Meet Mumbai Based 7 Famous Social Entrepreneurs who are making a huge impact in 2022

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    Today is International Women’s Day.
    Hello Mumbai Editor-In-Chief Aleem Shaikh & Entire Team Wishes All Women Happy Women’s Day.

    Every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day across the world to promote women’s rights and honour their achievements across the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.

    This day is a reminder of the grit and determination of women all across the world.
    There is no force more powerful than a woman’s determination to rise.

    Every life begins with a woman. Respect and encourage every woman for what she is. Women, are always respected, loved and appreciated.

    Theme for today’s International Women’s Day 2022 is…
    “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”

    In honour of International Women’s Day, we created an exclusive list of Mumbai based Women Entrepreneur these womens stories will definitely inspire all, Read all.

    Vaishali Bothra : 

    Interior Decorator, Textile Designer and a Horticulturist.

    Vaishali was an Apex Board Member in JITO from 2018 till 2020 and Vice-Chairperson, Gujarat JITO Ladies Wing National Working Committee.

    She is the Founder Chairperson of the Ladies Wing at JITO Vapi Chapter.
    A Patron Member, JITO Ladies Wing and National Board, Member of Management.
    She is the Co-Sponsor of Women National Business Conclave with JITO.
    A Member of the Governing Body, Dnyan Bharti Society’s Sau S.R.Karandikar and Late M.B.B. Irani College of Arts, Commerce, and Science, Dahanu.

    Vaishali is Associated as Director of Bothra Group of Companies, Director, Dahanu Road Janata Co-op. Bank. Committee Member, Lions Club of Dahanu. Dahanu Municipal Council’s Environment Committee Member, Director of Agriculture produce Market Committee (APMC). She is a Founder of Sakhi (Senior Citizen Group), Owner of Government Recognized Bothra (Vaishali) Nursery. And also a member of the Jain Social Group.

    She has graduated in Science (B.Sc.) from Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, Mumbai, a Diploma holder in Interior and Textile Designing from Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, “The Science of Well-Being” course from University of Yale, USA, and achieved Grade 100%. She has Completed Dairy Production and Management course from the Pennsylvania State of University, College of Agriculture Science.

    She is armed with a certification in “The Future of Work: Preparing for Disruption”,by World Bank Group,certified by Harvard University and subsequently completed the LEAD1x Course “Exercising Leadership: Foundation Principles.” She has been certified by Stanford University, USA, for completion of the course “Stanford Introduction to Food and Health”. Vaishali has even completed a course on “The Science of Well-Being”, of Yale University, USA.

    She has social connections with various NGOs and Educational Institutes in various capacities for the last ten years. She is passionate about women’s empowerment and social upliftment and has a Vision for integrated growth and development of women across all sectors.Her work in the Integrated Development of rural villages is recognized and highly appreciated.

    Vaishali says, “Let’s create from Atmanirbhar Bharat, To Make in India movement, Boycott Made in China, Stop using Chinese products, Stop buying Chinese goods, Boycott China.”

    She has been Felicitated by the Lt. Hon. Former President Pranab Mukherjee for the best Horticulturist.
    She is the proud recepient of Corona Warrior appreciation from Jain Social Group International Federation.
    She is in the World Book of Records, UK. She has won recognition and appreciation for the work done towards Women Empowerment amid Covid-19, 2020.
    She was the Co-sponsor of Zaayka, from the kitchen to your heart.
    She has been honoured with ‘Business Excellence Award’ for ‘Best Agro Company of India and Women Empowerment”,2019. She has also been honoured with the Humanitarian and Women Power Excellence Award’ for her exemplary Social Work by the J.D. Institute of Fashion Designing and was felicitated by Jain Sangh Dahanu.

    Femina Magazine gave her due coverage as ‘Miss Femina Smart Girl’,1990. She has won appreciation for her Support and Humanity Work from Rajneeti Ki Pathshala.

    She is also a winner at Agro Horticulture Society of India Annual Flower Show and Friends of the Tree, Vegetables, Fruits and Flower Show. She has generated Self- Employment Opportunities in collaboration with JITO Career Guidance Programmes for Students and Parents of X and XII.

