In our latest episode Sindhya joins me from New York to share her journey and how she is building a beauty tech startup, fundraising, writing and more. Listen to this fascinating conversation and share your feedback.
About: Sindhya is currently the CEO & Founder of Skin Dossier, a hyper-personalization beauty tech startup. She is also a Contributing Writer for TechCrunch, Crunchbase and BeautyMatter where she writes about consumer tech, beauty tech, the startup ecosystem and solutions for diversity. Previously, she was Co-founder & CEO of SkinGenie, the world's first beauty tech company offering AI & DNA-based personalization. Sindhya is an award-winning marketing, strategy & innovations beauty executive with 20 years of experience working at top global beauty companies such as L'Oreal, L Brands, J&J and Zirh. She has also worked as an Adjunct Marketing Professor at Berkeley College. She is currently a Founder Fellow with OnDeck and a Venture Partner for NextGen Venture Partners and the Global Wellness Institute.
In this episode I interview Mindfulness Mentor, Speaking Coach, Product Manager at CNN, Upasna Gautam. She joins me from Austin, Texas, USA to talk about Mindfulness for Career Success, we talk about how to practice mindfulness everyday.
About - Upasna is the Product Manager on the Digital News and Platforms team at CNN where she develops and optimizes the technological infrastructure that powers the domain and delivers breaking news to the world. Prior to her Product Management role at CNN, Upasna worked in organic search and data analytics for a decade, and has architected and managed the organic search strategies for many enterprise properties such as PCMag, Mashable, Ford Motor Company, Valvoline, Mars Corporation, Mars Pet Food, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and Kimberly-Clark.
Upasna lives her passion for teaching through processing complex technological topics and distilling them down to their simplest forms so that they can be understood by anyone. She has presented her thought leadership on search optimization and product management at several tech conferences. The highlight of her speaking career was in May 2019, when she delivered her TED talk, titled Optimizing for the Next Billion.
Upasna is also a Speaker Coach at Shine Bootcamp, a professional speaker accelerator for women and non-binary people. In addition to the nerdy goodness of her full-time position and conference speaking, Upasna is a mindfulness and meditation teacher, avid hiker, yogi, and self-proclaimed gastronomist.
Find her on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/upasnagautam/
In this solo episode I talk about what it takes to build Resilience and what's the secret behind building it. Resilience is the ability to go through a period of extreme stress and still be able to get through it and continue to move ahead with life with a positive and hopeful look. It isn't a quality that only a few have or one is born with. It can be built and planned for.
Now more than ever we are aware that we all need to strengthen our resilience muscle to get through the dramatic changes and curve balls that life throws at us.
This was a conversation that I enjoyed with Shivangi Walke. Because I it resonated with me on so many levels. My lovely guest who joins me from Switzerland is not only articulate but also creating massive impact through her platform Thrive with Mentoring.
Shivangi is a Master Trainer, Leadership Branding Coach, and Founder of the vibrant non-profit organization Thrive with Mentoring - a global women’s mentoring network active across 8 countries that have catalyzed thousands of mentoring relationships.
She brings over 17 years of corporate leadership experience, encompassing the leadership of HR and L&D teams globally. The foundation on which she excelled across all her roles is her ability to lead and influence teams across industry sectors and seniority levels - using her skills to influence and hold crucial conversations.
Known for her compelling drive, Shivangi has trained and coached leaders and management teams in over 40 countries globally for organizations such as Google, Johnson and Johnson, Airbus, Pfizer, Syngenta, and Swiss Re.
The words most often used by leaders to describe their interaction with Shivangi are 'evocative, dynamic and transformational'.
My guest this week is a multi talented business storytelling coach, Mentor, Facilitator, Speaker and Founder at Tsol a Leadership Consultancy based in Hong Kong.
Soundari shares how to use humanize your brand, be authentic in this dynamic and virtual world of our and build connectedness at the workplace. Having worked for over 20 years in the areas of Finance, Operations, Banking and Entrepreneurship with Unilever, ANZ and now, TSol, Soundari has an insider’s view on the challenges that organisations and teams face and this drives her passion while working on various consulting and capability building projects.
As a Business Storytelling coach, Soundari helps leaders and teams use the organic power of stories in a business context to bring humanity to the workplace. She has run programs, spoken in conferences,panel discussions and in universities on Business Storytelling, Personal Branding - Online and Offline,Thriving in the New Normal, Networking and more.
She is a Visiting Faculty at Plaksha University and has conducted sessions at IIM, Kozhikode.
Listen to this conversation for insightful takeaways.
In this episode I speak to Dipika Trehan, Founder - The H.O.W foundation an Corporate Diva.
Listen in as she talks about how to get through obstacles, being gritty and breaking through glass ceilings.
In this episode I talk to Nonita Kalra about the BTS of content creation of Iconic Magazines, chasing your dream, leading your team with compassion and integrity. Nonita is some one I deeply admire and respect and she a work ethic that is impressive. Listen in and take a lot of notes.
Nonita’s consultancies have included a special beauty project with Godrej Consumer Products Ltd -- working on building a new brand (2013). In 2015, she consulted with the Fashion Design Council of India for two fashion weeks.
Nonita has also written columns for The Indian Express, The Economic Times, the DailyO website and
She is currently Editor-in-Chief, Tata CLIQ
In today’s episode, I’m sharing strategies that will help you stay positive especially at this time as we go through the second wave in India. It is easier said than done, but beyond telling ourselves to stay positive I’m sharing specific actions you can take to stay mindful, present, grateful, and positive while dealing with anxiety.
