“I was married as soon as I completed my graduation. Being a state rank holder in accounts, I always kept myself dynamic and occupied throughout my college days but after my wedding, I shifted all my attention towards my family and children.
Initially, I took some time to feed my brain on the changeover, but later, like everyone else, I devoted myself to upbringing my kids.
Mine was a very conservative family. Constructing professional life for women wasn’t much encouraged. It was my daughter who brought me out of the circle and urged me to follow my passion.
It all started when my elder daughter decided to lose weight during the second COVID wave. She’s a foodie, but I wanted her to have some healthy nourishment. I didn’t know how she’ll react to the salads, so I curated my own recipes at the outset and fed her.
She was amazed by the way I made it. The taste of the making got her into having my salads every day, which gradually helped her lose weight.
She advised me to take up this as a food business. I spoke to a few dieticians and nutritionists and gathered all the information to make some healthy salads for other people as well.
Undeterred and with little support, I decided to start my own venture and began building my own business from scratch. I understood that entrepreneurship was traditionally a male bastion, but she chose to persevere anyway.
In the beginning, I sponsored an event with my salads. With word of mouth, my business got better. Nonetheless, within a significantly short span of time, all the hard work and perseverance has paid off.
I decided to take up my own working space exclusively for the food business and named it Taza. Currently, I have my regular walk-in customers, and I have new people tasting my salads every single day.
Apart from my venture in the food industry, I, with my co-sister, do event management (we named it Just Decorz) alongside. To mention my strengths – my husband and my daughters, have been my backbone throughout the success journey along with a few of my friends who kept driving me to pursue this.
I’m 40, an entrepreneur and a mother of two! I believe that age is just a number and not to look at the number as a barrier.”
#entrepreneur #mother #life #journey #Empowerment #motivation #chennai #hardships #chennai #humansofmadras