Rashmi Bansal: Motivational speaker, writer, and women entrepreneur
Rashmi Bansal is a successful women entrepreneur and Indian non-fiction writer. She is a Published Author. She is a widely followed Motivational Speaker and highly successful Entrepreneur!
She is the author of nine books on entrepreneurship as of 2019. As an author, she has written six bestseller books on entrepreneurship named Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, Connect the Dots, I Have a Dream, Poor Little Rich Slum, Follow Every Rainbow and Take Me Home.
She is also a motivational speaker at various corporate / educational institutes. She acts as a mentor to young entrepreneurs.
Rashmi Bansal is also a consultant for international youth research agencies such as The Futures Company (a division of WPP, London) and Flamingo Research (Singapore).
Rashmi is the mind behind JobsOkPlease.com, co-founder of JAM magazine, India’s largest selling youth magazine and is also the Bloody Good Book!
Rashmi has been the Consulting Editor with Bloomberg UTV. There she hosted India’s first call-in show on careers ‘Stay Hungry’.
Rashmi’s first book ‘Stay Hungry Stay Foolish’ traced the progress of 25 MBA entrepreneurs. It has sold over 500,000 copies.
Early life and education:
Rashmi is born on 8th March 1985 in India. She grew up at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in South Mumbai; her father was an astrophysicist there.
Rashmi Bansal has completed her graduation in Arts specialising in Economics from the Sophia College.
After that, she completed her MBA in Marketing, Advertising & Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
She got married with Yatin Bansal. The couple is blessed with a daughter Nivedita.
Being a daughter of an astrophysicist, who worked as a scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
Rashmi was a topper throughout her school life and had received the National Talent Search scholarship. In 1993, she joined Bennett Coleman and co. as a management trainee.
During her college life, she turned into a prolific writer and went on to give her words for over 100 stories.
It happened to be published in some of the leading newspapers and magazines of those days.
She was one of the young journalists who were selected for ‘The Independent’s Journalist Trainee program’.
After graduating from IIM, she worked as a brand manager for the Times of India. After developing the youth page for The Independent, she co-founded magazine JAM with her husband.
As an Author:
In 2008, she was inspired to write Stay Hungry Stay Foolish. An IIM professor suggested her to cover the experiences of 25 entrepreneurs from the school.
In 2010, she wrote another book ‘Connect the Dots’ traced the progress of entrepreneurs without MBAs.
She wrote one more book in 2011 named ‘I Have a Dream’, it focused on social entrepreneurs.
Recently she has written four books on entrepreneurs named Poor Little Rich Slum, Follow Every Rainbow, Take Me Home and Arise Awake.
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Below is the list of her Publications:
- Stay Hungry Stay Foolish in 2008
- Connect the Dots in 2010
- I Have a Dream in 2011
- Poor Little Rich Slum in 2012
- Follow Every Rainbow in 2013
- Take me Home in 2014
- Arise Awake in 2015
- God’s Own Kitchen in 2017