Tenzin Seldon a Tibetan refugee based in California, United States of America is listed among the Forbe’s list of 30 under social entrepreneurs. The Tibetan lady was listed in the reputed American business magazine’s list as published yesterday and expected to make a huge impact in the year 2018.
“That ambition and impatience is on full display in our 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30, our annual encyclopedia of creative disruption featuring 600 young stars in 20 different industries.” said the description of the entire list in Forbes.
Tenzin Seldon is selected as one of the top 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs by Forbes for her initiative, The Kinstep which a technology based enterprise which helps the immigrants to connect with value-aligned companies for a perfect job.
“Realizing the power of technology to empower immigrants, Tenzin founded Kinstep, a B2B tech platform that matches pre-vetted immigrants with employment directly in the community. While providing a living wage, the company combats the problems associated with ‘under-the-table’ work that often leads to exploitative labor practices. Partners include WeWork, Box and more.” said the description of Tenzin’s profile in Forbes.
“My tribe wouldn’t be complete without the dynamic co-founder, Adrienne Huesca. Thank you to our committed team who often work weekends and nights, family and friends, partners who believed in us, and mentors. None of this is possible without the grounding of my Tibetan roots and people, and guidance from our spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.” said Tenzin Seldon in Facebook post sharing the article from Forbes.
“Most important, heartfelt shout out to the immigrants and refugees Kinstep works for and with. Many of them never receive a word of acknowledgement or recognition for their sacrifice. Yet they show up every single day and it is our honor to show up for them.” she added.
Tenzin was raised in the Indian Himalayas, her family having fled there from Tibet. She immigrated to the United States as an adolescent. Tenzin graduated with honors from Stanford University, followed by University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Tenzin has spent her career advocating for disenfranchised communities, leading Climate Justice League chapters around the US, working on negotiations with Israel and Palestine, and, most recently, at the United Nations Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific. At the UN, Tenzin witnessed many young migrants experiencing hardships assimilating to a new country. She was a visiting lecturer at Rangsit University, where she taught International Policy. Tenzin’s work has been recognized around the world: as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and one of OZY Magazine’s “5 Civil-Rights Leaders for a New Generation, describes Tenzin Seldon in Kinstep‘s about page.