972. She was its general secretary from 1972 to 1996.
She is the current Chancellor of the Gujarat Vidyapith. She has won the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1977), Right Livelihood Award (1984) for "helping home-based producers to organise for their welfare and self-respect" and the Padma Bhushan (1986).