Navigating Careers in Social Impact
About this podcast
Azeez shares his journey to Harvard Business School and explains why he decided to come back to Pratham (one of India's most reputed non-profits) after graduation. Among other things we discuss career intelligence, diversity quotient and committing to solving problems over the long term.
Azeez Gupta is the National Head of Strategic Initiatives at Pratham, one of India's most reputed education non-profits impacting 5 million children annually. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and IIT Delhi, and was formerly a management consultant at McKinsey and Company. Azeez's responsibilities include scaling the digital learning initiative (reaching 100k children presently) and key organisational functions. Before his current role, he led Pratham's award-winning skills development program, providing livelihoods to 25,000 youth annually.Azeez is a published opinion writer and speaker in prominent publications and institutions. He was selected as Education Innovation Fellow at the Harvard Institute for Learning and Teaching, and nominated to the Social Enterprise Initiative Advisory Board at HBS. Azeez is a recipient of the Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship for social entrepreneurship at HBS and was awarded institute prizes for all-round excellence at IIT-Delhi. He is a social impact geek, voracious reader, and plays and follows multiple sports