L4G WSE Participant

Madhushree Deshpande

Founder and CEO, Silver Spoon Enterprises

Madhushree is from Kalaburagi in Karnataka, India.  She founded her company - Silver Spoon Enterprises - in the region with the aim of changing the tagline of her region from “industrially backward” to “industrially developing”. She has been greatly supported by Shri Shakti Mahila Abhiruddhi Samasthe (SSMAS) in her journey to scale the revolution in empowering women.  As an entrepreneur her goal is to make products that reach an international market and replace exported products from across India with products of her company. In 2019, she was awarded the Handcraft Excellence Award by Handcraft Studio. In 2020, she won the Elevate Call 2 grant funding - an initiative by the government of Karnataka - becoming the only woman to have won Elevate from her district. In 2021, PDA Engineering College Kalaburagi awarded her as the best young female entrepreneur of the district.   "I always keep myself motivated to learn something new and I believe there is no end to learning. That's the reason I want to be a part of the Leadership for Growth program."