    Vaishali has undertaken Medical Camps too in collaboration with Dahanu Medical Association.
    She introduced Short-Term Certification courses in the College for the underprivileged.
    She is the Women Entrepreneur of National Business Conclave with JITO (Co-sponsor) JBN National Starting with the Skill Development Courses for women in collaboration with various institutions.

    She firmly believes that “With every experience, you alone are painting your canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.”

    She undertakes Environmental Awareness Programme regularly like a tree plantation and recycling of plastic. She has Commensed Digital Awareness to rural students, ladies and senior citizens.

    She acknowledges in “Empower Women” and feels proud to be a woman and cheers all the strong women. Apart this, she feels that “Women Equity” means “Fair” treatment to Women and Men, as per their respective needs. This includes equal treatment or treatment that is different but considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations, and opportunities.

    Pinkky Rajgarhiya :

    As of date women entrepreneurs are forging ahead in various spheres of profession that is predominately dominated by men. Many women as Entrepreneurs have been successful in their respective and chosen field of profession

    We are talking about Pinkky Rajgarhiya. She has made a mark for herself in the Pageant platform and is the proud winner of Mrs. Asia Universe, Mrs. Eastern India 2016, Mrs. India Fitness 2016, and Most Popular Mrs. India 2016.

    She has done our Nation proud as an Indian to represent entire Asia as Mrs Universe and bagged the most prestigious title, Mrs Universe Business Lady of The Year. Professionally she works as a Child Psychologist.

    Notably, She is the brand ambassador of many NGOS like Sahaas Foundation for acid attack survivors and VDIS for differently-abled students in Malad.

    She is even the Founder of Chingari Shakti Foundation, that advocates on Beti Bachao, Beti Padao, an NGO for women Development and Empowerment.

    Recently in December last year she was appointed as the Official Ambassador of Nepal Tourism for Pradesh No 1. by the Ministry Of Nepal. This is the Charisma and Power of Women not only in India but countries across the seven seas. Indians feels elated towards Women making the country proud with their prized achievements.

    Her Achievement and Recognition :

    The Founder of the NGO:
    ‘Chingari Shakti Foundation’

    The Winner Of:
    1. Mrs Eastern India 2016
    2. Mrs India Fitness 2016
    3. Most Popular Mrs India 2016
    4. Mrs Asia 2017
    5. Mrs Universe Business Lady Of The Year

    The Brand Ambassador Of:
    1. Sahaas Foundation for Acid Attack Victims
    2. VDIS School For Mentally Challenged Students
    3. Sports Council Of India Brand Ambassador

    The Keynote Speaker At:
    1. TedX
    2. Lions Club
    3. Rotary Club
    4. NDTV Show
    5. Various Colleges and Schools all over India and Nepal
    6. OBGYN Society

    The Winner Of Other Prestigious Titles:
    1. Samaj Ratna
    2. Nepal Gaurav

    Walked As A Showstopper At:
    1. Navi Mumbai FashionWeek
    2. Bombay Times FashionWeek
    3. Shaina NC
    4. Ramp The Cause

    Instagram Link:
    https://instagram.com/pinkyrajgarhia?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=wq5zh0valw53

    Facebook Link:

    https://www.facebook.com/pinky.rajgarhia

    TEDx Link:
    https://youtu.be/CJglhg_wN5g

    Anuja Saha :

    Naata Founded is a dream of Mrs. Anuja Saha which started in 2008, Naata Foundation is an NGO based in Mumbai and primarily working in the tribal clusters of Aarey region. In our quest to make the locals of Aarey self sufficient, our work is mainly divided up into the following categories – Education, Vocational Education, Environment and Health. We work directly with the locals and have adopted 6 entire padas (villages.

    At Naata Foundation, our focus is on building self sustainable communities within tribal villages & deprived areas in Mumbai, India. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps this community reach their goals and fulfil their potential. Learn more about the impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change .
    Having received multiple awards for uplifting slum education ,maintaing goog environment, looking after the villagers and transform the lives of tribal by providing them proper education, and shelf employment in different fields as per their potential.
    We have students From slum schools those are now successful engeneering students,nurses and many of them are working in bank and financial companies.
    Our main focus is on sustainability and employment.

