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Women to Watch – 2016

Khushbu Dangol

Fashion designer, Oodni the Boutique

women-to-watch-Khusbu-DangolInitially designing was just a hobby when Khushbu Dangol started to materialise her school notebook sketches into full-fledged designs. Then came Oodni Boutique along with business partner Rajiv Thapa five years ago. Ever since, there has been no looking back. Khushbu is today a household name in a competitive market that sees boutiques open and close almost every other day. Her creations are a hot favourite with celebrities, young brides and fashionistas.

I am proud to be a woman because…

The fact that we are women and we have plenty of abilities because of it.

Most significant barrier to female leadership

Lack of opportunity, equality and equity for women.

Woman of inspiration

As a child I used to look up to Mother Teresa. As an adult I’ve started to admire Malala Yousafzai. She is so young yet so unique and powerful. I also draw inspiration from CNN Heroes Anuradha Koirala and Pushpa Basnet – strong leaders for the nation despite having societal pressure.

women-to-watch-Khusbu-Dangol1Biggest challenge for the next generation women

Women of our generation have created a new path and dimension for the next generation, hence it will a bit more easy for them to follow their dreams. However, the society, culture and norms still need to develop in order to encourage women to follow their passion.

One act of change…

Becoming someone’s life inspiration

Best advice you have ever been given.

Struggles are necessary in order to survive in life because in order to stand up, you got to know what falling down is like.

Best part of being a woman…

We can do things men can never do.