The EMPOWER initiative is gaining momentum. Last month, Ms. Sathya Saran, former editor of Femina magazine visited Goa as part of the initiative. With the success of her visit, Think Geek Media, the force behind this initiative, held their second edition at two places in Goa over this past weekend. They invited well-known author Sonalli Guptaa this time and the event was a grand success as well.
Think Geek Media’s second edition of the Knowledge is Power platform presents Sonalli Guptaa
It’s a well-favored philosophy that `empowered women empower women and men.’ Keeping in with this philosophy, Goa was lucky enough to have Transformational Author-Sports Entrepreneur, Sonalli Guptaa at the second edition of this CSR initiative. Ethel da Costa, Founder-CEO of Think Geek Media along with her team worked very hard to get as many people involved as possible. And it wasn’t just the women that attended. Men too found themselves curious enough to be a part of the event.
Think Geek Media is an award-winning Media & Lifestyle Content and Communications company based in Goa and Mumbai. EMPOWER is the brand’s CSR platform to #Inform #Inspire #Influence diverse audiences. Using the power of media, the brand will strive to hold events each month, designed to support present and future thought leaders towards collective society and community change.
Founder-CEO, Ethel Da Costa of Think Geek Media, stated, “EMPOWER aims to bring celebrated talent in Art, Film, Music, Women issues, once a month to Goa and create a shared environment of inspirational learning, self-development, information sharing platforms towards empowerment for women and men. This second edition held in Goa on Aug 31-Sept 1 with Mumbai’s noted Self Transformation Author, Conscious Healer, and Sports Entrepreneur, SONALLI GUPTAA was full of energy packed sessions, empowering young adults of Dhempe and Carmel College towards self-care tools in body positivity. Their response was magic.”
Sonalli Guptaa strongly believes in empowering her audiences
Sonalli Guptaa is the author of `Love, Life, and Everything in Between,’ owner of Magika Asteria (Mumbai’s champion women’s throw ball team), as well as an entrepreneur. Being on a path dedicated to ensuring that women are constantly empowered, it’s no surprise that Ms. Da Costa invited her to be a part of the EMPOWER initiative. The event also saw the launch of her book in Goa.
She said, “Think Geek Media’s initiative and women like Ethel Da Costa are what we need more and more of in every city, every town and every village in our country to INSPIRE and EMPOWER us all; and create a platform for all of us to be a contribution towards each other, and society and our country at large. I am humbled to know that I could be a conduit in empowering Goan future through its young adults and women, to recognize their own worth and the immense power that lies within each one of them, through self-love and self-acceptance. I too am, EMPOWERED.”
Empowering audiences across the state
In anticipation of a large participation, Think Geek Media went ahead and liaised with Dhempe College of Arts and Science in Panjim and Nanutel in Margao to make sure no one missed out. The `Claim, Not Shame your Body,’ Master Classes were well attended. Dr. Vrinda Borker, Principal, DCT’s Dhempe College of Arts and Science, shared her views with those present. She said, ”We need to make significant efforts towards enabling students to develop a synergistic relationship with society. This will happen only when we instill an innate sense of confidence and positivity in them. Events such as `Claim, not Shame your Body,’ under the aegis of EMPOWER by Think Geek Media are great ways of doing that. I thank author Sonalli Guptaa for interacting with our students. A creative melange of academics and co-curricular always yields the best results.”
At Nanutel in Margao, along with the book launch and the master class, social awareness also took its place. Rotary Club of Margao Sunrise, launched the World’s Greatest Meal (WGM) programme to raise funds towards 100% Polio eradication across the globe in the presence of President, Rotary Club of Margao Sunrise, Ms. Flory Gracias and many others from different fields. Rotarian Dr. Lenny Da Costa presented the Polio Eradication vision of Rotary International towards making our planet Polio free.
In her concluding speech, Ms. Gracias had this to say. “The role of a leader is not to get people to follow them, but to empower others to lead and be an inspiration. This event empowered us to introduce WGM, a Rotary International initiative to spread awareness and raise funds towards eradicating Polio, which is the mission of Rotarians like us, around the world. Empower and author Sonalli Guptaa’s thoughts resonated with each of us, feeling inspired to take steps in accepting our true selves. Rightly said that Change begins first with Self.”
EMPOWER was Supported by Rotary Club of Margao Sunrise
In association with Dhempe College of Arts & Sciences, Carmel College for Women, Nuvem, Andores Resort & Spa.
* `Of Love, Life and Everything in Between’ by Sonalli Guptaa is available on Amazon.
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