The Essar Foundation: Empowering Women in India

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The Essar Foundation: Empowering Women in India

by Sangeeta Haindl
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How #India’s fourth largest company is empowering #women http://bit.ly/1R9Pz3V via @Justmeans #CSR

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:00pm

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In the small village of Junagam, in the State of Gujarat, India, Nisha, Nayana, Jasmine, Bhavna, Ramila and Pratiksha are a group of six women who are part of a bakery programme run by the Essar Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Essar Group, India’s fourth largest company. These women have not just learned to bake, but have set up a small bakery business. They have also acquired a self-confidence that has come through the support and friendships they have made through this school.

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Sangeeta Haindl writes on women and children; social innovation; social enterprise and social entrepreneurs. She has a particular interest in India. She is the founder of Serendipity PR, in London, U.K., where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She is was until recently chairman of London's leading conscious well-being organisation, Alternatives, which hosts leading speakers such as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch and many other well-known names. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer; enjoying helping others, paying it forward and being a mum.

Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Cause Global | Education | Essar Foundation | Essar Group | Gujarat | India | Justmeans | Social investment | Training | Venture Philanthropy

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