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 initiatives
In our Entrepreneur series today We are introducing you a very dynamic and popular Social oEntrepreneur of north maharastra , dhule for her remarkable and outstanding performance in social field perticulary in ineer wheel club who always belives in Women Empowerment and social enterprenuship . yes we are talking about sushma agarwal district chairmain of ineer wheel district 306 , she share her vision , mission, entrepreneurial and ineer wheel journey with hello womeniya.com editor-inc-cheif Aleem shaikh
Please share your first reaction and feeling on being District Chairman of IWC 306.Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 : My first reaction was just like being Miss World . Butterfly in my stomach, very happy, excited and responsible also . All feelings adding together was giving me goosebumps still I just focused on social welfare .
Hello womeniya :
what will be your priority in the growth of Your Dis 306 .
sushma Agarwal Dis 306: I need my district 306 to participate in all events of Association and come out with flying colors. I want to motivate all members and teach them the importance of joining Inner Wheel.
To develop ourselves we must join Inner Wheel. This is the world largest organization for the women by the women.
Hello womeniya : what are the current challenges your Dis 306 is facing due to this post pandemic .
Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 :Pandemic has hit hard throughout the world and has effected the growth of our organization.
Hello womeniya :
What is your future agenda to solve these problems
Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 : To solve the said problem we are motivating members to come and join this wonderful organization which shall really enlighten your outlook towards the society at a large and help the more needy.
Hello womanieya :
Share your Inner Wheel journey with us .
Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 : Being a part of this wonderful organization has groomed me since a decade.
Taking up responsibilities at all club and District level has made me a better human being and I have been able to touch many hearts.
This has helped me in making friendship all over the world.
Hello womaneiya :
Question 6:could you please share your lockdown experience and how your District performed during this difficult time .
Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 : Lockdown has taught us what a whole life could not have taught us. Our District performance was at par during this pandemic period.
Being a social organization our members tried their best how they could help the poor and needy by serving food essential.
Hello womaniya :
Question 7:what is your appeal and message to Inner Wheel women .
Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 : Strong women stronger the World is our moto and service goal this year.
So this is our appeal to all members World wide to be stronger.
Tough times Don’t last but Tough people do last.
Hello womeniya :
Question 8 :Do you agree this pandemic brought a lot of changes in our personal and professional life
Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 : I agree to this as said before pandemic has bought a vast changes in everyone’s life. Children and hubby started learning cooking and household work and family bonding has grown stronger due to pandemic. The professional life, work from home has become the in thing . Digital world has become the latest challenge.
Hello womaniya :
Question 9: can you highlights some important service projects you did during this pandemic
Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 : Service above self in our motto . Our District has done some outstanding projects during this pandemic.
#Our district has donated Electrict Mourg .
# Masks production has undertaken in huge quantities by women which has given them Livelihood.
Water bottles were distributed at railway stations to passengers in large quantities as there were no water available in shop ..
# Provided smart phones to the needy students for online studies.
#Done lots of work for the widows of society.
Hello womaniya :
Question 10: Being a Social entreprenuer what is your goal and vision about the upliftement of the society.
Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 : Being a social entrepreneur my goal and ambition is To motivate each and every person to stand on their own to earn a living.
A strong woman goes a long way in maintaining and improving the fabric of the society in general. At Inner Wheel therefore we are having a strong emphasis on woman empowerment and Stree Shakti. Our theme of Pink First also helps us to make the society a better place to live in. We are proud of our Inner Wheel heritage and values.
Together let us stand up, grow, inspire, connect and make a strong world. Let us hope for a strong , bright healthy and glorious future together.
Brief introduction of Sushma Agarwal Dis 306 :
Born on 1st December, in the cultural capital of India, Kolkata, Mrs.Sushma Prashant Agrawal hails from a prominent entrepreneur family & married in an illustrious family in Dhule .
Her parental family is in the hosiery business started by her father late Shree G L Agrawal. He was very active in various professional associations and was the President of West Bengal Hosiery manufacturers association for nearly 10 years. Socially the family were active members of Lions Club in Kolkata, her mother Sulochana Budhia was an active member of Lioness Club of Park Street, Kolkata and various other organisations. Sushma herself was the member of Leo Club of Cosmopolitan Kolkata .
Academically Sushma did her Post Graduation in Commerce from Kolkata University. To bring fore her talents she did Diploma in Computer & Textile Designing , she trained herself in various Classical Dances like Katkak, Odissa, Bharat Natyam Manipuri forms of dances from Birla Academy of Classical Dance .
Professionally she is co managing Hotel, Party lawn with her Husband Shri.Prashant Agrawal. She is an event manager, Professional Acrylic painter, Jewellery designer specializing in handcrafted Fomarian Jewellery which is in demand in Dubai & USA .
Married happily to Rtn Shri.Prashant Agrawal, who is a Gold medalist law graduate from Govt. Law College, Mumbai. After completing Post Graduation in Hotel management, he ventured into Hotel business, party lawns. Their Daughter Mudra is a National Basket Ball player who is currently being trained for Professional coaching in Netaji Subash Institute Bengalaru. She also runs a Multi sports academy in Dhule, namely ‘Healthy Sports Academy & MH18 Turf in Dhule.
Her Son Rythm has ventured into Ready made Garments business under the brand name ‘Athlon ‘.
This family draws great inspiration from Sushma’s Parents in laws who
have actively supported her in all her activities. Her Father in law, Shri.Prakash Agrawal is a Commerce post graduate and a law degree holder, and is also a proficient orator in ‘Surajkand’. Her Mother in law Smt. Urmiladevi Agrawal is a Home Science graduate from Nirmala Niketan Institute, Mumbai .
This social & educated background moulded her to be able to serve the
community with a warmth & smile.
Her extrovert personality helped her in developing her love & passion for Inner Wheel. She joined Inner Wheel Club of Dhule in 2007. Her journey in Inner Wheel has given her immense satisfaction & appreciation in the form of many awards & laurels.
She has been awarded
Best Secretary 2011-12
Best President 2014-15
She served as the
District Vice Chairman 2020-21
District Secretary. 2019-20
District Treasurer. 2018-19 District ISO 2017-18
District Editor. 2016-17
She attended the Triennial conference in Hyderabad and Kolkata and the South Asia Rally in Mumbai. She has served as the Treasurer and Stall Organizer for ICI (Incoming Chairman Institute) 2019-20 in Surat. She had also accompanied PDC Kalpana Shah in OCV visits to Clubs in the District 306 which helped her to connect herself with Inner Wheel Members in the District .
Her warm & easy going nature helps her to make New friends easily. She has met IW members of various clubs covering the vast geographic distance ranging from Port Blair, Tirupur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Coimbatore and other towns .
She had won
Awards list :
1. 1st prize for the best on the spot Finger painting at the District level
2. 2nd prize for the Bottle decoration at Goa Zonal meet
3. Prizes in various Dance competitions
She had also participated in the National competitions
1. Handmade scarf with Inner Wheel logo
2. One inch handmade painting
Her sense of fair and unbiased decision making has lent for her to be called to judge various competitions like Garba, fashion shows, fancy dress, Ganpati Decoration, Cooking etc. She has also served as Co-Chair of the District Rally. She loves to travel & enjoys driving and swimming .
Her innate ability to lead and explore the potential of others, inspires
others to deliver their best .
She is a born leader and a fine example of time management. She
upholds the belief that…
‘Nothing is Impossible’.
In this year as a District Chairman, she visualises the Clubs in the District as a organisation of close knit family friends