At ‘I Am Woman’, the women empowerment event in Mumbai, Almas Mukri shares her story. From a low income school, she participated in and won the IE Social Impact business plan startup competition. Her business ‘Basket of Joy’ is an organic fruits basket company that creates social impact. The 15 year old daughter of a vegetable vendor, sources fruits from poor organic farmers and woven baskets from sex workers. The greeting cards sold by her are made by handicapped people and the couriers used employ deaf people.
This video shows such an inspiring, hopeful and incredible story:
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honour your calling. Its why you were born and how you become truly alive. This quote by Oprah Winfrey captures the essence of I Am Woman – an evening dedicated to celebrate the inspiration of women.
The ‘I am Woman’Awards, an initiative that celebrates the inspiration of women was created by IE Alumnus Dr. Karan Gupta and IE Business School four years ago. This award is in fact a movement that believes that women are reservoirs of strength. On this platform every year, powerful women speak about their personal and professional lives, thereby inspiring many others.
IE Business School and KGEF actively support and encourage women in business and have special scholarships for women. We recognize the challenges that women in business face and wish to support them in every way that we possibly can. In fact, 51% of the students at IE university are women – one of the highest female ratios among any leading university worldwide. We have a scholarship fund for women which ranges in millions of Euros just to support women in business.
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