Empowered women, empower women. Every Monday, join Lavanya Aneja, a women empowerment enthusiast, as she sits down with Boss Brown Women who are transforming business and entrepreneurship landscape all over the world for the better. If you have a passion for innovation, want to work to become a trailblazing entrepreneur and leader, or just want kickass career advice from pioneering women, this is the podcast for YOU. MISSION: A platform for, about, and by ambitious women geared towards facilitating their growth and success through inspirational content and a supportive community.
Building a Luxury Brand Delivering Ancient Ayurveda with a Modern Twist with Nikita Mehta of Fable and Mane
If you have any Indian ancestors, you’ve probably had the quintessential experience of growing up with some delightful oil champis (with Panchatantra stories to boot) from your grandparents that helped keep your hair long and strong.
Today’s guest, though born and brought up in London, had the pleasure of experiencing this heartwarming tradition throughout her childhood with her grandma. So when stress and adulthood, in general, brought along with it hair troubles, she decided to go back to her roots and rediscover the ancient Ayurvedic tradition of hair oiling.
On a mission to deliver the benefits of this technique to the rest of the world, brother-sister duo, Nikita and Akash Mehta started Fable and Mane in 2020. Since it’s launch during the pandemic, it’s already sold out TWICE at Sephora US, and is on track to become the go-to luxury haircare brand. Tune in to hear their story!
Achieving Success On Your own Terms with Almona Bhatia of GQ India
When you think of men's fashion, luxury, and lifestyle, few brands hold as iconic a status as GQ. Until most recently today's guest was responsible for bringing the GQ brand to India, and instrumental in building it into the powerhouse it is today.
We sat down to have a conversation with Almona Bhatia, the former publisher of GQ India at Conde Nast India to discuss the landscape of the media industry, the role that technology will play in its future, and the key ingredients to achieving success on your own terms.
The Art of Building a Timeless Brand with Pushpa Bector of DLF Retail
When you think of retail in India, you think DLF. Iconic properties like Promenade and Saket have been the cornerstone of entertainment for millions and have become institutions in their own right!
Today we sit down to talk with Ms. Pushpa Bector, the woman who has spearheaded these malls to become the behemoths that they are today. With an introduction to the hospitality and retail industry through the prestigious Oberoi Group, Ms. Bector has spent her career bringing iconic brands like Dominos and DLF to life in India. At a time when the future of retail remains bleak, she’s remained headstrong and calm while leading the DLF properties and it’s valued partners through the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in as we discuss the future of retail, leading with confidence and compassion, and finding opportunity for growth in uncertainty!
Fun Fact: She was responsible for naming the iconic Peppy Paneer pizza on the Dominos menu in India!
Making Healthy and Tasty Coexist for Children (and Adults!) with Meghana and Shauravi of Slurrp Farm
In today’s day and age, “healthy” eating is all the rage—the extensive benefits of “superfoods” like quinoa and açai berries are touted by many experts. However, eating habits are formed in early childhood, and it can be hard to transform them at later stages in life. To help set healthy food habits in children in India from an early stage, Meghana and Shauravi started Slurrp Farm in 2016. On a mission to do for millets what the Bolivians and Brazilians did for quinoa, Slurrp has quickly spread to 400 stores across 7 cities in India, and online in the UK, UAE, and Singapore!
Tune in to hear how they consistently deliver recipes that satisfy both, the flavor and health cravings of children and adults with their innovative recipes!
Discovering the Power of Network and Community with Namita Singh Thakur of LinkedIn
It’s a story as told as time—man studies hard, gets a great job at his dream company, gets to leave home and live abroad as he grows in his career. Now let’s replace “man” with woman, and reimagine that journey of growing and leading a team in a corporate office as a woman of color in a foreign country.
Namita started her journey working with LinkedIn in India, and quickly worked her way up and became a force to reckon with, going on to Head the client solutions department. Her stellar growth led her to move from the only home she’d known all her life, to a new country with only her husband to accompany her through that journey. Navigating life and work in a new, cosmopolitan country, without much of a support system is undoubtedly a daunting task.
Join us today, as we talk about how Namita uncovered the power of network and community with Women @ LinkedIn, and her plans to give back to that very community as the new Co-Chair of the committee for EMEA and LATAM!
Empowering Women to be Financially Independent with Priti Rathi Gupta of LXME
Feminism and financial equality are undeniably intertwined. For centuries, women’s financial rights (or rather, the lack thereof) have played a key role in enabling women’s oppression and the perpetuation of gender inequality.
To this day, harmful stereotypes regarding women and money continue to persist. To help abolish these stereotypes and empower women to manage their own money, Priti Rathi Gupta decided to start LXME—India’s first financial planning platform for women. After a long and illustrious career in finance as the co-founder of Anand Rathi, Priti decided to use her skills to pay forward the boon of financial freedom to other women.
Tune in as we uncover her quest to deliver financial literacy and independence to women in India.