Hina Shah

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Hina Shah at a meeting with entrepreneur widows of Gujarat
Hina Shah with Narendra Modi, CM, Gujarat
Hina Shah being awarded the Stree Shakti Puraskar by President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil on Woman's Day

Hina Shah is an Indian entrepreneur. She began her career in 1976 in the plastic packaging industry, and since then has become a prominent speaker, writer, and academician on entrepreneurship and micro-small-medium enterprise development.

Shah has won numerous awards, including the Stree Shakti Award by the President of India for her contribution in the field of economic development of the country, the Bharat Jyoti Award, the Titan Be More Legend title, and the Best Project Award from the Project Management Institute.

Women's empowerment[edit]

Shah's first programme, termed Entrepreneurship Development Programme for Women, was started with 25 women from Gujarat, out of which 16 women established non-traditional businesses, and all of them are still in business in 2011. In 1986, she transformed her own entrepreneurial experience into a developmental initiative and started The International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (ICECD).

Shah was instrumental in initiating and institutionalizing women's economic empowerment strategies in countries such as Zambia, Bangladesh, Lesotho, Botswana, Cameroon, Malaysia, Philippines, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Ivory Coast, and St. Kitts.


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