Here’s my take on “Superwomen” by Prachi Garg
In a nation that reveres women as goddesses of wealth, knowledge, power and infinite energy, there are a few who have gone on to prove why. Not only have they carved a niche for their talent, but have also inspired and empowered many others in the process.
This book brings forth the stories of twenty women entrepreneurs who have struck a perfect personal-professional harmony, and a chord with their immediate consumers. Their innovative ventures encompass a varied range of services – from supporting victims of acid attacks, to providing free skin care solutions; from online retail of lingerie, handmade bags and fashion accessories, to eco-friendly products of everyday utility; from pet care products, to quirky merchandise; from empowering folk artists, to providing clinical assistance to those going through tough times; from image consulting to house hunting; from arty solutions, to innovative marketing and corporate communication; from creating happy readers to making religious ceremonies simpler – these entrepreneurs have opened avenues formerly unexplored. Superwomen is an interesting journey of how they played all their roles to perfection, aligning their families with their ambitions, showing the world their true mettle.
“Superwomen” a book of 20 tales, tales of women who chose to take the road not taken and did something of their own.
Featuring the lives of 20 women entrepreneurs , including the founders of famous names like Zivame and Happy Hands. The ladies talk about their previous lives and life after their ventures. They reveal how the road to success is not all roses, you may be broke for a while, have no idea where it will end but all you need to do is give your dreams a chance to come true. Never clip your wings, you never know when the wind will help you soar.
The book was set out to inspire and it does the work successfully.
The book has an academic yet relatable tone and the author’s work is worth admiration.
Her words provide a good diet for famished readers and possesses all norms of good presentation.
The research work as well have been carried out with efficiency.
3.8 stars out of 5 from my side.
Some research work are subject to less detailing in comparison to others. It wouldn’t have been much of a problem but the author pampers the reader with all details at times and leaves their mind wondering at other times.
A good read and I would recommend it to every woman who aspires to be something; the book will fuel the fire in them.
*Though we train to be doctors, engineers, and MBAs, nobody trains to be a traditional artisan – designer yes, artisan, no,
*Spending most of her time in villages with the craftsmen, the high-spirited entrepreneur loves living under the stars, where she believes real life breathes.
* To be able to identify one’s passion and feel it burning under one’s skin can be found in plenty of high spirited explorers of the world. But to find a cause that can potentially turn around history and to make that one’s passion is something worth learning
* Envisaging a socio-economic prosperity where a son doesn’t have to be embarrassed about his father’s craft,
* If you have a vision, hold onto it, work on it, nurture it and don’t give up.
* The entire taboo about seeking psychological help is what commonly prevents people from getting help when they need it most.
* Women are blessed with an undeniable charm that the opposite sex lacks, and we’d be foolish to not make use of it.
*What makes me going is practically the business, but what keeps the business going is complete faith and undying positivity.
*Sometimes it takes an opportunity to change your perspective towards life. Sometimes it takes a deep insight and sometimes a lot of experience before you can dive head long into creating a beginning. When all the three combine, however, it is most likely that a masterpiece is produced
* Stay strong while watching out for the vendors that make dealing a nightmare
* While striving for excellence is the key to evolution, when excellence itself becomes a limitation that withholds motivation, we seriously need to reconsider our process of learning.
* It’s primarily the word of mouth that speaks for our credibility.
* Our areas of interest often go in to define the roads we take, the work we do or the people we become.
*For people to find motivation, it is important for them to feel the force from within.
Reviewed by – Banaja Prakashini