tell us briefly about you.
Kapany: I come from a
background, where I was always encouraged and supported to pursue my dream. And
here I am doing exactly what I wished to do. I left for the US on a one-way
ticket from Mumbai to study Marketing & Finance at the State University of
decided to return to India in 2012. The idea of giving back to society by
empowering women had been on my mind for a long time. Today, I am a proud
founder of my firm sunSTRATEGIC. I am working passionately & happily for it
and with it.
is a woman that inspires you the most and why?
Kapany: First and foremost,
my mother – a woman I look up to every single day. She has taught me how to
take charge of my own life and write my own destiny. Apart from her, The Queen
Elizabeth and KanganaRanaut are the ones who teach me the same thing and are
strong headed women, inspiring millions every day. I also look up to every
woman who has stood up for herself, her beliefs and her circumstances.
are you celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day?
Kapany: For me, womanhood is
celebrated in every passing moment of our lives. In addition to it, this time I
will be at the Rotary Club of Mumbai, Worli, and Womens Day event at Facebook
most important message you want to send out to all the women around the world
on this occasion?
Kapany: You empower yourself.
Surround yourself with people who support you truly and give back to the
society in any way you can. It comes back around, multiple folds.
to you is ‘women empowerment’?
Kapany: Women empowerment is
not just when women support other women, but also when a woman takes charge of
her own power and independence. This happens when a woman decides that no
hurdle is big enough to overcome. We are not waiting for anyone to give us a
chance, we create chances for ourselves. I would like to appreciate all those
men who look at women as their equals. They truly have been raised well.
What would you say are the main challenges facing women at present in India?
Kapany: Just when a woman is
touching sky and pinning up success on her sleeves, the conventional judgements
thrown at her are – How can she do well? She must be in bed with someone for
her success. If she is independent she is not womanly enough. She is too fast.
of our society.
do you want to see yourself in next 5 years?
Kapany: Five years from now,
I would like to have a division that is completely dedicated to enhance women
who are willing to learn but don’t come from fortunate circumstances. I would
like to be running a school for the same and help in the growth of as many
woman as I can.