WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Soyara Mohite – Empowering the woman within

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To empower others, one needs to empower themselves first and the journey of empowerment begins with the self-realisation. The story of Soyara is one such journey of early self-realisation that lead to her self-empowerment as well as the empowerment of others. Today Soyara runs two outlets in the Nariman Point of Goa with the same …

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The 20 Incredible Goa Power Women of 2020 

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Incredible Goa always has a very special corner for the women, and the publication is working towards the women-empowerment right from the inception. The woman plays a very important role in our society, she is a housewife, a mother, a friend, a colleague for a long time, and now she also plays the role of …

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Nidhi Sanke – Balancing the life between Passion and Family

Women face a multitude of tasks from childhood to the end. Nidhi Sanke’s story is one of challenge and juggling her dream with expectations placed on her. She is a classically trained dancer and after completing her education, she got married to a Goan man and shifted to Goa. The wedding proposal was brought by …

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Julia Kurian – Inspiring New Learning & Teaching Methods for Unprivileged Children in Goa

Julia Kurian entered into the field of social work at a very early age, working her way up to eventually become the Managing Director of Goa’s only Childcare NGO, El Shaddai. Today, El Shaddai takes care of thousands of children who are either homeless, orphaned or from unprivileged backgrounds.  Julia heads up a huge team of volunteers, teachers, educators and counsellors and she herself heads the School with custom-designed academics for the students. Here I will briefly take you through Julia’s journey, where she faced obstacles but arrived at where she is today as a result of all this experience. 

Sandhya Kini Mayenkar – It is never too late to pursue your dreams

Sandhya’s venture into business started 10 years back, but before starting up her own supermarket she and her husband were into advertising: they had an advertising agency. She then gave up working for the advertising agency as soon as she had her second child.  Having little to do at home, her interest in baking started.

Gauri Karkal – There is no Substitute for Hard Work

Gauri Karkal, or Gauri Dempo as most of her close friends know her, comes from a well to do family. Born with a silver spoon, Gauri never took her privilege for granted and always worked hard to achieve whatever she wanted in life. This is what makes her stand apart from the rest. Gauri Karkal’s story is inspiring and will abolish all the prejudices you may have about her. 

Bhakti Dempo – Imparting Knowledge is the Noble Job

If you have been given the opportunity to do something good for society, you should invest resources available to you to improving the area in which you live. Those born with a silver spoon in their mouths are often the most fortunate, but that fortune also comes with a lot of responsibilities which one should try to fulfil. The world remembers only those who have done something good for society. The story I am going to narrate to you here is about the lady who was born in a well do family and then married into one of Goa’s most respected families. She represents the epitome of being wealthy yet humble and invests her resources for the greater good and for the betterment of society. 

Adios to Victoria Fernandes, “Mummy” : The Pioneer of the Opinion Poll in Goa

Goans across the state are today both mourning and celebrating the life of “Mummy” as she was so fondly named. With a humble personality, she is revered amongst the masses, earning people’s love and respect and with her demise, Goans have lost an important jewel in society. 

Women in Goa will Soon be able to work in Night Shifts

To make factories competitive and enable them to become a bigger part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the State government has introduced a bill to amend the Factories Act 1948 to allow women in Goa to work in factories at night. This enactment which is expected to end discrimination against women in the job market comes with specific safety riders.

GIRL POWER!!! Makes All the Difference in the Society

Women empowerment is a powerful topic these days. Feminism, gender equality and blurring the lines of gender roles have been the main focus of this decade-long drive. Women are doing more today than they ever have previously, doing the same things that only men used to do and are making progress in every way. Women now bring more than their feminism: they are strong, independent, ambitious and nurturing. They are the equal halves of men and are proudly making a mark in the world. 

Assavri Kulkarni – From Lenses to Sketches

Photography today is a growing profession, but earlier it was not. In a time when even imagining that by clicking photos you can earn your living was preposterous, Assavri Kulkarni grabbed a couple of lenses and set out to carve out her space in the world of photographs and earn her livelihood by it. One amongst Goa’s now thriving artistic community, Assavri here stands out. Read on to know more about her, and find out how she did so, as she reveals to Impana Kulkarni.

Karen Maciel – Making of an Iron lady

In the recent years, many sportswomen have emerged as champions who have made their mark on the records of achievements. To name a few there are P.V Sindhu in Badminton, Saina Nehwal in Tennis, Mithali Raj in Cricket, and many others who have earned accolades in the records of achievements. In a country where patriarchy is dominant, women are subjugated under the societal pressure of fulfilling their role in the society. Born into a family which is into sports, Karen saw herself following in their footsteps. Having worked as a finance professional, Karen as she quoted ‘stumbled’ upon her long-repressed dream of being a long distance runner.

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