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Priyanka Tandan
May 2, 2019
General / Guest Posts

WHO IS THE REAL ME??

I’m a Daughter/sister/ wife/daughter in-law/mother – but who is the real ME? I’m not even starting to enumerate the other set of extended relationships…grandchild, niece, aunt, friend, colleague. The list will be very long. A mix of all of these make me, but who is the real ME?? This precious medley is bestowed upon us one by one, starting the […]

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Reena
April 30, 2019
General

Rocky & Me – How a puppy changed my life

I never wanted a dog. For years, my kids would literally beg me to have a dog but I could never understand why anyone would want a dog; life is complicated, busy and full as it is, why add on more responsibilities? So I told my kids they had a choice – they could choose to have their mom or […]

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Reena
January 17, 2019
General

Now Is The Time for Career Returners

Going into 2019, I believe that there has never been a better time for women on a career break to get back into the workforce. Women are taking charge and speaking up, with the #MeToo movement taking the lead. Companies are taking huge leaps in embracing diversity, setting goals and achieving them, as evidenced by Intel. Even the government is […]

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Reena
August 2, 2018
General

Hollywood Relaunches Moms

Who is the real superhero? The costumed crime fighter who saves the world by stretching their limits? Or the stay-at-home parent who re-learns to teach? Who becomes the support and backbone that her family needs – so they can all stay super! As I watched the latest Pixar blockbuster, Incredibles 2, it hit a deep resonance within me as it […]

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Reena
March 13, 2018
General

A rendezvous with humanity

Has it ever happened to you that you are standing in an alley (perfectly alright) and people are reaching out to you to see how they can help, without you even asking for it? Sounds bizarre right? Well, it happened to me. I went to SIA Executive Forum 2018 in Miami few days back and I not only witnessed it, but experienced […]

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Riddhy Mehta
February 27, 2018
General / Success Stories

Story of Sarah, a health coach who found a right career

I was among the talent sitting at home! My story reflects one, but there are many like it and I’m an example of how tapping into skilled women who are staying at home, could help to bolster our economy and our corporate world’s bottom line. I’m a testiment that there are skilled, educated and valuable assets sitting right at home. […]

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Riddhy Mehta
February 21, 2018
General / Success Stories

Story of Surabhi: From the spouse of an IT Guy to a Salesforce Developer

  Technology? Whatever even is that!? I’m not a tech savvy person by nature. I know how to get by, but I never saw myself working with a tech company using techy phrases, talking confidently about integration, implementation, project management and what not! I was the home maker, the artist, the mom and the wife. Being a first generation immigrant […]

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Reena
January 6, 2018
General

A little leeway to moms for a stronger society

As large number of millennials enter the workforce, organizations are facing challenges at all fronts. Millennial workforce is direct and demanding of what they want. Organizations are questioned for few women in leadership positions as well as the right diversity mix in their workforce. Such issues are not only getting higher weight-age and but are also taking competitive toll on […]

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Reena
August 29, 2017
General / Women Entrepreneurship

15 years to the spirit of woman entrepreneurship

This date is a special one for me. Not only does it denote 15 years since Avankia was formed, it marks the day when my entrepreneurial spirit became real and came to life. While I celebrate this 15th anniversary, I am remembering everyone who was part of this journey- current team, former employees, partners, customers, family, advisors, friends. My belief that “No one […]

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Reena
January 22, 2016
General / Salesforce Career

Guiding the Mompreneur Workforce

Mompreneur, a relatively new term, is “a multi-tasking woman who is actively balancing the demands of a career or business and the time-consuming duties of motherhood simultaneously.” These women not only defy odds as powerful and inspirational in the workforce, but also go above and beyond by holding the additional title of a mother. I’d like to share my perspective […]

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