I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Jaya Arunachalam the founder of Working Women’s Forum yesterday at Sambhram college in Bangalore. I was invited by Dr. Mishra, the director of the business school to speak at the ‘management conclave’ and inspire MBA students. Being one of the industry experts chosen to inspire and guide future leaders, I personally got inspired by another icon present at the ceremony, Padmasri Dr. Jaya Arunachalam.
Dr. Jaya is the President of Working Women’s Forum-India, a pioneer in social mobilization strategy who has transformed over a million women in extreme poverty. Her foundation works largely to generate activities to meet the challenge of the twenty-first century in education, employment and promote institutions relevant to advance technology.
Dr. Jaya brings about a body of commendable social work in past 33 years. She initiated the forum with 800 women, has now become a social movement of more than 12 lac women providing them with organised platform, to access credit, education, healthcare and training towards promoting social and financial independence to fight poverty.
She is truly an icon. We all look up to her and aspire to bring about a paradigm shift in the society with our contributions in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility. Read more about her work here – http://www.workingwomensforum.org/