#483: Pooja Mehta on empowering women entrepreneurs and navigating the startup world
"Let's encourage companies and industries to not only hire women but also provide them with opportunities that stretch their capabilities. Women have a remarkable ability to dive into the unknown and emerge victorious with a successful story to tell."
In this latest episode of The Shape Of Work podcast, our guest shares her multilayered career journey - from mastering finance, and analyzing equities, to embracing the exciting world of startups! We have Pooja Mehta, the COO of JITO Incubation and Innovation Foundation. Pooja has an overall work experience of over fifteen years. She has worked at Arihant Capital Markets Ltd. and MTC Business Ltd. prior to her time at JITO. She did her B.Com from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics and her PGDM from Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research.
In this episode, Pooja shares her insights on how she navigates the challenges of her role that interestingly combines finance and marketing. Pooja also takes us behind the scenes of JITO Incubation and Innovation Foundation, an organization that opens doors of opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.
- What has contributed to the rise of women investors in the startup industry?
- Challenges women investors face in the start-up industry
- Ways that investors can advocate for more women-led startups
- The importance of specific mentorship for startups and entrepreneurs
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Produced by: Priya Bhatt
Podcast Host: Archit Sethi
Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:
SpringVerify— B2B verification platform
EngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company culture
Trivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-building
SpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, and
SpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.
Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.