Session: Interweaving Design, Tech & Social Impact.
The Intersection of Ambition, Social Impact & Technology - developing a path for people to use technology, arts & culture for the public good. How will this play out in the post COVID world? Are women upskilled and ready for Post Covid lifestyles and jobs? Will work from home finally level the playing field?
Bio: Divya Hegde
A Google alumna and graduate of Northwestern University, Divya is at the helm of future-forward creative-tech companies. Through all her work she is striving to contribute towards SDG 3, 5, 8, 11 & 13.
www.tipsessions.com - NGO
She designed and developed TIP Sessions, Coastal Edit an NGO that focuses on climate change, civic awareness, culture, and civic action.
A two-pronged solution approach to a community engagement platform: TIP Sessions and Baeru. Both platforms join together to create a hybrid model that
focuses on climate action, civic awareness, and sustainable consumption and livelihoods. TIP Sessions is a community intervention program that addresses
climate action and sustainability. Baeru takes off from where TIP Sessions builds connections, through the production of handmade lifestyle products with locally
sourced ingredients and recycling material segregated from TIP Sessions’ waste management centers. Through Baeru and TIP Sessions, we’re creating a
circular economy and creating employment for rural women.
www.tip.agency - Design & Digital
As the Founder and CEO of The Integrated Penguin (TIP), Divya built a full-service digital marketing agency that now services clients across the globe in a broad range of sectors. TIP has registered offices in India & NZ. She has consciously ensured that TIP's profile includes marketing for organizations that have a social impact, which include not-for-profit companies and government projects.
www.heritagehomeindia.in - Travel
Apart from exploring far-flung corners of the world, she develops heritage properties into profitable and eco-friendly home-stays in Karnataka's coastal countryside, to encourage responsible tourism and support the local economy. An example of this is her role as Partner at Kandavara Heritage Home, in her hometown, Udupi.
www.oqupi.io - Health Tech
At Oqupi, as Partner, Divya mentors a team that is developing fully immersive VR tools to enable physical and occupational therapists in improving delivery & quality of treatment to patients with neurological disorders (for example - Autism Spectrum Disorder that begins in early childhood)
TiP Gaming - Gaming/AR/VR
She leads a team of interactive storytellers on a social impact mission. Her dream project is the creation of an online game to change attitudes toward gender equality called Reality Check. She has recently won a grant from the Karnataka State Government to build out the product and introduce it across the country.