Software Developer, Frondend
I completed my bachelor's in 2013 and my master's in 2021.
Yes, you're right! It took me seven years to decide to pursue a master's degree, and trust me I don't regret it. I am currently working as a developer in Auckland, New Zealand.
Katalyst was always like a second home for me. When I moved to Bangalore for my engineering studies, I faced several challenges, the most significant one was my lack of confidence, but that didn't stop me from dreaming big.
I heard about Katalyst through a few friends and thought it would be helpful for me. I've never looked back since I joined Katalyst. Along with the financial help, I feel it was the leadership skills that enhanced my confidence. After meeting several other girls at Katalyst, I realised that I am not alone and that many other girls in similar situations seek help.
The most memorable experience was the trip to Goa that Katalyst conducts every year for girls from various centres. We were about 100 girls from Bangalore travelling in three train compartments, and the excitement was unlimited.
As the phrase "Katalyst - winds of change" says, it was the catalyst in my life that transformed me for the better. I consider myself to be lucky to be associated with Katalyst. Even if only one girl gets inspired by my story, I'll be grateful. I want every girl to invest more time in education, to be self-sufficient, and to stop apologising for who they are and what they want to be.
Doctoral Student, IIT Bombay