Mehak Sagar, Co-Founder, WedMeGood awarded in the Brand Marketers category at #Superwomen2019 shares empowering insights in a one-on-one with Social Samosa.
Being a mom, Mehak thinks one of the key changes required in the industry is flexible timings. In this interview, an economist turned entrepreneur, Mehak Sagar of WedMeGood shares her experience in the ad world, one superpower she wishes she had, and more.
How would you define a Superwoman in today’s day and age?
I think superwoman is a misused word out there- I just became a mom and I somehow see it everywhere now. It puts an unnecessary pressure on women to not only be a superstar in their field of work but superstar mom for their kids, a superstar in terms of their own fitness etc . Personally, for me, that’s setting them up for unrealistic expectations.
I like to define superwomen as women who are happy in their own skin, driven to achieve their goals, and accepting of the fact that they are actually not perfect. There might be days where they are superwomen at work but not supermoms at home and there will be days where they are supermoms at home, but miss that important meeting at work. And that’s OKAY.
Superwomen are just women who accept and love themselves and understand that it takes sacrifices to achieve whatever goals you have set for yourself in life.
One quality that you think every superwoman has and that helped you win Social Samosa Superwomen…
Drive. In a startup, there are a million roadblocks that knock you down. Its drive and perseverance that makes you get up, dust off your jeans and drive with full force ahead
How successful have women been in shattering the glass ceiling in the Media & Advertising field? Does the ‘boardroom inequality’ phrase still stand true?
I can only talk from my experience. I think within the media and advertising field I actually have had a great experience. Most people I meet in this industry are women, and I personally haven’t felt the inequality but that’s just me. Someone else can have a different experience.
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What are the key changes this industry needs in order to make workplaces gender neutral, safe, and nurturing?
Flexible timings – being a mom has made me realise how much harder a woman has to work in order to really put in her best at work. So your amazing woman employee may have to leave a bit early to go to her kid at home but that only means she is being super productive and getting more things done at the same time
One Superpower you wish you had?
Ability to be in two different places at the same time
The ‘Superwomen’ you diligently follow and who inspired you…
I love Indra Nooyi’s interviews. She keeps it real and her story is so inspiring
One tip to women out there attempting to scale heights…
Don’t second guess yourself. Hard work and perseverance eventually always pays off.
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.