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Young Women of Substance

Cajol Jha, Public Relation Manager at Glocal Private Limited is doing her MBA at King’s College. She has been giving personal and professional development training sessions since two years to youths. Crowned with Miss Business School 2015, she also writes about fashion and style in the online English news portal, Glocal Khabar. Cajol leads an innovative project of Glocal called the Glocal Teen Hero which is a platform for teenagers to showcase and share their ideas and achievements.

She believes in constantly challenging herself to embrace new learning experiences.

Cajol Jha
23, Public Relation Manager, Glocal Pvt. Ltd.

What is the best thing about what you do?
The best thing about work right now is taking care of this very innovative project from Glocal called Glocal Teen Hero. Moreover, for me the best thing is about exploring new relations in business and learning from different people from the corporate, education, policy and development sectors. Everyday coming to work, meeting the team, getting energised, having discussions, making media and outreach plans has a great hold on my learning. I am getting to know who I am and what I can do best. Getting a mirror perception about me and my work is the best thing about the work I do.

How important is financial independence?
Independence with interdependence is important in all aspects of life. Same with financial independence! It gives a level of confidence and strength to work on what you like and also be the person you desire.

What are the three things that are most important for a person to succeed?
As the saying goes, God helps those who help themselves. It is very much important that one believes in oneself. None of the roads will be paved better at first, we should have the courage to get down, pave it and then walk, run and jump on it. Much importantly we should have purpose in life and the courage and belief to accomplish it.

What is your work mantra?
I believe in a saying from Richard Branson, If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it – Say Yes, and then learn how to do it later.

Your inspiration
Every single soul I come across are my inspiration because what I am today is all because of what I have learnt from my surroundings. Every single day is different and better than the previous one for me, especially after joining Glocal two years back.

Your challenge
Other than work, for me it has been creating and making people understand about change in society regarding the stereotype of girls taking a stand and working to assert their individuality, it is still a hurdle. It hinders growth just because of what the society thinks. It’s hard to make people understand that work and growth is challenging and we need to put a lot of effort and sacrifice for personal and organisational growth. It demands time and connectivity with the outer world. These societal stereotypes are challenging and I am on for challenging the challenges.

Besides work
I love cooking and treating people to my delicacies.