Founder, Curator & Writer – Oyl & The Indian Irish
What are you most passionate about and what drives you?
Am passionate about my country, its rich and vibrant culture and heritage that draws me closer to arts, craft, design, theatre, music and travel. Of course, retail fashion and media are inbuilt in my system and have only grown with the passage of time as they have become my career. Mother nature in her many forms draws me to innovate, sustain and curate different ideas in its purest form and that drives me towards making things happen keeping it simple and versatile.
What have been your personal challenges and how have they defined you?
Challenges are a part of life and they have only made me a better person more stronger and determined without which I couldn’t imagine being where I am today as an individual.
Great learnings have come at crucial times at the peak of my life when I have stood at the crossroads understanding the direction forward be it professionally or personally and I believe they go hand in hand. It is only because of this that I have learnt the value of every small thing in life to know the difference it can make in the being of a person, being a good human most importantly and respecting every phase as a positive without looking back.
How have professional networks empowered you?
Life is all about nurturing and building relationships. Everything today stands on the fact that it’s people we deal with and we are the people. Professional networking has widened my horizon enabling me to climb each step with great caution, work relentlessly to achieve the desired outcome with uncompromising honesty and integrity. Evolution happens as networking expands and so has been the case with me. With immense gratitude and humility I can only say that be it small or big my success and the experience gained with each milestone achieved is what I owe to my mentors who are my professional networks in more than many ways.
Who are your role models and why?
My mom and dad are my greatest role models. They are my symbols of patience, resilience, determination, strength and core values into my eco system. I inherit the principles from them that I stand for today . They are the reason of my existence not just physically being there but being there as a human being with a purpose and value in life and making a difference by helping me keep my sanity intact. I owe it to them for making me the person I am today.
What does Work-Life Balance mean to you ?
To me they are two sides of a coin. One can be a home maker and that’s a full time job. Balancing that and still being able to manage oneself is an art. On the other hand whether one is an entrepreneur or into professional services of any kind its important to come back home with the mind switched off from work and being yourself, keeping the natural innocence alive to enjoy the wellness with your dear ones. Putting a smile on your dear ones at home and work at the end of the day is a balance for me, a time well spent.
How would you like the community at SHEconomy to help you?
Empowering women and in turn continuing the chain by creating and multiplying platforms of diverse avenues for growth is where I see the SHEconomy playing its role.
What would you like to share with the SHEconomy community?
Let us together build our nation by bringing the women to the forefront for the immense potential and talent we all have to take it forward globally and be the future leaders.