Supriya Paul, Co-Founder, Josh Talks
Supriya Paul is the Director and Co-Founder of Josh Talks, a social tech startup headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana. She was recently listed as one of the top ‘20 Self Made Women’ by Forbes India.
“One of the biggest mistakes a lot of startup entrepreneurs make is that they refuse to seek help”- Supriya Paul.
In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in a conversation with Supriya Paul, Co-founder; Josh Talks, an eccentric entrepreneur who got recognized by Forbes as ’30 under 30, Asia’.
From a commerce student aspiring to become a CA to creating Josh Talks- Supriya talks about an idea that motivated her in the journey- to give people a stage, an opportunity to speak, and inspire others. She proceeds to talk about the ‘impact media platforms’ and their relevance.
Supriya explains how Josh is different from TED. She talks about managing ten regional languages in the platform and the challenges faced due to the regional differences. She discusses how the company took advantage of the pandemic to improve business.
Supriya examines the advantages of having a co-founder versus going solo. She shares her insights about when a company should plan about scaling up. She defines success in a brand new way.
A woman continually breaking glass ceilings, we have with us Ms. Anuradha Kapoor a feminist and a constant supporter and worker of woman rights and female empowerment. Anuradha is the Founder and Director of Swayam- a committee dedicated to advancing women’s rights and ending gender inequality. She is an activist, trainer, and consultant.
With her initiative- Swayam, Anuradha has helped many survivors of violence and given them a platform to reinvent themselves in a safe and secure environment. In conversation with Ashutosh Garg, Anuradha shares the story of Swayam and why such feminist initiatives are the need of the hour in a heavily patriarchal society. Tune in for a much-needed discussion around the subject of patriarchy and how it is etched in every culture, religion, group, society, and family. Learn about the striking work that Anuradha is doing towards making a shift in the gender imbalance prevalent in society.
Swayam is a feminist organization set up by Ms. Anuradha Kapoor in order to end violence against women and gender inequality in society. It was set up 26 years ago when the subject of gender equality was not as evident as it is today. Anuradha felt the need to help women get out of this violence and inequality and stand against it. Swayam works on two strong bases.
- Helping violence survivors and providing them with services such as counseling, legal support, and employment.
- Creating awareness in order to prevent violence against women and gender inequality in society.
Over the past decade, Swayam has helped a lot of survivors fight for a dignified life.
Supriya Paul is the Director and Co-Founder of Josh Talks, a social tech startup headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana. She was recently listed as one of the top ‘20 Self Made Women’ by Forbes India. Supriya was born in Delhi and raised in Gurugram, Haryana. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. At the young age of 20, Supriya co-founded Josh Talks with Shobhit Banga. Owing to the success of her startup, she has been recognised as one of the top entrepreneurs in India. In 2018, she was featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list for defining and driving the ever-shifting world of news and content. Supriya also serves as an advisor and mentor for the Women Economic Forum, Atal Innovation Mission and the Founder Institute.
Josh Talks is on a mission to unlock human potential by building tools and products that give the youth access to the right role models, comprehensively inform them about different career choices and equip them with the right skills to do well in life. Currently, over 50 million people consume Josh Talks’ content across 10 languages and 95,000+ paid users learn with the Josh Skills app every month. Trusted by partners like Facebook, Google, United Nations, Ford Foundation and more, Josh Talks’ programs engage with young individuals across 850 cities nationwide.