Introducing myself and my journal: Designing Empowerment

akshay sharma
Posted April 18, 2012 from United States

About Me: Akshay Sharma is an assistant professor in the Industrial Design Department at Virginia Tech. He is passionate about using design as a catalyst for empowerment of women, especially in the developing regions .Currently he is working on projects related to microfinancing with an NGO in India, use of cell phones for creating a more efficient process maintaining immunization records in developing countries and working with jaipur foot organization to develop a foot measurement system.

My Passions: Empowerment and equality

My Challenges: time

My Vision for the Future: Equal humane world

My Areas of Expertise: Design Thinking

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  • Nusrat Ara
    Apr 20, 2012
    Apr 20, 2012

    Dear Akshay,

    Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

    Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

    I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

    In friendship,

  • akshay sharma
    Apr 24, 2012
    Apr 24, 2012

    Dear Nusrat, Thanks a lot for your kind message. I hope to engage with this vibrant community and hopefully can contribute in a constructive manner. I hope to enter my new entry soon. Sincerely, Akshay