Akanksha Hazari




Mentored by:

Candace Browning


Founder And CEO, m.Paani

Akanksha Hazari is a social entrepreneur and businesswoman determined to empower the underserved and help build a better India.

In 2011 Akanksha led the team that won the Hult Global Case Challenge, and President Bill Clinton honored her for her innovative idea for scaling access to clean water in poor communities. The business that resulted, m.Panni, began in a community outside of Mumbai and implements mobile-based loyalty programs to help communities earn development rewards, such as safe water, education, health care and energy. 

In 2016, Akanksha was named the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards Economic Empowerment honoree. Read about her on Mashable.