Every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day across the world to promote women’s rights and honour their achievements across the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.
This day is a reminder of the grit and determination of women all across the world.
There is no force more powerful than a woman’s determination to rise.
Every life begins with a woman. Respect and encourage every woman for what she is. Women, are always respected, loved and appreciated.
Theme of Hello Womeniya.com this year on International Women’s Day 2023 is…
“To promote entrepreneurship culture among women entrepreneurs across globe.”
Women Social 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 initiatives.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we are introducing you to a very dynamic and popular Health Entrepreneur from Ahmedabad for her remarkable and outstanding performance in the social field. Yes, we are talking about Dr Nimisha Shah, an Ayurvedic consultant & founder of Glam Greens Herbal Care. She shares her entrepreneurial journey with HelloWomeniya.com.
Famous As: Health Entrepreneur
Startup Name: Glam Greens Herbal Care
Find her on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glamgreensherbalcare
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Hello Womeniya: Introduce yourself.
Dr. Nimisha: Dr Nimisha Shah is an Ayurvedic consultant & specialized in treatment of hair and skin. Not only a doctor by profession she is indeed very passionate above the problems that people face due to various health issues a specially related to hair & skin.
She is founder of GlamGreens, a herbal company ….
Glam Greens Herbal Care
Natural hair care,skin care and zero chemical makeup products
She has completed her BAMS(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicines and Surgery) from Ahmedabad and has vast experience of 25+ yrs in the field of Ayurveda she has also done her METC from Civil hospital Gandhinagar.
She has vast experience in the field of research as well incidenty it happened that during practice as doctor she came across patients who are suffering from acute chronic allergies and other diseases such cases as we see arising all around us she did an indept study to find the underlying causes and discovered that harsh harmful beauty products and chemically loaded ingredients are the root cause of these diseases she continued her research further and finally decided to come up with beauty products range for hair and skin which is absolutely pure, safe, natural, reliable, very effective and safe to use for all age groups and skin types she specially formulated various beauty products for hair and skin.
Giving back to the society the good old values of Ayurveda and beauty secrets in the form of her valuable research nd expertise and ofcourse her excellent product range has became her motto.
Apart from Hair and Skin care products, her product range includes…. Natural Make-up products. All women are born beautiful, but to enhance her looks…. Glamgreens has come up with a super exciting range of makeup products ranging from Lipsticks to kajal to compacts which again are natural, pure, reliable and very effective and safe for all age groups and skin types
She has also been conducting seminars and workshops for the same this efforts of her has been facilitated and awarded by various organizations and institutions. At present her company GlamGreens has a huge and impressive clientele for whom she gives online as well as offline guidance and consultation to the list of a clients includes patients from Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Surat Baroda and Dubai ..
She recieved lots of satisfied feedback of patients and clients after using GlamGreens herbal products and medications
Being a woman first and than a doctor, her prime concern is that womanhood should be celebrated with enhancing our looks without compromising on our health and hygiene
so let’s Glamup with our vedic secrets.
Dr Nimisha Shah
Hair and skin specialist
M 94275 23970
Founder of Glam Greens herbal care
Hair care,skin care zero chemical makeup products
Hello Womeniya: How many hours a day you work on an average?
Dr. Nimisha: I work seven to eight hours a day. However, when I was doing R&D I have worked for 15 to 16 hours. I never saw whether it is a day or a night. My focus was on achieving success.
Hello Womeniya: How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Dr. Nimisha: Family life and professional life are interlinked. Many a times, workload does affect your family life. However, things can be managed with proper planning and family’s support. Each woman carries family’s responsibilities and trust. Family’s happiness is also paramount for her (a woman). I do not compromise on any of these.
I am able to fully concentrate at my work place because of my family support. I have made a system wherein I do not attend patients/clients after returning home. By now they know that I will respond to them once I get time. So, I speak to them (to the ones who need online consultation) on the next day when I go to office.
Hello Womeniya: What motivates you?
