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The techpreneur whose platform helps turn bollywood dreams into reality

Sonia Gupta -Chain2Bollywood

There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise. We can boast of a number of Indian women entrepreneurs who have created successful business brands across the world. Today’s start-up culture is bringing more women entrepreneurs to the forefront even in Technology sectors. Like any other industry, technology is also pushing the boundaries of the usual ways of doing business in the Entertainment sector. Meet Mumbai based Sonia Gupta, founder of Chain2Bollywood, a platform that is disrupting the unorganized talent and resource management sector of Bollywood. She is a recipient of Indywood Excellence Award 2017 for special contribution in talent and celebrity management in Film and TV Industry.

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Breaking Barriers, Charting her own Destiny

The empowerment of all girls, including those in rural areas, is critical for the success of any nation. Bestowed with abundance of natural beauty, the state of Jammu and Kashmir has had its own set of challenges that have particularly affected the economic and social status of women in the region. In the midst of the unstable socio-political environment, few Kashmiri women, however, have managed to break barriers and are making continuous efforts to gain self-reliance. Meet pharmacist Dr. Tasneem Ara, who works as a Drug Inspector at Drug Testing Lab, Dalgate, Srinagar, Kashmir. Hers is not just a story of success and growth; it is also one of hope of a better future.

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Pharma Professor-Researcher turned Successful Corporate Leader on the pursuit to develop future leaders

Dr. Amit Ratn Gangwal Jain Indore

Educators are driven by a deep-rooted passion for helping others succeed as well as to make a positive difference. Effective educators make some of the best corporate leaders because their traits are similar to those of entrepreneurs and it is never about the role for them - always about the goal. Sometimes, to realize your full potential, you have to follow your heart and embrace radically new directions. Meet Indore based Dr. Amit Ratn Gangwal Jain, a pharma science educator turned corporate leader, who has played a big role in growth of Arogya Retail, the pharmacy store chain in Madhya Pradesh. Just as he was respected by his students for his innovative pedagogies, he has established himself as a visionary leader in his corporate avatar. He currently works as Director of Business Intelligence at Arogya Retail.

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His expertise is in transforming HR to become Strategic Business Partner

Yogesh Wani

Companies today need to be adaptive, resilient, quick to change and be extremely customer-focused to become successful in the rapidly transforming business environment. Moreover, the presence of skilled, motivated and engaged workforce is critical for the success of any organization. Working in such a dynamic environment means the role of HR becomes even more crucial and complex today. Be it a Coach, Counsellor, Employee advocate or a Business strategist, as the business world changes, so does the role of HR professionals today. A number of studies have indicated that effective Human Resource leadership can transform organisational performance. Meet Pune based Yogesh Wani, General Manager and Head-HR, working in a French auto component company, who was recently honoured with Top 100 HR Minds of India Award at the 26th World HRD Congress held in Mumbai.

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Forever Young to Dream a New Dream

Renita Fernandez - Ocean Book Agency Mumbai

You never are too old to chase your dreams. Much of the success of today's generation of women in professional world may be owed to the groundwork of earlier generations of incredible female professionals for challenging the stereotypes prevalent in the society during their times. Switch back to the 80s and you may very well imagine the challenges a woman may have had to face in establishing herself in the professional world. Meet Mumbai based Renita Fernandez, owner of Ocean Book Agency and a recipient of India 5000 Best MSME Award 2017, who has seen the Mumbai entrepreneurial ecosystem develop very closely over the last 30 years. Weathering the e-commerce storm, her Ocean Book Agency is standing tall in finding creative and interesting ways to be a part of their customers’ lives.

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Following in the Footsteps, Creating his own Identity

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Architecture is a visual art and its creations speak for themselves. At the core, it is driven by a powerful need for symbolism which means the architecture must have something that appeals to human heart. It could be achieved only from real innovation by pushing boundaries and going beyond common design stereotypes. Meet Mumbai based designer Muneeb Duberia of SDA Designs, whose work reflects a refined elegance and attention to detail that create the perfect balance of function, charm and character. Recipient of National Quality Assurance Award 2017 as Best Interior Design Firm of Maharashtra, SDA Designs offers a unique talent of blending classic, timeless architectural elements with an innovative and contemporary design aesthetic.

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Destiny Redefined – Homemaker Turned Award Winning Celebrity Makeover Artist

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There is no denying the fact that there is a direct connection between how you feel and how you look. It is imperative that you take the time to broaden your beauty horizon. Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself and it then gives you an edge to help others fall in love with their own self. Meet Ludhiana based Bahar Gupta, who has redefined herself from being a homemaker few years back to an ace celebrity makeover and makeup artist today and has inspired many to venture in this industry. She was recently honoured as one of the Top Women Entrepreneurs of Ludhiana by Strands and has been also awarded Best Celebrity Makeup Artist and Freelancer by Wedding Mantra.

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Growing century old rich legacy with technology and process innovation

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Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Market Yard of Pune is one of the most bustling market places in Maharashtra. Spread over 175 acres in over 1000 commercial blocks (galas), the agri produce at the market follows an intricate distribution chain, changing hands from farmers, commission agents (adate), traders, wholesalers to retailers. Some of the new generation of licensed traders at the market are reforming the trading practices by using management principles and adopting technology to bring in more transparency and generating better returns for the farmers. Meet Pune based Rohan S. Ursal, a Management professional and Partner at DB Ursal and Sons dealing in trading of fruits, who was honoured with Innovative Young Entrepreneur Award at Krishithon 2017 for his efforts in strengthening the Indian Agri Sector.

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Healing by Sound, Transforming by Speech, Enlightening by her Writing

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She is the author of the book - Power of Sound, which has been described by our honourable former President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee as a Boon to Mankind. She is an International Master Sound Bowl Healer and Trainer along with being a Motivational Speaker, Licensed NLP Trainer and Life Coach. She was honoured with a doctorate in Life Skill Education with specialisation in NLP and Sound therapy for her thesis, talks and work on wellness and joyous living which has touched the lives of more than 300,000 people in the past three years. Meet Mumbai based Sujata Singhi, who is on a mission to educate, empower and help people evolve to reach their highest potential.

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Left home as teen, struggled to make ends meet and now an Award Winning Goan Mixologist

Devi Singh Bhati

Indian alcoholic beverages market is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with several yet to be explored segments. Today, more and more establishments are starting to offer a range of cocktails, from basic to a wide range, as there is certainly a demand to meet. Innovation and novelty are becoming a norm and Indian Mixologists are becoming more creative in all aspects of making cocktails.Meet Goa based Devi Singh Bhati, Bartender and Mixologist, who has recently been honoured with the INCA 2017 Best Mixologist of Goa award. His is a story of determination, courage, will and hard work, all to bring his life, that had gone astray, back on the path to success.

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