For many established entrepreneurs, establishing a purpose and passion beyond business is a fulfilling way to truly make a mark. Ravi Machani, an EO member in Bangalore, India, is one entrepreneur who has done so admirably. In fact, the work he does outside of his original business helped him earn the 2019 EO Global Citizen of the Year.
In 2010, Ravi founded IndiVillage, the first information technology (IT) and information technology enabled services (ITeS) company in India to become certified as a B Corporation. With its innovative model for empowering rural women and youth, IndiVillage introduces balance to India’s ecosystem—where cities tend to grow exponentially while rural villages have few economic opportunities.