Seven millennial women share their most prized life lessons

by Drishti Mistry

Woman’s Day or not, we think women round the world should be celebrated every day for the strength and resilience with which they conquer every obstacle that comes their way and move forward and we think that we can all get by with some advice from one another because how else are we going to keep making it a woman’s world? So, we reached out to seven diverse millennial women and asked them to spill the tea on the one important life lesson they will want every woman to hear and remember and we got some pretty great advice! Scroll down to read!

Gaurika Dalal

“My height was one of my biggest insecurities. It used to bother me when I was in school because all of my friends were a lot taller than I am, but now I have absolutely no problem and I love myself the way I am,” says Gaurika Dalal, Design Executive, Nykaa Fashion.

Sanaya Irani

When asked what’s the one piece of advice she would give women everywhere, make-up artist Sanaya Irani’s answer is prompt and powerful. “Please love yourself. You're more important than any man out there so please give the first priority to yourself always,” she says.

Prachi Malji

“Being a large woman is something that I haven't always been comfortable with. But what I’ve come to realize is that size is just a number, you don’t need to worry about it,” says Prachi Malji, Senior Executive, Sourcing and Brand Management, Nykaa

Kehkashan Merchant

“Beauty isn’t about your appearance, it’s an expression of love,” says Kehkashan Merchant, Communications Consultant. A saying by Lupita Nyong, she says, captures this perfectly – “There’s room in this world for beauty to be diverse.”

Urvija Sancheti

“Just be yourself, as cliched as it sounds, is a phrase that I keep going back to. There’s nothing that makes you feel as confident as authenticity,” says Urvija Sancheti, Co-founder, UM Design, 26.

Ashita Misquitta

“So there are lots of things I'm insecure about and lots of things I’m super confident about and what I found the best way forward is the middle path where I say I'm not the best and I’m not the worst but I’m not so bad and I can do better,” says Ashita Misquitta, Assistant Vice-President, Marketing, Nykaa

Maruschka Fernandes

“My biggest insecurity is my hair, I used to think it’s very messy and disorganized but now I’ve come to realize it's a part of my personality and I absolutely love it,” says Maruschka Fernandes, Senior Manager, Marketing, Nykaa

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