Nureen started her career in microfinance in India, followed by a wide range of grassroots organizations including the Peace Corps, where as a volunteer posted in Fiji, her work focused on capacity building initiatives with local women’s groups. This led to her ongoing involvement, through establishing the Artesan Gateway, with social enterprises, NGOs and social businesses, who are focused on providing employment and skills training through craft and sustainable fashion production. Most recently, she worked in executive search exclusively within the non-profit sector.
Nureen has had the opportunity to live, work and study in India, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Fiji and the USA and is passionate about promoting cross-cultural education and professional experiences. Nureen graduated from Calvin College with a major in History and Economics, and holds an MA in Development Studies from the University of Wales.