I was born and brought up in various parts of our country like U.P., Haryana, Delhi, Shillong and Punjab. I was raised in a nuclear family. My father was a banker and my mother was a Hindi school teacher, then. They both had their own value system which got engrained into all the siblings not just because what they said or taught us but by their own actions and experiential stories of their lives.
My father ensured and taught us to be independent right from our early childhood. My first experience was buying a bicycle with my father.
I started working very early in life at the age of 19 years with contractual assignments and started my professional journey in 1993 with DHL & TNT Logistics as a Customer Service Executive.
Later, in the year 1995, I got married to Hemanth in a small village outside Mangalore called Vittal. I worked for two years and took a sabbatical in 1997 after the birth of my first child Vallarika.
Coming back to work life wasn't easy, eventually the second phase of my professional life started in FICCI in the year 2002. Since then I have never looked back.
Besides a progressive ongoing career, I am a proud working mother with 2 kids Vallarika & Urusharman, a very supportive husband, doting mother-in-law Indra and my parents. They have always been with me, in all spheres of life, setting an example of living a content life and giving back to society.
I believe that there is no struggle, instead they are episodes of learning to move forward. It really doesn't matter whether initially you cried "Why me?", what matters is learning from the situation and making yourself mentally and emotionally accomplished.
Raising my own benchmarks as I work for my conscious and being a woman are my assets.
Indo European Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Parinaama Development Foundation
Indian Direct Selling Association
World Federation of Direct Selling Associations
FICCI - Auto Retail, FMCG & Young Leaders Forum
Span International, Minnesota, USA & India
Learning in life never stops; one must continue to learn and experience until the last breath. It will always give you a reason to stand and shine.
A business leader and professional speaker with over 20 years of experience specializing in driving initiatives, strategic planning, facilitation and implementation of regulatory policy advocacy and business development. Highly successful in building relationships and liaising with stakeholders, government bodies, consumer forums and academic agencies.
Certified Corporate Directorship
Institute of Directors - New Delhi
NIIT Swift Module Certificate
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
University of Delhi - New Delhi