Events + Talks
I built this.
Nearly a decade ago I founded WORK+SHELTER, a social enterprise where women in need can come to work and make a fair wage. A decade ago, nearly everyone I knew or met discouraged me, claiming that a young American woman didn’t have the skills, resources, or cultural understanding to build a business in India. I should feather my nest before helping others, they said.
They were wrong. We are proof. WORK+SHELTER employs nearly 50 individuals full-time, all of whom are women but three. We have gotten little girls into school, fed the hungry, and provided a leg up for vulnerable women outcast from society.
Even now, “experts” will try to tell me that building a business and doing good are mutually exclusive. I fundamentally disagree. My dream was to help women in need, and for me building WORK+SHELTER has been a dream come true.