Enablers

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

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Age ranges from
20+ to 65+ years
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45% Female
0% Transgender (for now)
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44% 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 15 states in India –
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Manipur, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajastan
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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!

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

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Mr. Sarbajit Ghose
CIEL Textile Board Member and
Asia Executive Director Managing Director at Laguna Clothing LLP

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Mr. C. Babu Joseph
Former Chief Executive Officer, Axis Bank Foundation

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Ms. Vidya Rao
Global Disability Lead, Wipro Limited

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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Ms. Vasanthi Srinivasan
Professor,
IIM Bangalore

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Shyam Suri
Internet Technologies Executive

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Subhash Chandra
Retd Secretary of Department of Defence Production
Ministry of Defence Government of India

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Col Mohan Sharma
Retd Colonel, Indian Army

International Recognition

Enable India EYE tool wins the Zero Project Award 2021 under ICT section

The Zero Project presents its 82 Awardees 2021 on Employment and ICT. Three groups have been defined for Awardees in employment, defined by the background of the awarded organizations (Business Sector, Civil Society and Public Sector)

#Valuable has recognized us as the only Business Resource Network in India and Asia

The Valuable 500 or #Valuable, launched on 24th January, 2019 at the World Economic Forum, Davos, has recognized Enable India as the only Business Resource Network in India and Asia

Zero Project International award for innovative practice at UN Vienna

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

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.

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.

Shanti Raghavan elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.

Our founder, Shanti Raghavan, was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.

National Recognition

EnAble india has qualified for “Champion Level- GuideStar India Platinum Certification”.

We are proud to have earned the GuideStar 2021 Champion Level Platinum certification for 2020. This victory is an outcome of transparency and commitment we ensure to our donors and funders of our organization.

Enable India has been awarded the prestigious Guide Star India Transparency Key award for 2019

We have been awarded the prestigious GuideStar India Transparency Key award for 2019 and have joined India’s largest pool of credible NGOs after undergoing a rigorous due diligence process.

Shanti Raghavan receiving the Business Line (aka The Hindu Business Line) ChangeMaker Award

Shanti Raghavan received the Business Line (aka The Hindu Business Line) ChangeMaker Award from His Excellency Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu.Shanti Raghavan receiving the Business Line (aka The Hindu Business Line) ChangeMaker Award from His Excellency Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu.

EnAble India is proud to continue its accreditation for a further 3 years by Credibility Alliance (CA)

EnAble India is proud to continue its accreditation for a further 3 years by Credibility Alliance (CA), a consortium of Voluntary Organizations committed towards enhancing Accountability and Transparency in the Voluntary Sector through good Governance. - a process through which a Voluntary Organization is certified as adhering to Accountability Norms and providing service of good quality.

Enable India Wins the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award - 2019

This is a prestigious moment in the glorious history of Enable India. This achievement is dedicated to all our partners, 725 + companies we work with, Governments, PSUs and the disability sector at large. This award is dedicated to our funders who support us and our staff at Enable India. Here's to celebrating life!

NCPEDP - Mindtree Helen Keller Awards 2018

Moses Chowdari Gorrepati receiving the award under Category A: Role Model Persons with Disabilities.

NAB Sarojini Trilok Nath National Award 2018-19

Moses Chowdari in the ‘Best role model category’ for remarkable achievements and contribution to the visually impaired community.

Award for Social Media for Empowerment

Enable India community initiative One sign per day has won award for Social Media for empowerment (community mobilization) for south asia along with 2 other initiatives one from Bangladesh and another from Rajasthan.

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.

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.