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Mother’s Day Special- Celebrating Women/ Moms Extraordinaire/ Women of Substance

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate the remarkable resilience and ingenuity of women who not only raise families but also build thriving businesses. These ‘mompreneurs’ embody the epitome of multitasking, seamlessly blending the roles of caregiver and entrepreneur. In this article, we delve into the inspiring stories of several such women who have defied conventional norms, […]

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate the remarkable resilience and ingenuity of women who not only raise families but also build thriving businesses. These ‘mompreneurs’ embody the epitome of multitasking, seamlessly blending the roles of caregiver and entrepreneur. In this article, we delve into the inspiring stories of several such women who have defied conventional norms, navigated challenges, and carved their paths in the business world while nurturing their families. From innovative startups to established enterprises, these stories highlight the profound impact and entrepreneurial spirit of mothers who are making waves in various industries.

1.Mrs. Nidhi Saxena, Director at Social Buzz

Mrs. Nidhi Saxena, Director at Social Buzz- (a branding agency) is a doting mother to her 7 year old fur kid. Raising a pet is no lesser a task specially when you and people around have zero experience in handraising an abandoned pet. It's been more than 7 years when Mrs, Saxena found a litter of four one-month old kittens abandoned at her doorstep. She ended up adopting a female orange cat, naming her ‘Lyla'. From sleepless nights, bottle feeding the kids at regular intervals to constantly reading up about raising cats, pet parenting wasn't a linear journey. But it is definitely something she cherishes when she looks at the beautiful kid that Lyla has grown into, blooming with all the love she deserves. Currently she is planning to launch a startup for pets, which will help all pet parents take care of their fur babies better.

2.Khushbu Gaur Jha, influencer marketer

In the whirlwind of modern life, finding equilibrium between motherhood and a thriving career is often perceived as an elusive feat. However, Khushbu Gaur Jha stands as a testament to the possibility of not only managing but excelling in both domains. With a 12-year-old daughter named Aalyshia, Khushbu's journey encapsulates the challenges, triumphs, and sheer determination required to navigate the complexities of parenting while thriving in the professional realm. As an influencer marketer and a devoted plant parent, Khushbu's days are marked by a delicate dance between strategizing impactful campaigns and nurturing her green companions. Reflecting on her journey, Khushbu acknowledges the difficulties inherent in raising a child amidst the rapid pace of contemporary life. The demands of a hectic work schedule often intertwine with the responsibilities of parenthood, presenting a formidable challenge. However, Khushbu approached this challenge with unwavering resilience and unwavering determination. In a world where the pressures of career advancement often overshadow the joys of parenthood, Khushbu's story serves as an inspiration to women everywhere.

  1. Anupama Dalmia, Founder & Chief Mentor of Beyond the Box

Anupama Dalmia is a parenting blogger, author, serial entrepreneur, sociopreneur, creative writing mentor, digital content creator, choreographer and mother to a 9-year-old. She is the Founder & Chief Mentor of Beyond the Box - a literary venture that became a market disruptor and has been revolutionizing the sector with its innovations and unconventional approach to entrepreneurship. With her kid-led and unusual mentoring style, Beyond the Box has been changing the education game in India, one child at a time. BTB's vision is to empower kids by encouraging them to own their thoughts and expression, and its objective is to help the younger voices discover the joy of writing and developing a love for the written word. Anupama is a Sheroes champion, inspiring a community of over 20 million women. She has also been featured by the coveted Himalayan Writing Retreat among the Top 18 writing mentors across the globe.

  1. Sonalika Bansal, Co-Founder , Dennison

As a co-founder of Dennison, Sonalika focuses more on the marketing, Sales and PR sides of the business.She has a keen eye for perception of market trends and understands the pulse of social media as well.Sonalika is a qualified MBA in Marketing and HR from ITM University (Gwalior) and also holds Professional certificationin Kathak from Raja Mansingh Tomar University, Gwalior. Now, she inspires innovation and creativity within the brand. Her presence is one reason that has prompted Ashwini (the founder of Dennison) to venture into women’s apparel.Being in the fashion industry motivates us, such as a desire to reduce the environmental impact of fashion, to meet the increasing demand for sustainable products, to differentiate the company's products from competitors, or to appeal to consumers who prioritize sustainability in their purchasing decisions.

