CEO of The Giving Back Foundation, Meera Gandhi honored with the South Asian Women Empowerment Award
Meera Gandhi has been honored with the South Asian Women Empowerment Award,for outstanding service towards women empowerment. The award was presented during the International Women’s Day celebrations in Long Island, New York, USA.
She was also awarded, Honorable Citation, Certificate of Appreciation Award on behalf of the Town of Nassau, New York, USA.
Meera Gandhi, founder and CEO of The Giving Back Foundation, on receiving the award, stated, “Our parents and teachers are our role models but when we become those role models we have to take the standards even higher, to be more inclusive and hold up as many people as we can give life opportunities to.”
“Receiving this prestigious award on International Women’s Day was truly an honor for me. It has given me the fuel and a clear signal to forward in an even stronger way on all fronts with the various projects that are in the pipeline. I salute women all over the world. Meeting Manushi Chillar and speaking to her for quite a long time, I would like to say she is a superb human being, beautiful on the inside as well as outside. She is bright and will soon be a doctor and has a very high human emotion quotient. India should be so proud she is Miss World. A wonderful and well-deserved title.”
Meera Gandhi is an influential global philanthropist and humanitarian and through her foundation she is geared towards alleviating illness, poverty and suffering while also addressing education issues which affect young women and children around the world. The foundation aims to create new generation of leaders and thinkers. “We are to the Universe only as much as we give back to it.”