Dec 26, 2006

The 'other' executives

As I was posting about the Wall Street tabloid , an email arrived about two XLRI alumni who have left the corporate race to do something 'different'.

Gargi Banerjee since 1995 dedicated her career to addressing the issues of the Indian Himalayas and improving the lives of its indigenous communities. Pragya has been very successful in developing innovative solutions to problems such as depletion of medicinal plants, reducing water resources, lack of livelihood options. A recent Pragya initiative is addressing the problem of electricity in high altitude villages.

While Ashraf Patel quit her job to launch Pravah, a New Delhi-based organisation that facilitates high school and college students to confront conditioned values and stereotypes, expands their awareness of social issues and gives them the leadership skills needed to tackle pressing social problems.