With a decade of industry experience, Superwomen 2020 winner Tejal Daftary Mehta believes in never giving up and walking that extra mile.
Tejal Daftary Mehta, Founder at Alphabet Media oversees the operations at work, ensuring that each client’s story is told the right way. As a keen believer in research, quality, and processes, she invests time in nurturing a culture of curiosity and knowledge-seeking in the team. Owing to her exceptional capabilities, she has been recognized as one of the Social Samosa Superwomen 2020 winners.
Here Mehta shares her two bits on the evolving industry dynamics, her thoughts on gender-neutral workplaces, and more.
How would you define a
Superwoman in today's day and age?
A superwoman is someone who focuses on the journey of herself in
doing what she wants without compromising on her wellness and missing out on
the fun element.
One quality that you think every superwoman has and that helped you win Social Samosa Superwomen...
I never give up and only work for a better
tomorrow. Discipline to balance my personal and professional life.
How successful have women been in shattering the glass ceiling in the Media & Advertising field? Does the 'boardroom inequality' phrase still stand true?
Women have been shattering glass ceilings across sectors and the concept of boardroom inequality is almost a miss in the media industry. I, however, feel there are times when companies, across sectors, still worry about women balancing work and motherhood. Though the mindset has been changing.
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What are the key changes this industry needs in order to make workplaces gender-neutral, safe, and nurturing?
Give a platform of recognition to women. Let their story be heard.
One Superpower you wish you had?
Some more time to give to me to read and pursue Yoga.
The 'Superwomen' you diligently follow and who
My mother. She is my strength and my inspiration.
One tip to women out there attempting to scale
- I quote my father here, ‘Put in your best and don’t worry about the results’
- Never give up and walk that extra mile.
- AND - if you believe in something, Just do it :)