SuperWomen –Inspiring Stories of Women entrepreneurs
“I am Every Woman. It’s all in me.” The song by Chaka Khan clearly says it all. As women, we are special, and all the power is within us.
Entrepreneurship in women is inherent. They have the tremendous capacity to risk everything in their life, to reach that one goal they aspire for. All they need is a trigger, and they will work their way to create history. There is a secret ingredient behind their success – their experiences in life… the good, bad and the ugly. And the more these experiences are shared with others, the more our lives shall be enriched. It is the best form of inspiration for someone – to hear from the horse’s mouth what made it run to win.
Superwomen brings together the stories of these twenty women entrepreneurs who nurtured their innate quality of entrepreneurship and turned to reality what remains a far-fetched dream for many. These women are all between twenty and thirty years of age. But isn’t that the most crucial age band, when women go through tremendous social pressure to get married, or have children, or make it big in their profession? Yes! And that – along with their dream of taking an altogether different route and succeeding on that road – has made these women so special.
This book shares their journey, as told by these daring women through the words of the author. They were driven by the passion to do something different. The experiences and thoughts that have been shared here reveal the drive, the balance between their personal and professional lives, the challenges they faced, and much more.
We see that they did not want to confine themselves to the four walls of the house, and dared to dream. They also tell us how they broke those walls and came out with flying colours. That too without compromising on any role that they play in their lives.
The aim of this book is to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and motivate more women to take the plunge, gently inspiring them to come out of their shell.
· Tell us a little bit about yourself
Academically, I am post graduate in computer science from University of Delhi & MBA from Great Lakes of Management, Chennai. I hail from a small place Bulandhshahr, and spent my childhood there. I came to Delhi for my graduation from Miranda House, which let me explore another facet of mine. I love traveling, and tasting cuisines and experimenting cooking.
· Tell us about your book, Superwomen.
Superwomen is a collection of stories of 20 women entrepreneurs who started their difficult journey at the age of 20 to 30 years. I started this book when I was pursuing my MBA and started ghoomophiro. As a female, I always felt that many of us are unable to pursue our dreams, because of societal pressure etc, so I thought to speak to few fellow entrepreneurs, who did things differently and achieve their goals, and gave their voice a medium in the form of superwomen. I feel this book is a must read for college students and aspiring entrepreneurs. Book has catered enterprenurs from e-tailers, services, social services and some interesting start-ups. It also let people aware that every idea has potential.
· Are any of the characters in your book inspired by someone you know or are they complete results of your imagination?
Book is completely non-fiction. It is based on several rounds of interaction with them
· What kind of research went into writing your book?
I did good research to figure, which all could fit in my chapters for the book.
· What is next in store for you? Do you plan on writing more?
Yes, my book on couple entrepreneurs “Better Halves of Start-ups” is already completed and should be out this year itself. It is the story of couples who committed themselves both in professional and personal lives to each other. Book talks about challenges and fun to work with your spouses.
· According to you, in today’s day and age, how important a role does social media play in spreading the word about a book?
Word of Mouth/Social Media plays an important role, as these days, folks like to pick up books, after reading about its concept, reviews online.
· Favourite book?
· Favourite author?
Paulo Caleho, Subroto Bagchi
· Favourite singer?
WestLife , Arijit Singh and so on..
· Favourite song?
Tuta tuta ek Parinda by Kailash Kher and many more.
About the Author-
Prachi Garg is a writer, avid traveller and entrepreneur. She started www.ghoomophiro.com, an enterprise where the team organizes corporate tours based on the customers’ requirements and budget, providing them with a bouquet of options to choose from. This was her initiative back in her college days. She also delivered workshops on entrepreneurship and has been a part of numerous panel discussions on the same.
Ghoomophiro.com has been covered by Your Story, Indian Express, Femina and many others for its services. Recently, she has been featured by Exhibit magazine as a part of “Women who made it big online”. She also takes up queries related to entrepreneurship at yourdost.com
Not just that, she has also kick-started a journal called Managing Minds, that caters to the need of Tier II & Tier III MBA aspirants. She has been associated with EET India group, DD News and has been freelancing for HT Horizons for quite some time.
A computer science graduate from Miranda House, University of Delhi, and an MBA from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, she lives in Delhi and can be reached at email@example.com
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