In our endeavour to always support the women of today and encourage them in each of their endeavours, here we are celebrating 8 women who have gone off the beaten path and achieved excellence in their fields. They have been chosen through a month-long selection process and Tacfab is proud to be a part of their everyday lives.
Ragini Mehra: Her love for stray animals led to the launch of For The Fur Kids, an initiative focusing on neutering, meals and medical care for strays, with regular shelter visits and about 50 successful adoptions so far. Their annual #FeedStreetPooches event achieved an all-time high recently as it reached more than 30 Indian cities, with 500+ stray dogs fed during the event. Managing everything from sourcing and designing to marketing and accounts, Ragini quit her full time job and worked single-handedly for For the Fur Kids’ entry into e-commerce. For The Fur Kids now has a wide range of merchandise for animal lovers and pets and is also available on Amazon India.
Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/forthefurkids/
Richa Maheshwari: An award-winning fashion photographer, TEDx speaker, fitness-enthusiast registered in the Limca Book of Records and an avid traveller, Richa’s life is picture perfect but zoom in a bit and one can witness the unflinching dedication, commitment and hard work she puts in. The vision of RichaMaheshwari Films & Photography began while she was a student at NIFT, New Delhi, and today is a trusted, award-winning brand in the world of fashion. Having achieved so much at such a young age, Richa also believes in giving back. She volunteers at the SPCA Noida shelter and teaches photography at the National Association for the Blind (NAB).
Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/richa_maheshwari_official/
Nupur Godboley: A certified fashion stylist, image designer and now a blogger, Nupur strives to create a space for plus-sized women in the world of fashion. Her confidence, will power and determination led her to work with NDTV Goodtimes, where she got a chance to interact with the likes of Eric Roberts, Vikramaditya Motwane and Harshvardhan Kapoor. She uses the power of social media to create a body-positive atmosphere and offer style tips. Her love for all things happy comes across through her Instagram page. Another feather in her cap is the launch of personal styling workshops that she has started conducting recently.
Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/nupur.godboley/
Shelly Maheshwari Gupta: Shelly, Mrs. Asia Pacific, was crowned 3rd Princess - Elegance at the prestigious Mrs. Universal 2017, a beauty pageant held in London. Other laurels she has earned include the Iconic Woman Award given by Woman Economic Forum (WEF) 2017, felicitations by Loreto College and being listed among the most influential Indian women worldwide according to Gunpreet Kahlon Kohli's Book-Influential Women 2018. She is also a renowned Astro-numerologist, Fengshui expert, tarot card reader and a successful happiness coach. Always brimming with energy, she works towards social causes such as women empowerment, literacy for the underprivileged and eco-friendly campaigns to save the environment.
Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/shelly_maheshwari_gupta/
Nehaa Pahuja: A qualified CA, Nehaa followed her passion for jewellery designing and launched the fine jewellery brand, Glitterati. She gave it her all to build a brand which now has clients not just from different parts of India but overseas too. What’s more, Nehaa is home-schooling her 8-year old daughter, who is turning out to be a bright and cute little girl! With the limited resources available for home-schooling in India, she is trying to guide her daughter in the best way possible and strives to give her the freedom to explore different avenues in life, instead of feeling burdened by the pressure of the current schooling system.
Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/glitteratibynehaa/
Nupur Gupta: Blessed with creative brilliance in makeup and hairstyling, Nupur is a perfectionist with an eye for detail which helps brides live their special moment the way they have dreamt of. Her passion for makeup as an art and her educational qualifications in the field have helped her lead many successful assignments in the wedding, fashion and event industry. These include makeups for celebrity weddings, NDTV Band Baaje Bride, a number of destination weddings, renowned fashion designers and cosmetic brands. She teaches Cosmetology as part of the Nupur Gupta Academy and also conducts workshops for makeup, skin care and hair care regularly.
Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/nupur_gupta_official/?igshid=lod05byejjdy
Tanya Mittal: Having spent most of her childhood visiting doctors and dealing with a cleft lip & palate, Tanya fought all odds to emerge as a confident young woman and the voice of thousands of people out there. Through her fashion blog and Instagram handle Talk 2 Tiara, she has been an inspiration for many. While sharing the latest style tips, being a social media influencer and running a successful fashion blog, she also motivates one to step up and be the change they want to see.
Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/talk2tiara/?igshid=1tfhagoetgj85
Upasana Luthra: The director of GurgaonMoms Book Club, Events and Mom Influencer Program, Upasana leads these initiatives with a lot of confidence. She is an integral part of GurgaonMoms, the largest women's community in NCR at 33,000 members and works towards empowering and motivating all the strong moms out there to excel in life. In addition to excelling at work and bringing up her two teenagers, she is an avid reader and a passionate cook who can whip out the most delicious (and healthy) recipes in just a few minutes. An example of her experimentation is making a pizza base out of barley and ragi and sauce out of seasonal vegetables. That sounds interesting, isn’t it?
Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/gurgaonmoms/
Through this campaign, we are celebrating the women of today. We are celebrating all of those women who have pursued their passion, have followed their dreams and reached somewhere big or have broken barriers to stand for a cause. We are celebrating each and every one of YOU and we thank you for being a part of the Tacfab family. There couldn’t be a better time to celebrate your achievements and we are happy to share your part of the story with the world on Women’s Day. Three cheers for the #WomenOfTacfab!