    Aarti Savur :

    Ms.  Aarati Savur is the CEO of Parisar Asha – Centre for Educational Research and Training , is a passionate educationist, an artist ,motivational speaker and a life coach . Parisar Asha is a Mumbai based not- for- profit Organisation that supports schools to provide a joyful 21st century learning system integrating the environment and art.

    She has a rich experience of 26 years in the field of education and the corporate world. Acceding to the wish of founder director of Parisar Asha, Ms Gloria de Souza, Aarti left her flourishing corporate career and rejoined Parisar Asha as CEO in 2013. She has a Masters degree in Science -Botany as well as MA in Drawing and Painting. She strongly believes that to bring about a positive change in the society, there is an immediate need to bring about continuous innovation in the education system. In the last few years she has brought about many positive changes in the organisation and in the society at large through various innovative projects, such as Eco-tech World School Program , Free parenting helpline, innovative workshops for students, teachers and parents for a sustainable tomorrow.

    In the last 8years these programs benefited approximately 2 lakh students, 2 lakh families and more than10,000 teachers. She has been also conducting workshops globally. During the pandemic, their Toll free helpline was extended to Covid relief. Parisar Asha started many free online initiatives to continue education for the lower income group students such as free Spoken English classes, study circle, art and theatre enrichment, reading club etc. She also introduced special webinars on mental health which was crucial, Such as Ask the expert- Thursday series on Facebook and Youtube

    Ms. Savur dons many feathers in her illustrious cap.

    She was a member of Experts resource for the Board of NCERT Art and Aesthetics department. She was involved in creating and rolling our teacher’s training package in MA in Arts integration for NCERT.

    She is a member of Anti sexual harassment committee for women and children for
    1.Maharashtra Police State Intelligence department
    2.Thadumal Shahani Engineering college, Bandra

    She is also the executive chairman of the Womens’ Movement for Peace and Prosperity’ (WMPP) initiated by the Times group.

    She is on the advisory board of Global Chambers, Mumbai chapter. Member of BNI and Lions Club .
    Not surprisingly, she has been specially lauded by many institutions for her work.
    Recently she has been selected by SME Global Business as one of the top 100 Global Women Leaders. She has been also honoured by Jamnalal Bajaj Management Institute with ‘Leadership award. She has won many national and international awards including Femina World Women super Achievers Award

    Under her leadership Parisar Asha has won many prestigious awards
    1. ‘Reimagine Learning Challenge Pacesetter’ by Lego foundation and Ashoka Changemakers
    2. Global NGO Award 2016 by the world CSR congress for outstanding contribution in education for sustainability
    3.’The Global giving award’ in the category – Innovation in Education, at Dubai
    4India Sustainability Leadership Award – Certificate of merit

    She also has a blogspot: Aartytude
    aaratisavur.com

    Parisar Asha under her leadership was able to support underprivileged education in the testing times of Pandemic and also provide free mental health support to millions of families. join hand with Parisar Asha to help lakhs of children in India who are stuck at home and deprived of joyful education due to Pandemic. Visit www.parisarasha.com

    Rtn Gurdeep Kaur Bhamra :

    Rtn Gurdeep kaur Bhamra, Is known for her social service   She is also lovingly called Babli. Many people in community know her as a tireless & selfless worker who is passionate about “Seva”. This is something ,that she learnt as a small girl frm her father, .

    She is a member of Uniceff Yuva team And United International Sikh sabha foundation
    She joined Rotary club five years back . She is a positive force in every project. And, never allows impediments and challenges to stop her. She as a dollops of experience of community service having worked as..
    Medical director Treasurer, Secretary and now president. In district she worked as co chair in prevention in disease, Chair in citation and awards and zonal avenue chair for givers gain We all know, women have a unique ability to handle several things/matters at the same time. She is no exception. With her husband,who is topper frm VJTI , working overseas, she handles domestic matters and yet finds time for community Service.
    Blessed with a son Prince Who has completed his mechanical engineering from DJ Sanghvi and is proceeding to Columbia University USA for higher studies and daughter Saloni Who has done chemical engineering from DJ Sanghvi and is pursuing MBA at York university in Canada, She will obviously b working in different time zones. Ladies and gentlemen , with experience of handling projects, Financial matters, and relationships, We can assure you on that a club will rise under her guidance and leadership. I welcome Prez Babli

    Dr. Suraina Malhotra:

    POLITICAL LEADER – Presently holding the post of President – North Central District – Mumbai Mahila & Doctor’s Cell – Nationalist Congress Party – Mumbai Pradesh. – 2nd term continuation. Just last year i.e. in Feb’ 20, have been included in the group of ‘ NCP Spokesperson’. Had held the posts of Mumbai General Secretary of Mumbai Nationalist Mahila Congress Party as well as of the Doctor’s Cell. Also contested the MCGM – (Corporation) election from Ward 98.

