PRIYA MONGA WORKS WITH SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES EVERY DAY, ENSURING THAT THEY HAVE THE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT AND TOOLS NEEDED TO SUCCESSFULLY GROW ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM. HER PASSION FOR COLLABORATING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES AND WORKING AS A DEPENDABLE STRATEGIST STEMS FROM HER EARLY YEARS WORKING AT HER FATHERS LOCAL BOOKSTORE. HER ENTHUSIASM GREW EVEN FURTHER WHILST LEARNING THE INS ANDS OUTS OF BUSINESSES IN HER MANY INTERNSHIPS, AT BOTH STARTUPS AND BIGGER CORPORATIONS SUCH AS UNILEVER AND LINKEDIN.
On success... The great part about success is that it means something different to everyone. Success can mean having a strong relationship with your family or it can mean achieving and accomplishing something you never thought possible. Since everyone defines it differently, there is no pressure to fit into a box or a mold of what you think you “should” be.
On government support of women... We are on the road to creating change and have made great strides in supporting the work women do. Recently high-ranking women in the Obama administration shared a powerful tip for how women can get ahead in a male-dominated work atmosphere: help other women. Simple, right? I think it starts at a basic level before we can demand more of governments.
On inspiration... I am inspired by women who are unapologetic ally themselves. Lately I’ve been motivated by the mission that Alicia Keys is spearheading. She says that #nomakeup is really the result of her not feeling like she needs to put a “face on” in a world where she’s never truly felt good enough. Women within the corporate world, are constantly told to change their behaviour. Instead of asking women to change how they act, look, or feel within the corporate world, businesses need to not only accept that women are wired differently, but embrace this concept.
On getting more girls to think bigger about business… With everything you do, look at the overall impact of the decision you are making. If you truly believe in gender equality, make the effort to pass on the baton to the next generation and to remember that gratitude and generosity are reciprocated in spades. The struggle is real, as they say, but it’s previous generations of women who have paved the way for us, and I’m grateful for that! The strides they have made have allowed women like me to have the confidence to think big!