Social Entrepreneur; Singapore
Gouri Mirpuri is passionate about social entrepreneurship, youth empowerment and environmental sustainability. She combined these interests to set up the award-winning Learning Farm in Indonesia sixteen years ago, a residential farm working to heal and give vulnerable youth and refugees a second chance in life through organic farming.
Gouri also founded the first ever co-working space for social entrepreneurs in South East Asia, Impact HUB Singapore, and continues to support Social Impact Businesses globally. She is a TEDx and INK speaker, a columnist on environmental issues and author of several published books. She has been working as a consultant at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington DC.
Gouri sits on the boards of many non-profit organizations in the US, including Halcyon Incubator, Environmental Film Festival and the Smithsonian Institute’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. In Singapore, her home, she serves on the board of Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) and is President of the US chapter of United in Diversity, an organization that brings tri-sector collaboration to find solutions for the common future of South East Asia.