“Start small and let giving become a way of life” – 15 quotes of the week on motivation and change
Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week (see previous edition here). Share these 15 gems and insights for the week of October 3-9 with your colleagues and networks, and come back to the original articles for more.
See also our selection of Best quotes of 2021 on entrepreneurship, investing, digital transformation, storytelling, India’s opportunity, pandemic resilience, failure recovery, design and art.
Gender equality is not just a fundamental human right – it is the cornerstone of a thriving contemporary economy that drives sustainable and inclusive growth. -Robin Bhowmik, Manipal Global Education Services
We hope to see a day when all women can continue to pursue their passion or work and be financially independent, no matter what challenges lie ahead. – Neha Shah, QWEEN
Women are natural collaborators, storytellers and nurturers, which means we seek solutions and collaborate effectively. – Chitra Singh, Sales Advisor
Career comebacks are often associated with women and although a woman is extremely talented and ideal for a job profile, once she takes a sabbatical she is forced to start from scratch. – Sarita Digumarti, Jigsaw Academy
People didn’t think selling eggs in retail stores was a respectable job, especially for an educated girl. But I felt there was enough work to do and it was our passion that kept us going. – Namita Satija, Bettr Eggs
Efforts must be made to recognize obesity as a chronic health problem, eliminate the stigma surrounding it, and seek appropriate help in a timely manner. – Vikas Singhal, Medanta – Medicity Hospital
Building “the team of the future” requires high levels of collaboration. It’s not just about hiring the best team, it’s also about growing responsibly so that headcount growth is in line with revenue. – Baishampayan Ghose, Team Ohana
Working with the right partners helps you build customer loyalty, which is one of the biggest challenges with D2C when it comes to acquisition itself. – Sakshi Mittal, Paytm
The huge challenge is to create profitable and sustainable businesses in this space [content for the visually impaired]. – Dilip Ramesh, Thinkerbell Labs
Organizations that are rooted in technology and determined to unlock its full potential will be able to stay ahead of the game by becoming more agile, resilient and future-ready businesses. – Samik Roy, Microsoft India
It’s time to redesign the World Bank from the ground up. With an ever-increasing world population, a global bank is needed more than ever. – Parth Garg, Vance
Challenges must be perceived as the steps of a staircase that must be climbed to reach the top. – Vijayashree Natarajan, Omega Healthcare
Every business, every individual will have many, many small failures. The trick is just to do it faster, cut costs, and spread your knowledge. – Ashish Kashyap, INDmoney
I feel like sometimes it’s the power of the universe and all kinds of synchronicities that bring these opportunities together. You just have to be always open to accept them and really live your intuition. – Aashika Abraham Chittiappa, Mamma-Miya
Start small and let giving become a way of life. It will really help you expand your perception of the world. – Siddharth Ladsariya, youth volunteer organization
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