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The 2021 winners of the Ripple of Hope Award was introduced by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights on Thursday, October 7. The award was introduced to 5 excellent people and amongst them is an Indian American.
Deven Parekh, the managing director of Notion Companions’ Indian American managing director joins a outstanding line-up of honorees: poet Amanda Gorman; political chief, entrepreneur, and writer, Stacey Abrams; co-founder and managing associate of Clearlake Capital, José E. Feliciano; and chairman and CEO of Verizon, Hans Vestberg.
This yr’s winners, united by their uncompromising integrity and resilience in striving for an inclusive America, have every championed the causes and issues of the underrepresented and marginalized.
Their tireless efforts in service of the general public good—from inside international firms to the nationwide political stage—replicate Robert Kennedy’s ardour for equality, justice, and the ability of particular person motion to ascertain significant reform.
“Since changing into a member of Notion Companions in 2000, Parekh has been a vocal advocate for various and inclusion, initiating efforts to promote girls and minority leaders all through Notion’s inside crew, portfolio, and the broader software program program and funding ecosystems as a whole,” famous Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
All 5 laureates will likely be honored at a hybrid ceremony on Thursday, December 9, that includes keynote speaker Vice President Kamala Harris. As the primary lady and first lady of shade to function vice chairman, Harris has damaged boundaries and served as a number one voice on the affect of race on well being care, entry to voting, and the prison authorized system.
“We’re honored that Vice President Harris and Amanda Gorman will be a part of Stacey, Hans, José, and Deven in our Ripple of Hope Award ceremony for 2021,” mentioned Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
“Their management and poise have impressed numerous folks, particularly younger girls of shade, to stand up and make their voices heard and we’re thrilled to acknowledge such extraordinary changemakers. We stay up for celebrating our 5 honorees and listening to the Vice President’s remarks.”
Parekh is a member of the board of administrators for a number of establishments, together with the US Improvement Finance Company, the Council on International Relations, the Carnegie Endowment for Worldwide Peace, and NYU Langone.
He’s additionally chairman emeritus of the board of Publicolor, a nonprofit group centered on New York Metropolis public faculties. In 2006, Parekh was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, which seeks to develop the subsequent era of community-spirited leaders.
Since 1968, the Ripple of Hope Award has celebrated exemplary leaders throughout enterprise, authorities, advocacy, and leisure who’ve demonstrated a dedication to social progress and advancing human rights.
Earlier winners of the Ripple of Hope Award embody Barack Obama, Tim Prepare dinner, Dolores Huerta, Desmond Tutu, Colin Kaepernick, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis, Bono, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Nancy Pelosi, Robert F. Smith, Wyclef Jean, and Joe Biden.