In a nation dominated by the male gender, it used to be very rare to come across stories or books that spoke highly of women and their success stories. However, with the message of Women Empowerment being spread across the nation in the past few years, women are now being seen as equals, or in some cases, even superior to the men.
When it comes to businesses, Its mostly the big corporates that get featured in magazines or books. Very less attention is paid to start ups, especially those started by women entrepreneurs. However, Prachi Garg does just that in her new non-fiction book titled ‘Superwomen’
This book features stories of 20 women entrepreneurs who have struck a perfect personal-professional harmony, and a chord with their immediate consumers.Stories of companies ranging from those in the fashion and beauty world to those in the nature, art and health domain, this book has something for everyone. How these companies were conceptualized to how they turned into a reality- That’s what this book’s all about.
I’m personally interested in fashion and art so the stories that appealed to me the most are of Richa Kar’s Zivame, Masoom Minawala’s Style Fiesta and Freelance Illustrator Alicia Souza. All these women started their ventures when they were in their early-mid twenties which is another reason I can relate to them. Having started my own small venture ‘Ruffles’ at 21, I feel like these women have inspired me to think big and take my little pop-up clothing store to the next level.
There’s so much inspiration in this book, I’m not even kidding. Plus, its not one of those heavy books that are long and boring to read. I read it while travelling home for the weekend by flight and by the time I landed, I was so inspired by all the stories that I went back and started improving upon my business and the blog as soon as possible.
I love how these women overcame their obstacles and followed their dreams in spite of so many things getting in their way. Prachi Garg has given the nation another reason to be proud of our women. Being an entrepreneur herself and the founder of Ghoomophiro, a travel start-up, she is another source of inspiration to the aspiring women entrepreneurs of India. In fact, not just women. Men can take inspiration from her and her book as well.
If you’re one of those aspiring #GirlBoss women, go pick up this book at Amazon and let me know what you think about it in the comments below!