We have been featuring interesting profiles of women who have been at their creative best, be it designing, cooking, confectionery or any other form of art. But, rarely we feature women who are not only at their creative best, but are also at their entrepreneurial best. Difficult to find, but sure the talent is out their in abundance... And, we met one such talent, named Preeti Rao, VP (Operations), Dolphin International in the NCR recently, at her plush store, élitaire. We landed up at her store one fine afternoon over a cuppa to know more about her journey.
|" Art has become an integral part of my life now," feels Rao!|
Rao, who has been from the business management background, and who has seen business (Dolphin group is headed by her father) from her childhood days, it is something natural to inherit the business sense, from the eyes of a layman. But wait, that's where the twist is!
" I have been working from the age of 16, and my first earning was 1500. Yes, there is no denying that I have grown up in a business family, but before taking my father's business to a next level, I have had my days of struggle, where in I worked with companies from various fields like IT, health, retail and so. It just happened that I accompanied my dad in one of his overseas trip where he was selecting art pieces for our home, and that's when I actually found a fascination towards art and interiors," recalls Rao.
|Some Stunning Interior Pieces at her Store!|
" It's always good to travel, especially when you are travelling for your work, and when your work itself is so much fun. As a woman, I find my role challenging, particularly in India considering the country we are like, but otherwise when it comes to my field, it's not that big a challenge. The field of interiors has come a long way, and it's good to see people are gradually developing a taste and keenness for the finer beauties. Though, we are located at a place, which is not typically Delhi, and that's what the biggest challenge is. While the located was meant to be a 'one stop destination' for interiors, at the outskirts of the city, which is how internationally it is. But for various reasons, it couldn't gain momentum. Since we are 'Only on Invite' basis, a lot of people have this curiosity to see what exactly is there inside the store," summed Rao while seeing us off when we were leaving her luxurious den.
Whether you are a firm believer of such amazing stuff or not, it's good to see how women at such a young age have already carved a niche for themselves... Why not get inspired, at least!!