Accept your strengths and weaknesses to be happier — Varsha Shivpurkar
Women are more than often unaware of the power they possess. They also seem to oblivious to the fact that one does not need to be a ‘Wonder Woman’. A working woman is not a phenomenon, women have always been working, the fact that they are now breadwinners is what earned them the title of ‘working women’. With the roles of managing the household, child-rearing and social obligations being theirs, women find themselves stretched thin when jobs are added to the mix. The world expects women to be perfect in all the roles they play, however that need not be the case. Varsha Shivpurkar from Maharashtra firmly believes in this. “I think the biggest challenge is my own mindset — to be a superwoman. If I can change this mindset and start accepting myself with all my strengths and weaknesses, I will be happier”.
Varsha Shivpurkar is one of the million women who have a career and to Varsha, this is an opportunity. She does not shy away from challenges and has met one of the biggest ones heads on. The implementation of GST in 2017 was met with chaos and confusion, especially among those who worked in the world of finance. Varsha remembers it as one of the toughest professional challenges she ever faced “It was in July 2017- the launch of GST. We had done proper preparations and homework for it, but the actual situation was way tougher. People were standing in a queue outside our office for Tally support, all our landline and mobile phones were continuously ringing, people were coming with their laptops, desktops and all our technicians were busy updating Tally on those systems. This was the situation for the first 48 hours. From the third day morning, our processes were changed, some team — members switched and gradually we started enjoying the workload. This situation continued for 2 months and we were positively exhausted.” Nevertheless, this was an exhilarating experience for her as she recalls “As if we got a high! A feeling similar to that which we get after a rigorous workout or after playing a tough match. It was really a life time experience”.
The definition of achievement is different for different people, for Varsha it was the processes and the culture at Instacomp. “The processes I implement and the culture that has been cultivated in our team are my achievements. Even if I am away from the office for a few days or even for a few months, I am sure Instacomp will be run in a very “Instacomp” way by our team” says Varsha. Women often find themselves strapped for time or left shorthanded by technology that doesn’t always support them, but that’s not the case for Varsha. To ensure excellence in work, Varsha found the perfect business tool for herself in Biz Analyst. “‘Portability’ is the gift of Biz Analyst. As I can access data, from anywhere, good control is established on outstanding, inventory etc. Sales are speedy. Finally, I can be confident even outside the office”, states Varsha. A lot has been said about women empowerment, but a huge section of the female population is yet to benefit from it. Varsha sums quite well when she says “Quality education with meaningful stuff, brought-up with social and ethical values and financial independence make a woman feel empowered.”