Sairee Chahal is a woman with a mission – a mission to connect about 1 Mn women to diverse career opportunities they had not thought of in the next 3 years. Founder and mastermind behind SHEROES, a Noida-based online career destination for women from all walks of life, she believes that career is a maze and not a ladder as has been traditionally prescribed to us. She founded SHEROES with the singular belief that career for women are cyclical in nature and they have unique needs when it comes to navigate their professional needs. The idea of SHEROES evolved from Sairee’s previous venture, Fleximoms, which had started as a pilot for women on career break, to identify flex work options, work from home or those who were looking for more friendly opportunities.
Through SHEROES, Sairee and her team of 30 are putting together opportunities of diverse natures to help find women their custom fit. Says Sairee,
“The version of career success presented to us while we were growing up was very singular. It does not allow us the diversity as our lives have. At SHEROES, we want to help find custom fit careers for everyone. For some people, a two hour a day blogging assignment is their version of success while to some being a VP of a Fortune 500 company is their version of success. We feel both are appropriate and valuable. And every one’s allowed to make a transition, go from here to there or slow down and find another slot.”
Recently, the company successfully conducted SHEROES Summit in Mumbai themed on ‘Women Make Digital India’, focusing on the emergence of women’s entrepreneurship in the country. The SHEROES Summit is a platform that connects women professionals to businesses. It deliberates upon potential career paths, transformation, growth opportunities and professional journeys of successful trend-makers and women entrepreneurs. Several businesswomen attended the Summit and shared their experiences of building a business ground up and achieving success through sheer hard work and resilience.
The event saw a line-up of emerging businessmen and women like Dr N.S Rajan (Group Executive Council & Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Sons), Sid Talwar (Co-founder, Lightbox), Shikha Uberoi (Co-founder, Indi.com), Raghav Mimani (Founder, Nischint Technologies), Debadutta Upadhyaya (Co-founder and CEO, Timsaverz.com), Ajith Karimpana (CEO & Founder, Furlenco), Rachna Chawla (Coach, Managing Consultant, YSC) and Upasana Makati (Founder, Whiteprint). Renowned Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra who juggles several other roles of a businesswoman, author and mother, was one of the eminent speakers at the event.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Chairperson, Best Deal TV said, “The working women of this country often face challenges in the pursuit of their career, and it is a good thing that SHEROES is taking up their cause and providing them the opportunity to further their professional aspiration without having to worry about nine-five cycle. At the same time, they take care of their personal commitment. I can understand the challenges because I am a professional, mother and wife too. We at Best Deal TV, understood the vast potential of SHEROES and therefore tied up with SHEROES.in.”