The success of a collective group, be it a small family or a nation of many millions, can be directly drawn from the prosperity and happiness of women in their fold. Sage Visvamitra, is also the giver of the divine Gayatri Mantra, a hymn to the Goddess Gayatri who protects and showers prosperity to all those who worship her. It is a hymn that millions of Hindus all over the world chant each day. In the spirit of the divine Gayatri, the Visvamitra International Award for Women Entrepreneurship will honour women who are living symbols of protection and prosperity to those who depend on them.
Dr. Maria Grazia Micieli is a Biologist specialized in Pathology. She has thirty years of experience in the environmental field consulting for various local authorities in the Province of Syracuse on the chemical monitoring of drinking water and air. Since 2002 she has been the administrator of companies operating in the field of chemical analysis and microbiology. She is currently the CEO of Centro Analisi PQA srl. The company started operations in 2008 and has an environmental analysis laboratory accredited by the “Accredia” National Accreditation Body designated by the Italian government.