As Goa’s fast growing Woman Entrepreneur group completes two years of its existance, we go down memory lane to take a look at the growth of this tree, called Goa Gowomania, from the time the seed was planted by Rafina alias Siya Shaikh in June 2017.
Siya Sheikh, a normal girl from a middle class family with dreams in her eyes and fire in her belly, took this leap with the belief and conviction that women are more powerful if they strongly follow their dreams.
Siya achieved a civil engineering qualification , worked on the field and then had to move to Pune to take up sales and marketing job due to the recession in the construction field.
Even after having come back to Goa and started her own company “Goa Metal Composites” which manufactured FRP, somewhere back of her mind Siya wanted to do something for the women in her society.
Thus was born a social platform called “Go Womania Goa” to help ” enterprising woman entrepreneurs of Goa
ABOUT GOA GOWOMANIA:
Goa Gowomania is an exclusive platform for woman entrepreneurs in Goa with a tagline which says….
“Build Together and Grow Together”
Since the day of its inception, this platform has been a medium where women have showcased their talent, their products,and their skills which has given their ventures a great boost.
That which started as a mere small group on face book, is today a platform to 8000+ women entrepreneurs, not only to showcase their ventures but also to generate a decent revenue for themselves.
MILESTONES OF GOA GOWOMANIA:
Several workshops have been conducted by Siya along with the able assistance of her core team members selected by her from different work streams.
Although they have their own professions…we have heard a saying ” Birds of a feather flock together.”
These core team members compliment Siya and work as a team on totally voluntary basis.
Kudos to these following core team members of Goa Gowomania who have unitedly steered the wheels of the group towards huge success and there is no looking back.
Jasmine Dsouzsa: Owner at Ethnic Fusion, an online store who handles the responsibility of approval of posts in the group.
Then we have
Madhumati Devi: Director of Bachpan Play Dchool Mapusa.
She is a senior core team member of the group
Who is in charge of the approval of new mambers who join the grouo.
Every one is familiar with
Moksha Kotain Sirsat: Legal Advisor of Goa Gowomania
Then we have
Rasika Parrikar: Owner of Harmony Celebrations Hall
She too is a senior core member of the group.
The person who makes people look gorgeous and is herself gorgeous
Sana Shaikh: Owner at Taraash Spa and Salon
Not to forget the unforgettable
Ranjana Agarwal: Owner at Lakshya Academy
And last but not the least the Cake Queen
Nazni Salfras Khan: Owner of Baking Table who is a core member and handles the responsibility of post approvals on the group.
Talking about some of the many many events and workshops and social activities conducted by these women under the able leadership of Siya Shaikh under the brand Goa Gowomania we have just a few enlisted below
Woman Entrepreneurs Women’s Meet is a platform for women to meet , exchange views, ideas, network, interact with eminent speakers and mentors and plan their strategies fo growing their ventures.WEBM was started in September 2018 ans successfully completes its first term this year in September 2019.
MRS INDIA 2018 EMPRESS OF THE NATIONAL PAGEANT:
This platform tied up for the National event for Goan women and showcased them on a national level
INTERACTIVE SESSION ON WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH
The platform recently conducted a very interesting and interactive session with the some of the top counselors to help women to help them deal with their personal issues and also to help them handle their mental health in a proper manner
SHORT DURATION TRAINING SESSION ON DIGITAL MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Goa Gowomania also had a short duration session on digital Marketing and social media marketing by an established digital marketing agency in Goa.
OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES:
Goa Gowomania has also been involved in a number of social activities like distribution of paper bags, interactive sessions for women on personal hygiene and various other health related issues.
Various programmes and competitions have been conducted for children with an awareness in social issues. Likewise there have been interactive sessions lectures and talks on positive parenting too.
Special sessions have been carried out by this platform in colleges on entrepreneurship as a career.
Thus is going on the journey of this great group, which is still in its nacent stages of growth and has a lot more to achieve.
Like there is a verse…
“WE HAVE MILES TO GO BEFORE WE SLEEP…WE HAVE MILES TO GO BEFORE WE SLEEP”.
Let us all Congratulate Goa Gowomania their entire team and all the unstoppable woman entrepreneurs on their 2nd Anniversary and wish them all the very best in their journey in assisting the woman entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.
GOOD LUCK LADIES.