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Dr Abha Rishi Being Honoured by Accenture on International Women’s’ Day !


Accenture I&D recognition awards 17 is a program with focus on Gender Equality by Accenture Group. To this end, Accenture has a Recognition Program felicitating women leaders at the International Women’s Day celebrations. The heart of these recognition programs are ‘inspiring stories’ of women who have strived to raise the bar. Dr Abha Rishi has been recognized in the FACULTY  area  as an academician who has gone above & beyond her regular duties associated with the job, and made a significant contribution in the area of inclusion & diversity. She is being felicitated for her work with women and student entrepreneurs along with other socially disadvantaged groups.

Dr Abha Rishi is among the shortlisted 6 leaders, will be felicitated at the IWD gala event that is scheduled for March 8th.  Here is what on Dr Abha Rishi is all about:

Dr Abha Rishi has mentored nearly 200 women under the Goldman Sachs programme, mentored more than 100 students under the E cell ( to start their own ventures) and she also works with jail inmates and village girls to start micro-enterprises for becoming self sufficient.
Community engagement (all of it is pro-bono work) through

Working with the underprivileged in jails to set up microenterprises, Education and mentoring for rural youth, As a speaker in many forums ( most recent one- as a panelist at the British Business Group Convention in Delhi)

  1. Outreach achievements through students, alumni, women and other entrepreneurs
    1. Mentoring of

My students, present and past , who have taken up entrepreneurship, Women entrepreneurs, Other entrepreneurs who have met me through any other networks

  1. Institutional achievements
  1. CIED- Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development

Due to her assiduous efforts, the Institute had started a new department called the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (CIED). CIED is taking care of all the programmes of the institute related to entrepreneurship and is also responsible for facilitating and monitoring the activities of E-Cell – the students wing, Birla Incubation Centre , BIMTECH Alumni Entrepreneur Club and also the Executive programmes. Other efforts include

Inclusions in Curriculum of subjects like Innovation and Growth, etc., Lateral Placement ( till two years for students who want to become entrepreneurs), Creation of an Advisory Board for the Centre, Creation of an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Greater Noida, Nomination as Centre for Excellence by NEN, BIC- Birla Incubation Centre, Creation of AEC- The Alumni Entrepreneur Club, Goldman Sachs Global 10 K Women programme

  1. Personal achievements
    EEC Honors Certification from Stanford University, USA, Fulbright Scholarship at University of Rutgers, USA, Semi finalist in GDN’S Japanese Award for , outstanding Research in Development Work, Chevening Rolls Royce Innovation and Science Leadership Scholarship at University of Oxford, UK, Four published case studies on entrepreneurship.

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