“EMPOWERED WOMEN MUST EMPOWER ASPIRING WOMEN—A WOMAN MUST SUPPORT A WOMAN,” -Swati Jain, Founder of: Karyashala Foundation (NGO), and ‘WeWomen’ -Facebook Community Group, Co-Organiser of TEDx (TED talks) Gurugram, Entrepreneur – Wife – and a Mother.

Born in Saharanpur, but brought up in many cities- Swati Jain -daughter of Civil Surgeon in Uttar Pradesh Government Hospital had a wonderful childhood of living - experiencing many places and meeting vivid people — her father had a transferable job—almost in every three years: new city - new school - new friends. How incidents and working has shaped her life, read here.

“I am a daughter – a sister – a friend -but before all these, ‘I am Sangya, and as Sangya I have to do justice to myself first’——find out who you are – what you can do – which identity you want to carry —justify yourself first,” -SANGYA OJHA -A PUPPETEER, VOICEOVER-ARTIST, WRITER, AND EDUCATOR.

Sangya Ojha -daughter of writer - publisher father and school-teacher and former Akashvani singer mother; was born in the sacred place of Haridwar, Uttarakhand and then brought up in Patna, Bihar. Since childhood this art - literature inclined parentage endowed ample encouragement—granted complete freehand to elder daughter and Sangya to explore their artistic traits——Sangya persuaded her classical music, classical dance, western dance, writing, theatre, and voice over skills —— Sangya was so passionate about classical dance- after learning Bharatnatyam for six-years she moved to Delhi to learn Kathak from the maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj. Sangya qualified with her Masters in …

“You can do it—just believe in yourself —— never look back – every path has hurdles and roadblocks but when you start walking, doors will open and there will be help around. Envision the goal and perform,” -SUPRITI BATRA – beauty – grooming expert, wife and mother.

With a Master of Business Administration Degree in Information Technology in 2001, Supriti Batra worked for the next fourteen-years for large corporate houses like GE, British Airways, SITA Aeronautics. Supriti was doing very well in her corporate job, but she had a flair for make up, hair art and fashion from early childhood. Usually friends and family members got their make up done from her very often and she loved doing it. When Aishwarya Rai became Miss India in 1994, Supriti replicated the same hair do that was sported by Aishwarya on a friend of hers for the school farewell …

ELEVEN WOMEN’S NARRATIVES ON DREAM, PASSION, AND MOTIVATION

DREAM - PASSION AND MOTIVATION -the interwoven aspects of life —— to achieve or to be something, these aspects are narrowly observed, pursued, and adapted. Here are the narratives of Eleven versatile women from vivid walks of life on dream, passion, and motivation: “Focus on current circumstances — prioritize the things — keep learning new things, regularly upgrade and update own knowledge, never compete with anyone around -this binds self-progress; instead keep raising own bars- that’s the way to move ahead,” —— “on feeling down or getting demotivated, ask: ‘why not to do it?’, and just push yourself, never stop,”POOJA …

“I never give up——I am a typical Leo——my wish is my command,” -Mrunal Inamdar -marathon runner, PINKATHON ambassador, daughter, wife, mother, and a beauty specialist

Mrunal’s father was a Sanitary Inspector at Cantonment Board Dehu Road (CBDR), and mother was employed with Pune Municipal Corporation. Born in Pune, Maharashtra in 1975, Mrunal was the youngest amongst three-sisters —— she completed her graduation and holds a degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A., B. Ed.) in English; she also did her Diploma in School Management, and enthusiastically learned Aroma-Therapy and Spa-Therapy. Mrunal got married in 1996, and is now mother of two kids- son, and a daughter. When her son was studying in nursery, she thought of having her own business——as a beginning she started beauty …

“Life is a journey, make it adventurous by exploring the unexplored destinations on earth —— drive on big roads, walk on small inroads or streets, meet locals and make a wonderful memoir of this life,” -Varnika Girotra Chawla, Educational consultant, passionate trekker, wife and mother.

