The Individual with the vision to represent the face of the new Indian woman and a woman of her own substance is none other than the successful entrepreneur of today, Swati Vakharia.
Swati is the brain child behind the very successfully – run women oriented platform – Women planet and ‘Women Planet Foundation’ – Charitable trust. Right from her childhood days, she was in opposition to the hypocrisy and duplicity of the Indian society towards women. In the year 2012 the gruesome case of Delhi Gang rape was the tipping point for her. That incident instigated within Swati an urge to try and bring a change in the dreadful situation of women in India. In few weeks with an intend to make a real difference, and keeping in mind the power of digitization and its measurable effect, she came up with idea of an open online platform where she could bring like minded people together who can share their thoughts and educate women on various concerns. Today Women platform is successfully running with an aim to Educate, Empower, and Entertain! It’s a podium where individuals from different walks of life congregate, spread awareness and enlighten each other on the rights of Women in society. Women planet is the only online platform that provides Free QA Sessions & support with the help of the plethora of unique and unusual set of experts or e.g. Lingerie expert, gardening and many more. Ever since then there has been no turning back. Today, Women Planet has close to 3 lakhs followers from all across the world, which is a tremendous number to achieve for a young start up that it is.
However this power woman didn’t stop at that, as there were even bigger things to achieve. Even though digital platform helps in linking great number of people, she realized there are still areas and places in India where internet availability is questionable. Keeping this in mind and with clear focus on reaching to as many women as she could, she is now also a founder of Women Planet foundation, a charitable trust. Swati is on a mission of empowering rural women and women from small cities by educating them on various concerns.The barriers that rural women face in culture and awareness harm their chances to obtain equal rights. Through women planet sheconducts several seminars and workshop for women dealing with their health, hygiene, education, supporting small scale entrepreneurs. The focus is not only on social issues that women in our society face but also to address the need and importance of well being and sanitation of women in India. She is currently working on the Menstrual hygiene booklet that can be distributed free of cost in rural areas and the social campaigns that would encourage women education and provision of additional resources from awareness, to saliency, to action.
In the midst of multitasking, Swati dons many hats. From individually running the digital platform to heading the marketing division and being a successful founder of the charitable trust, this incredibly skilled and creative personality truly signifies the spirit of ‘necessity ‘with ‘artistry’. She chose to make unusual choices and willingly chose a path that may not seem ideal to many but has emerged unscathed, beaming like a winner! The uncanny ability to transform into an entrepreneur comes to her with utmost ease.
Besides this she is also associated with NGOs like Srotoshwini Trust, Olakh to reach to the wider number of individuals. Versatility is the virtue she epitomizes and loves to dabble in various challenging mediums.
Speaking on her role of a founder of this unique concept – Women Planet, Swati Vakharia says, “Empowerment allows any individual to reach their full potential and to believe in their own capabilities. Considering the fact that today women can achieve anything they wish for if given proper exposure and guidance, through Women planet I want them to achieve this and much more. It is my small way of giving back something to the society. I plan to continue coming up with new ways and concepts of reaching out to the women as I truly believe in the saying when you enlighten a woman, you enlighten the whole generation.”