Dr. Nimisha: I am motivated by all those who do hard work. Lots of people get success by working hard. My dream of achieving success keeps me motivated. Having said this, I would like to also say that I am inspired by my husband. I have been a witness to his hard work and dedication.
Hello Womeniya: How do you generate ideas?
Dr. Nimisha: I have been practicing on beauty, hair and skin problems since 1994. I get ideas from the problems my clients/patients come to me with. I get to know their problems and also can realize what the solutions are. I also get to know what would they like.
Hello Womeniya: What is your greatest fear and how do you manage fear?
Dr. Nimisha: At business meets, I get little affected when it comes to presenting what I do and looking at people’s success stories. However, then I think about the noble work that I have been doing. I feel that I am on the top. My achievements speak. People praise my work, they come on their own because they know I help them. I have devoted my precious time to this and done lots of R&D, something innovative. I haven’t done this for just earning money. When I think of all these things, my self-confidence increases automatically and I manage the fear.
Hello Womeniya: What are your ideals?
Dr. Nimisha: All hard working people, who are never fed up of working and work with an idea of giving a helping hand to someone are my ideals.
Hello Womeniya: How do you define success?
Dr. Nimisha: For me success is just not only money. It is about achieving the goal that I have set and it is also about having self-satisfaction.
Hello Womeniya: Do you believe there is some sort of a pattern or formula for becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Dr. Nimisha: It is about having dedication, doing hard work and continuing in what you are doing. Every morning getting up with a thought that I will achieve success. Even if you do not achieve success, one needs to believe that one day it will be achieved.
Hello Womeniya: What is your favourite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Dr. Nimisha: It is giving best to the society. It is being able to help people to do away with their problems. Also, it is about how I go about doing it.
Hello Womeniya: What has been the most satisfying moment in business?
Dr. Nimisha: It was when I got my first award. Innovative Business of the Year Award.
Hello Womeniya: What piece of advice would you give to college graduates who want to be entrepreneurs?
Dr. Nimisha: There are a few things that I will like to tell them. They should create a plan, learn from every quarter and continue to work hard. They should read about product management and build their own leadership qualities.
Hello Womeniya: If you had a chance to start your career over again what could you do definitely?
Dr. Nimisha: If I get a chance to start my career all over again, I will definitely become an entrepreneur only. I will become a capable entrepreneur, who can help women to stand on their own feet.
Hello Womeniya: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Dr. Nimisha: Self-confidence, time management and immense hard work.
Hello Womeniya: How do you build a successful customer base?
Dr. Nimisha: After getting funding, the next step was users or customers for my products. All my hair care,skin care,and make up products were research based,After doing a thorough R&D on my formulations,I used to produce a small size or do a trial production and distribute it amongst my family, friends, neighbors,my patients, doctor clientele.I would request the doctors to distribute free of cost to their patients who appeared in need of such Ayurvedic beauty products. Then,I would go a step further and do a follow for feedback on my products after 2 months. I must have performed about a thousand such experiments and got positive reviews on almost all.some of those were happy with products that they my regular cnd would order the products they HD liked.Aftwr this initial resounding success I realized that I would need additional advertising and marketing campaigns to continue to be in the public eye.So,I started upgrading my knowledge database on marketing and marketing strategies. I started giving free seminars on my products to increase awareness on their positive differences from other products available on the market and the advantages of my products as well as their results from my trials.There is already a growing awareness in the public today about the need to adopt natural, chemical free products for body care.And the Unique Selling Proposition of my products are in total alignment to this awareness. The additional use of the growing digital social media platforms helped me acquire a large and loyal customer base and it is growing a little more everyday
Hello Womeniya: what’s your message on international women’s day for women
Dr. Nimisha: It is worth compromising one’s health for superficial,external beauty. Beauty is but skin deep,health is wealth!it is much more important to accept the God-given,natural beauty than to run after what society perceives as beautiful .A beautiful mind with self confidence is more attractive than any physical attributes achieved at the cost of health and personal fitness
Hello Womeniya: what was the key driving force to become an entrepreneur?
