“If you have a vision, no matter how difficult things are, everything just becomes a process.” ~ Chetna Sinha, Founder & Chair of Mann Deshi Mahila Bank

Summary: Chetna Sinha is a social activist striving for the welfare and development of rural India. She gave up her comfortable life in the city and moved to untapped rural area to understand the problem of dwellers. She has made significant changes like building roads, an all female-staffed bank, and other infrastructural changes. She received the Godfrey Phillips Bravery Amodini Award in 2009 and was also a speaker at TEDxGateway2013.

Nationality: Indian

Industry: Activism & Welfare

Q: Can you comment on the tenacity and power of women in business? on changemakers.com

A: Generally women are not considered to be risk takers. But I have not seen that. I’ve always seen that in spite of so many hurdles, they want to start businesses, they want to expand, they want to try new things and take a risk. This is the power that women have. And if they are leading the business they are going to grow something very different. I realize that [a woman] knows exactly what she wants and she knows how the problems can be solved. It is a matter of us to listening to her. The most important part is that they know we listen to them. [Together] we’ll find the solutions.