WOW | Women in Leadership

empowHER – Astha Joshi

Astha Joshi
Age: 20
Impact Project: Swagatam

Astha Joshi’s idea Swagatam (translated as welcome) is an online platform to connect home stay businesses led by female entrepreneurs to a wider range of customers.

How do you define empowerment?
For me empowerment is to know your capabilities and have the independence, power and opportunity to turn dreams into reality.

What would you change about our society so that more women can lead empowered lives?
Compared to before, the society’s perception has changed vastly but we still have a long way to go. The opinion of women being fragile, sensitive and clueless needs to be changed.