Prateek Kaul is Supplier Diversity and Accessibility Evangelist. He is co-founder of GiftAbled, a leading social enterprise in the space of Disability & Inclusion. The focus of his work in recent years has been around livelihood sustenance of People with Disability – engagement of millions of People with Disability productively through self-employment. Prateek believes that empowering the physically and the intellectually challenged to work from their own sheltered environment, irrespective of an urban or rural setting is the way to achieve economic inclusion. GiftAbled, shares and supports best practices in corporate houses to implement Inclusive procurement.
The other area of interest is providing a platform to Organizations to become Accessible – in terms of Products, Infrastructure and services provided via Website/App. This is not only to meet compliance standards but, most importantly, to reach out to millions of potential customers, candidates, suppliers, employees who stand for Inclusion.
Prateek has varied corporate experience of decade and a half and has worked in Idea Cellular, Tech Mahindra, Birlasoft and Target India. He has been a volunteer supporting various causes for more than a decade. He pursues a vision of a world evolving in to an Inclusive one.
His efforts and contribution towards the empowerment of People with Disabilities, has won him various awards and accolades, including:
• Prateek is India Inclusion Fellow, IIS 2017
• Recognized by Hand in Hand with Best Social Entrepreneur Award, 2018
• Recognized by IIM Calcutta for Tata Social Enterprise Challenge as Top 3 social enterprise in the country