The Founder-director of the Iqra International School and prominent educationist Noor Ayesha was selected among the list of 100 most influential women of Karnataka. Modeled on the pattern of the “BBC 100 Women”, an initiative called ‘Rising Beyond The Ceiling’ (RBTC) has culled Muslim women from the state who have excelled in 14 different fields, from politics to social service.
It is an effort to smash negative preconceptions about Muslim womenfolk frequently perpetuated by a section of ‘Upper castes’ dominated media.
It should be noted that Noor Ayesha completed her primary education in Bangalore and earned her bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Vasusoria University of Technology before enrolling at Cardiff Metropolitan University in England to complete her master’s degree in business administration (MBA). She spent some time working in England before returning to India and opening Iqra International School in Bangalore
The Indian Society for Industrial Development presented Ms. Noor Ayesha with the Rashtriya Shiksha Ratna Award. She also received the Fakhr Watan Award for her contributions to social and educational causes.
She was also associated with Early Childhood Association, Summit 2019, El-dricks Summit 2019, Asia Education Summit 2016, and Asia Leadership and Services Award 2016, and attended several conferences in India and abroad. She has been a Global Goodwill Ambassador of India. In addition, she has played a key role in the Universal Education Trust and OURAH.