- Social Media
- Active Citizenship
- Good Giving
- Corporate Responsibility
- Be Fearless
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who are coming up with big ideas that can change the world.
Yamini Aiyar founded the Accountability Initiative to track and inform the public of what really happens to government money in India. The Initiative also researches the effectiveness of accountability efforts in the country. The group’s work has drawn praise from Indian government officials, and even from President Obama. Taking a cue from her mother, a journalist who combined work and family time, Yamini enjoys cooking with her husband when she gets a little time away from her important work.
Sokunthea: There are many aspiring social entrepreneurs out there who are trying to take their passion and ideas to the next level. What is one piece of advice you would give to them based on your own experiences and successes?
Yamini: Don’t be afraid of taking a risk would be my first piece of advice. Even though it’s a bit lonely and daunting in the beginning, perseverance and hard work really pay off. Once you get past the first few hurdles, it becomes easier, so don’t give up.
Read the rest of Yamini's Fellows Friday interview here.