Charity Auction: PWG for HEMLATA

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Charity Auction: PWG for HEMLATA

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  • Monthly Event
    September 18, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


One year scholarship for Bhagyeshri






The Professional Women Group always seeks to give a space and the necessary tools to fellow members to achieve their professional goals. As women, we all know that the ability of finding our way through life, often starts with the possibility of having a high level education, especially if we’re born in Countries where girls are vulnerable. That is why the PWG has decided to organise its first charity event in collaboration with Hemlata. Our objective is to support the education of 10-year-old Bhagyshri and raise the sufficient money for a scholarship to pay for a full year tuition in the best residential school in Panchgani, India.


We believe, that our members are EMPOWERED WOMEN WHO WANT TO EMPOWER OTHERS! What better opportunity than supporting the education of Bahgyshri? This will be the perfect event to get to know what Hemlata does and know how they support girls and women across India.


Would you like to contribute to this purpose? You can support this cause by donating products or services (which will be auctioned at the event). If you want to donate, please write Giada at and she will provide all the details about how you can be part of this event.




– At registration, you will be able to see the products/services to be auctioned. At this time, you can start by bidding on the silent auction.

– This will be followed by an introduction of the NPO Hemlata by its founder, Smita Suchde Gruetter.

– Afterwards, you will have the chance to bid on that “one thing” you wanted from the start. Maybe even get (silently) competitive with a fellow member/friend!

– The auction winners will be announce and an apero will follow.




Smita Suchde Gruetter likes to be challenged by new ideas and goals, venture into new arenas and think outside the box is what best defines Smita. She has international and multicultural working experience and a multidisciplinary education in management, economics, political science, law and fashion.  This allowed her to found and run multiple successful businesses in diverse markets and industries. Her work in the business sector has not been independent of the social sector. Over two decades of active philanthropy in India have given her an in-depth understanding of the challenges, areas of potential impact, and how even small contributions can help to transform the lives of the most vulnerable.


Her professional experience has been put to good use in the strategic communication for an innovative Swiss water company and the setting up of her own social enterprise, TravelforGood. The empowerment of women and children from India’s lowest socio-economic class in order to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, is a subject of deep interest and she feels privileged to be able to give support through her philanthropic work at HEMLATA.


Smita create the NPO in 2002, in tribute to her mother, after whom the organization is named. Hemlata is based on the belief that childre, girls and women, who are the most vulnerable in Indian society, must be provided a life of dignity and purpose. All of Hemlata’s projects are targeted to impact their lives by providing them support on the following three pillars

– Education and Entreperneurship

– Health and Well-Being

– Sports and Infrastructure.



For more information about the Smita and Hemlate:



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