Woman Wednesday: Ishanika


Q and A with Ishanika born and raised in India, living in Seattle, Washington

“There have been countless occasions when I wanted to give up, but I turned to look around and discovered blessings along the way. I won’t say it was simple, but I managed to get through it.”


Q: What are you passionate about? 

A: I’m passionate about using my abilities to have a positive impact on society and promote goodness. I think life has some meaning when we try to leave the world in a better condition than we found it. I started off by representing my school at a national life skills summit and leading the social reform initiative club, where we, among other things, counseled the underprivileged and held workshops on menstrual hygiene in rural areas. After earning an MBA in digital marketing, I started using my knowledge to help small businesses and NGOs. In some way, societal good enables the flame that burns within me.

Q: What were your younger years like?

A: My parents gave up a lot to offer me a better life, even though we lived in a small town. My early years were not especially good, though; in order to get a better education, they sent me to a hostel, which traumatized me in several ways. When I first went to a hostel, I was ten years old, and instead of having rooms, we had dormitories, which were like large halls with 10 to 15 beds. At an early age, I was the victim of ragging, groupism, and bullying, and I believe it motivated me to work to improve the world.

Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?

A: “You have to fight your own battles” is the most important lesson I’ve learned. It may sound harsh, but it actually helps you grow stronger. I firmly believe that the universe is always working in your favor. There have been countless occasions when I wanted to give up, but I turned to look around and discovered blessings along the way. I won’t say it was simple, but I managed to get through it. So, have confidence in yourself, be truthful, and act in your own best interests because you deserve nothing less.

Q: What does feminism mean to you?
A:
Feminism, in my opinion, is about giving women the same standing as men. The world has made so many strides; science, business, and everything else are so developed, save for the respect for women. Unfortunately, women still have to struggle for fundamental rights like equal pay and the freedom to study abroad. I’m very saddened by the fact that even progressive males treat women so terribly without even realizing it. We have to run the household, make a living, take care of the kids, and still, we have to grovel for equality and affection. We require more female leaders to help us and effect change.

MORE ABOUT ISHANIKA: I like going on adventures, discovering new places, and hiking with my spouse and my foster dog CiCi. I wish to contribute to society and spread love and kindness. My ultimate goal is to support and grow as many NGOs and small businesses as I can. I would be pleased to assist you with your digital marketing needs. You can reach out to me via one of the links provided.

Thank you for reading!

My Insta: https://instagram.com/storyofish?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

My website : https://ishanika9.wixsite.com/ishanika-sehgal

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishanika-sehgal-33694a108

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