Quick chat with Ankita Jain, a member of DWENIndia
A female entrepreneur you admire and why?
The female entrepreneur i admire is Neelam Dhawan. She is an iconic figure in Indian IT industry. She is an inspiration for women working in IT sector. She dared to enter the IT world in early 1980s when there were just a handful of women in this industry. At the start of her career she yearned to be a part of major players in the FMCG space such as Asian Paints and Hindustan Lever.Unfortunately, these organizations did not want a woman to be a part of their marketing and sales efforts and hence she was rejected at the time. But a determined Neelam refused to give up and fought back with laurels galore. Before joining HP, India as Managing Director (MD) , Neelam was also the Managing Director (MD) of Microsoft, India.
Mantra for success is?
Take pride in what you do, don’t slip on quality.Treat your work and profession very seriously, or you will bring a bad name to women in general. Build your own sense of instinct and gut feel, which will take you from something ordinary to something else extraordinary.Work hard and be patient, even those who initially oppose you may support you later. Keep a positive mind, and don’t take ‘no’ for an answer and the most important is Don’t be deterred by failure.
Being your own boss is to you.
It s like taking responsibility for all your success and failures.
Profile: Exuberant, dynamic, youthful and versatile; a mix of all these virtues is what Ankita Jain is made of. She presently works as the Director and Co-Founder Marketing Head of GoPaisa.com. Born and brought up in Surat, Ankita completed her graduation with MBA in Marketing. She is one of the youngest CoFounder in the Ecom pace.