DR MEERA ASMI

Chairwoman

We Grow Forest Foundation

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About

Dr. Meera Asmi holds the esteemed position of Honorary Chairwoman at We Grow Forest Foundation, where she serves as a guiding force, offering invaluable insights into nature conservation matters. With a strong advocacy for sustainable and equitable management of natural resources, she consistently places humanity at the core of her initiatives. Dr Meera actively supports innovative and ethical solutions in urban forestry, sustainability, and biodiversity preservation. As a highly influential figure in environmental protection, she actively promotes best practices and encourages the conservation of forests and nature.

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Subject Expertise and Academic Background


With over 22 years of professional experience spanning diverse sectors, including Government, Non-Profit, Collegiate Education, and Corporate, Dr. Meera Asmi stands as a stalwart in her commitment to environmental conservation and community development. Her key roles reflect not only her expertise but also her profound passion for making a positive impact.


Dr. Meera’s academic journey includes participation in the Fellow Programme in Management from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Additionally, she holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Kerala, India. Her educational background is further complemented by a Diploma in Management from the All India Management Association, New Delhi, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Kerala. 


Possessing subject expertise in various domains such as Strategic Human Resource Management, Marketing of Services, Advertising and promotion, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Operational Efficiency Management, Contract Negotiation, and Destination Management, Dr. Meera has demonstrated proficiency in undertaking transformation programs. Her ability to excel in multitasking with heterogeneous groups showcases both adaptability and strategic thinking.


As a confident and adaptable strategic thinker, Dr. Meera Asmi has held impactful roles in both the public and private sectors. Recognized for her ability to thrive in fast-paced, hands-on, growth-oriented environments, she consistently delivers swift and impactful results. Her commitment to social causes is underscored by the honour of receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Women Empowerment and Rural Development.


Dr. Meera Asmi’s professional journey is marked by expertise, passion, and a profound commitment to environmental sustainability and community development. Her multifaceted roles, academic achievements, and recognition in the form of an Honorary Doctorate position her as a dynamic and impactful leader in her field.


Recognition and Honours


Dr. Meera Asmi has garnered acclaim through a series of prestigious awards, affirming her significant contributions to various spheres. Noteworthy among these accolades are the International Social Innovator Award, recognizing her innovative contributions, the Rajiv Gandhi Samaj Ratna Award presented by the All India National Congress, New Delhi, acknowledging her outstanding social impact, and the esteemed Honorary Doctorate in Women Empowerment and Rural Development conferred by the International Peace University, Germany. These accolades serve as a testament to Dr. Meera’s unwavering commitment to women’s empowerment, national integration, and excellence in social initiatives.


Additionally, she has been honoured with the National Identity Award by Voice of Justice, acknowledging her substantial role in shaping national identity, and the Innovator Excellence Award from Junior Chamber International, a recognition of her exceptional innovation and excellence in her field. These awards collectively reflect Dr. Meera’s dedication to creating positive social change and advancing innovative solutions across various domains.


Dr Meera is an engaged member of various esteemed professional organizations, exemplified by her active participation in the United Nations Membership in Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML), All India Management Association, National Institute of Personnel Management, Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI), Women Economic Forum (WEF), All Ladies League (ALL), and All India NGO’s Network Association (AINA). Her professional contributions have garnered recognition, with her profile prominently featured in leading newspapers and magazines. Articles published in The Hindu, Corporate Social Focus, and Kaumimarg underscore her dedicated commitment to environmental causes and community engagement.


Key Roles Reflecting Expertise and Passion


Dr. Meera’s illustrious career has spanned significant roles, notably serving as the Honorary Chairwoman of We Grow Forest Foundation and as the Manager of Human Resources at Kannur International Airport Limited. Her professional journey extends across academia and human resource management, showcasing versatility and expertise cultivated across diverse sectors.


In addition to her managerial roles, Dr. Meera has distinguished herself as a prolific writer and researcher. She has contributed valuable insights to the field through published articles on Human Resource effectiveness and employee engagement in esteemed journals. Her commitment to practical solutions is evident in her project report on Spiritual Tourism for the Government of Kerala and her adept execution of Training Need Analysis for various Government Departments.


Dr. Meera’s multifaceted experience reflects not only her adaptability across sectors but also her dedication to contributing substantive research that addresses real-world challenges. Her strategic approach and applied research underscore her commitment to driving positive change and advancing knowledge within her areas of expertise.


Advocate for Sustainable and Equitable Management


In her capacity as the Managing Editor, Dr Meera Asmi assumes a pivotal role in steering the direction of We Grow Forest Foundation’s eMagazine, “The Sound of Forest.” Her contributions extend beyond the realm of environmental issues and urban forestry, as she provides invaluable advice to team members, lends support to broader organizational campaigns, actively champions tree-planting initiatives, and steers the entire team with her inspiring vision. Dr. Meera’s multifaceted skills include adept relationship building, exceptional writing and presentation abilities, leadership development consulting, proficient project management, and effective client relationship management. Her capacity to navigate diverse tasks concurrently, handle large-scale projects, and overcome obstacles underscores her versatility as a seasoned professional. Furthermore, Dr. Meera’s commitment transcends her professional pursuits, as she passionately engages in activities related to writing, music, gardening, and actively contributes to the expansion of forests, embodying a holistic and dedicated approach to her personal and professional endeavours.


Commitment to Social Causes


In addition to her professional endeavours, Dr. Meera actively dedicates herself to various philanthropic initiatives. Collaborating with over a hundred social organizations, she shares a common vision of instigating positive changes in community behaviour and empowering women and youth to assume control of their lives, fostering the creation of more resilient and vibrant communities. Dr. Meera’s ability to communicate fluently in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu, and Tamil underscores her commitment to fostering inclusivity and connecting with diverse communities. Her professional profile exemplifies a distinguished career marked by notable achievements, exemplary leadership, and a profound dedication to environmental sustainability and community development. Driven by a wealth of diverse experiences and fortified by academic credentials, Dr Meera emerges as a dynamic and impactful leader, poised to make lasting contributions in her field.

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