Sarika Bhattacharya honored by first leadership in mentoring award by Bank of America & Vital Voices

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DELHI, India - July 7, 2014 - PRLog -- Sarika Bhattacharya, Co-Founder of Biz Divas Foundation has been honored by the first annual Leadership in Mentoring Award by Vital Voices & Bank of America. Anne Finucane, Global Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America recently presented the award to her. The award is meant to shine a spotlight on an extraordinary woman who has used her own leadership journey to pay it forward, investing in the next generation and paving the way for transformational and sustainable change.

The recognition took place at the British Ambassador's residence in Washington, DC with attendees from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.

Sarika was a mentee who had participated in Global Ambassadors Program and using her connections created during this time, Sarika then created I-Inspire, an annual conference in India which brings business and nonprofit leaders together to highlight the importance of women, mentoring and how to create more opportunities for women in business.

"Sarika's experience speaks to the power of global connections and the 'multiplier effect' we hoped would develop as a tangible outcome of the Global Ambassadors Program," noted Anne. “She’s demonstrated courage, entrepreneurial spirit and personal and professional commitment to advancing and evolving the leadership role of women in business."

A true believer and promoter of gender diversity and related business issues, Sarika is a strong advocate for gender targets within organizations to bring a more balanced perspective to discussions and decision making.

Sarika mentions, "It feels great to be appreciated for the efforts one puts in something they believe and it's even more motivating when the pat on the back comes from inspirational women like Hillary Clinton and Anne Finucane and Alyse Nelson. I feel very honored!"

Her initiative Biz Divas Foundation is a buzzing network that provides business and leadership skills to women driving India's economic growth.

About Biz Divas Foundation

Biz Divas is a national network of professional women connecting to advance one another personally and professionally, following the motto, “Women Inspire Change”. Founded and headquartered in Delhi NCR, Biz Divas has a growing presence across the country in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Gurgaon.

Biz Divas’ goal is to provide a platform for women of our region to come together to be educated, inspired and connected. We identify, invest and bring visibility to extraordinary women in business, corporates, public & political leadership.  We provide mentoring, training, support networks & visibility via public forums to unleash their true potential towards success. The mission of Biz Divas is to increase the participation of women in Indian economy. Since its inception in 2011, Biz Divas has mentored, trained & supported more than 1500+ women across India.

Biz Divas’s Knowledge Partner – Vital Voices is an International, non-profit, non-governmental organization. Founded in 1999 by Women leaders: Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Melanne Verveer, Theresa Loar, Donna McLarty, Alyse Nelson.

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