When the entrepreneurial bug bites, it blisters. Smart are those who take this swelling moment as an opportunity to work on their dreams, establish, grow, and give back to society.
This is what Riddhi has been doing since she was 19 years old. Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at a young age, and with the support of her parents, she took off with her dream of starting an academy. Training, soft skills, and personality development were her passion. While in college, she realized that the youth around her lacked focus, self-confidence, sense of responsibility, and leadership. She wanted to fill this gap. She developed workshops and modules to empower participants and help them achieve their goals in life. She was determined to provide a path to self-discovery to those who seek.
When Riddhi got married and moved to Mumbai, she bought her establishment and skillsets along with her. She studied the market and redefined her modules to suit the city and its people. While training students, she realized that there was another segment that needed immediate attention. That was MOTHERS.
During her interactions with mothers, she noticed that in the journey called motherhood they were missing out on themselves. They were low on self-confidence and had lost their passion in life.
This is when Riddhi once again decided to be the change enabler. She launched LAJA, a forum for women to help them regain their lost confidence and reignite the passion to work towards their lost dreams.
Through LAJA, Riddhi decided to provide a platform for women to share and discuss issues and matters that are close to their hearts. They can speak about relationships, financial dependence, long and short-term goals, sexual needs and compatibility, inner awakening, upgrading skills, expressing repressed feelings, and much more.
Over the years, LAJA has grown to become an ecosystem of support, inspiration, encouragement, and celebration for those who seek. Riddhi believes that ‘Once a woman knows her power and her self-worth, she can, in turn, light up the lives of not just her immediate family and friends, but even the society at large.’
People know Riddhi as a powerhouse of potential. She is a child psychologist, a parent’s coach, a TEDx speaker, a dance movement therapy practitioner, a performance skills trainer, a daughter, a wife, a mother, and much more. She dons many hats with ease and elan. She has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades for her work and was also listed under the Top 100 Woman Achievers List by #AspiringShe.
We believe that Riddhi is doing a remarkable work of empowering women. She is offering them a second chance to relive lives on their terms. She is continuously providing the path to self-discovery.