Karan Gupta

Karan

Karan Gupta

Educationist, Social Activist and Feminist

India

Karan Gupta, an Educationist, Social Activist and Feminist is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and has degrees in Psychology, Business and Law. He is the founder of Karan Gupta Education Foundation (KGEF), Karan Gupta Consulting (KGC) and the Managing Director of IE Business School India & South Asia. Since 1999 he has counselled and given career guidance to thousands of students in India and around the world. He is also a writer with the Times of India, Economic Times, Jet Airways and contributes columns as well as articles on careers and study abroad. Karan Gupta has received the National Education Award, Times Genius Award, and Wharton Business School Education Leadership Award for his contribution to higher education. He was also featured as the ‘Rising Star’ on Bloomberg TV. As a Social Activist, he works with the underprivileged and focusses on children and women empowerment. He champions the cause of skill development programs for physically and mentally challenged people, by helping them gain employment. As a Feminist, Karan Gupta founded ‘I Am Woman’ – a platform that celebrates and awards the inspiration of women. In 2016, Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor received the first I Am Woman award for her role in the film Neerja, which brought to life a forgotten hero – a flight attendant who sacrificed her life to save over 360 people. In 2017, the I Am Woman award was presented to Amruta Fadnavis, the First Lady of Maharashtra for her role as a Social Worker, Gauri Sawant, a Transgender Activist and Laxmi Agarwal, an Acid Attack Survivor, among others