Ritu Gorai- Community Owner at Speed Networking Sutra (SNS)

My City Woman's story on Ritu Gorai- Founder of Smart Networking Sutra (SNS)

About Ritu Gorai:

Ritu is a new age entrepreneur. She leads a no-nonsense support network on Whatsapp and Facebook  called JAMM’s (Journey about Mast Mom’s) and SNS (Speed Networking Sutra). While JAMMs is a mom-oriented support community, SNS is about bringing mompreneurs, women entrepreneurs and professionals together and helping them enhance their professional circle.


Tell us something about yourself

I have a husband and a daughter – Sara who is 5 years young! I am a Mumbaikar and have resided in New Delhi & Australia as well. I am fond of dancing, socialising, watching movies and listening to soothing music. I strongly believe in work-life balance and am a truth seeker.

I am a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, ex instructor with SDIPA ( Shiamak Davars Institute for the Performing Arts) , worked in Bollywood movies (like Dil to Pagal Hai & Taal), facilitated soft skills training to corporate/MNCs and done quality audits as a mystery shopper in my earlier stints. I used to own a quirky home fashion e-commerce portal called ‘Aapka Makaan Hamari Dukaan’ & currently lead the Facebook support group for Mumbai based mothers called JAMMs.

 

How did you decide to start your community group – SNSMy City Woman-Ritu Gorai- Founder of Smart Networking Sutra

‘Speed Networking Sutra’ is a power intervention once every month for women professionals / entrepreneurs to enhance their professional circle & increase their business networking. I noticed the need of quality offline networking for ladies that are very time pressed. Face to face communication versus online connectivity holds more value any day. SNS meet ups are structured however a lot of fun to meet enterprising and talented women!

 

Did you face any personal challenges in your life. If yes, how did you turn it around?

Motherhood changed it all… From a full time working individual… I decided to dedicate first 5 years to my daughter without any professional commitments. SNS is once a month intervention now; so I can work from home easily during my daughter’s school hours. In fact SNS is a max 3 hours meet-up which makes it very flexible for Mompreneurs too!

But it’s never an easy road… parents / in-laws / children / domestic help / relatives / neighbours / friends / social gatherings & daily errands always keep women on toes !

My City Woman-SNS Event by Ritu Gorai
A SNS Event conducted by Ritu Gorai

 

What are some of the challenges you face in your job on a day to day basis?

I have just learnt to stay patient as it’s never easy for anyone. I follow that one has to increase their threshold and face challenges positively as many situations will be out of your comfort zone.

 

What is one advice you have for anyone else wanting to start their own business venture?

Learn to collaborate instead of competing and of course make your passion your profession

Even if you cannot do great things, let’s do small things but in a great way!

 

As told to My City Woman!

 


You can follow SNS on

Facebook https://m.facebook.com/Speed-Networking-Sutra-531211203724491/

One thought on “Ritu Gorai- Community Owner at Speed Networking Sutra (SNS)

  1. U r fab Ritu and the speed networking sutra meet is great for all to get in touch with women enterpernuer

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