Varnika Girotra Chawla had a fear of water (aqua phobia) - she was determined to overcome it———never before ventured out alone, Varnika took a solo rafting trip of 55 kilometer, an adventurous route of Devprayag - to - Shivpuri in Uttarakhand. This, her first trip erased her aqua-phobia, and built immense self-confidence in her———confident of rafting the rough turbulent waters, Varnika decided to experience trekking expeditions. She started mountain trekking in 2017. Varnika was born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, and she completed her schooling in Hyderabad, Telangana (then Andhra Pradesh). In the year 2010 she did her Masters in Business …

Communicate openly with everyone around — feel positive about your dreams and aspirations—set the narrative of your life —— you are the cynosure of your family, if you are happy —your family, and all others around will be happy; your happiness is important,” -Anshu Daga, Founder at ‘The Inner Startup’; Artistic Director at ‘Roots and Wings Theatre Group; Coach and Performer at Nautankibaaz Improv Collective; Council Member (Haryana Mentoring and Soft-Skills Council) at WICCI —— a daughter, wife and mother.

Father was in service with the Indian Navy — Anshu Daga was instilled with the values of hard work, discipline, vigour and confidence since her childhood. She got introduced to theatre while in college at Delhi University——here she got introduced to theatre stalwarts like Anamika Haksar, Arvind Gaur, Joy Michael —— Anshu was also elected the Dramatics President. She went on to pursue Post-Graduation in Advertising and Communications - keeping a practical approach in life, Anshu started working for a Public Relations Firm, then moved to Mumbai where she later joined Yes Bank in its Marketing Communication division. Anshu was …

“Look at things around from a positive point of view — life is full of good-times and bad-times, but finding a way out of the bad-times is an art — no matter what the difficulty, this attitude will open up new paths,” -Minakshi Walke – an entrepreneur, a mother and popularly known as ‘Bamboo Lady of Maharashtra’ today.

“Look at things around from a positive point of view — life is full of good-times and bad-times, but finding a way out of the bad-times is an art — no matter what the difficulty, this attitude will open up new paths,” -Minakshi Walke - an entrepreneur, a mother and popularly known as ‘Bamboo Lady of Maharashtra’ today. Industrious, Minakshi Walke — a woman born and brought-up in Savargaon, village of Chandrapur district in Maharashtra- a bright girl - Minakshi, completed her higher secondary education in her village — for further junior college studies she had to cycle everyday to …

“Keep pursuing your goals – dreams; never hold yourself back — instead bounce back harder — realise your dreams,” -Subhashini Ramasubramanian – Director, Brand Associations at GurgaonMoms.com

Born in Bengaluru, Karnataka - Subhashini Ramasubramanian completed her schooling and graduation studies in Chennai, Tamil Nadu — and after acquiring her B. Com. degree, Subhashini worked in the Travel & Tourism industry, Telecom sector, and in the Retail sector for quite a few years. In the year 2005 she got married and moved to Delhi. After living in Delhi for some time the couple had to shift to Mumbai. In 2008, Subhashini gave birth to a baby girl and had to take a sabbatical — meanwhile again her husband’s job got them relocated to Gurgaon, Haryana. Here Subhashini’s passion …

“After 20 years as a medical practitioner, there is no greater satisfaction today than holding a new born baby in my arms after being delivered in a natural and safe way, and the smile on the mother’s face. These I feel are my greatest achievements”, -Dr. Ujwala Patil – Gynaecologist, Obstetrician, a mother, and passionate about natural birthing

Dr. Ujwala Patil, born in Marathwada- town of Latur, Maharashtra, India, pursued her MBBS from Pune University in 1996. During her post-graduation studies, Ujwala got married, and while she appeared for her second-year exams in the year 2000, she was six-months pregnant with her first child. Dr. Ujwala attained her degree of DGO from Pravara Medical College, MUHS- and was the University topper. Her husband too was pursuing his higher studies - Ujwala decided to share her family’s financial responsibilities, she handed over her son in her mother’s care and started working as a Registrar in Mumbai. After a year …