Director, Global Development & International Expansion at X Prize Foundation
As a young girl, Zenia was inspired by her grandmother who contributed to the upliftment of the poor in slum areas near her home. Today, she has taken this inspiration to another level. Over the last 21 years, Tata has created a niche for herself by helping non-profits or social ventures leverage a market opportunity. She has opened diverse funding opportunities to several organizations and communities from across the globe, giving their business a much needed boost.
Zenia has worked in over 20 countries spanning across Asia, South Africa and Central America, and is passionate about her work with economically disadvantaged populations. But what sets her apart is her belief in the innate entrepreneurial qualities of the common man – everyone from your average Joe to the underprivileged. XPrize’s entry into India she believes will be the big test of her conviction.
She believes that soon diverse issues - ranging from water and food scarcity, economic enhancement, climate change, land rights, healthcare, education and child welfare – will be addressed by the common man of this country, powered by just a little encouragement from XPrize.
The XPRIZE mission is to bring about “radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity” through incentivized competition. They foster high‐profile competitions that motivate individuals, companies and organizations across all disciplines to develop innovative ideas and technologies that help solve the grand challenges that restrict humanity’s progress.
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