Leave me a review if like this episode and follow me on Instagram @successwithsavitha for more tips and resources.
In this Episode my accomplished and multiple award winning guest Shalini Vadhera talks about Women investing in businesses, entrepreneurship and Beauty.
Shalini Vadhera is an inspiring serial global entrepreneur who uses her internationally renowned beauty and lifestyle platform to send an empowering message to women all over the world. Her rise from jewelry and fashion entrepreneur, celebrity make-up artist, best selling author of Passport To Beauty, favorite guest of Dr. Oz, Today, The Doctor's and The View, to the founder of a multi-million dollar global cosmetics company is nothing short of remarkable.⠀⠀⠀⠀
Vadhera is the Founder of Power Beauty Living Foundation which she launched globally at the United Nations in 2016. She's the Founder and CEO of Passport To Beauty, a beauty brand that brings the world best beaut secrets to your doorstep. and Ready Set Jet, a mission driven brand that intersects innovative products with community and impact. Vadhera is globally recognized for her innovative formulations and unique packaging design.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Vadhera has been awarded The Mahatma Gandhi Leadership Award at The British House Of Lords, The Woman of Excellence Award, The Oprah Beauty O~ward and The Jewel Of India Award from the Prime Ministers office.
In this episode with Mitali talks about why you should publish a book if you want build your brand, establish your expertise and build credibility. If you have ever thought of writing a Business Book then you must listen to this conversation as she breaks it down step by step.
Ghostwriter turned business book expert, Mitali Deypurkaystha, aka 'The Authority Creator,' transforms coaches, consultants & speakers into thought leaders by becoming published authors within 90 days. Featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, she’s helped her clients generate over $5 million in additional business revenue. As the recipient of coaching and mentoring for weight issues, addiction, mental health, business, and career, she has made it her life’s mission to help coaches, consultants and speakers succeed. Her favorite business book is Start With Why by Simon Sinek.
You can get her new book via https://www.thefreedommasterplan.com/
and connect with her on Linkedin via https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdeypurka...
In this Episode with Vanshika Goenka @vanshikagoenka Founder @kool_kanya we have a really interesting conversation around starting up a business, what it takes to create a platform, growing during a pandemic and what you want to keep in mind if you plan to build a community or create a platform.Let me give you a clue - It has to do with knowing and understand your audience well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Vanshika’s energy and passion shines through as she speaks about her vision for this platform. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
About Vanshika - In 2017, while she was doing market research for a sanitary pad company. she looked up from her report and looked around, and suddenly realized that she was in a room full of men discussing how to design a better sanitary pad – a product that was only used by women. It hit her then that if places designing feminine products also do not have women, what would be the case in seemingly male dominated professions.
She started digging into this skewed gender ratio in the Indian workplace and surveyed over 300 Indian women, discussed their pain points on their career paths. What she discovered was that while most women had similar journeys, they still found themselves alone in navigating their career journeys. As such, she was determined to start a community of women who help each other create the careers they love. And Kool Kanya was born.
Apart from the company the she has founded, another great passion for her is walking on the road to self-discovery and to be on a path to become a better version of herself every day.
She is a strong weightlifter and a trained Kathak dancer. She loves social media and is keenly interested in product development with empathetic technology that adds value to this world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you want to build your Personal Brand in an authentic way then you must add storytelling to your skill sets.Listen to this conversation with Neeraja Ganesh, a master storyteller herself for how to do this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Neeraja Ganesh is a thought leader associated with reputed training organization in India - Inroads Leadership development and Quinnergy Leadership Academy. She has served as the Director – Relationships at National Education Society of Karnataka.Having spent 25 years in the IT industry managing large teams. She decided to switch her career from IT to work in the space of gender diversity. She headed the JobsForHer Foundation for 18 months, is a Keynote speaker,she writes articles, has been featured on chat shows & podcasts, and been invited to review books of leading authors. She has won many awards.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For International Women's Day in a special feature on the Podcast we have special guest Ankita Chaturvedi and she shares her message on"Embracing Body Positivity, Beauty at all sizes and Building Unbreakable Self-belief & Confidence"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ankita Chaturvedi , Founder of @corallistablog is an Engineer-turned Entrepreneur, a Content Creator, Beauty Influencer and Trained Makeup Artist from the MakeUp Forever Academy, Paris. Her journey started in January 2011 with a tiny WordPress Blog as a B.Tech student at IIT-Bombay. Over the next few years, her passion turned into a full-time profession. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today, in the 10th year of her career as a First Generation Content Creator in India, she has a dedicated community of 1 Million+ Followers on YouTube & Instagram.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In our Launch Episode 1 we have the incredible Masoom Minawala @masoomminawala share her tips and strategies for How to grow on the gram, create consistent content, her own challenges and how she has tackled them and a behind the scenes look at what goes into the making of brand Masoom.
Masoom pioneered the Indian blogging industry in 2010 & went on to represent India globally as an Influencer & digital entrepreneur after moving to Europe in 2018. In 2014, she launched one of India’s first fashion e-commerce portals called Style Fiesta. As a content creator, she has worked with over 100+ brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Bvlgari to create digital content and connect them with an audience of 18 million+ users. She has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Social Samosa and has had the privilege of representing India at the Cannes Film Festival red carpet in 2019 and share her story during a talk at TEDxYouth@Wilrijk in Belgium.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