Shimona is an enthusiastic & enterprising businesswoman who is always upto something new! She is also a loving & doting mother to her beautiful 5 year old daughter. Her energy inspires us. Shimona, you are our Hero!
FT – Tell us something about your child/children
ST – I am a mother to a 5 year old, hyperactive and beautiful daughter Anahita, who we call Gehna at home.
FT – Tell us a little bit about your school/college/professional qualifications or any particular memory from your growing up years
ST – I did my basic education from a boarding in Nainital and the rest from Kanpur. My college days are a great memory from Hindu College where I did my Eng.(Hons.)
FT – Tell us something about your professional achievements and elaborate on your present work
ST – I left my Manager Training job at a multinational, to enjoy each day of motherhood. During this time, another baby, my company came into existence. I currently run an Event Management company which is now 4 yrs old by the name of Munchkins Events
FT – Challenges faced in being a working mother and how did you overcome them. Was there a moment when you wanted to give up?
ST – To be honest, there have been moments when I thought if motherhood was a right decision I had made. But as days became years and both my daughter and my company were 1 year old, I started getting a feeling of success. Not that I had hit it financially, but the satisfaction that I have been able to manage both of these demanding jobs, of being a mother and an entrepreneur, was a great feeling.
FT – How big a role your family support system played in your success?
ST – My daughter is the 1st grandchild in my family, and the 1st child among my siblings. So the support and the love that I got from my family was enormous. My husband has always been a pillar of strength and worked out things for me. My father and sisters have been my backbone and the reason I was able to start my own company and sustain it for so many years. My brother –in-law and brother cannot miss a mention, as they play a key role in making sure my daughter is brought back home safely from school, while I’m out working or in a meeting.
FT – Your success mantra that you would like to share with other working mothers
ST – My only mantra is – just believe in whatever you want to do. You will never know, unless you try, if it was really worth it. I live for each day and have to do something worthwhile before I go to bed. We have only 1 life, so live each day to the fullest!!
FT – A favorite quote that inspires you
ST – Wake up with determination, Go to bed with satisfaction.
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