“I was about to throw in the towel with my business when the phone rang. I was sitting on a beach in Goa and thinking that I can’t have it all. I can’t grow my business, be a mother and be a wife all at the same time. It was the US. Consulate in Mumbai on the phone, and my business profile was matched with another female entrepreneur. I was being sent to Atlanta, Georgia to be mentored for 21 days by the youngest female self-made billionaire, Sara Blakely of Spanx. I am a big believer in manifesting things in your life. A year before I had cut out the cover of Forbes magazine that had Sara on the cover and put it on my dream board. I brought it with me to Atlanta and when I showed the dream board with the cover of Forbes Magazine to Sara we both had tears in our eyes. Sara is a big believer in manifestation too and says all of her accomplishments were because she visualized them. My life has not been the same since that phone call and that experience.” Simrita Dhillon is the founder of Simrita & Associates.
“In High School I had to take a Home Economics class but I wanted to take Shop class. I was learning to drive and would have a car soon and I thought that taking shop would be helpful. But back then, girls weren’t allowed to take shop and Home Economics wasn’t an elective it was a required course. They told me I had to learn to cook and clean and take care of children.”
“I was in a convent for fourteen years and that is something I couldn’t have done if I weren’t a woman.” I met Alice just as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade had ended and she was racing off to catch a train. “It was a great parade. I’ve been in the parade seven times but this was my first time as an aide to the Grand Marshall.”