Malini Agarwal, Founder & Blogger-In-Chief, MissMalini Entertainment, awarded in the Media Leaders category of #SSSuperwomen2019, gives a sneak peek in her journey so far.
Social Samosa lauded the Superwomen of the Media & Advertising industry by commemorating them in the 4th edition of Social Media Superwomen.
You may have known Malini for her best-selling book – To the Moon: How I Blogged My Way to Bollywood or as a TV Host or a Radio Jockey or a digital influencer. Well, there are many roles this Superwoman plays and she is also considered as competition by Lois Lane.
Malini has been spearheading the blogging sector in India since she found MissMalini.com in 2008 and has blogged her way to Bollywood in literal terms.
Her parents worked with the Indian Foreign Service, so she had no ties to smoothen the process of taking over this sector but she did so, with her superpowers and her Girl Tribe.
Glance through the interview below to know her take on the ‘boardroom inequality in the M&A field, the Superwomen that inspire her and the one tip to women attempting to scale heights.
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How would you define a Superwoman in today’s day and age?
I believe today’s superwoman exist in every field from homemakers to entrepreneurs. Women who are carving a path for themselves and pushing the boundaries to live their best lives. In an ever increasingly fast-paced world, balancing work and life is a tremendous skill, so I salute everyone who is able to do that. It is a crucial time for women in our country and across the world and the most commendable superwomen are those who are uplifting others in the process.
One quality that you think every superwoman has and that helped you win Social Samosa Superwomen…
I am very honored to be counted in the ranks of Social Samosa Superwomen, I owe my success to a brilliant team and the thousands of women who are part of Malini’s Girl Tribe.
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 women have made great strides in shattering the glass ceiling and are extremely successful across a variety of fields. I think boardroom equality has significantly normalized and more and more women entrepreneurs are making a mark in their respective fields.
I look forward to a time where the issue of gender becomes irrelevant in these conversations!
What are the key changes this industry needs in order to make workplaces gender neutral, safe, and nurturing?
I think establishing the value of female leaders is key. Women bring a great deal of empathy to enterprise which is an ever-increasing pre-requisite for healthy office culture and growth. Companies should consciously balance their ratio of male and female employees and ensure there is a reliable sell to address workplace harassment.
One Superpower you wish you had?
I wish I could travel back in time! Time is the most valueable currency in life!
The ‘Superwomen’ you diligently follow and who inspired you…
So many! Oprah, Arianna Huffington, Michelle Obama, Lilly Singh… The world is teaming with inspirational women!
One tip to women out there attempting to scale heights…
Believe in yourself! Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Be your own constructive critic and champion. No one but you knows what you’re capable of, I wish you every success and happiness on your path to becoming a superwoman. Chances are you already are!
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.