Meet Mumbai based Krisha Makharia Social Entreprenuer and founder of Shespires, read her Sucess story here

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Meet Mumbai based Krisha Makharia  Social Entreprenuer and founder of Shespires, read her Sucess story here

 

In our Entrepreneur of the Year 2024 Series in this Episode, we are introducing before you a very dynamic and visionary woman who believes in hard work and because of her good work, she is very popular in Mumbai. Yes, we are talking about

Krisha Makharia a  Young Social Entreprenuer and founder of Shespires. We hope her Entrepreneur Journey and Sucess story will inspire you  So guys read on 

Hello Mumbai News :

Introduce yourself to our readers.

Krisha Makharia :

My name is Krisha Makharia, and I’m from Mumbai, India. I’m a grade 12 student at Jamnabai Narsee International School and intend to study business and psychology in the future. I enjoy reading, writing, and music. As a passionate entrepreneur and an advocate for women’s empowerment, I’m open to various opinions and different perspectives. I am the founder and president of Shespires, an Indian non-profit-based forum started by me in 2021/22. Through this organization, I intend to draw attention to various aspects of gender inequality, the portrayal of women, and opportunities for young women to help create meaningful change and convince people to embrace the mindset that understands feminism as equality between men and women.

Hello Mumbai News :

Could you share your memorable moments from 2023?

Krisha Makharia :

I think my most memorable moment of 2023 was when the Barbie movie came out in July and perfectly portrayed the female experience. I saw people around the world show up to theaters clad in pink and be supportive of and appreciate the women in their lives. Particularly, America Ferrera’s speech in the movie encapsulated how it is impossible to be a woman and please society. Witnessing the movie get recognition and watching a lot of youngsters, just like me, get this kind of exposure and understand what the movie was trying to convey was truly necessary in these rapidly advancing times.

Hello Mumbai News :

What are your future plans for 2024?

Krisha Makharia :
I intend to focus on advancing Shespires by putting out more information on intricate or less discussed topics as well as using my resources and knowledge to empower those beyond my community. I believe it is really important to continue to create and engage in discussions surrounding women’s empowerment and equality, inspiring others to gain the confidence to achieve their goals. I also intend to continue to interview successful women from different industries so that they can share their stories and journeys and help bring clarity to young high school students looking to engage in similar endeavors. I am also set to begin my undergraduate studies in business at Boston University in the fall of 2024.

Hello Mumbai News :

After one year, where do you want to see yourself?

Krisha Makharia :
I want to see myself at a stage where I’m more independent, am enjoying my educational courses, and have managed to use Shespires to create global engagement that encourages gender equality in impactful ways.

Hello Mumbai News :

What was your key driving force to become a social entrepreneur?

Krisha Makharia :
As a young girl coming from a conventional Rajasthani background, I was exposed to a significant disparity between what girls were encouraged to do or were appreciated for versus what boys were encouraged to do or were appreciated for. I was quite lucky that I came from a more open-minded family, but this was not the case for everyone in the communities around me, and I was hyper-aware of that, especially due to my exposure to social media and the Western world. From the young age of 12, I felt the need to do what society believed girls shouldn’t do and didn’t feel the need to limit myself to the things society had pre-decided I must do as a woman. While I was able to do this to a great extent, I knew not everyone could, and I wanted to do my best to change these societal norms that restrict one’s passions, talents, and desires. Specifically, I wanted to remove these barriers and squash the unnecessary stigmas around women. Therefore, I decided to work towards putting forth my perspective, hoping to change mindsets and facilitate the ideas of gender equality and women empowerment.

Hello Mumbai News :

What motivates you?

Krisha Makharia :

My parents and my friends motivate me to continue to do what I love with their unconventional support. Also, watching my idols, such as Taylor Swift, continue to conquer their goals and keep taking things up a notch while doing what they love allows me to dream big and work hard towards those dreams despite any kind of setbacks.

Hello Mumbai News :

What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?

Hello Mumbai News :
My biggest fear is not being good enough or up to the mark. However, I have learned to remind myself that I am trying my very best, and although I may not have achieved my desired result, that does not mean I never will. All I have to do is appreciate what I have managed to achieve while working on my mistakes without letting self-doubt or failure deter me from my chosen goals.

Hello Mumbai News :

What are your ideals?

Krisha Makharia :

My ideals comprise diligence, respect, and empathy. These form the basis of my approach to both my relationships and my ambitions. Being persistent imbues me with a sense of purpose and accomplishment and gives me the motivation to give any responsibility or task my all. Respect highlights my belief in the inherent validity of every individual’s opinion, allowing me to facilitate mutual understanding. Finally, I believe empathy to be the cornerstone of sincere understanding and connection. It allows me to build authentic relationships, something that is extremely important to me.

Hello Mumbai News :

Who is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

Krisha Makharia :
My favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur so far is the innovative freedom and possibility of turning anything into a great opportunity.

Hello Mumbai News :

What has been your most satisfying moment in your social entrepreneurship journey?

Krisha Makharia :

Getting the opportunity to interview successful women CXOs from various industries, such as Miss Nisha Poddar, Miss Hema Ravichandar, and Mrs. Rita Singh, has definitely been the most satisfying moment in my social entrepreneurship journey. I conducted these interviews through Shespires’ speaker series called “Inspiration by Shespires” and was able to learn firsthand from their experiences, which inspired me to continue to work on my endeavors and taught me how to carry forward my ambitions based on their advice.

Hello Mumbai News :

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
So far, I believe the top 3 skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur are passion, the ability to identify opportunities, and risk-taking ability.

Hello Mumbai News :

What piece of advice would you like to give aspiring young entrepreneurs?

Krisha Makharia :
To all aspiring young entrepreneurs, it is important for you to learn how to turn your drive into action by building your soft skills, including communication, open-mindedness, and adaptation. It is important to learn from feedback and continue to further your abilities and knowledge while building your venture. It is also important to team up with people who share similar views and goals as you and never budge from your values. Also, it is important to be open, to keep growing, and to be patient. Lastly, never forget why. For me, it’s all about empowering women and making a difference. Remember to abide by your mission and keep hustling, even when there are setbacks. All the best!

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