Bravia recognizes a commitment to furthering the education and empowerment of women around the world. Some of our recent global activities include a participatory effort with “The Lotus Circle”, in which organizations work together across 18 Asian countries by supporting the “Women’s Empowerment Program”, helping to empower women and girls with the tools they need to change their lives, their communities, and society at large.
Bravia and MHP are in the works of launching a venture capital program for the benefit of U.S. based women-owned businesses (“WOBs”). This venture program will provide seed funding and mentorship to a WOB chosen by a committee of members selected by Bravia and MHP. Applicants to the venture program will be reviewed on the basis of merit, originality of idea, track record and team.
Bravia, MHP, and their respective affiliates are firm supporters of the economic empowerment of female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. These initiatives were launched by the Bhise family as part of their commitment to narrow the gender gap in all areas and sectors.
Bravia Capital has contributed substantially to enable Lotus Circle (affiliated with The Asia Foundation in New York City) in raising funding for girls’ education in Afghanistan. Major improvements were made to two schools in Kabul, which had been severely damaged by years of conflict. These include roof repairs, refurbishing classrooms, and renovating a conference hall used by the community at large. Together these schools provided education to over 6,000 Afghan girls.
The Lotus Circle also launched a vocational training program in Can Tho, Viet Nam, for disadvantaged women and those at risk of trafficking and exploitation.
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