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Season’s Greetings from IMD and Best Wishes for 2020

IMD would like to thank you for the trust you continue to place in us. We wish you an inspirational 2020.

IMD believes that we must challenge what is and inspire what could be to develop leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.

As such, we are proud to highlight the work of HEMLATA, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2004 by IMD EMBA alumna, Smita Suchde Gruetter.

Help support the education of a young woman
(12 months = approx. CHF 4,400)

CHF 3,160.-
raised so far for HEMLATA
Latest donors:
  • jean-francois manzoni
    43 days ago
    CHF 400.00.-
  • Anonymous
    52 days ago
    CHF 20.00.-
  • Anonymous
    60 days ago
    CHF 150.00.-
  • Anonymous
    60 days ago
    CHF 30.00.-
  • Anonymous
    61 days ago
    CHF 50.00.-
  • Nathalie de Pont
    61 days ago
    CHF 1,000.00.-
  • Paolo Sanvido
    64 days ago
    CHF 100.00.-
  • Anonymous
    66 days ago
    CHF 250.00.-
  • See all
Latest donors:
  • 24 months+
  • 24 months
  • 18 months
  • 12 months
  • 6 months

Discover HEMLATA



HEMLATA believes that every human being – especially the most vulnerable – girls – must have the right to live with dignity and purpose. Human dignity should not be based on hierarchy, wealth, religion, race or place of birth.


Each project is identified personally by a HEMLATA team member, on the ground, to ensure the integrity of the donation. HEMLATA aims to directly impact beneficiaries by constantly refining the program and to act as stewards of commitments, to both donors and donees.


As an independent and neutral organization, HEMLATA works to create impact within the socio-cultural context of the Indian environment. In India, years of hierarchal tradition have been responsible for passing on the advantage to the male child, over the female, resulting in an imbalance in the opportunities available to girls. The H100 initiative seeks to address this imbalance by empowering the “next” generation of female leaders.


HEMLATA’s pledge is to be respectful, ethical and accountable, and to manage the funding and their projects with full transparency.


HEMLATA’s mission is to create real and sustainable impact through their H100 initiative, by empowering talented girls, with scholarships to quality based tertiary college education, supported by a mentor, peer and life skills.


The HEMLATA 100 initiative upholds SDG #4 – Quality Education, one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals of 2030. Quality Education is also listed at #6 by Project Drawdown, a world class research organization, offering solutions to save the future of our planet.
Learn more about HEMLATA at

Smita Suchde Gruetter (IMD EMBA Alumna 2016)

As a philanthropist and an ardent believer in the power of quality education to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty, Smita leverages her multi-cultural background to champion the cause of the most vulnerable in India, girls, children and women.
Her own background and belief in the power of quality education, has led her to build her new social innovation project, the HEMLATA 100 initiative.
The initiative seeks to empower 100 talented girls from India’s lowest socio-economic class, with tertiary education, providing them a scholarship through college, backed by support from mentors and peers.
Smita Suchde Gruetter


jean-francois manzoni
43 days ago
Hemlata is a great organization working on a crucial need in society! well done Smitta!
Paolo Sanvido
64 days ago