Enablers

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Our Values

Be the change you want to see in the world
Be inclusive and respect differences
Be open, non-judgemental and ego-less
Believe in the potential of every person
Be honest to yourself and others
Learn from every moment
Fill Every action with Love and Be joyful

Enable India Team

Enable India Staff Photo with text Diversity is our strength
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Age ranges from
20+ to 65+ years
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40% Female
0% Transgender (for now)
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40% Staff have disability –
Persons with vision impairment, low vision, hearing impairment, physical disability, cerebral palsy, mental illness and learning disability.
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Education ranges from
7th standard to postgraduate
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Work experience ranges
from 0 to 40 years
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From 12 states in India –
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi.
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From urban metros,
rural areas and towns
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The extended
Enable India family

is all the NGOs, institutions, volunteers and interns from 27 countries, doing work in the space of disability and livelihoods. 

Founders

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Founder and Chief Enabler: Shanti Raghavan brings her corporate experience and program management to the development sector. She has rich grassroots experience in livelihoods of persons with disability for over 16 years. Her single minded focus is combined with infectious energy and a sense of humour. She is an Ashoka fellow, a social entrepreneur, a change agent who is able to inspire and build synergies between different stakeholders with her mantra “I see me in you”. She is on the governing council of Skill Council for Persons with Disability. Shanti loves trekking, sports, music, dance, travel, doing mimicry and much more!
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CEO and Co-founder: Dipesh Sutariya brings 18 years of software experience and 5 years experience of building offshore companies. He is the “rock” who has steered Enable India’s thought leadership with the livelihood framework. He has created platforms and initiatives which have brought large scale impact for the disability sector. He has setup honeycomb structures to “setup, build, transfer, operate and maintain” for the various pieces of the livelihood puzzle. His mantra is “eye on the ball”, perhaps due to his passion for golf. He is on the board of Workability Asia. He is called a “saint” for being married to Shanti!

Advisory Board

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Mr. Sebi Chacko
Chief People's Officer,
Strides Shasun

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Mr. Tushar Patel
Investor/Advisor

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Ms. Mukta Kulkarni
Professor,
IIM Bangalore

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Mr. Sridhar Ranganathan
Founder & CEO,
Clood On Inc & Shankar Mahadevan Academy

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Mr. Karthik Padmanabhan
Global Developer Relations,
Google

Governing Board

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Ms. Shanti Raghavan
Founder & Managing Trustee,
EnAble India

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Mr. Dipesh Sutariya
CEO & Co-Founder,
EnAble India

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Mr. P N Nagri
Trustee & Hon. Director,
EnAble India

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Ms. Vasanthi Srinivasan
Professor,
IIM Bangalore

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Mr. Dipendra Manocha
Developing Countries Co-ordinator
DAISY Consortium

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Ms. Pratibha Nakil
Founder & Director,
Lake Systems Pvt. Ltd

Kudos

Zero Project International award for innovative practice at UN Vienna

She was invited to speak on Namma Vaani (Enable Vaani) project. Enable Vaani has been selected for an award for the year 2018. Shanti was assisted by Julian Tarbox, Programme Manager at Enable India.

The Most Powerful Women In Business 2017

Shanti Raghavan, Founder of Enable India has been recognized by Business Today Magazine as “The Most Powerful Women In Business 2017” in the Women of Impact Category.

Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Enable India was granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Enable India can represent the Disability sector in the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Human Rights Council and more.

National Award

Shanti Raghavan was awarded the National Award in 2010, by President of India, Pratibha Patil, for best individual working for employment of persons with disability.

Indian Social Entrepreneur of The Year

Dipesh and Shanti were finalists in “Indian Social Entrepreneur of The Year” in 2016, The award was presented by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Times Now Amazing Indian

In 2012, Shanti Raghavan was awarded the Times Now Amazing Indian award, in Global Indian category. The award was presented by Pranab Mukherjee, the then Finance Minister of India.

State Award for Outstanding Contribution

Enable India won the State Award for Outstanding Contribution in the area of Disability in 2015.

National Association for the Blind, Sarojini Triloknath National level award

Shanti Raghavan received the Sarojini Triloknath National level award presented by the National Association for the Blind (NAB) in December 2015 for her service to persons with vision impairment over the years.

Helen Keller Shell NCPEDP Award

In 2005, Shanti Raghavan got the award for the empowerment of persons with disability. The award was presented by Arjun Singh, Human Resource Development Minister of India.

Featured in the 3rd edition of Women of Pure Wonder

Shanti Raghavan was featured in the 3rd edition of Women of Pure Wonder: Vision, Valour, Victory published by Roli Books, in 2016. The book celebrates the lives and journeys of sixty remarkable women who have met life’s challenges with courage, and have emerged winners

The Rotary Best Teacher Award conferred by the Rotary Club of Bangalore

Sandesh H. R. got the Rotary Best Teacher Award conferred by the Rotary Club of Bangalore, September 2015. He was also awarded the Nation Builder Award.

Rotary Club of Bangalore Cantonment Vocational Excellence Award

Dipesh Sutariya received Rotary Club of Bangalore Cantonment Vocational Excellence Award for commendable passion in empowering persons with disability in 2012.

Manthan Award

In 2012, Enable India won in the South Asia and Asia Pacific Manthan award for ICT enabled innovation in the holistic model for employment of persons with disability.