“Life-fulfilling work is never about money – when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”
The above quote befitted the key speakers of “Beauties with Brains” – an exhilarating event organized by Entrepreneur Cafe and powered by NASSCOM 10K Startups – Jaipur amidst chilly climes on a sunny afternoon on Thursday last week. The event was a perfect amalgamation of different elements of nature – fire, water, air and earth whose traits were portrayed by 5 women entrepreneurs brought on a single platform by City Mayor – Miss. Rachna Ghiya.
The keynote given by Rachna was a carefully drafted inspiring talk entailing her own personal journey into entrepreneurship and a brief introduction of the key speakers, I hold absolutely no doubt that this girl knows how to engage with the audience and leaves no trace of boredom!
The keynote paved way to 3 young women studying in 11th grade at Neerja Modi – Aishwarya Bagri, Janki Hariani & Meesha Gupta – the proud creators of H.U.G.S (Help Us Gift Smiles). Already holding 2 exhibitions in their vanity, they sell books that are donated to them at throw away prices, which bring in funds for the business growth and fulfil their desire to reach out the underprivileged. They are the true messengers of “knowledge for all”. Surbhi Bhagat, founder Avdhan MindPower Pvt Ltd, was someone who exhibited an invisible halo around her and her persona manifested the calmness and the confidence to make a difference, no matter how small, to the world. Her vision – 100% literacy in India, says it all. She strives to make the Indian parents understand that to run after academics scores is not important but what’s important is to understand the inherent talent of the child. Her team has managed to create hundreds of video lectures in both Hindi and English for students and have expanded in both urban and rural areas.
Deepti Sharma from The Urban Events was another inspiring story formulating all the obstacles that she faced and a gamut of problems she resolved and conquered. She was a little bundle of joy and her little talk definitely boosted confidence of many women amidst the crowd in attendance.
Anant Mishra’s little session was informative and definitely increased awareness about the grants by government that women entrepreneurs can avail.
Swati Souls, youngest art entrepreneur of Jaipur city told about her story of starting as an artist without any family support.
It was truly inspiring and exhilarating to watch these women from varied backgrounds, humble to restricted ones, and to listen to their stories of breaking the invisible shackles that we all complain about that restrict us from following our dreams, the innumerable excuses we make, and just how they turned a single opportunity into a true story of success!
Finally the event ended with a note from Jaipur’s startup community builders – Mr. Mahavir Pratap Sharma from RAIN (Rajasthan Angel Investors Network), Mr. Rajesh Mundra, President, TiE.
Blog post submitted by Miss Manasi Mittal
The icing on the cake is the awesome coverage done by media after the event.