An Interview With Prerna Wahi

About her: Prerna Wahi worked in the corporate world for 7 years. She joined Risk analytics at American Express after her Bachelors in economics from LSR and Masters in economics from Delhi School of Economics. She is now an active blogger and writer. 
Prerna likes to write about her personal experiences mostly related to parenting and relationships. Her write-ups are inspired by the two men in her life – one she calls her strength (husband) and the other her weakness (son). She is also an aspiring author and currently working on her book. She often writes 100 words fiction stories that give out a social message. Prerna wants to make a difference through her words. Her powerful 100 words stories, each with a relevant social message, create an impact in the minds of readers. She is a feminist and strongly advocates women empowerment and independence. She strongly believes that women need to stand by each other in order to uplift and grow together. 

Read her full interview here

Dear SHE, on behalf of all the readers, public, families, friends and your well-wishers, we would like to discuss something about you and of course, your journey as well. This conversation will help readers to know more about you and your journey.
So let’s start now…….

The Spirit Mania: Most welcome to The Spirit Mania. We heartily congratulate you for being an INFLUENTIAL WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2K20. It’s really a great achievement. First thing, we would like to know about your basic info as a person, daily life, career so far and anything you would like to share about you with your readers and your well-wishers and also with us.
Answer:
I am happily married with a 7 year old son. I hold a Masters degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and have worked in the past with American Express.

The Spirit Mania: Please tell us something about your journey of becoming an author/blogger/teacher and other fields in which you are working? When you actually started your journey and how was the circumstance? Did any person or situation influenced you to become what you are today?
Answer:
I always enjoyed writing, from my school days. When motherhood happened, I wanted to take a break from my corporate career. A few years later I evaluated my options and looked closely at what I really wanted to do. It was then I realized that writing was something I had always wanted to pursue but never found time for. Once I started putting pen to paper or typing on my laptop, ideas and thoughts started flowing. I experimented with a variety of formats, topics and was encouraged by the appreciation I got. I like to write about my personal experiences mostly related to parenting and relationships. My write-ups are inspired by the two men in my life – one is my strength (husband) and the other my weakness (son). I also focus on fiction and try to convey social messages through succinct 100 words stories. I have contributed to a few anthologies and hoping to publish my own book soon.

The Spirit Mania: Please tell the readers something about your interest in the respective field. What is your message to those readers who are trying to do the best in your field?
Answer:
Humankind has always progressed. For progress one needs to question status quo- examine existing practices, understand alternatives and influence new thinking. Environment and social causes are directly linked to who we are and more importantly who we become. Writing about this is my contribution to building new thought and bringing about change.
Change doesn’t happen overnight. Persistence is key. We have to collectively adapt and bring about change.

The Spirit Mania: And yes, the most important thing we would like to hear from you is what is your message to those girls and women who are suffering from any problem in their journey to achieve something big? You have been their source of motivation, please convey your thoughts with them.
Answer:
Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. Never give up on your dreams. No life is without challenges and challenges teach us and prepare us for greater glory. Self-belief is the first step and continuing to believe is rest of the journey.

The Spirit Mania: Being one of the Influential Women; what type of changes do you want in your society as well as with respect to women?
Answer:
I would love for women to fix each other’s crowns rather than knock them off. Every time a woman pulls down another, it is a collective defeat for all of us. Let’s instead pledge to come together as a tribe and revel in the success of one another.
Great! We have come to the end of our interview session.

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