    MEDICAL PROFESSION – Doctor – M.B.B.S. (Bom.); Further – DPB – Pathology & Bacteriology. Studied in Grant Medical College – JJ Hospital – Mumbai. My love and passion for pursuing a degree in the medical faculty was inherent. I come from the family of Doctors – grandfather, both parents, uncles etc. Have taken training in NLP – Neuro Lingual Programming.

    POLITICAL & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES –

    ‘Helping the people in need in any sphere to the best of my ability’ has become my Motto in life .

    As NCP Mahila & Doctor’s cell post holder arranged various programmers for Mahila eg. Anajdan on regular basis, mahila prashikshan on various topics, awareness about Bachat gat & helping them in that respect, Giving talks and helping ladies – Domestic Violence, spreading awareness about the safety of young once – informing children about Good touch – Bad touch,

    As ‘Cancer’ is tightening its grip over people, pamphlets containing the information on early signs & symptoms of cancer which people should be aware of were distributed all over. We Give information to all the ladies about various types & early detection of cancer. Free Medical Camps were arranged. Breast Cancer & Cervical cancer awareness, free Mammography camps, Pap smear testing etc. Have worked for the rehabilitation of women & children suffering from AIDS. Have held lots of medical camps & blood donation drives in the past. We promote ‘Eye Donation & ‘Organ Donation’ – which is the highest form of donation one can give .

    Have Helped generously the 2019 Flood Victims of Maharashtra as well as the Farmers facing bad days & contributed towards building of education Fund for the children of farmers who committed suicides. Received letter of appreciation from Hon. Shri. Sharad Pawar Saheb for the same. Also received letter of appreciation from him for my social work in the Medical field. Presently working to combat Covid_19 in all possible ways. Holding ongoing Vaccination Motivation camps, free distribution of Masks, Hand Sanitizers, food, Ration, Immunoboosters, regular medication for people who need eg. Diabetics , high BP & who had difficulty in procuring the same due to lockdown ( financial. & age related problems) all this was supplied. Even financial help was offered to the real needy.

    Have been organizing meaningful, frequent medical – social activities benefiting all strata of the society.

    Achievement and Recognition :

    Maharashtra Government- District Planning & Development commiitee – Mumbai Suberbs – Member
    Chairperson – All India IT Cell & Social Media – NMC
    NCP Spokesperson – gr. m.
    District President – North Central District – Mumbai Mahila, Doctor’s Cell
    Executive Member – Mission One for One
    & Business – NMC

    Chief Political Advisor India – Commissioner Medical Affairs of The Global Diplomatic Council -The Netherlands

    The Europe Chapter 1 Head – Hello Womeniya. Com

    Mumbai President – Mahila Suraksha Sanghatan Foundation – Maharashtra State

    Mumbai Mahila Vice-president – Akhil Bhartiya Mahatma Phule Samta Parishad

    Received ‘Rashtriya Ratna Award 2019’ – Best in Social work & Health Category – from organization Filmora News.

    Received award in appreciation – ‘Global Peace Excellency Award 2019’ – Organized by An Consultancy India

    Recipient of – ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Indian Television Award 2021’ – by Filmora Media Network

    Received Certificate of Achievement – Humanitarian – Diplomatic Mission Global Peace

    The International Association of Lions Clubs – Holding the post of District Coordinator Anaemia. Also holding the post of President ( 2nd year) – Lions Club of University Campus. Have done a lot of social activities under this banner eg. Anajdan for blind, for Cancer patients and their relatives & for needy Mahila. Educational help for the school going children – books, uniforms distribution, Water purifier for the schools, free Health check up camps, free eye checkups, free specks distribution, free cataract operations, free Yoga Camps etc. Managed to get Platinum trophies for our club for social services done.

