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 honour of International Women’s Day, we are introducing you to a very dynamic and popular Entrepreneur’s Coach and Entrepreneur from Delhi NCR for her remarkable and outstanding performance in the field of entrepreneurship. Yes, we are talking about Saloni Kaul, a Business Entrepreneur & founder of It’s People. She shares her entrepreneurial journey with HelloWomeniya.com.
Category: Business Entrepreneur
Startup Name: It’s People
Hello Womeniya: Could you Introduce yourself for our readers.
Saloni Kaul: I am the Founder & CEO of It’s People, an HR Business consulting firm , where we bridge and align the fundamentals of business & people strategy, leadership and organisational development and talent management solutions with the art of coaching and learning to help improve performance and business results through people.
I am an Award Winning People & Culture Strategist , HR Consultant, Certified Executive Coach, Recognised HR Woman Influencer & Best Selling Author of the Growth Hacking Book 2. I enable business and human resource leaders solve their most crucial people and culture problems. I come with a rich multi national experience of three decades in HR Business Leadership, Consulting, Coaching, Mentoring and Training.
I am a Certified Marshall Goldsmith Leadership Coach, Power Coach – CLI Canada, Recognised HR Influencer & Mentor- Womennovator, Award Winning Entrepreneur – ISB Goldman Sachs 2013, Mentor to Startup Entrepreneurs and Students & Bestselling Author of the Growth Hacking Book 2 – 2020.
I come with over 30 years of Leadership, Consulting, Coaching, Mentoring and Training, at the finest names in the industry, Dell EMC, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Infotech etc. to name a few.
Widely travelled, i have worked with people from different cultures and countries.
Building a great company culture, developing people, attracting talent and aligning strategy to business needs are some of the biggest challenges Business & HR leaders face.
You need a strategic HR business partner who can bring in actionable solutions. That’s where I come in.
In recent times, i have been honoured with –
HR Woman Leader of the Year Award 2021 by HR Association of India &
1000 Asia’s Women Awards – HR Influencer 2021 at the Womennovator Global Summit 2021!
I am passionate about making a difference in the lives of fellow entrepreneurs who have big dreams and aspirations and are looking for support.
Hello Womeniya: What Inspired to start your Business.
Saloni Kaul: When I joined the family business, at the age of 21, I dreamt of having a business of my own. Just like my dad. My father was my inspiration. He still is. I wanted to serve and make a difference in the lives of people I worked with. I chose HR as that is where my entire experience and forte lay.
Hello Womeniya: What Challenges have you faced as a Woman Entrepreneur and how did you overcome them.
Saloni Kaul: Most challenges are in the mind before they manifest in reality. The same can be said for ideas as well.
I do not believe I faced any challenges.
And If I did face some, they were disguised as challenges but were meant for my expansion and growth.
Hello Womeniya: Tell Something about your Start-up and how people can benefit from it.
Saloni Kaul: Our mission is to help organizations unleash their human resource potential. We build a vibrant culture leveraging people power for growth of organizations of the future. We are a Business Consulting and Coaching firm focused on improving Business Results through Strategy alignment and developing business skills for people using unique integrated Development Framework, tools and technologies. The Green of our Logo illustrates growth, energy, vitality, positivity & mindset of making change happen. Our expertise lies in Organizational & People Transformation
Hello Womeniya: Where Does your Inspiration come from.
Saloni Kaul: My everyday inspiration comes from my Purpose.
My Reason for Being
The Purpose of my life is to awaken people to live their dreams by unleashing their infinite potential and creating a world of endless possibilities!
I believe that we all have powers and potential that is waiting to be tapped !
I give power to my purpose by enabling business and human resource leaders solve their most crucial people and culture problems by aligning business and people strategy, with the art of coaching & learning to help them overcome specific challenges and easily achieve their goals.
I love energising people and helping them look for their purpose so they can be who they really want to be and live a life they really want to live !
