interview is a part of Startup Terminal interview series to mark the occasion
of ‘International Women’s Day’
Singh, CEO, iProspect India
tell us more about yourself.
Singh: Let me start with what matters
the most to me – my family. My husband and I are proud parents of a lovely
daughter who is now four years old. I am
fortunate to have both my mother and mother in law living in close proximity.
This is a wonderful support structure for a working mother as myself. My
husband and I are avid travellers. I am also very fond of eating and staying
fit. Fitness started for me very early – I was put on a diet when I was 2 years
old! I moved to Mumbai 20 years ago with my family from Amritsar. Though I
trained to be a statistician, I eventually ended up with a job in media. I
really enjoy what I do, especially now as my current role at iProspect appeals
to both the marketer and statistician in me.
|Rubeena Singh, CEO, iProspect India
is your biggest influence in life?
Singh: Different people have
influenced me at different stages in my life. During my formative years, it was
my father who gave me the confidence and encouragement to make a career for
myself. When I started working, the biggest influence in my professional career
was my first boss. He instilled in me the work ethic and rigour required to be
successful in the media industry. And today too, I am lucky to have a very
smart, confident and supportive husband who is my sounding board and someone I
learn from every day.
challenges do you face in your day to day professional life, if any?
Singh: Day to day professional life
comes with its own set of hurdles which is a part of the course for anyone
trying to make a mark professionally, and I believe this is gender neutral.
Besides that, I must confess that I am a shopaholic and my biggest challenge is
not finding the time to indulge in my favourite pass time!
do you want to see yourself in next 5 years down the line?
Singh: Retired in Goa with a beach
house if my husband has his way. In a regional leadership role at iProspect if
I have it my way.
is your message to the readers on ‘International Women’s Day’?
Singh: Listen to your heart and make
your career decisions accordingly. Always remember to have a balanced view. For
those who say that women can’t have it all, there are women like me who say,
yes we can have it all!