In Sairee Chahal’s Shoes: The SHEROES Story And Backing Women Entrepreneurs In India

Source | | Prashasti Bhatt

This confident approach has held Sairee Chahal in good stead through her journey. The SHEROES founder said with a light laugh as we asked her about how hard it was for her to convince her family about her startup.

Hailing from the small town of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, Chahal decided to move out just as soon as she was a teenager.

“If you are a small-town girl, life can be pretty restrictive [there],” she said, adding that the opportunities were few, the society orthodox and what helped her through the time were books. Calling herself a ‘complete bookworm’, she recalls that by the time she was 10 or 11, she had finished reading Salman Rushdie and other authors she was ‘not supposed to read’.

“We were always taught that we have to face our own consequences. If you make a decision, you should be prepared to face the music too!” she added.

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