a woman entrepreneur who is best suits to this famous poetry lines i.e. “THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD!!!”
Those days has been gone, when women were forced to stay indoors and cook while the men made the money. Well, that’s naive. It’s far from gone, and in many countries around the world, and for many millions of women around the world that is still a sad reality. However, the old world is definitely in the process of leaving. And there’s really no better evidence of that than to celebrate the success women entrepreneurs have been making around the world.
Today we are here to talk about one of the absolute impressive sensation woman entrepreneur SUFIYA SHEKH who are taking the world by storm of innovation and creativity and to that level where no one can stop her. She has the courage to dream big and do whatever possible to achieve them. Starting her meat business in a small town of Rajasthan, Udaipur, she arranges all the resources to prove the world that you need courage to dream big, everything will be done automatically. SUFIYA SHEKH always moves forward with one rule i.e. “If you can think it means you can do it”. SUFIYA SHEKH is an amazing personality and good human being. It was really an amazing time for us to interview her.
As a woman entrepreneur ground was not easy for SUFIYA SHEKH. Of course, good old-fashioned hard work always pays off, whether you’re a man or a woman. But if you’re an entrepreneurial woman, be prepared to work hard with extra challenges.
“Next time, ask: what’s the worst that will happen? We should push our self to extreme condition than our daring capacity. In this journey when we start to speak, people will try to suppress our voice.Many times people will create obstacles in front of us and try to put us down. They will never leave a single opportunity to humiliates us even on a small failure. The world won’t end but the discouraging words will get narrow with time frame. And we will find automatically that we have fallen in love with our own vision, which we may never have realized we had.We will lose some friends and lovers in this journey and we don’t miss them. And new ones will come and cherish you.
She also faces some challenges but fight with them and prove them that her dreams are bigger than their difficulties. It’s really a pleasure for us to feature Sufiya Shekh at our platform where we are leading with passion and working effortlessly to connect their vision to the world and everyone could learn from them.
Excerpts from Interview
Q1. Why entrepreneurship SUFIYA SHEKH?
Ans – The idea of self – sufficiency, self – employment and self-reliance has always attracted me since my childhood. I come from a very humble background and there is a general perception among masses that any new business idea needs a good chunk of capital to materialise. But I found that you just need an idea, a detailed business plan, hard work and lot of persistence to convert your idea into a product or service. I am an entrepreneur because I always wanted to be one.
Q2. How do you reach to this idea SUFIYA SHEKH? How you finalised this idea?
Ans – Grocery shopping can be fun for anyone but going to butchers shop, standing there and buying meat is not easy for everyone especially for senior citizens, working people, single women, students and so many others. Being single woman I faced the same challenge and it leads to the generation of this idea of delivering the fresh meat at a doorstep.
Q3. As a woman what challenge you have faced going for entrepreneurship SUFIYA SHEKH in the meat business in a small city like Udaipur?
Answer – I didn’t face any problem as such being a woman. Udaipur is a tourist destination and is a safe city for women. I am only facing the usual problems that any start up faces during initial Period.
Q4. Tell us about your Journey SUFIYA SHEKH till now?
Answer – The Word is EXCITING. It has been exciting till now. Waking up every morning and doing what you love gives you immense inner courage to face odds. The entrepreneurship is basically barefoot walking on thorns but being in love with your work helps me to deal with hiccups.
Q5. Who is your role model SUFIYA SHEKH? Which quality of your role model do you want to exhibit in yourself?
Answer- There is no one such person, different people have inspired me over the time incepting with my mother. Since I was raised by a single mother, the kind of certainty that a woman can do it single handedly has always been at the back of my mind. During my college days, I read a book called ‘Stay Hungry Stay Foolish’ by Rashmi Bansal. It comprises of the success stories of 25 entrepreneurs, who instead of choosing high pay jobs, preferred to do something distinctive in their lives. This book had a momentous impact on my life. I also wanted to be one of those and never endeavoured a 9 to 5 job.
During my later years of academics, Chitra Ramakrishna was very much in vogue. Those days, she was the managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange. I was inspired by her personality.
There is this young lady called Ameera Shah, managing director of Metropolis Healthcare. I admire her work and the way she manages her empire.
Believing in myself and consistently being better every day is what I try to exhibit in my life.
Q6. What’s your future plan SUFIA SHEKH?
Answer – I want to expand my marketing and distribution network in Rajasthan in 1st phase followed by north Indian states and then to become a PAN INDIAN Enterprise. I believe in my idea and ready to accomplish my mission with dedication, determination and discipline.
Q7. What message do you want to deliver SUFIA SHEKH to new entrepreneurs especially women entrepreneurs?
Answer – I just want to tell them that women have been gifted immense qualities by nature. They are born managers. The way our mothers manages home in the limited budget in common Indian household is an excellent management observation. I want to tell them to believe in themselves and take immediate action to convert their dreams into reality.