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A nomination for Women in Public Life Awards "It is Madi Sharma contributions that have given life, breadth and depth to the message and vision of the organization she gifts with her work, lifestory and talents. She exemplifies the quality of an outstanding, dedicated leader, who possesses personal integrity and a thoughtful communicative style. I am an ardent admirer of her giving spirit, creative talents and gifts, as well as the poise she radiates, no matter how demanding or pressing the situation. This modern-day Renaissance Woman inspires and possesses that unique consummate style of mentorship that can weave the thread of dreams and add to the tapestry of Woman leadership.
She deserves an award because she is passionately devoted to helping people whether women who experienced domestic violence or supporting and mentoring young entrepreneurs.
As a public speaker, she is conveying the message of strong self believe, persistence and hard work on the way to achieving your own goals. She strongly advocates for gender equality as an imperative for achieving economic growth and social justice.
Her major achievement is launching the web http://www.entrepreneurenvoy.org/ which is an effective mechanism for making global impact by promoting and supporting entrepreneurship.
Today, thanks to her generous support, mentoring and providing sufficient information, Macedonian Association of Development and Integration (MADI) is established as NGO for protecting and promoting women human rights and freedoms. 5 enthusiastic women including myself are very grateful to have this opportunity to offer services for eradicating domestic and gender based violence."
From a British Council Global Change Maker With the economical crisis and lack of job opportunities around the world, entrepreneurship is on the uprise. Social entrepreneurship has never been more valued, more needed and more achievable than it is today but yet this term remains unknown to too many people. A group changemakers from Iceland have decided to make an inspirational and enlightening documentary about this important phenomenon. The film focuses on a very special social entrepreneur, Madi Sharma, who wants nothing more than to spread out what she believes in. Madi is one of those people you meet in life and always remember. Like most social entrepreneurs she's obsessed by her ideas and has committed her life to changing the direction of her field. She is a visionary and a mass recruiter of local changemakers - a role model encouraging that citizens who channel their passion into action can do almost anything.
One of the group members describes her encounter with Madi: ''She is without a doubt the most inspirational person I've ever been in contact with. I remember very strong feelings inside of me that were screaming: "Her voice, message and philosophy must be heard in more places." I want people to get the same tingeling motivating feeling inside as I got when I heard Madi talk''.
There are many people that aren't aware of the power they have, within themselves and the options and opportunities they have to change their society. The purpose and aim of the film is to enlighten, spread and awake interest in the term and phenomenon social entrepreneurship as well as to awake motivation within the audience. For we need drive and inspiration to be able to make change. Anna Gyða Sigurgísladóttir British Council Global Change Maker - Iceland
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