NariShakti is a community for working women professionals and entrepreneurs, that aims to give them the tools and network they need to progress, lead and grow professionally.
Gender is the primary lens that cuts across all our work in NariShakti. It’s a broad brush but you will see that gender is the arc that connects most of our work.
Here is how we have been doing so far (as of 25 July, 2021).
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NariShakti focuses on women professionals from Tier-I & Tier-II cities in India, including entrepreneurs, career pros, side-hustlers, and freelancers.
It is a part-time initiative run by working professionals. Given the limited time, we think right now we can only address the needs of other professionals who are broadly like us: Highly educated, ambitious, learning how to navigate their careers, and want to build equity in life.
Expect real conversations on what it takes to build a career unique power while navigating professional and personal curveballs.
FAQ: Isn’t the problem faced by rural women more severe?
Yes. But we choose to work on what we can pull it off meaningfully while working on this project part-time.
The number of transformational women leaders is undoubtedly on the rise. But not nearly fast enough.
With intentional community building, equal opportunity, learning and education initiatives focused on uplifting women’s confidence & leadership, we can unleash their potential and accelerate their success. We are here to inform, motivate & inspire working women to work towards careers they love.
We ask questions, learn from each other, push boundaries, exchange ideas and celebrate our wins together.
We conduct curated interventions that encourage greater dialogue, knowledge sharing, and networking between the women professionals and inspiring women achievers to create a strong community of like-minded professionals.
- NariShakti is not a media company. We do not want to play the volume/traffic game. Instead, we want to engage a small number of right women and focus on building deep, one-on-one relationships. If we can build a highly engaged community of 100, that is a success for us.
- NariShakti is not teaching anything ourselves. We onboard subject matter experts and facilitate discussions within the community.
- NariShakti is not an activism site. There are more qualified people running gender activism portals. We are focused on helping working women professionals with their jobs, careers, and businesses. The impact hypothesis is that if they succeed professionally, they will get access to power and financial stability.
- NariShakti is not a business. We want to avoid getting into zero-sum situations with those working in the gender space professionally (or as a business).
- : Instead of big numbers, we chase deep one-on-one relationships. Our work is also not limited to editorial or digital interventions.
- From our limited capacity, we focus on the professional development of women. We’re always happy to collaborate with other gender activism initiatives out there. The impact hypothesis is that if women succeed professionally, they will get access to power and financial stability.
- : We are not teaching anything on our own. We onboard subject matter experts and facilitate discussions within the community.
- While our work currently focuses on women, it is something that all people including men need to work towards. We also recognize professionals of other genders & non-binary people. We will always be open to hosting them/collaborating with them.
- We’re a volunteer-driven group. We want to avoid getting into zero-sum situations with those working in the gender space professionally (or as a business).
- We enable a community for women including both high-touch (closed-door events) and distributed programs (podcasts & campaigns).
- We enable discussions to make sure women are included and leading at all professional levels.
- We actively seek partnerships with women-led communities and projects.
- We actively seek partnerships with HR departments of companies and businesses that are looking to hire more women.
- If we ever fund-raise or spend cash, we want to spend it on women-led businesses.