PRLog - March 4, 2014 - SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Akraya Inc. announces Co-Founder & President, Sonu Ratra, to the Board of Directors for The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW).
Akraya Inc.'s President, Sonu Ratra.
IEEW is a non-profit organization empowering women to grow their businesses, pursue greater entrepreneurial ventures, and become more active public policy advocates. Sonu has previously been involved with IEEW as a mentor for their PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Sonu Ratra to the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women’s National Board of Directors,” said Dr. Terry Neese, Founder and CEO of IEEW. “Sonu’s entrepreneurial spirit, her experience mentoring women around the world, and her partnerships in the Silicon Valley will strengthen our efforts to educate and mentor women in Afghanistan, Rwanda and the United States. We look forward to her leadership on the Board of Directors.”
Being an entrepreneur, Sonu believes that with success comes great responsibility and that we must put special emphasis on supporting organizations helping women entrepreneurs in other countries.
“With my new role as a Board Member, I hope to bring IEEW the recognition it deserves in the Silicon Valley and to include others to support this endeavor” said Sonu. “It is a fantastic opportunity for me to further the mission and programs of the IEEW and to empower Women in Business Internationally”
Sonu also serves as the Board of Directors at the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council, and plays a leadership role with Astra Women’s Business Alliance in Northern California. Sonu is a past winner of the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, Woman of Influence Award, Stevie Award for Women and the Soroptimist Ruby Award amongst others.
IEEW was founded in 2006 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit empowering women to grow their businesses, pursue greater entrepreneurial ventures, and become more active public policy advocates. The Institute accomplishes this mission by focusing on education, mentorship, and coaching women in the US and abroad who are seeking to acquire entrepreneurial skills to help start and grow a business. For more information about IEEW, please visit www.ieew.org.
Akraya, Inc. is a multiple award-winning, fast growing provider of Staffing and Consulting services with a focus on IT, Engineering, Creative and Marketing talent. Founded in 2001, Akraya is a woman-owned and minority-owned certified business and also a certified Bay Area Green Business. The company has won many prestigious national and local awards in recent years including #1 Best Staffing Firm to Work For and #1 Best Staffing Firm to Contract For by Staffing Industry Analysts. For more information about Akraya, please visit www.akraya.com.