THE BETTER INDIA
She makes breaking barriers look like fun.
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The word 'insensitive' doesn't cut it.
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For most disabled people, corporate or professional jobs and careers don't even seem like a real possibility. The reasons are many, and relate to biases as much as they relate to organisational and logistical issues that are needed to create disability-friendly working environments. On the other hand, many disabled people have a hard time imagining that they can have a long and rewarding career. For them, their careers either came to an end, or they never really started.
Vindhya began operating in 2006. We started by employing three physically challenged people. Today, we have over a 1000 employees and projected revenue of $4.2 million for 2015-2016. Vindhya is unique because it is a "for profit" organisation and has purposefully moved away from the NGO route. Our idea was to bring business and philanthropy together, envisioning an entirely new model of job creation for differently-abled people, one that is self-sustainable.