With the widespread of digitalisation and accessibility to resources in both rural and urban areas, women according to me are highly empowered in the present scenario.
Dr Tanvi Gupta
Founder and CEO – Young Mindz New Delhi
Dean, NDIM (a premier B-school affiliated to GGSIPU)
Dr. Tanvi Gupta, Founder and CEO, YOUNG MINDZ Edtech Advisory LLP is a compassionate soft-skills trainer, orator, writer, researcher and academician with an experience of more than 13 years. She has pursued her Doctorate in Management and mentored audience in various colleges and Universities like University of Delhi, Maharishi University, Gateway Education University, New Delhi Institute of Management, Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies etc. on various topics like Personality Development, Soft Skills, Interview Skills, Campus to Corporate, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Team Building, Marketing Enigma and several other topics. She has also presented papers in several national as well as international conferences and seminars along with contributions of chapters in books. With her certifications from Google Analytics, Google Digital Marketing and Inspire Analytics Ltd., UK, she has recently written books on ‘Introduction to Digital Marketing’ and ‘Services Marketing’. She has successfully conducted several ‘Young Minds as Authors’ workshops and has been able to build young authors with published books in India and abroad. She has been editor to various children storybooks written during these workshops. She has been a resource person at various schools and colleges sharing her insights on diverse topics related to hard and soft skills. Having presented herself at various public forums, she is a brilliant example of confidence and refined public speaking skills to her pupils. With such rich experience and inclination to learn, she is committed to the process of application-based teaching with a strong belief that there is no limit to learning.
Our readers would like to know about your academic achievements.What is the impact of higher studies in your path of success?
Well! Talking about my academic achievements, I would like to state that I had pursued my Doctorate in Management with specific reference to study female buying behaviour. I have been a research scholar with my publications in several national and international journals. Being a management studies student at post-graduation and graduation level, I am skilled at managing diverse tasks.
Why you chose to be an academician in your professional career?
Throughout my journey as a student, I never took academics as pressure rather, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also, I started valuing the role of academicians in shaping all other careers and realising my love for books, I decided to be an academician myself with the bent to make teaching interesting and experiential.
You are renowned personality in the field of higher education. What are the must have qualities of a successful educationalist?
To me, the foremost quality required to be a successful educationalist is to be a continuous learner and to stay open to changes for the better. A teacher needs to ensure that he/she is updated with the recent technology, pedagogies and content so that he is able to deliver quality. Also, a teacher can’t afford to have a laid back attitude as there are so many disciples who look up to him as their role model.
Please tell us about your journey from your initial career to being the Founder and CEO of your company “Young Mindz?
My journey as the Founder and CEO of your company “Young Mindz” started in a rather unusual way. I vividly recall how in the end of April 2021, I was diagnosed as Covid-positive and was isolated in a room. For the first time in my life, I got so much time to spend with myself and ponder deeply. Somehow, my life had been very eventful and fast-paced so, I had hardly got any time ever to take a halt. But it happened during that isolation period and I seriously don’t know what came to my head but I was very clear that we have only one life and I was supposed to do whatever I had dreamt of without any fear of failure. Being a researcher and an academician by then, I was well aware of the gaps existing in the learning patterns and I thought of doing something about it. I decided to start some language skills sessions online along with building young authors. Fortunately, I contacted a few organizations and personnel of good repute during that period of isolation and got positive responses. So, in that state of sickness, I conducted a webinar on “public speaking skills” and initiated our most popular workshop ,” YMAA” which empowered school kids to strengthen their writing skills. Since then, a lot has happened and the journey continues with more than 2000+ young authors nationally and internationally. We diversified into a variety of other services and by God’s grace,which are being run successfully.
What are the special features of “Young Mindz?”
“Young Mindz Edtech Advisory LLP” is focused towards skill building of school and college students by imparting them knowledge through experiential tools and strategies. I am against the rote learning method and believe in application-based education. Also, we have utilised the access of digital technology and the ease with which students are able to use it for their good. Our team of trainers deliver sessions to the students online using quality content and engaging methods. Another reason why Young Mindz became popular so fast was the fact that we empowered young writers to write books under expert guidance.
How much writing skills you see in young authors.What is your message for them to achieve their goals?
Skills can’t be measured …… but can be scaled. Writing skills are developed gradually with consistent exposure to new words, reading texts, regular practise and other exercises. We saw that the students are definitely keen to improve these skills provided they are taught interestingly. We try our best to give them a good start so that they develop a love for writing. It feels great to mention that the authors who enrolled for our beginners program moved to other levels too and once started keep writing further.
What were the challenges while working for your books “Introduction to Digital Marketing” and “Service Marketing?”
One common challenge which our generation is facing is time poverty. So, to write these books, I even had to multitask and manage my time effectively. Rest, these topics are close to my heart so writing these books was fun.
You are a the winner with multiple awards in the field of education. What is the biggest award for you in this journey?
For me, the biggest award has been the love and positivity which I receive from my team at Young Mindz on a consistent basis. To take a startup to this level, it indeed requires the commitment of the whole team and this is my biggest award.
How would you like to define women empowerment in present scenario?
With the widespread of digitalisation and accessibility to resources in both rural and urban areas, women according to me are highly empowered in the present scenario. To me a homemaker who can manage a whole family so well is an epitome of empowerment as she knows how to juggle with various errands yet, keeping everything intact. The domestic chores performed by her reflect her physical and mental empowerment. The reason why I took this example and not some entrepreneur, professional, business woman, bureaucrat etc. was for giving this message that empowerment first starts in the mind. It is about how liberated a woman feels whether she is generating financial revenue or utilising it. It is not a limited concept and with women’s presence visible across different fields is a clear example of their empowerment. I think it’s not a bad idea to mention that a woman is giving this interview. So, definitely she must be empowered to come forward and discuss her journey in the present scenario.
What do you think is the reason behind a large number of working womens dealing with mental illness today?
Again, I think it’s more self-inflicted. I do hear people talking about the society suppressing females from progressing but I feel there is always a blend. We find all kinds of females in the same society. So, in the same societal environment, there are women who are dealing with the suppressors strongly and there are those who might not be that strong. But yes, if we specifically speak about women at workplaces, they have to deal with the challenges of time management, multi-tasking, societal standards of being presentable and appealing as a woman with a good amount of work expectations. So, I think these could be identified as a few stressors.
You are always fit and energetic. What is the secret behind your fitness?
Thanks for the compliment. I am not much into physical exercises except my regular routine wherein I get to travel for meetings and events. I really enjoy trying different delicacies, however, I do try to have a nutritious diet. I immensely value the role of mental health. I ensure that I meditate and maintain a positive mindset. Mental fitness is a strong precursor to ensure an individual’s overall fitness.