Shilpa Shetty Kundra, a Bollywood actress, has joined Hunar Online Courses as its investor and brand ambassador. The platform also offers courses in areas such as fashion, food, beauty, and photography.
Hunar aims to cement and scale these offerings– holistic and outcome-focused learning experience, leveraging and building its community, providing gigs and work-from-home opportunities, and creating business opportunities for its users with this partnership, as per a company statement.
Hunar has acknowledged the immense potential of this underserved market of over 340 million Indian women. It expects that this partnership will enable one lakh, Indian women, to achieve financial independence by next year by providing greater skilling and entrepreneurship opportunities, according to the organization. It has been uniquely positioned and supported by a loyal community of 20 lakh+ women since its inception in 2018, to be India’s single authority on skilling and empowering Indian women, assisting them to become micropreneurs / solopreneurs.
About Hunar, Shilpa Shetty Kundra said
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Bollywood Actress, Health and Wellness Influencer, and Entrepreneur, said, “Empowering the women of India with skills to become financially independent has always been a dream for me. As an independent woman, I believe that financial independence and having a personal source of income are important for the woman, her family, and the country. When I attended the Hunar Fashion Show as a Chief Guest, I saw first-hand the impact that Hunar’s team was creating, and I wanted to join them as an investor and a brand ambassador.”
Nishtha Yogesh, Founder, and CEO of Hunar Online Courses said, “India has the potential to grow its GDP exponentially when India’s women are provided with the right platform to learn, grow, and earn an income. Women want to be financially independent and recognized for their skills but do not have easy access to opportunities to learn or earn. Our goal has always been to offer a safe and encouraging ecosystem wherein Indian women can learn multiple skills from home, create their designs or products and gain recognition and financial independence. We are excited to have Shilpa join our journey. She is a strong supporter of our mission, and together we hope to encourage more and more women to bring out the entrepreneurs in them.”
Hunar joined hands with national brands like ITC Aashirvaad Atta and Naturals Salon to empower women. recently held its annual fashion show, for which it received 10,000 design submissions, and 200+ students were selected to showcase their designs in front of more than 15,000 people, and more than one million votes were received from all around India. It hosted India’s largest online graduation ceremony in India, where over 6,000 women received their certificates and gained national recognition in one day.
Students of Hunar Online Courses have access to 55+ video-based online skill courses in the fashion, food, and beauty segments. These basic-to-advance courses are pre-recorded classes with live virtual masterclasses and webinars by certified teachers and industry experts. Hunar Online Courses has a growing community of more than 20 lakh women and over 45,000 students, out of which 30 percent are running their enterprises successfully, earning up to INR 50,000 every month.