Women on Wings’ newest Strategy and organisational expert, Ellen Simons, travelled to India to work alongside business partner, Grameena Vikas Kendram Society for Rural Development (GVK) and collaborate on their next steps of growth.
There was true co-creation, mutual inspiration and concrete results at play, which mirrors findings from of Women on Wings experts and business partners. The study proved that mutual learning occurs and as a result they experience growth in their businesses and individual lives.
Ellen Simons spent five days with in Visakhapatnam, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. GVK designs implements community-driven initiatives that optimize value for small and marginal tribal farmers. Ellen worked together with Aneel Kumar Ambavaram founder & president, Meenal S. Machan, CEO, Sanne van den Dungen, senior manager of circular supply chains and agriculture, and Sarat Gidda, vice president, on a better structuring of the organization.
Since its start-up phase, GVK is experiencing a rollercoaster growth period and needs to expand the team and delegate in order to achieve their planned next steps. The discussions were intense with GVK’s purpose and values as the leading principle. They also addressed organization, roles, responsibilities, management styles, performance and coordination mechanisms.
Ellen Simons (picture, left) said,
Aneel Kumar Ambavaram (picture, right) added,