Dr. Nimisha: from childhood ,whenever I used cosmetics,I used to develop several allergic reactions to the extent that I had to visit a dermatologist for treatment. So I spent my growing years without using any cosmetic. When I joined the college of Ayurveda, I saw this glimmer of hope that may be able to use these products if they were formulated in a different way.As my interest and my study found a common path,I realized that there were several women like me who could not one make up and other beauty products like me due to similar allergic reactions that I faced .I realized that products that I was planning on developing using the secrets of Ayurveda had the potential of a huge market and that is when entrepreneur here in me.
Hello Womeniya: How did you come up with the name for your company?
Dr. Nimisha: There dream of formulating and launching an Ayurvedic cosmetic brand that wad totally harmful chemicals freeand totally based on Ayurveda was a concept that not many had discovered. I was intending to introduce the world to beauty products (including a lipstic which is so far unheard of in beauty brands) that were more popular in the glamour world but having a genuine green or organic and Ayurvedic component. That is how I coined the name .Glam from glamour and Greens from the green of Ayurveda.
Hello Womeniya: what entrepreneur tricks have you discovered to keep you focused and productive in your day-to-day busy schedule?
Dr. Nimisha: If an entrepreneur has to stay focused amidst a busy schedule, and still be highly productive, some tricks need to be adopted. Primary is work management ethics and proper planning aswell as distributed of the work within a team.Assigning the work as per the skills of each team member and regular delegation of the work to keep yourself free to perform the activities that you are skilled at to bring about results is the best way to grow your business.
Hello Womeniya: who has been your greatest inspiration?
Dr. Nimisha: My greatest inspiration ans motivators are my family: my husband and my children. They have always encouraged me to pursue my vocation and follow my dreams. They want me to be recognized by my work and my research and constantly motivate me to grow in this line.You can say that they are my backbone and my strength in whatever endeavors I undertake. With them backing my every move and action the sky is the limit for me.
Hello Womeniya: What key activities would you recommend entrepreneurs to invest their time in?
Dr. Nimisha: I advise 3 routine activities for successful entrepreneurship:
Meticulous execution of the same
Aiming for perfection in the same.
Hello Womeniya: How did you raise funding for your venture?
Dr. Nimisha: Obtaining the finance for my project was easy for me because my family believed in me and my research as well as my products and with their whole hearted support, it was easy to get substantial and sufficient funding for my venture.
Hello Womeniya: How do you market your business and which tactics have been most successful?
Dr. Nimisha: As mentor above, I have used a mixture of several marketing tactics that have served well to market my business successfully.
Initial free sampling of the trial products samples
- Timely reviews framed users .
- Changes to formulations as per the feedback.
- Seminars to increase public awareness of my products.
- Digital media and social media marketing strategies.
Recognitions and Achievements:
- Innovative Business of the Year Award in 2021 given by Vyapar Jagat Convention and awards
- Homegrown buiseness of the year award in 2021given by Vyapar Jagat Convention award
- Woman of Excellence Award in 2022 given by women of excellence organizations
- Merak 2022 Appreciation Award given by Happibiz
- Super 11 Naritva Award in 2022 given by women of excellence organization
- Green Revolution Drive panel discussion speaker in 2022 organized by Vyapar Jagat
- Eminent speaker at fremprenior 2023 talk show (success story by Indian Women Entrepreneurs)
In 2022 organized by Vyapar Jagat
- 95 Radio one coverage her success story at WONDER WOMANIA talk show
- Best Product Award in 2022 by Vyapar jagat convention and awards
- Wellness and Beauty Award in 2023 by Vypar jagat convention and awards
- Appreciation Certificate given by Radio 1 FM 93.5 in 2023
- Articles in print and mentions on FMs in 2020
- Vice president of Bharatiya Women Vyapar Mandal Ahmedabad, Gujarat
- Wicci Gujarat msme council member
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