An ambitious, hardworking, and task-driven individual who is self-motivated to manage her responsibilities to completion while delivering value and quality. Monisha Gidwani has an authentic vision, energy and tenacity to move forward with projects and initiatives that she is passionate about. Possessing strong communication, time management, leadership, and negotiation skills, she can be effective participating on and leading teams, as well as interfacing with customers and upper management.
After completing her B.Pharma, she moved to England to pursue her MBA in Global Business from Coventry University. She has a passion for delivery and is a positive addition to any environment in which she is placed. She launched her startup over a year ago and has created a buzz in the cosmetics arena. Seduction Las Vegas is a new cosmetics brand under the marketing profile of Thornapple International. It is a brand associated with to be India’s premium quality and yet economically priced cosmetic brand.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
It’s been about a year and a half since Seduction Las Vegas came into existence. This journey as an entrepreneur has shown me ups and downs in just a year. But it has been all worth right from quitting a job in London with a top Pharma company and starting to live a dream of building my own cosmetic brand. The brand started with one employee and one table and one product and today it has reached to 10 employees, 3 products and 1000-sq ft office and product placement in 500 retail stores and 300 parlours in Mumbai. And it still doesn’t end here! It just feels that this is just the start
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Passion for driving affordable and safe cosmetics in India.
What is your life mantra?
“If you can dream then you can do it! “
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Being young and being woman.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Age, Gender has been and issue in the industry as mentioned above but then there comes a phase when you realise you are doing it for a purpose work on it with complete dedication, there is a lot of self-motivation required in this journey.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
My father has been my mentor and investor.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Value of Time, Will to do it, Ability to learn from everywhere.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
We use wave app for accounting. It is ideal for small businesses. Followers+ which helps us track our social media followers who are leaving us and why and also our most active followers.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Setting deadlines for every task.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Being stubborn. I need to learn to look from other people’s Point of view. Nothing is black or white.
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One tip to success:
Remember to add value- be it in your day or a person you meet or a meeting you are part of.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Thinking I will do it tomorrow. Most people miss out on reaching their full potential because they never start. Start Now always.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Numbers scare a lot of people. But to have a successful business you need to know your finances and your numbers right.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Launch in at least three cities in India with at least 8 more products.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Nope not at all.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Behind an able man there are always other able men.” Chinese Proverb