It’s said that tough times are the best teacher. And thus, my mother’s life is a lesson each day.
Seeing the daily struggle, the only contribution I could think about was to study harder. During my engineering days at VJTI Mumbai, I was introduced to the Katalyst, a program for financially challenged GIRL students who are empowered to DREAM. Katalyst helped me reveal my self-worth.
Starting a professional career with Larsen and Toubro in another city and sustaining in Shipbuilding, a male-dominated field, taught me about responsibilities and focus. My mother’s zeal and my mentor’s support motivated me further to pursue post-graduation. I am now the Founder of CollarCamp. This month it completes 3.5 years, and we have already broken even. We were also recognized as a start-up by DIPP, the Government of India.
They say a woman is the prime force of this universe. When you have other such women along your life’s journey, it is all worth it. And you never know whom you inspire through your journey. When women stand beside other women, it keeps the spirits illuminated, and the revolution continues.