RESHMA SUBANTUR, BUBBLE STUDIO

  So far, I have introduced you to those who have been in a business or in a role for several years and who come with a lot of experience. But today, I want to us to cheer for someone who has only just started her journey, who took a bold step by moving away from a comfortable job in the corporate world to the uncertain world of entrepreneurship. Meet  Reshma Subantur, founder of The Bubble Studio – a handcrafted

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PRACHI GARG, GHOOMOPHIRO

It is said, to travel, is to take a journey into yourself…and Prachi Garg, founder of GhoomoPhiro, has not only discovered this secret but wants everyone to experience it as well. Through her company, Prachi organizes curated corporate team travel, helps various brands and boards in their digital presence and has recently extended the portfolio to include women solo travel. It is obvious that Prachi loves to travel and so intense was her passion that it pushed her to start

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SAUMYAA VARDHAN, SHUBHPUJA

A statistician, an aviator, an astrologer and an entrepreneur all rolled into one. Meet Saumyaa Vardhan, Founder and CEO of ShubhPuja.com. With the spiritual and religious market known to be a male dominated one (and with revenues running into billions), Saumyaa decided to do the unthinkable. She not only took the industry by storm with her entry but also kept up with the times by adding an element of technology to it. A disorganized sector which had seen little …or

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PRIYA VARADARAJAN, DURGA INDIA

The best protection a woman can have is courage and Priya Varadarajan, founder of Durga India, helps ignite the courage we all inherently have! Described as a citizen sector initiative, Durga equips you to deter sexual harassment in public spaces through simple sensible awareness and preparedness techniques. Priya, whose day job involves working with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, set up Durga almost 5 years ago when she realized that women need to take charge of their own safety and needed

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SABRINA SUHAIL, MAKEUP ARTIST

“I am a happy person, I meet happy people every day through my work and I want to meet many more happy people” – that pretty much sums up Sabrina Suhail, founder of Makeup by Sabrina. With nature, architecture, fabrics, colours and energies to inspire her, Sabrina decided to start out on her own when she realized she wanted to make her dreams come true “instead of being paid to see someone else’s dream become a reality”. Armed with a

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LAVANYA ASHOK, FINANCE

Meet Lavanya Ashok, if there was a way to fill a bottle with her energy and zest for life – I would make sure to take a lifetime supply! An Executive Director in a leading Global Financial Services firm and a new mother to twin boys, Lavanya says she is at that point in life where her “productive-professional self and twin-mom self, have been forced to befriend each other”. To her, success at work means to be a thoughtful bridge

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RASHI NARANG, HUFT

Meet Rashi Narang, founder of Heads Up for Tails. Her Labrador Sara, is the joy of her life and was all the inspiration she needed (along with her love for design) to set up Heads Up for Tails. With a tagline “Pets are Precious”, Rashi describes her company as “a celebration of pets and all the joys that they bring into our lives”. It all started back in 2008, when Rashi could not find quality products in the market for

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RUCHIKA SETHI, HR

Meet Ruchika Sethi, HR Enablement Leader and Director at Ernst & Young. For those of you who’ve met Ruchika, you’ll know what I mean when I say she is a bundle of energy. There is always a spring in her step, a witty comeback and warmth in her words. I asked her how she does it – how can one be such an optimist all the time? Does she not have bad days? Does nothing get her down? Pat comes

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SANAA A’ESHA, KIDCHEN

Meet Sanaa A’esha, founder of Kidchen, a cooking school for kids. Sanaa describes her school as “a culinary adventure for kids to discover ingredients, flavours, kitchen skills, and their love for good food”. When she had her son, Eesa (now 5 years old), she always found it strange when everyone warned her about how difficult it is to feed kids once they transition to solids. “How could something adults love indulging in, be repulsive to children?”. It bothered …her to

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ALICIA SOUZA, ILLUSTRATOR

Meet Alicia Crescencia Souza, Illustrator Entrepreneur and founder of the whimsical world of Alicia Souza that makes happy stuff for happy people! Just browsing through her website and looking through her creations is sure to put you in an upbeat mood! Alicia, is a perfect example of someone taking something she loves doing and making a success of it. She does not claim it is easy, nah! but says that neither is it impossible. It took a nudge from her

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