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Young Women of Substance

Ritika Rathi had the opportunity to study in three dynamic and cosmopolitan cities – Kathmandu, Delhi and Melbourne. After finishing her MBA (Marketing) from Melbourne she returned to Kathmandu in search of new business opportunities. She aims to leverage the exposure she had gained in her formative years to create a successful business. She is already in process working on an offset printing venture, an events company and marketing Rakura tea. She is highly motivated, determined and passionate about what she does.

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Proprietor/Founder, Printer’s Point & Monita Ritika

What is the best thing about what you do?
To create the extraordinary from the ordinary.

How important is financial independence?
I think striving for financial independence is a very important step towards gender equality. Women in Nepal are generally not seen as bread earners of the family so the feeling of being financial independent is liberating.

What are the three things that are most important for a person to succeed?
Courage, perseverance and patience

What is your work mantra?
I believe in three magical words – Never Give Up. It has always motivated and pushed me towards my goals against all odds.

Your inspiration
My Father – he is a warrior and has instilled the same warrior attitude in me.

Your challenge
Managing a wedding reception in less than a week’s notice has so far been the biggest challenge of the year. Usually it takes preparations of a month or even more to co-ordinate the different parts of an event together. However, the way we were able to gather our resources under pressure to pull off a great event was the biggest challenge and the most satisfying one too.

Besides work
I like travelling, spending time with my family and friends, going to Gurudwara for service and driving.