Shruthi Iyer, CEO, Foundation for Mother and Child Health, India

Shruthi is the CEO at Foundation for Mother and Child Health – India.  

Podcast

Overview

“I am trying to be mindful of each action!”

The Brand Called You is delighted to bring you a social entrepreneur and business leader Ms. Shruthi Iyer today. Shruthi is the CEO of the Foundation for Mother and Child Health, India. Shruthi talks about the state of maternal health and the increasing issue of malnutrition in the country. She enlightens the audience about her organization that works for improving maternal health and fights malnutrition. Shruthi shares some shocking statistics with respect to undernourishment in children and health issues of women. While she believes that the government is also doing its best to provide nutrition to the masses, the effort is not enough to fight the rising levels of malnutrition. Shruthi also shares some very important information about child development and women’s healthcare. 

Her foundation is working very hard to help as many people as possible and create a strong chain of impactful programs. Tune in to know more about the amazing work that Shruthi does.

About Foundation for Mother and Child Health:

Malnutrition and neglect of maternal care are some of the greatest problems in Indian society. 50% of Indian women are anemic and about 40% of children in India are born undernourished. Foundation for Mother and Child Health (FMCH) is a non-profit that works towards improving maternal health and battling malnutrition. Apart from minimal nutrition sources, the bigger threat that contributes to malnutrition is a lack of information. FMCG helps both the mother as well as the child to make sure proper information and nutrition are managed for a 1000 day intervention. 

Shruthi’s beliefs:

Having worked in the social sector for so long, Shruthi believes that her leadership style has evolved over the years. The one thing she strongly stands by is the freedom to choose. Shruthi believes that every individual must be free to do as they please. Having a dignified life, in her opinion, is something everybody deserves! To Shruthi, success is choosing things that let her be the best version of herself. She is highly inspired by unapologetic and strong women!

Profile

Education is the only solution – Malala Yousuf
Experience
Foundation for Mother and Child Health India
Chief Executive Officer
June 2019 – Present (1 year 10 months)
Self-employed
Consultant
January 2019 – June 2019 (6 months)
Mumbai
Mentor Me India
Executive Director
June 2017 – August 2018 (1 year 3 months)
Mumbai Area, India
Mentor Me India is a Non-Profit Mentoring Organization. Our mission is to empower children in low-income communities by providing them with strong role models between the age of 22 – 65 recruited through a careful process. We currently support over 500 mentoring relationships, across 12 locations in Mumbai, India, and are looking to expand to other cities soon.
Hippocampus Learning Centres
2 years
Teacher Capacity Building
June 2015 – September 2016 (1 year 4 months)
Bangalore
Leading a team of trainers who impact close to 600 teachers, ensuring the teachers deliver high-quality curriculum in Early Childhood Education
Product Manager
October 2014 – June 2015 (9 months)
Bangalore
Managing an after/in school Math intervention, with the aim of bridging the learning gap in children. Worked with an MP project to pilot a PPP between HLC and the Anganwadi in rural Karnataka
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