Dare to Be
14 Fearless Women Who Gave Wings to Their Dreams
"Have you ever considered quitting your high-paying corporate job to strike out on your own, only to be told by your inner voice-and a host of naysayers-that it is a silly dream? If yes, then this book is for you. As senior creative director of India's largest advertising agency, Neeti Palta had everything going for her till she gave it all up to become an accomplished standup comedian. After a remarkable stint as an RJ, Malini Agarwal took the entrepreneurial plunge and is today a media maven with her brand, Missmalini.com. Nothing, not a family keen to get her married nor a dreaded disease, could keep Kanika Tekriwal away from her true calling-her venture, JetSetGo, is redefining aviation. Dare to Be chronicles the success stories of fourteen such women who have dared to turn these pipe dreams into thriving enterprises. None of them inherited businesses, nor were they born into great wealth. These are ordinary women made extraordinary by the single-minded pursuit of their passion, and the courage they showed in the face of adversity. These are their stories. They could be yours."
Rinku Paul is an internationally certified life coach and a proponent of
women leadership and an inclusive work environment, and has brought
together her love for entrepreneurship and writing in her published
works. Her previous books-Dare to Be: Fourteen Women Who Gave
Wings to Their Dreams and Millionaire Housewives-were released
to acclaim. Her passion project is 'Dare to Be Conversations'-a
podcast series and a platform for women to be a part of stirring stories
and breakthrough ideas.
In her previous avatar, Rinku has had a corporate career spanning
over sixteen years with the news channel Aaj Tak, a part of the India
Today Group, till she decided to pursue her dream-impacting
Rinku lives in New Delhi with her husband and daughter.
Puja Singhal, having spent more than a decade living the corporate
life, strategizing on how best to marry business and people as an HR
specialist, decided to take a break to focus on her family and other
love, writing. Having co-founded a writing studio, The Muse, and
published two books, Dare to Be and Millionaire Housewives, along
with Rinku Paul, she is now back to juggling corporate responsibilities
along with family duties and, of course, writing.
Puja holds an honours degree in political science and an MBA in
human resource management.