Genashtim was founded in 2008 with the purpose of providing sustainable, meaningful and gainful employment for the disadvantaged, especially for those from the less-developed economies. In creating a workplace which is inclusive and accessible especially for those with disabilities, we had to develop a 100% work-from-home model. This also led us to build a totally digitalized operation, focussing on eLearning.
It is providential that our challenges in trying to accommodate our diverse workforce have led us to become pioneers in remote work, digitalization and eLearning, which has in turn fuelled exponential growth in our business during the COVID-19 years.
We had 70 employees, of which 90% were persons with disabilities from more than 10 countries around the world. At that point, we started hiring refugees, and other disadvantaged people like the HIV-infected, seniors, and women living under oppression.
We have 150 employees spread all over 20 countries on 6 continents. More than half of them are persons with disabilities, with another 20 to 30% from other disadvantaged groups.
Our remote work model enables us to provide employment opportunities to marginalized communities who face occupational inequality, especially People with disabilities (PWDs), refugees, LGTBQ, seniors and women in oppressed environments. We empower and engage them to develop and deliver products and services to our global clients.
We serve global businesses by enhancing operational efficiency through improved processes, reduced costs, and outsourcing. Our products and services provide sustainable business advancement through delivery of quality learning and development as well as strengthened Human Capital.
We are global citizens with a global service mindset, going beyond borders to serve our clients across all time zones.
We move quickly and intentionally. We restructure and re-position with ease to take advantage of opportunities that can grow our businesses, create impact, and server our clients better.
We are true to ourselves and true to others. We know that we can exist only if we deliver value to our clients with transparency.
We stand by what we do. We acknowledge our responsibilities and flaws, and consistently explore the best solutions to meet our stakeholders' expectations.
Our social innovation and social impact have been recognised with many international publications and awards – read more on these accolades in the news section of our website.
In 2015, Genashtim was not only certified as a B Corp, but every year since, we have been listed as "Best-for-the-World" among B Corps.
We are very blessed and fortunate to have a sterling board of advisors,
who are passionate to help us purely because they believe in what we are doing.
Founder & CEO
Chief Technical Officer
Sales & Business Development
Marketing & Corp. Communications
Content Development & QA
Genashtim (pronounced jen-ash-tim) is an acronym of the family members of our founder.
His wife’s name is Genevieve, daughter Ashley, and son Timothy
“When we first tried to register the company, we proposed a number of different names which describe our business. But they were all either rejected by the registrar of companies because they were too generic, or we could not register a domain which sounds anything like the names we selected. So I had to resign myself to the fact that we would have to come up with name which had nothing to do with our business. After an afternoon of doodling, I came up with Genashtim. Two years into the business, when we had eight employees, I gathered them in a room, and asked them to come up with a new name. I then left the room. A couple hours later, they emerged to say that they thought best to just keep the name.”