By Colin Shah, an EO Mumbai member. Colin is a first-generation entrepreneur and the owner and managing director of Kama Schachter Jewelry.
There’s a saying that captures my thoughts on entrepreneurship: “Our responsibility as privileged human beings is to pay back for the opportunities we’ve received.”
As business owners, it is expected that our performance results in financial success. However, our capabilities can extend far beyond just generating profit. We can make a lasting, positive difference in the lives of those around us. And yet, the argument at large is that while there is an advancement of social responsibility in the corporate field, it is simply not enough.
Fifteen years ago, I decided to make a difference in my community, and I’ve learned a lot about business and life in the process. Moved by the plight of those with hearing and speech impairments, and wanting to empower them, I opened the doors of my jewelry business for employment of the physically challenged.