Founder, Planet Abled
Neha Arora, is the founder of Planet Abled, an organization which provides accessible and inclusive travel solutions for people of all disabilities. With a totally un utilized degree up her sleeve Neha worked with companies like HCL, Nokia & Adobe before taking the plunge to start Planet Abled. Born to parents with disabilities and the personal challenging experiences faced in travelling, she realized a huge gap existed in the society. Because when it came to people with disabilities indulging in travel and leisure activities, no avenues were available. One such experience, became the tipping point for her to leave her career and start the inclusive travel journey of Planet Abled based on Universal Design Concept, a first of its kind in the world.
Planet Abled is the recipient of many awards including NCPECP – Mphasis Universal Design Award and Indian Responsible Tourism Award by Outlook Traveller and World Travel Market London. The feather in the cap is the best innovative practice award at Zero Project Conference at United Nations Vienna in 2018, to have impacted lives of people with disabilities in the world in a positive way.
Neha is a graduate of Nasdaq Entrepreneurial centre MMI program and recipient of India Inclusion Summit fellowship for her work at Planet Abled. In personal capacity, Neha also conducts workshops and awareness sessions in corporate and various forums for seamless amalgamation of people with disabilities in mainstream via the medium of travel. She has also been delivering sessions on Social Entrepreneurship in universities/ colleges including seminars organized by IIMs. ”