For me, he was the best human being ever. I wish to become more like him as I grow. Apart from my father, my uncle is also a role model to me who has always been a pillar of strength after my father’s demise, and believes that hard work and honesty can never be in vain. Hence, discipline, planning, hard work, and honesty are key pillars for me
Journey as an entrepreneur
I started my journey quite young, about two years ago, when my father suddenly fell ill. It has been very challenging because this was absolutely a new field for me as I was studying for medical science. But, with hard work and dedication, I have turned every challenge into an opportunity and there was a lot for me to learn. Adaptability with the changing scenario and learning from those challenges were key aspects in my journey till now. Every day offers something new to learn in this journey. Meeting people from different fields, interacting with them and understanding their needs, people management, and most of all, time management, taught me a lot. It’s a very exciting journey with a lot to offer and help one grow and learn.
My role is model is my father. It’s his principals and traits which I am trying to take forward. He believed that discipline, planning, and perseverance are key aspects to achieving any goal. I also truly believe in that. For me, he was the best human being ever. I wish to become more like him as I grow. Apart from my father, my uncle is also a role model to me who has always been a pillar of strength after my father’s demise, and believes that hard work and honesty can never be in vain. Hence, discipline, planning, hard work, and honesty are key pillars for me.
I am very young in terms of experience and age as an entrepreneur but one of the key achievements would be taking up this challenge of being an entrepreneur and leading Bardroy at a time when my father was severely ill and I had no experience of the industry. But self-belief and support from family and our team helped me overcome this challenge. We have a team strength of around 150 and everyone had been associated with the company for a long time, they also had to adapt to see a younger person in the chair but with confidence, belief, firmness I built my relationship with them as they are my biggest assets.
Work-life balance is a very important factor. You should know how to treat both equally, and give sufficient time to professional as well as to personal life. You need to be focused wherever you are. I feel I balance my professional and personal life quite well. I do not take my personal life to my work and nor my professional life at home. What I believe is what happens at home must stay at home and I focus on work when at work. The second thing is you must know how to manage your time properly. When you manage your work and personal life with correct management skill you can manage your time well and can have a good work-life balance.
Women in IT – a rare breed ?
IT has been a fairly dominant by men but time has changed from how it was some decades ago. But, there are men in the IT sector who also give their support to women. I personally have always got a lot of support and encouragement from all the men around. My mother is also involved in the business. So, that really inspires me a lot. Seeing other successful woman entrepreneurs and my mother definitely boosts my confidence. This encourages me doing more and better every day.
My goal is to take Bardroy to a higher platform as a successful system integrator in the industry and provide our client’s ease of business with our solutions. I am sure that with the support of the team we will be able to achieve our goal and take it forward.