Neelam Chhiber, Co-Founder Mother Earth is an Industrial Designer from National Institute of Design is widely known as a leader in the social entrepreneurial and retail space through her undertakings- Industree and Mother Earth. She is also an alumnus of Social Impact International as well as Global Social Benefit Incubator, Santa Clara University, USA. Neelam planted the seeds of her entrepreneurial journey in rural India in 1994 and has never looked back. Through her undertakings Industree and Mother Earth she has created a flourishing handicraft manufacturing and retail business effectively closing the gap between rural artisans and the retail mark
In the last two decades, for her outstanding work in social livelihood sectors, she has received various awards such as The Indian Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2011 from Schwab Foundation and L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2012 for Social Impact.