Hema Balakrishnan is a social entrepreneur and founder of Color D Earth, an Eco Socio Enterprise. Color D Earth empowers 11 terracotta artisan groups from 6 states in India who handcraft exquisite and earthy Terracotta jewelry. Color D Earth currently retail their one of a kind art jewelry at Color D Earth – The Terracotta Studio in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. She started her career working for a Management Consultant at Ma Foi Management Consultants (now Randstad India). Hema is an alumni of the prestigious 10000 Women program, a Goldman Sachs funded Initiative for Women Entrepreneurs in 2009. In March 2012, she was chosen by the U.S department of State to attend the coveted International Visitors Leadership Program on Women and Entrepreneurship by the U.S. Department of State. Color D Earth has recently launched their Online store, www.colordearth.com to promote the work of their artisans.