Mousumi Sarkar has completed M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Soil Science from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya of West Bengal. For the last 22 years, She has been working with women and their institutions, ensuring women's collectives become capable of bringing transformative changes in their lives and livelihood as well as in the area. The first three years she worked in Purulia (West Bengal), then for about a decade in Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), thereafter in Madhya Pradesh and at present in Jharkhand.
Once women were organised into collectives, they became more proficient in making decisions on livelihoods and enhancing economic stability; challenging family, caste and social norms then was a natural consequence