Kamiya Jani, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Curly Tales, awarded in the Bloggers category at #Superwomen2019 asserts her thoughts on being a Superwoman today’s day and age.
Social Samosa lauded the Superwomen of the Media & Advertising industry by commemorating them in the 4th edition of Social Media Superwomen.
The curls have trotted through 38 countries and their tales with snaps that make us go hungry, have inclined us to backpack. Kamiya had to give up a full time media job to live the life she wanted and make the most out of her superpowers while sharing her tales with everyone.
In this interview with she shares the tale that led to the making of CurlyTales. Read on.
How would you define a Superwoman in today’s day and age?
Someone who doesn’t let anyone else set the rules for her. She does what makes her excited & happy and doesn’t let other’s ideology of perfection overshadow hers. She is fearless but also very warm & caring.
One quality that you think every superwoman has and that helped you win Social Samosa Superwomen…
Passion. Its something that helps in creating the highest expression of talent. I think all superwomen have a passion, an obsession, a vocation but not a job. The levels of desire, persistence and confidence play a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers.
How successful have women been in shattering the glass ceiling in the Media & Advertising field? Does the ‘boardroom inequality’ phrase still stand true?
I think the world is becoming a better place to live in and many women have been successful in shattering the glass ceiling. Women around the world are so talented that it would be an organization’s loss if they base their decisions on gender and not on talent. I am sure the phrase exists in some industries, as for me, I have been lucky and opportunities have always come my way.
What are the key changes this industry needs in order to make workplaces gender neutral, safe, and nurturing?
Giving extended maternity benefits and also having a creche at workplace will help a big deal to new mothers.
One Superpower you wish you had?
Cliché but true. I would love to read people’s mind.
The ‘Superwomen’ you diligently follow and who inspired you…
Samantha Brown, Shaili Chopra, Indira Nooyi & Sheryl Sandberg
One tip to women out there attempting to scale heights…
One of the biggest career decisions you will ever make is the person you choose to marry.It takes a lot to be an entrepreneur especially for a woman after she becomes a wife and mother. And if your man is not supportive, it is almost impossible to succeed. Find the right career for you and go all the way to the top. Don’t be afraid. Ask questions, bend rules, be adventurous. Don’t be very nice. Nice people with common sense don’t make interesting characters, they only make good spouses! Marry them.
Social Samosa Superwomen 2019 was organized in association with – Raisin, Pitaara, Jean Claude Biguine, and White Owl– as gifting partners, Sheroes as Community Partner, Boathouse Media as Video Partner, Women’s Web and Being Woman as Online media partners.