Nita Ambani, a name that is complete itself. The name doesn’t need any tag to prove herself. She is an inspiration and a totality that fulfil all character of nature. She is a woman with multiple characters like mom, educationalist, business person, social helper and of course a good and supportive wife.
- An educationist and teacher by heart and profession, she has set up many schools to educate the poor and underprivileged children. She also initiated the charitable trust, Reliance Foundation, the CSR arm of Reliance Industries which has become the largest private foundation in the country.
- In 2014, she was elected to the board of Reliance Industries as a non-executive director. She also serves as the founder and chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, a premier school aimed at providing quality education in Mumbai. What’s more, she is the first Indian woman to become a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
- In 2010, Nita Ambani founded the Reliance Foundation. A philanthropic initiative from the Reliance group, Reliance Foundation soon became the largest private foundations in the country. It has supported in various areas including education, sports, healthcare, rural transformation, urban renewal, women’s empowerment, art promotion and preservation of India’s rich cultural heritage.
- Under Nita’s guidance, Reliance Foundation extended to disaster management as well. It has conducted various relief & rescue operations and rehabilitation efforts during natural calamities in various parts of India including Gujarat, Chennai and Kashmir floods, Kedarnath tragedy, Marathwada drought etc.
- Nita Ambani’s most promising work came in when she founded the CSR arm of Reliance Industries, Reliance Foundation. Formerly known as Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation, it aims at promoting sustainable growth in the country through five spheres, rural transformation, health, education, urban renewal and art and cultural growth. Over the years, the foundation has collaborated with various NGO’s and philanthropic institutes. It has also extended in the sphere of disaster management, supporting and aiding victims of natural calamities.
She said:-I love everything I do. I am passionate about the work that I do and, therefore, for me, my work becomes a source of joy. My work energises me. I wish I could give 24/7 to my projects but the key factor is time management, be it between my professional and personal lives or within each of those. Being a working woman has made me understand and appreciate the criticality of maintaining a balance between them. You have to know what to prioritise while keeping your eye on the other projects.