Content from the WeForum.org ; New Delhi, India, 3 October 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to WI Director Shanti Raghavan and her husband Dipesh Sutariya
on being recognized for India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2019


They were honoured for their work in building an ecosystem of skilling, employment and entrepreneurship for persons with disabilities through the use of technology.

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, honoured Shanti Raghavan and Dipesh Sutariya of EnAble India as the India Social Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2019.

Raghavan and Sutariya have been instrumental in building an ecosystem of skilling, employment and entrepreneurship for persons with disabilities through the use of technology innovations, breakthroughs in skill trainings, new workplace solutions and behaviour-change tools. EnAble India has positively influenced and changed the mindsets of 729 businesses and built frameworks for inclusion in universities and government agencies for the employment of persons with disabilities in formal and informal sectors across India.

The winner will be invited to join the Schwab Foundation’s global community of more than 350 social innovators. Social Entrepreneurs are driven by their mission to create substantial social change and promote inclusive growth, developing new products and service models that benefit underserved communities.

Read full article at: https://www.weforum.org/press/2019/10/shanti-raghavan-dipesh-sutariya-honored-as-india-social-entrepreneur-of-the-year-20

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