    Dr. Subhash Rane – Malhotra Foundation – President – Various social charitable activities eg. Blanket distribution to the needy, Anajdan, Helping with the educational fees of needy students, Sponsoring various sports events eg Cricket, throw ball etc. Distribution of Kitchen utility items to needy mahila. Free Health Check up Camps – Diabetes check up, BP, Blood profile, Bone density,Eye check up camps, free specks and free cataract operation. Free ECG, Angiography, Ultrasonography, 2d echo, Free CT scan for the proven needy has been done. Free food & gifts Distribution in Khar Anathashram. Also free distribution of specks to the Chembur Children’s home. Offer Special help to the senior citizens to tackle their problems. Also held Tree plantation drives & took part in the citizen movement to Save Aarey Forest – to save the trees being cut for the Metro shed construction. & took part in various other citizen movements.

    I worked closely with ‘IMPACT INDIA FOUNDATION’ & helped them in fund raising for the betterment of tribal communities India. I was also involved in the promotion of ‘Literacy Awareness’ program.

    ACTOR, DIRECTOR, SCRIPT WRITER – Have written the dialogues, acted & I am the Creative Director of the Film ‘HANKI PANKI‘ (ENGLISH FILM).This Film was selected to be shown at SHORTFILM CORNER – At the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL- FRANCE out of 80,000 film entries from all over the world. Creative Director for Hindi Feature film releasing soon – ‘AAJ KE THAG” Have Directed Three ‘Youtube’ – short films. Also Creative Director – ongoing Panjabi music album.

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – In the film ‘MOHRE’ which was released in Europe.

    ACTED in following films – ‘Aaj Ke Thag‘, Hanki Panki’, ‘Indi Goes Bollywood’ Already Telecasted on VOX channel (Germany). Also acted in two Panjabi songs.

    Malhotra Productions: Associate Producer, Creative Director, Script writer

    Have done Professional Live Theater acting. – ‘Anji’, Biwiyonka Madarsa etc at Prithvi Theater.

    Have been a judge for many talent competitions.

    Extremely interested in SPORTS – Was selected to be trained to play in the Mumbai cricket team & had received special training from Legendary Cricket player Shri. Salim Durani.& Father Dr. Subhash Rane who himself was a famous cricketer. Also excelled in Lawn Tennis-Khar gym. champion, Badminton, Swimming in school/ college days. College -Jaihind college.
    Interested in ART – Won lots of competitions & stood 9th in India in Intermediate drawing exam.
    School – BPM high school – Was awarded the Best All-rounder Student award for consecutive 2 yrs.

    Business – Owner of M/S Orion International Exports -Exporting Pharmaceutical formulations, Medical Instruments & Leather Items.
    M/S Orion International – supply of Corporate Gifts

    Multi talented personality.

    Sangeeta Babani :

    Sangeeta grew up in the south-east coast of Spain where she completed her formative and higher education. She has meticulously meshed both cultures of India and Spain in her paintings. She has exhibited her paintings at the prestigious and iconic Jehangir Gallery in Mumbai in addition to countless groups exhibitions and 12 solo exhibitions in India and abroad.

    She paints sky-scrapers, cars, happy people, nudity amidst a backdrop of the hustle and bustle of the busy city life what might be an ‘architectural abstraction’ with themes that touch on a quest to delve into the confusion of the individual with themselves and the relationship with the chaotic urban centres and mega-cities. Many times we encounter her figures acquiescing to the power of the populated mosaic of the metropolis.

    She loves expressing her creativity on cars too and her work on metal is as reflective of her influences as that on canvas.

    She is very well known for her vibrant palette and has brought a unique dimension to Art by being amongst the first to use Cars as her canvas

    she was the first Artist selected by Tata Motors to transform the Nano into an iconic work of Art in 2012. Since then Babani has gone to work with BMW’s, Jeep and Mercedes Benz.

    She also showcased her versatility by taking Art outside the traditional gallery space, in 2016, she showcased an 18 feet Installation called The Lost Art at Palladium.

    The accomplished Artist was awarded for her Contemporary work in Paris ( France) in 2017.

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