Interview: Dimple Mirchandani, Founder & MD, Secret Dresser

ST Bureau
New Delhi

This interview is a part of Startup Terminal interview series to mark the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’

Please tell us more about yourself.

I am
Dimple Mirchandani, hailing from a business family. I did my schooling from Springdales
School, New Delhi, and then graduated from University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
in Accounting & Finance. After which I received training from Institute for
Integrative Nutrition, New York, where I studied with the world’s top health
& wellness experts, along with it I achieved certification in Astrology,
numerology & Tarot Reading. Being a hardcore athlete since childhood, I
have always been passionate about health & fitness, which led me to acquire
international certification in Yoga and a Diploma in sports Nutrition from
Oxford College. Other than this I love reading, travelling, cooking, music, and
writing. I started working for my family business upon graduating from college;
however my passion for doing new things led me to start my own ventures.

Dimple Mirchandani,
Founder & MD, Secret Dresser
Who is your biggest influence in life?

I get
inspired by the wonders of nature around me every day; it mesmerizes me to no limit.
However, in person, my inspiration is MA, I always say that I am a reflection
of all that Ma is. One thing in particular I remember hearing from her every
day from my childhood is that “I will make sure that there is nothing that you
can’t learn or do” & “there is always a way, you just gotta find it”. Roots
of everything that I do today, definitely come from her.

What challenges do you face in your day to day professional life, if any?

startup comes with a set of challenges of its own. A new venture never comes easy.
An entrepreneur has to face rigidity at every step, but I believe it’s necessary
to climb that ladder step by step in order to reach the top – only those who
believe in themselves and learn to be better from every experience are the ones
who make it there. I truly believe that challenges are good – they make you
work harder & there is nothing that cannot be done over with hard work and dedication. 

Where do you want to see yourself in next 5 years down the line?

I only
plan on working to best of my ability today and be better of me each day. Let’s
wait and watch what future has for me …
What is your message to the readers on ‘International Women’s Day’?

If you
have a vision /dream, don’t think twice – just get on it & make it happen.
Take a leap of faith, the net will sure appear.

Secret Dresser is
a platform for buying and selling pre-owned Luxury products; Anyone can buy and
sell through the portal.

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