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e-Symposium Series: Women of Faith-Series I

 7 August,2020, Ranchi  03:30 PM to 05:00 PM  IIM Ranchi

WEBINAR: Dare to Lead through Crises


IIM Ranchi, Centre of Excellence, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Centre of Leadership, Policy and Governance (ABVCLPG) conducted e-Symposium on "Women of Faith-Series-1" by Payalh Agarwwal, Disha Singh, Japna Rishi Kaushik


In this e-Symposium Payalh Agarwwal, Founder of ChaiOm, Zelena Tranquilitea, Disha Singh, Founder of Zouk, Japna Rishi Kaushik, Co-Founder of Hungry Foal shared their journey as a women entrepreneur. They spoke about the challenges faced by them in their entrepreneurship journey and how they tackled those and succeeded in their ventures.

The journey begins with determination, will and vision. There are roadblocks. But they enjoyed their struggles. They had self-belief and have achieved what they have desired for their start-ups. Three advices which they give which they had learnt with their experience is

  1. Have a very strong support system. Be it professors, family, friends.
  2. One should also ask for help. They should keep their ego aside and ask for help because it provides a new perspective and we have limited time and resources.
  3. Have a mentor where you can discuss about your professional life. It is very important for first time entrepreneurs. No matter how old you grow, always have a mentor where you rely upon.

To sum it up all the speakers agreed that there are no field where women cannot endeavour into. There are people who will put you down and there are support system who will be there for you and guide you. All the 3 entrepreneurs started from the scratch. They faced many rejections in in the initial stages of business. But they strived harder and now they are successful businesswomen from budding entrepreneurs. The mantra to keep going is “No matter what, if you want to get things done, get it done”.

e-Symposium Series: Women of Faith-Series II

 27 th August,2020, Ranchi  03:30 PM to 05:00 PM  IIM Ranchi

IIM Ranchi, ABVCLPG conducted e-Symposium on ""Women of Faith-Series-II" by Ms. Deep Mala, Ms. Saily Lad, Ms. Neeta Adappa

In this e-Symposium Ms. Deep Mala, Founder at The Visual House, Ms. Saily Lad, Director at Volksara Techno Solutions, Ms. Neeta Adappa, Founder at Prakriti Herbals shared their journey as women entrepreneurs. They spoke about how they have changed challenges into opportunities and opportunities into success stories.

Nothing came easy in life to the budding entrepreneurs. Their entrepreneurship journey was a roller coaster ride. Their business started in a garage with very less amount and now are embarking on their successful journey. The mantras to achieve success is to observe, learn, build team, take small steps, strategize, achieve new goals. To ensure success an entrepreneur has to handle all the departments. Be it HR, Finance, Marketing, Operations and others. Each and every department has to run consistently.

Their journey has been exemplary. In India social expectations and gender stereotypes are still prevalent. The sector which they were working was male dominant and they created a niche for themselves and their enterprise. Flexibility was the biggest advantage these women entrepreneur’s had. It was all about managing: Managing work, managing home, managing team and others.

Covid-19 was a challenge for their start-ups. The speakers accepted it and acted accordingly. While doing so, they didn’t look for immediate result. They looked for immediate action, which created peace and progress. The secret of getting ahead, is getting started.

To sum it all “If you don’t get an opportunity, you have to create one”.

Honourable Director Dr. Shailendra Singh graced the occasion. He provided an introduction to the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Centre for Leadership, Policy, and Governance(ABVCLPG), IIM Ranchi. He said ABVCLPG is a tribute to Honourable Atal Bihari Vajpayee as he was the statesman who has started this state. He congratulated each of the speakers for their ventures and wished them success for future endeavours. Dr. Aditya Shankar Mishra, Co-Chair of the Centre presented welcome speech and extended vote of thanks. Dr. Angshuman Hazarika coordinated the event. Participants across India attended the e-Symposium. The e-Symposium will be available on all social media platforms. It was an interactive session and Questions & Answers took place after the event.