Currently working as Women Fashion- Business Head for Daraz (Alibaba Group) Nepal, she is very dynamic and talented person. Here is her life journey in front of your eyes.
1.What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
Personally, I’ve being passionate about designing and new fresh ideas, this quality always brings the creativity in me in all kinds of work. Professionally, as currently my work is related to fashion industry and I am connected to many manufacturers creating local brands and providing guidelines for them to compete in the challenging import-oriented market in Nepal.
2.What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Learning never stops even while you’re working or helping without getting paid. I am learning in terms of how the trading and manufacturing works for fashion industry, getting hands on experience in ecommerce platform, power of ecommerce and digital marketing in creating a brand value etc. So there’s a lot of knowledgebeing acquired in the process.
3.What are you surprisingly good at?
Connecting the dots, negotiation, and always able to look at the bigger picture. All this helps inbeing a proactiveperson and also having an approachable personality.
4.Can you share some of your life remembering moments?
Making a difference makes me happy and those are little moments where one feels content by just making everyone around smile may it by helping, spending some time, or just an unexpected call to friends, family, colleagues etc whenever its required. The big moments worth remembering and sharing I still feel it is yet to come where I am still in the path and yet to reach many more milestones.
5.How long have you been working in your field?
Overall 7 plus years of experience in corporate sector ranging from Multinationals to private organizations in Nepal and abroad.
6.How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
Both are equally important, early education creates the base and gives knowledge in the core subjects whereas professional experience shapes the learning and lets you become dynamic and professional, this adds to overall personality.
7.Did you accidently join this career or you choose from childhood?
It was neither accidental nor a desire from childhood but to grow in a competitive landscape such as ecommerce which is still very new to Nepal. Basically, I entered as it was an opportunity to experience businesses going through digitaltransformation
8.What are your goals for next 10 years?
Pursue entrepreneurship in manufacturing and tourism where I can create multiple opportunities for locals and make a difference by taking small steps for making Nepal known for its skills and beauty
9.What was the biggest hurdle you faced when working for your career and how you overcame it?
People’s skill specially dealing with people from all walks of life, age level, background. It’s all about experience and being patient and being a good listener at the same time, creating the trust factor that leads for humans to open up and build the first step of relationship.
10.Your biggest failure?
I don’t take failure as failure rather take it as process. When the goal or output is not achieved, if we take that as failure, we will never grow. So it’s very important to deep dive on why the goal was not achieved so that we can improve on it to get better results next time.
11.Whom do you give all the credit for your success?
It’s a contribution of different stakeholders in life, from parents to teachers, friends, colleagues, the trainings that I have attended, the schooling and core subject learnings. But most importantly having good mentors will always help you take a steeper path of success in a shorter time.
11.What things build you? What are the qualities that all should have to be successful in their career?
Self believe and self-confidence is very important I believe. These two qualities one should have for not just being successful in career but successful life as well.
12.What is the biggest dream you have?
As mentioned above pursue entrepreneurship in manufacturing and tourism where I can represent Nepal in international platforms.
13.What’s your biggest accomplishment which you can tell us till now?
I would say achieving substantial results in all my career would definitely be the highlight. Where as being in Daraz and leading a category for Women Fashion, I have extended support to many local brands who already are true entrepreneurs but due to the gap brought by digitization of goods being sold online were facing challenges. Facilitating local businesses and getting them take part in the tide of online sales and reaching out to help them grow even further
14.What you suggest to youths who want to join in similar career as you?
I would say basic education is hardly sufficient in this globalized era if their firms and industriesare to compete in the global economy. There is a deep gap between the actual workforce skills and skills expected on the job. Unlocking the potential opportunities requires innovative approaches in higher education, industry-academia partnerships and technology training to upgrade the skills of our youth workforce.Matching skills with opportunities will be required and this can happen in fast paced industries, startups etc.