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  • Writer's pictureAparna Gayatri Devagiri Sriram

Episode 11: Lockdown deep dive with Vasanthi Hariprakash (Part 2)

Welcome to another episode of Her Business is Our Business where we Gayathri and Aparna look at Women Entrepreneurship beyond funding – sharing expertise, experiences and tools to grow your business.

In this lockdown special episode, we continue our conversation with Vasanthi Hariprakash, anchor, RJ, Media professional and founder of Pickle Jar.

We discuss managing expectations as a freelancer, her career path, learnings from financial pitfalls, Hindi film music and more.

From personal experiences, life lessons to tips that can help your career journey, particularly as a freelancer, this episode is insightful and entertaining.

We conclude this episode on a musical note, with a song by Vasanti that perfectly describes her feelings about this lockdown.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is important to become self-aware and this can happen at any point in your career

  • Work environment and the people can have an impact on your personality

  • Making mistakes and learning from them formulates an essential part of growth, no matter your qualifications

  • Embracing change is key and can help deal with career switches

  • Never underestimate the power of Volunteering

Tips for freelancers and entrepreneurs

  • Networking is a crucial part of a freelancer's life

  • NWMI a platform for Women in Media

  • Do not shy away from speaking to people about your work

  • Keep in touch, you never know from where or through whom your next opportunity will arise

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