Our Mom Mentors here are available to help you! If you need answers to parenting, work-life, career related queries, choose a mentor to reach out to for guidance. Please note that response times may vary, as our mentors are busy professionals.
Pallavi Utagi, Founder Superbottoms
Pallavi is founder of Superbottoms, a venture that specialises in advanced cloth diapering options for infants and toddlers. After becoming a mother, she realized that this concept certainly needs to become popular in India, both for its earth-friendly and baby friendly benefits. Superbottoms is an endeavour of a toddler mom to bring world class quality cloth diapers to Indians, at an affordable cost. Being an entrepreneur along with being a mother would not have been possible without the support from many people in her life, and therefore she would be happy to mentor & counsel women/moms on decisions regarding work, starting a venture, handling work with parenting.
Sannika Kalra, Founder Shooting Star by Sannika
Photography has always been a passion for Sannika but she kept it as a hobby that she truly enjoyed. Just like any other parent, her world changed after the birth of our baby girl. Being a passionate photographer & a new mum she wanted to preserve all the special memories and started on a journey of capturing all the milestones. Soon after she realized that she wanted to help other parents preserve the most precious moments of their new baby. That's how "Shooting Star by Sannika" was born. She actively mentors other women who want to pursue their hobbies or pick up a new work option.
Dhriti Goenka, Founder Gempetit
Dhriti Goenka, a financial wizard, a merchant banker, a wife, a mother and an entrepreneur. She is the founder of Gempetit, the only jewellery brand which specializes in creating 18K fine gold jewellery for kids in India. She resumed work when her son was 3 months old. Everybody supported her whether family or friends. She feels those who knew her were neither surprised nor questioned her decision. She remains a workaholic, and wants to encourage more women through this difficult phase of resuming work after maternity leave.
Chandana Tyagi , Corporate Professional
Chandana Tyagi is a Performance Coach and an HR Consultant working in the areas of leadership development and learning. She has 12+ years of corporate experience.She is a mother of two wonderful boys aged 10 and 1 who keep her young at heart and agile on her toes, at all times.After contributing to India Inc's growth for 12 years she decided to contribute to India Next and hence moved out of full time employment to focus on Gen Next.She is passionate about books, food, baby talk and human potential. You will find her blogging on topics related to the joy of reading, exciting world of the babies and the unexplored enigma of true human potential.You can find her experiences on her personal blog reader mommy.wordpress.com She is excited to help women and mothers in the capacity of a coach and mother to better their professional/parenting journey.
Sakshi Trehan Handa, Corporate Professional
Sakshi is the Head HR for Supply Chain for Unilever, South Asia. She is a MBA in HR from TISS and started her journey with Aon Hewitt wherein she was a consultant in the Rewards practice. She then moved to HUL and has been part of talent management and business partnership roles. She is a mom of two wonderful children. She feels her babies will grow up soon and will learn to be independent, responsible little beings. Therefore she never doubted her decision to get back, as her work provides the required mental/intellectual peace. She is an optimist and looks at this situation as the best of both the worlds and would want to spread the same optimism across other mothers.
Dr Maria Kapasi, Founder NamMoms
A medical professional whose practice is totally holistic with a blend of compassion and intellect. Much before she attained her professional degree she had learnt and practiced yoga, healing, and nature therapies.An early starter in life, she has much value to offer to youth and women on living a complete life.To her, good health and wellness is deeper than physical health. Emotional, mental and spiritual health are scientifically embedded in her medical guidance which sets her apart from other medical practitioners. She wants to help mothers through the journey of pregnancy and motherhood such that it’s a joyous experience