Female entrepreneurship is vital for our future. Collectively we can make a change by closing the gap between men and women in the workforce.
Entrepreneurs are those adventurous, daredevils who drive deep into the pressing problems of society and try to find solutions to them, not by leaving the responsibilities in the reins of the government or business, but by trying to change systems as a whole and persuading societies to take new initiative.
Kashmir with its scenic beauty of the valleys, sizzling climate and apart being a tourist paradise is also a haven for business.
A new era has emerged for women entrepreneurship in Kashmir with Women Entrepreneurs being capable of achieving great heights in every field.
Likewise Muslim Women Entrepreneurs have gradually made their mark in their business profession. They are proving nothing less in the business field as Women Entrepreneurs.
Notably the Union Territory is identifying & empowering Women Entrepreneurs that includes Muslim Women Entrepreneurs as role models.
There is no field- political, social or economic in which the women of Jammu and Kashmir haven’t earned accolades and prestige. Infact, the social status of women in the society of Jammu and Kashmir is very much better than other parts of the country.
These bold and fearlessly ambitious entrepreneurs are shaping the future of Jammu and Kashmir, serving as mentors to millions of women and youths.
In our Entrepreneur series today we are introducing you a very dynamic and inspiring Entrepreneur of Kashmir valley who is known for her remarkable and outstanding performance in the field of Interior Designing who always believes in Women Empowerment. Yes we are talking about Qurat Rashid, she share her Entrepreneurial journey with Hello Mumbainews.com reporter Priyanka Yadav
Startup Name : Interior Designer of Glass Work
Founder : Qurat Rashid.
Famous As : Women Entrepreneur (Interior Designer)
Startup Headquarter : Rawalpora Srinagar (JK)
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My life starts from 21-feb-2000, a chilly cold winter night in Rawalpora Srinagar, a city in Kashmir as my parents was in hope of a baby boy child but a baby girl (me) was born and I was the second girl child in the family and my parents kept my name as Qurat Rashid.
I was born in a poor family as my father was a painter by profession. After my birth my parents had two more babies and both were also girls so I have 3 sisters without any brother. I started my studies and passed my 12th class but things were not easy for me from purchasing books or uniform I have to struggle but I never loose my hope and kept my patience in the hope that one day things will turn into better but by my bad luck things turn bad to worst.
It was in the summers of 2019 August when my parents parted away and started to live separately and I choose to live with my mother along with my two younger sisters and without any source of income and to the worst the situation in Kashmir turned hell as Article 370 was scraped by Union and we were at the mercy of God but we never loose the patience and somehow manage a rented room I started to do household domestic work in others home to support my family in this hope that my parents will resume their matrimonial life soon but things got even worse when the fight reaches to the court and we sisters even face the trumia of court which continues at least one year after that my parents mutually divorced each other without even thinking about us.
I was totally broken I was depressed and things started frustrating me and that was the time when I saw my cousin doing Interior Glass Designing and this fascinated me and I started asking my cousin about it and I felt interested in it, it started helping me to overcome my depression and starting doing interior designing by glass work it quickly gets into my mind and I started enjoying it. But as it is a tough task making money from your passion and as this work was male dominated profession, being a Muslim girl it was very tough for me to compete in this male dominated field, but I always believe, patience plus your hard work and best result providing by your work not by your words is the success in any field and by these principles I became successful and expanded my business in almost all parts of Kashmir valley. As I did not lose my morale and was calm and composed I proved my worth at the end. As the famous English proverb clearly says “All’s well that ends well”.
News Input by Dr.Bazillah Yusuf (jk Chapter Head)
News Compiled by Priyanka Yadav