Harsha Mukherjee, an entrepreneur, studied engineering and management in India and the US. After starting her venture “Pearls and Pashminas” in the US and working in the Middle East she started her first Social Venture Ekjaa in India. Harsha was awarded National Social Entrepreneur Fellow (NSEF – 2011) and selected as one of the Top 10 Indian Women Entrepreneurs by DELL Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN-2012). She also recognized the emerging significance of CSR and guided various Private and Public sector companies in developing their CSR strategy.
She has served organizations such as IndiaCSR, Soul Ace, Indian Center for CSR (ICCSR) among them. She has been awarded CSR Visionary of 2012 by Lakshya Bhartiya Foundation (LBF) and CSR Women Leader – 2012 by Institute of Public Enterprises (IPE), GIANTS International Award (2013) for committed work in noble services and Women Excellence in CSR (2014) by Lala Management Institute – Mumbai.
In 2012, she founded CSR Development Stories Pvt Ltd and in 2013 co-founded CSR Advisors both the businesses are in CSR Consultation. In order, to fill the gap of CSR knowledge, she has launched International Institute of CSR in 2015. Ms. Mukherjee has authored book Sustaining CSR (CSR Basics).
She has consulted on CSR Projects to NGOs such as Empower people (Haryana) working on human trafficking issue, Each One Teach One (Mumbai), Shekinah Foundation and Network for physically disabled Organization (NPDO) (both working in Differently abled), Naandi Foundation, Omkar Builders Corporate House, Living Guard Water purification social venture and other similar organizations. She also runs Ekjaa Foundation where they run public libraries in the slums of Mumbai. At present the library has 7000 books and regularly conducts books donation camps in schools, colleges and public places such as malls.