CEO Prerna Gupta of Desi Social Networking Site Yaari.com
When you dont like your job, what do you do? Stay and deal with it or quit? In the case of Prerna Gupta, 24, a former Ms. Asia Oklahoma and recent Stanford alum, being a consultant just wasnt exciting enough for her. Instead of continuing with the daily hum-drum of her work she decided to take matters into her own hands and start her own business. Prerna, CEO and Co-Founder of Yaari.com, a social networking community for young Indian adults, realized there was a huge market opportunity for this in India. She also recognized that starting an endeavor like this could not only be exciting and fun but very successful. Having her eyes set on becoming Indias largest and most used social networking site has kept her a very busy lady…
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Is Technology Liberating Women? The challenge of determining the best time to have a baby is one I came across often in graduate school, where many women in their mid to late 20s are at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. They may be at the biologically optimal age to have children, but they are neither financially nor personally ready for a baby. As a result, American women of the 21st century struggle…
Saadia Ahmed of Freedom and Justice Foundation Someone once told Saadia Ahmed, 26, Director of Communications & Research for the Freedom and Justice Foundation, that community service is the rent we pay for our space on this earth. Those words coupled with her innate drive to want to help the world propelled Saadia to share her intellect, enthusiasm and passion for success in the non-profit world. Her most recent accomplishments…
Confessions of a Slacker You know you shouldn’t do it. But sometimes it’s a pain to go to work
everyday; and sometimes you need to be a little, let’s say, creative to get your boss to give you the day off. What was your
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