The Ladies Who Lead Engage Conference 2019 co-curated by ASCENT opened on a brutally honest note with four women entrepreneurs talking about their journeys without any sugar coating. The panel discussion on Entrepreneurship—Drivers of the New Economy, featured Neha Motwani (Founder and CEO Fitternity. com), Sneha Choudhry (Co-founder and CBO Zolo), Adwaita Nayar (CEO-Fashion, Nykaa) and Preeta Sukhtankar (Founder The Label Life).
As a woman entrepreneur in India, I understand the tight rope-walk we women entrepreneurs make every single day irrespective of the industry one belongs too. Being a mother to two daughters, only makes the walk that much more challenging and exciting for me however. I do understand that the popular perception often dictates, that the road to success is peppered with far more obstacles for women than it is for men, a fact that was recently pointed out through an interesting caricature widely circulated across Twitterati in India.
If I had to recommend a book to someone, I would suggest any of the Calvin & Hobbes series and the line from the last strip that Bill Waterson wrote has more or less defined the way I approach life in general, “It’s a magical world, Hobbes ol’ buddy, let’s go exploring”. Thankfully, this mantra is one that was easily imbibed in my professional life as well.
“Live life to the fullest”; “We only have one life”; “Live in the moment”…. these are some of the things we keep hearing and saying all the time. But the question is do we really mean it? Do we really follow it?Most of us don’t. Yes, that includes me. While I am a great believer of The Secret and try to be positive 90% of the times, it is that 10% of negative thoughts that take over and make us feel miserable.
Shubhra Chadda is the co-founder at Chumbak and heads Design and Product. She started the company with her husband, Vivek Prabhakar, to create a brand that reflected India at its best through products that were driven by great design and were meant to become the first choice for gifting for everyone travelling to India.
Archana Khosla has journeyed from nurturing a dream to realizing a career. Her triumphant brushes with entrepreneurship, offer insights and solutions on taking the plunge, making for an exciting and motivational read.
While digitalization, e-commerce and start-ups are shining in the limelight, rural India is still in a dark corner, gnawing with the need of breakthroughs in sanitation - and that is just what Marta Vanduzer-Snow has paved the way for!
Entrepreneur Aishwarya Nair Mathew wears several hats. A passionate health food brand owner, who is also a food and wine consultant - she sketches a wonderful story of inspiration and points out some pro tips on getting ahead in business. Read on!
Founder of It was India’s first incest/child sexual abuse response organisation that has since laid the foundation for this issue to come to light and continues to shape the way the it is addressed in the country.
Why is the term inheritance only restricted to finance, real estate, jewellery and other materialistic things? In this article Diana throws light on a very important aspect which is the emotional and psychological behavior that a child inherits from parents.
While many people have interviewed Gayatri Rangachari Shah and stuck to the author and book piece, the objective of this interview is to be a little more casual, tongue in cheek, short and crisp, witty and fun, playful yet poignant.
Break the mould! It’s time we have equal opportunities for women who wish to re-join their workplace says Heather Saville Gupta who believes that a little bit of coaching goes a long way in building confidence to return to the corporate life.
A CHAT WITH MANISHA RAISINGHANI, FOUNDER & CTO – LOGINEXT Manisha Raisinghani, Co-founder of LogiNext, one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world, talks to Aabha Bakaya about what it takes to succeed at being one of the few 'woman' techies. Don’t submit to any biases held by the world and continue to work towards your goals is her only mantra!
Innovative thinking can sprout anywhere and anyone can come up with a disruptive idea that can address a large enough market need. When we witness a discontinuity, or experience a challenge in our lived reality we naturally rummage for a solution and it is this seeking that forms the genesis of most innovations we see around us and consume today. However, it is never an idea alone that changes lives.
Showcase the real YOU while understanding and engaging with your customers through different digital channels. Here are a few personal tips by Mallika Setalvad where she talks about how these platforms can help you leverage your brand.