"My greatest achievement is taking an unknown single parent of ethnic minority background, without qualifications, and making her a global case study and role model. I love what I do, there are not enough hours in a day, and I am proud that my enthusiasm inspires others".
"You must be the change you want to see" Gandhi "You must be the change you want to see - No Excuses" Madi
I am the representative of my brand – a registered trade mark – because if Versace and Gucci could do it, so could I!
Madi stands for Make A Difference Ideas – everything I do has to make a change or my day has been wasted. The Om across the top is because I try to be ethical in everything I do.
Today that philosophy has also been transferred to my group of companies. The "MADI Group" – is a Group of International Private and Social Enterprises and NGOs with a mission: Local Action, Global Impact. The philosophy is to create innovative ideas tailored to local action which can achieve global impacts beneficial to a sustainable society.
My story is a challenging one but has made me who I am. I am honoured that today I am asked to speak to share my highs and lows and demonstrate how challenges can be turned into opportunities if the sense of purpose is the driver for change. I am a public speaker internationally, particularly in the field of entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurship, diversity; gender balance and my passion for corporate social responsibility CSR. My presentations, are spoken from the heart, motivate and inspire and seek to make others consider their ability to affect change.
My sense of purpose is not financial gain but sustainable change that brings greater equity to the people of the planet and values the human capital of those people as their greatest asset. I present and teach in schools, universities and to forward thinking businesses and organisations. My words are from personal experience gained from being a victim of domestic violence, a single parent and from establishing my first company from my kitchen at home, which grew to 2 factories and 35 staff, for which I received the honours of Asian Woman of Achievement and UK’s Best Boss.
This website has not been established to promote Madi Sharma the personality, but to inspire others to be the change they want to see.
- Education History
Colonel Frank Seely Comprehensive – Calverton Nottingham – 8 O’levels
Nottingham High School For Girls GPDST – 3 A’levels
Certificate of Professional Competency ( CPC) 2001
- Current Appointments
Advisory Board Member Nottingham Creative Quarter
Board Member Indo British Trade Council www.ibtc.org.uk
Global Sales Manager Gotham Street llc www.gothamstreetllc.com
President of EESC Committee On European Instruments for Human Rights and Democracy
Advisory Board European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani DG Enterprise & Industry
Advisory Board – Awards Recognition Bureau
Patron – Mozaic Domestic Violence in Pregnancy St Thomas Hospital London
Womens’ Enterprise Policy Group – UK and Europe
Independent Remuneration Panels – Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire County Council, Mansfield Council, Ashfield District.
UK Member EESC – Brussels Prime Minister appointment
Women’s Speakers Agency – Public Speaker
Ambassador for Nottingham and Business Champion – East Midlands
Participant – Open Ground Graduate Common Purpose – Nottingham