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India

About

With Buzz Women in India we create a space for women to learn and grow together. We do this with our mobile schools that drive into villages to provide training. We work on ‘Self-Shakti’, which means inner-strength, and on how to apply this in daily life. Through local Beehives, Sisterhood groups, a permanent learning system is established in every village.

"When the bus is gone, progress goes on."

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Results

With 8 buses and 21 trainers driving around Karnataka on a daily basis, we've been able to get the following results so far: 

220000

WOMEN TRAINED

5000

VILLAGES WITH PERMANENT LEARNING SYSTEMS

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A word from our changemaker in India

Uthara Narayanan

 

 

What did you do before Buzz?

Working in an NGO.

Why did you start working at Buzz?

To explore the answer to the question "how do people come out of poverty?"

What do you do on a daily basis during your work?

Build relationships with outside stakeholders, keep up the teams motivation and give strategic direction to functions in head office.

What do you like most about working at Buzz?

The positive changes that women experience in themselves, their families and communities. My field visits are my favourite times since I get to interact with the women. They have so much to teach.

What is your dream with Buzz?

See the communities become full of independent thinkers who believe in their own power.

Meet the team

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The positive changes that women experience in themselves, their families and communities. My field visits are my favourite times since I get to interact with the women. They have so much to teach.

Uthara Narayanan
Chief
changemaker

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I like working for Buzz Women because I can very well connect with the cause and enjoy working with the teams.

Ramasubramaniam

Head support

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Working at Buzz Women is like a dream come true. I am a proud member of a community of people from different backgrounds who help women attain a sense of agency to solve their own problems.

Tanya Agrawal
Partnerships & Research Associate

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I have a passion for women's empowerment and to help diverse stakeholders work together to create sustainable impact. Buzz Women provides me with ample opportunity and scope to contribute.  The support system in the organisation helping me to go with my passion.

Yashoda.HM
Change Maker—Head of Programs

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Buzz has given me an opportunity to build myself and helped me to learn new things, so I love working here.

Santhosh Bhat
Accounts
Executive

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I like working at Buzz because the idea of women empowerment as Buzz sees it, is unique. I feel proud of my contribution when I listen to the life-changing stories of the women. It gives me more confidence and encourages me to work no matter what the conditions. 

Archana Guruprakash

Accounts

Executive

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What I love about working at Buzz Women is that I am never out of a reason for doing what I do. Buzz promotes actively working on issues that dictate how you lead life and I believe that this can change the world for the better.  

Vaishnavi
Communication Associate

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In a short span of time I have seen Buzz provides a good platform for learning and developing my skills. Also what I enjoy the most is that the organization is very energetic and forging ahead.

Nitin Gopalkrishnan
Programme manager Buzz Green

Advisors

Buzz Women India is actively supported by the following people. We are proud to call them Buzz advisors and ambassadors:

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Shweta Taneja
Advisor

 

Shweta Taneja is a writer, author, scriptwriter and communication specialist with more than thirteen years of experience in digital and print communication. She’s published four books and more than two hundred articles and can be found lurking at @shwetawrites

Thejesh GN
Advisor

 

Thejesh GN (ತೇಜೇಶ್ ಜಿ.ಎನ್) “Thej” is an independent technologist, developer, blogger, data enthusiast and traveler from Bangalore, India. He is the cofounder of DataMeet. Loves exploring data and programming.

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Srinivas Ramanujam
Advisor

 

Srinivas is passionate about human-centered design and innovation in business models to create a positive impact on society and environment. After more than 15 years of experience across sectors in the corporate, he followed his heart into social entrepreneurship. He works with Villgro and looks after their investments in agriculture and allied sectors. He unwinds and does his best thinking while running early mornings.

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PK Narayanan
Advisor

 

PK’s passion is to help growth-driven leaders reach their potential and beyond; helping them to be even more successful thus creating a positive impact for themselves, their people, and the society at large. A keen observer of business and social entrepreneurship, leadership strategies and performances, PK brings-in varied skill sets that play an important part in coaching successful business leaders.

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Prof. Sourav Mukherji
Advisor

 

Professor Sourav Mukherji teaches post-graduate courses at IIM Bangalore on Organization Design and Inclusive Business Models. His research focus is on inclusive business models – businesses that address the needs of the poor in a financially sustainable manner. Sourav is an avid follower of sports, enjoys running long distances and explores means of transferring lessons learned from sports to management.

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Gayatri Sriram
Advisor

 

Business coaching with expertise in strategy, communication & organisation. Focus on SME and start ups. Building resilience in founders and organisations. Leadership, management capacity building, communication strategy.

Partners

Buzz Women supports thousands of women and their families around the world—but we don’t carry out our mission alone. These partners make it possible for us to do what we do every day.

Impact stories

"After the first session of the training, I learnt about book-keeping. And soon I realised that my family was spending around 4,000 rupees on unnecessary things. Saving or investing this money properly would be a smarter alternative. I soon began to take loans from banks instead of relying on private/local money-lenders. Educating my children is important to me, and I had to take loans for the same. So, I keep an eye out for the interest rates and check where the interests are low. I often have people ask me where they should borrow money as well. I also started looking at schemes that allowed me to save on the interest. We are not leveraging our gold for money anymore. I am grateful to Buzz Women for their training."

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