Nilima Achwal
Villgro Innovations Foundation

Nilimais a Mumbai-based social entrepreneur, working on two initiatives toward gender equality in India: Yuja, which brings sexual/reproductive and gender education to the youth, andBadal Ja!, a platform for individual action toward gender justice.

Nilima previously conceptualized, launched, and led theSEEDprogram atVillgro Innovations Foundation, an 8-month intensive incubation program to help early-stage social entrepreneurs hone their business models and raise seed capital, of which 60% of entrepreneurs succeeded in raising capital.

Prior to that, she was a Business Case Writer at theWilliam Davidson Institute, where she worked with faculty at the University of Michigan’sRoss School of Businessto develop case studies for MBA courses, with a particular focus on base of the pyramid topics. She was also aKivaFellow at a microfinance institution in Bolivia. Nilima graduated with distinction in Economics and Spanish from theUniversity of Michigan.

You can learn more atwww.nilimaachwal.comor contact her

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