Tag: female role models

‘I have learned to express what I think and what I feel’

Six years ago Barsha Puri could not have imagined that she would become chair of a school board when she entered the marriage arranged by her parents.

‘My messages are authentic. I don’t pretend that my life is wonderful’

The Indian press calls her an Instagram sensation. When illustrator Alicia describes herself, she chooses other words: “I am a passionate and no-nonsense illustrator.”

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‘Spirituality is my guiding light every day’

Entrepreneur and environmental activist Manisha Gutman is working hard to create a sustainable world. She is not your run-of-the-mill businesswoman.

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‘If we all stand aside and do nothing, nothing will change’

“The work I do is like a drop in the ocean,” says Alecz whose work is to support the safety of women and their children in Goa. “But little drops of water make the mighty ocean.”

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‘Stay focused. Develop a strong strategy and stick to it’

Bhagya Rangachar has helped children in Indian villages learn better using technology. Her advice for other NGOs: “Stay focused. Develop a strong strategy and stick to it”

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‘Crawl out of your shell. Go out into the world’

Social activist Madhu Singal wants to support the visually impaired in being independent. ‘There is no point in sitting in a corner and complaining. Take the first step yourself.’

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‘Finding your own sweet spot is crucial’

When Anuradha started Inditales in 2004, she was one of the first people in India to start writing a travel blog. Today she is one of the most influential travel bloggers in India.

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‘It’s important to always keep wanting to develop yourself’

Sonia Shirsat is known as the queen of Goan Fado, but she’s also an entrepreneur. ‘I have to work hard to make sure that each concert actually takes place’

Anjali - Female Tour Guide

‘Many of my friends are married and stay in their houses, while I’m travelling all over India.’

Anjali works as a tour guide in India. A brave career choice for a woman in this country. She finds it important to be economically independent.