The Hindu Business Line : 2019-06-12

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CHENNAI NEWS 5 BusinessLi­ne WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 2019 • • WX ILSS gets funding from ATE Chandra Foundation purpose. We also offer post-programme support in terms of placement, mentoring and coaching as our alumni embark on their journey to the social sector,” said Anu Prasad, Founder, ILSS. ATECF supports various projects and initiative­s in two core verticals: rural transforma­tion and sector capacity building. ILSS has so far conducted five editions of its leadership programme, with 85 leaders from media, banking, fin-tech, advertisin­g and telecom, and companies such as IBM, Standard Chartered Bank, American Express, Tata group, Airtel and Star TV participat­ing in the residentia­l programme held at Ashoka University. The programme’s alumni are working in leading organisati­ons like Public Health Foundation of India, Kaivalya Education Foundation, Educate Girls, Ashoka University and the Central Square Foundation. OUR BUREAU WX Ahmedabad, June 11 India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS), a Gurugram-based nonprofit organisati­on, on Tuesday said it has received an undisclose­d amount as funding from ATE Chandra Foundation (ATECF), the philanthro­pic foundation of Archana and Amit Chandra. The grant will be used towards building organisati­onal capacity at ILSS, which seeks to strengthen leadership for the country’s social sector. ILSS, incubated by the Ashish Dhawan-founded Central Square Foundation in September 2017, specifical­ly focuses on enabling senior corporate executives to transition to the social sector in order to enhance the diversity of talent and skills in the sector. “ILSS currently offers a nineday programme for leaders from various background­s, particular­ly from corporates, who are looking for careers with a social Plans are afoot to expand the brand (Woods) as a complete lifestyle brand by adding a formal and semiformal-wear range for both men and women

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