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Dr. Hina Shah

  • Founder and Director of International Centre for Entrepreneurship & Career Development (ICECD), Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Founder and Director of Satyameva Jayate International School, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

In 1986, Dr. Hina Shah founded “The International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (ICECD)”, a unique organization for SME development and developed models and strategies for making over 2,00,000 youth (including women) mainstream economic partners.

With a special focus on gender, she began the women Entrepreneurship Training first time in India. By now, over 10,00,000 women have been linked with SMEs and the experience has been replicated and adopted in various Asian, African and Pacific countries.

Hina Shah has been relentlessly working for the last 31 years and has written a number of manuals which have been translated into different languages – Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, and English. She has also written Women Entrepreneurship Development Training Manual for ILO, UN Commonwealth Secretariat. Her book, “If I Can, You Can Be an Entrepreneur” recently published by Partridge Publications has reached out to thousands of women across the world. More than 700 articles written by Hina Shah have been published in various national/ international journals and publications.

Satyameva Jayate International School founded by Dr. Hina Shah in the year 2000 is the only school in the world where besides the regular curriculum, students (Std 1 to 10) learn the nuances of entrepreneurship in the school which enables them to be able to start and run a business by the time they are in class 10.

Professional Expertise:

Dr. Hina Shah worked as an Advisor, Consultant and Resource person to various Government Institutions, International, National, Multilateral and Bilateral Development Agencies like: The World Bank, United Nations organizations like UNDP; UNFPA; UNICEF; UNIFEM; ILO; UN-ESCAP, Canadian International Development Agency, United States Agency for International Development, GTZ, Commonwealth Secretariat, Foundation for Management Development – Japan, etc. for India as well as in many Asian, African and Caribbean Countries. ICECD is recognized as a Centre for Excellence by the United Nations – ESCAP.

Dr. Hina Shah has been honoured with a number of Awards and Recognitions in India and across the globe, which includes the National Award “Stree Shakti Puraskar” awarded by the Hon’ble Ex. President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil, “PMI Award 2010 for Best Project for Community Development” for Widows Economic Rehabilitation by the Project Management Institute of India, and Titan – India Today BE MORE LEGEND by Titan Industries Ltd., besides many more.