Hello Womeniya: Do you feel that in India there are enough structures and facilities put in place to assist women to expand their Startup Journey.
Saloni Kaul: India has made progress in creating a supportive ecosystem for women entrepreneurs, with several government and private initiatives aimed at encouraging and supporting women-led startups. Some of the notable initiatives include:
Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP): Launched by the NITI Aayog, WEP is an online platform that provides support to women entrepreneurs by offering networking opportunities, mentorship, funding, and skill development programs.
Stand-Up India: A scheme launched by the Government of India to support women and SC/ST entrepreneurs by providing loans between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 1 crore for setting up greenfield enterprises.
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM): An initiative of NITI Aayog, AIM provides support to women entrepreneurs through various programs such as the Atal Incubation Centers and Atal New India Challenges.
Disha: An initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Disha provides technical and financial support to women entrepreneurs in the field of science and technology.
Despite these initiatives, women entrepreneurs still face several challenges, including lack of access to funding, limited networking opportunities, and societal biases. However, there are several organizations and networks that are working towards addressing these challenges and creating a more supportive environment for women entrepreneurs in India.
Hello Womeniya: How you balance your professional and personal life .
Saloni Kaul: There is only one life.
Hello Womeniya: What advice would you give to someone who are aspiring Women Entrepreneur
Saloni Kaul: I can provide some general advice for aspiring women entrepreneurs:
Identify your passion and strengths: Starting a business can be challenging, and it requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Identify your passion and strengths, and choose a business idea that aligns with them. This will help you stay motivated and focused, and increase your chances of success.
Do your research: Conduct market research to understand your target audience, competition, and industry trends. This will help you identify gaps in the market and develop a unique value proposition for your business.
Create a business plan: A business plan is a roadmap for your business. It should include details about your business idea, market analysis, marketing strategy, financial projections, and goals. A well-written business plan will help you secure funding and stay on track.
Build a network: Networking is important for any entrepreneur, but it can be especially valuable for women entrepreneurs who may face more barriers. Attend industry events, join professional organizations, and connect with other entrepreneurs to build a supportive network.
Seek mentorship: Finding a mentor who has experience in your industry can be invaluable. They can provide guidance, share their experiences, and help you navigate challenges.
Stay focused and persistent: Starting a business is a long journey, and it’s important to stay focused and persistent. There will be setbacks and challenges along the way, but with dedication and hard work, you can overcome them and achieve your goals.
Remember that starting a business can be a challenging but rewarding experience, and there are many resources and support networks available to help you along the way.
Hello Womeniya: what Women Inspire you.
Saloni Kaul: There are many women from whom i gather inspiration. These women are inspiring because they have broken barriers, overcome challenges, and achieved success in their respective fields. They are role models for women in India and around the world, and their stories of perseverance, determination, and leadership serve as an inspiration to all.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: She is the founder and chairperson of Biocon, one of India’s largest biotechnology companies.
Indra Nooyi: She is the former CEO of PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.
Mary Kom: She is a five-time world boxing champion and an Olympic bronze medalist. She has overcome several challenges and obstacles to become one of India’s most successful athletes. She is a role model for women across India and has been recognized with several awards for her contributions to sports.
Hello Womeniya: What’is your message on International Women’s Day.
Saloni Kaul: To all the women out there, today we celebrate you and your incredible achievements. You are strong, resilient, and capable of achieving anything you set your mind to.
Remember that you are worthy, you are important, and you have the power to create positive change in the world. Embrace your uniqueness and use your voice to speak up for what you believe in.
Know that you are not alone, and there is a vast network of women who are standing with you and supporting you. Together, we can break down barriers, shatter stereotypes, and create a more equitable world for all.
So today, and every day, let us celebrate our accomplishments, honor our journey, and continue to push forward towards a brighter future for ourselves and the generations to come. Happy International Women’s Day!
Hello Womeniya: Where our readers can find you and keep in touch with you..
Saloni Kaul: Mobile: +91 8882326117
website – www.SaloniKaul.com
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