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Aashish Beergi is a youth activist and a social entrepreneur based out of New Delhi, India. He is the co-founder and CEO of MASH Project, a youth-led non-profit organisation, focused on building a global eco-system for young social entrepreneurs.
He has been British Council - Global Changemaker (London), Official Indian Delegate to BRICS Youth Summit (Guwahati), UNESCO Youth Forum (Paris), International Youth Forum – (Seliger, Russia). He was invited to speak at the International Conference on Climate Change organized by The World Youth Foundation in Malaysia. Microsoft India featured Aashish in their silver anniversary campaign called ‘Everyday 25’ which highlighted the journeys of 25 exceptional leaders. Aashish is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers New Delhi Hub. He is a SLP (2014) and Changelooms Fellow (2016). He has spoken on youth leadership and social entrepreneurship in over 75 colleges including IITs, Delhi University’s colleges, B-Schools and other youth events.
He graduated in Business Studies from Jamia Millia Islamia and founded his University’s Entrepreneurship Society. During his college years, he conceptualized and built a waste management project, which went on to become one of the finest models of decentralized urban waste management in India and got extensively covered in the media and research study for various stakeholders. Aashish firmly believes in the potential of young people to bring about change given the right kind of support and guidance.
Medha Agarwal started her career with the world’s largest student run organisation called AIESEC (Association internationale des étudiants en sciences économiques et commerciales). She was the President of the largest chapter in Canada - AIESEC Toronto which was affiliated with the University of Toronto. She worked with AIESEC for five years delivering sessions on Team-work, Management, and Leadership in various countries around the world like Canada, Mauritius, India, and Taiwan etc.
She currently works with Educational Initiatives (an organisation dedicated to help students learn with understanding). Her current role is to manage marketing and operations for a program called ASSET Talent Search (designed to identify and support gifted children as well as provide them access to national and international academic enrichment and acceleration programs). She has worked as the Lead of Special Initiatives with an educational startup called I Can. India, where she was responsible for concept development and imagining new innovations in their education programs. She also worked at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Ashoka University (a leading Liberal arts university in Sonepat, India) managing incubation and acceleration programmes for early stage startups as well as student engagement and mentoring for undergraduate students.
Medha has a firm belief in the ability tap the potential of young people, by providing them with easy access to holistic educational programming. Her daily inspiration comes from goal - combining education, innovation, and entrepreneurship to facilitate 1 million life changing experiences in the lives of motivated young people around the world before she turns 35.
Saarini is a marketer by profession, an Arts student at heart and a social change-maker by choice. She has worked with Google and is currently driving online marketing initiatives for Amazon, based out of Bangalore, India. Her corporate career spans Sales, Marketing and Advertising. She is an English Literature graduate from Gargi College, Delhi University and completed her MBA (Marketing) from MICA, Ahmedabad.
Saarini’s association with the social sector started early in her school days as a member of the Rotary Club, and cemented in college, when she was selected for the Grassroutes Fellowship (2013). She worked as a Fellow at CHIRAG (Central Himalayan Rural Action Group), a non-profit organization located in a remote village in Uttarakhand in the area of Life Skills Development and Women’s Education. The lived reality of her experiences in the village exposed the reality of the enormous gap in the cultural capital among various parts within India. The most important takeaway from this Fellowship was a restless desire to work with the youth make a real difference and.
Through her own corporate journey, she has understood the immense value that mentorship adds to an individual’s growth and development. She aspires to create programs to help young people realize their dreams and get closer to their goals. She envisions the corporate space in India as a more equitable playing field that runs on merit and skill ten years down the line.