"There is no bar­rier. Sky is the limit!"

An­vita Mehra, Founder & CEO, Con­fi­den­tial Cou­ture

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Proud founder of an on­line por­tal ‘Con­fi­den­tial Cou­ture’ An­vita Mehra has pas­sion for fine things, which led to the idea of her busi­ness. Born and brought up in a busi­ness fam­ily, she has al­ways been in­ter­ested in strate­gies and fig­ures. She founded Con­fi­den­tial Cou­ture at the age of 24. Her por­tal is In­dia’s first on­line por­tal for buy­ing and sell­ing pre-owned (sec­ond-hand) lux­ury prod­ucts. Prior to Con­fi­den­tial Cou­ture, An­vita was han­dling a small divi­sion of her fam­ily busi­ness in fine jew­ellery.

Tell us about your Ed­u­ca­tional Back­ground?

I did my school­ing from Bri­tish school and Mod­ern school, Delhi. I grad­u­ated in 2011 from Univer­sity of Not­ting­ham, England in Busi­ness Man­age­ment. I have done var­i­ous short cour­ses in Dubai, UAE.

Tell us about your Fam­ily Back­ground?

I be­long to a busi­ness fam­ily. My dad is into real es­tate and con­struc­tion. So, I learnt about busi­ness skills from the en­vi­ron­ment I was born and brought up in and from my busi­ness world, which is my alma mater.

You are one of the women ex­ec­u­tive in a top role. Do you feel there are chal­lenges in this field as a woman?

There is no chal­lenge; it’s all about how con­fi­dently you go ahead. For me men and women are on same scale so I have never con­sid­ered it as chal­lenge. As a start up one goes through a lot of chal­lenges and ob­sta­cles but none of it in my opinion is be­cause of one’s gen­der.

IT is a field be­ing dom­i­nated by men; how do you cope up?

Yes, IT is dom­i­nated by men, but I do not take it as a chal­lenge. To­day, we live in an era of gen­der equal­ity. The chal­lenges that one faces have noth­ing to do with one’s gen­der. Have faith and ded­i­ca­tion in your hard work, be con­fi­dent and go ahead.

Do you feel there is ex­is­tence of Glass Ceil­ing?

No, it doesn’t ex­ist. There is no bar­rier no limit and the sky is the limit.

What is your favourite pas­time?

I am a pi­anist so that’s my favourite pas­time. I also en­joy swim­ming.

What are your Fu­ture plans?

Ex­pan­sion and growth and more au­toma­tion.

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