Ms. Pavithra Y S is founder & Managing Director of Vindhya ,which is a socio-economic venture started by her in 2006.It is a for profit organization whose employee base majorly consists of people with disabilities (PWD’s) & women from weaker sections of the society. She has been able to grow the company from 5 PWD’s to close to 600 PWD’s. Her vision is to employ 5000 PWD’s by 2020. Some of the prominent recognitions received are Karnataka State Award and recognized as “one of the 25 leaders of tomorrow” by Times of India. She is a commerce graduate from Bangalore University and has done her Executive General Management Program from IIM-Bangalore.