Hina Shah being awarded the Stree Shakti Puraskar by President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil on Woman's Day
Hina Shah is an Indianentrepreneur. 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'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).