The celebration of Women’s Day in 2018 was happening everywhere in Surat. The day was dedicated to felicitate women working in some organization or doing something on her own. Many NGOs took an initiative to appreciate the work done by women in their respective fields. Our team just did not want to celebrate women’s day for the sake of it but we wanted to spread the power of feminism everywhere. We wanted to highlight the work done by few women in their respective fields which can inspire thousands of other women. It was not a good idea to speak or write on their behalf so our team along with Digital Marketing Experts of South Gujarat – iVIPANAN decided to go ahead with an interview series. The idea was unique and it was about to happen for the very first time in the city of Surat. The idea was to launch the first season of ‘InflluenceHer’ digital interview series which was all about the story of a woman influencing other women.
We just didn’t want to conduct an interview with those women who are already quite famous in their fields and already getting many platforms to spread their inspiring stories. We wanted to bring the untold stories on the floor which can motivate the common girl living next door. We wanted to inspire every girl of Surat and rest of India to chase their dreams. So we selected 4 successful females of Surat who are doing the exceptionally good job in their respective fields and already have inspired many females to do big things in their lives.
1) Gunjan Mistry: National Rifle Shooter who has won many medals at state and national levels. She is preparing for National Games and her goal is to find the place in the commonwealth games.
2) Dr.Meghna Dangi: Educationist. She is Asst.Professor at AURO University, Surat from last 7 years. She is Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant her areas of interest are Finance and Accounting. She has presented many research papers at IITs and IIMs.
3) Siddhi Mehta: Fashion Blogger. With the background of financial education, she runs her own fashion blog from the last couple of years.
4) Dr.Hemlata Agarwal: Educationist. She is a Professor at S.R.Luthra Institute Of Management-SRLIM, having 18 years of experience in academics and 5 years in the industry. She is MBA and PhD in Management and Diploma in International trade.
We were lucky enough to associate with the La Pino’z Pizza Pal-Adajan as a venue partner with us. The management was so supportive and our invited guests had great time conducting the interview session there!
Dr.Hemlata Agarwal with La Pino’z Pizza Pal-Adajan Management team and Girl In Neighbour team
Our team was accompanied by two perfect anchors who are MBA students of S.R.Luthra Institute of Management in Surat. Both of them – Ravina Soni and Sneha Singh played an instrumental role in making the interviews great fun!
Ravina Soni was felicitated for her excellent performance as an anchor
Gunjan’s story was very inspiring for budding female sportswomen in this country. She came out from the problems like lack of infrastructure and nurtured her dream to become the National Rifle Shooter.
Dr.Meghna Dangi and Dr.Hemlata Agarwal are in the field of education from last more than a decade. They have already inspired many female students to chase their dreams. Their stories were quite motivating and there are many things to learn from them.
Siddhi Mehta is a young girl who is following her passion of fashion blogging. Her passion is surely an inspiration to many girls of her age.
The first season was very exciting for our team too! Next year in 2019, we will surely come back with some more inspirational women power stories in the form of the interview and will keep sparking the dreams of every common girl!