Human Capital: the core value of our business model

Last month we celebrated our 7th anniversary, both in Delhi and Amsterdam. The result so far: 145,000 jobs created for women in rural India. Although our focus is to create jobs and income for women, a proven success of our business model is the value of human capital.

With 65 experienced managers and entrepreneurs, and a small fulltime team in India and the Netherlands, our human capital has an economic value of over 2 million euro’s. But there is more than economic value. The exchange of talents, skills, experience, wisdom and the ‘business seat on the floor’ between India and the Netherlands makes this social enterprise exciting and rewarding.

At the anniversary party in Amsterdam, Deepti Ameta was one of the key note speakers. For the last 13 years, Deepti worked in Udaipur with Seva Mandir, our first partner in India. She rewarded the human capital as follows: “The women that Women on Wings reached out to, are not the only women we read about on the website. There are women like me and many others, whose lives have been touched by Women on Wings and the people associated with it. Women on Wings has brought together partners, built capacities of organizations and created a movement of reducing poverty by enabling women economically,”

On November 13, 2014 we will share our story in a workshop at a symposium about New Business Models in Utrecht. The title of the workshop: “Human Capital: talent as business model.” Let’s inspire more people with the tremendous capacity of human beings to add economic value by exchanging and sharing talents, skills and knowledge.