Aradhana Sanghi Mehta
I believe that a person who stops learning starts stagnating. A leaning towards academics saw me graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
My years in AIESEC (The International Association of Students in Economics and Commerce) gave me the opportunity to experience classroom knowledge playing out in real-life scenarios. Among other things, the organisation’s backbone remains its tremendous global network that affords personal growth along with that of society as a whole. Inspired by this forum that stimulates amelioration of intellect and character, I co-founded Meeting Minds to create a platform for like-minded youth to collaborate in adding value to themselves as well as the community.
Running my own business for marine flooring since the past 15years keeps my entrepreneurial skills at work. However, I am always looking to suitably channelize my time away from the office towards avenues that add more meaning to life. To this end, I serve on the Vocational Training and Night Study Centres Committee for the Rotary Club of Bombay, and as a member of the Ladies Wing of the Indian Merchant’s Chamber.
Recently, I have also become a partner in a start-up: Scarab Ideas; a mentorship-driven thriving support system aimed for those bright, inspired minds, who want to be job creators rather than job seekers. Through training sessions and connections, the candidates are hand-held to find a foothold to fulfil their dreams in the formidable world of entrepreneurship.
When I am not feeding my social conscience, you can find me seeking ways to augment my own learning. From spiritual discourses to gain insight on the Gita to mental stimulation at a Philosophical forum to slaking my interest in Shakespearean Drama, I find deep satisfaction in probing uncharted waters. My other interests centre on travel, reading and meeting new people. I find a special delight in sharing stories.
It is this piqued interest that drew me to ‘Meeting Minds’ with the purpose of providing youth a threshold to exchange mutually beneficial resources and perspectives.