Nepali Entrepreneur Shreeya Giri Named in Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Impact – South Asia Time

Nepali Entrepreneur Shreeya Giri Named in Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Impact

 May 16, 2024  

London — Shreya Giri, a 28-year-old entrepreneur hailing from Kathmandu, has been recognized as one of Asia’s most influential young individuals in Forbes magazine‘s prestigious “30 Under 30” list for 2024. Giri’s commendable work in the field of mental health advocacy has earned her a coveted spot in the ‘Social Impact’ category of the renowned list.

The founder of “Happy Minds,” a digital platform dedicated to mental health, Giri’s journey towards this achievement began amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While pursuing her master’s degree in London, she grappled with her own mental health struggles, exacerbated by the isolation and uncertainty brought on by the global health crisis.

Recognizing the glaring gap in accessible mental health support services, particularly amidst the pandemic-induced restrictions, Giri resolved to take action upon returning to Nepal after completing her studies. In 2020, she established “Happy Minds” with the mission to combat the stigma and trust barriers surrounding mental health issues prevalent in Nepali society.

Happy Minds serves as a comprehensive platform offering both online and in-person mental health counseling services. Through a blend of group workshops and individual counseling sessions, Giri’s organization has been instrumental in providing support to individuals in need, regardless of their geographical location.

Notably, Happy Minds’ reach extends beyond Nepal, catering to the mental health needs of Nepalis residing anywhere in the world. By leveraging technology and fostering a supportive community, Giri and her team have effectively bridged the gap in mental health care accessibility, offering a lifeline to those grappling with mental health challenges.

Giri’s inclusion in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list is a testament to her visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to driving positive change in the realm of mental health. As she continues to inspire and empower others through her impactful initiatives, Giri remains a beacon of hope for individuals striving for mental wellness and resilience in the face of adversity.