Pooja Chandra Pama

AWIU Board Member and Entrepreneur

Pooja Chandra Pama is AWIU vice president emeritus, Special Operations, co-chair of AWIU’s Washington, D.C. Chapter, and co-chair of COIR 2022. An Indian-born American entrepreneur, Pama has comprehensive international business experience in myriad sectors: finance, healthcare, agriculture and real estate. She is also passionate about helping women and families develop sustainable businesses globally. She founded ACE Health Foundation in 2016, which is currently engaged in educational and practical programs for grassroots women entrepreneurs in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda and India. ACE Health Foundation partnered with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State to support the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), and provides funding and grants for AWE graduates to facilitate the launch and growth of their entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2022, Pama established ACE Foods, which fosters entrepreneurship on a global scale, and is driven by Pama’s passion for seamlessly integrating community-building and philanthropy. She is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious “International Women’s  Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Award.”