  1. Manyyaa Adlakkha, Founder, Vastu Guru Manyyaa, Numerologist and Astrologer

Vastu Guru Manyyaa stands as a guiding force in the realms of Vastu, Astrology, Numerology, NLP, Tarot Reading, and Switch Words consultancy. Beginning her career as a teacher with a Bachelor's degree in Education, Vastu Guru Manyyaa’s journey from academia to enlightenment was driven by her innate passion for understanding the cosmic energies that govern our existence. Her true fulfilment came from delving into the science behind ancient Vastu knowledge.Her holistic approach and profound insights have garnered her widespread acclaim. With over a decade of experience, Vastu Guru Manyyaa has evolved into a respected figure in her field, adorned with honour & awards and featured prominently across various media platforms. Many politicians, businessmen, and Bollywood stars seek her wise advice to make their spaces and lives more balanced and prosperous. Vastu Guru Manyyaa has a big heart and helps everyone find harmony and success. In every session, she guides all with warmth and kindness, much like a mother guiding her children through life's twists and turns. As we honour the remarkable impact of mothers worldwide, Vastu Guru Manyyaa, the embodiment of enduring wisdom and limitless love, empowers everyone to unlock their potential and manifest their dreams, guiding all towards deeper contentment and happiness.

6.Smita Das Jain, Founder, Empower Yourself,

Life Coach, Executive Coach, TEDx Speaker and Author

Smita Das Jain, the Founder and CEO of Empower Yourself, is an Executive Coach, Personal Empowerment Life Coach, and NLP Practitioner. An MBA with a corporate background of 14 years advising Fortune 500 companies worldwide, Smita knows people need more than strategies to succeed. Her Empower Yourself Executive Performance Programs empower executives to get better at what they do so that they emerge leaders sooner than envisaged. Empower Yourself Personal Clarity Programs enable busy professionals unhappy in their jobs to transform their passions into professions so that they work because they want to, not because they have to.

An International Coaching Federation accredited PCC coach with 1500+ one-on-one client coaching hours, Smita has guided >275 middle, senior and CXO level professionals across 10 countries in communication, time management, strategic thinking, conflict management, team building and career transition matters. Named among Asia’s Top 10 Executive Coaches and India’s Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs, Smita is also a two-time TEDx speaker, a bestselling author of 3 books and co-author of an international bestseller. Balancing motherhood with her entrepreneurial and writing pursuits, Smita is a mother to an adorable fourteen-year-old daughter and lives with her family in Gurugram, India.

  1. Celebrating Motherhood:first runner-up of the Mrs. Universe Pageant 2023, advocate for societal change

On this Mother's Day, we honour Kalpana Shukla, the esteemed first runner-up of the Mrs. Universe Pageant 2023, and a loving mother of two. Her story resonates with resilience, balancing the demands of motherhood and a thriving career in the spotlight. Kalpana's journey embodies the modern woman, effortlessly managing family duties alongside her pursuit of excellence in the modelling world.

Beyond the glamour of the pageant, Kalpana's rise from humble beginnings to global recognition is a testament to her determination. She leveraged her platform to advocate for societal change, notably addressing domestic violence in her impactful presentation ‘Break the Silence.'

As we celebrate Mother's Day, let's recognize Kalpana's tireless efforts to empower women and create a brighter future. Her journey symbolizes the essence of motherhood – strength, perseverance, and a commitment to nurturing dreams.

In this special edition, we salute Kalpana Shukla, a mother, a role model, and a beacon of resilience. As she prepares for the upcoming beauty pageant in Cannes, her dedication to both family and career continues to inspire us. Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible mothers worldwide; your love and sacrifice are truly remarkable.

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