Anita Goyal's Voices From Gujarat now available on Amazon

Wednesday 22nd December 2021 07:49 EST

Anita Goyal's much awaited book, Voices From Gujarat, is now available on Amazon. Chairman of the Hemraj Goyal Foundation, Anita Goyal MBE has always been passionate about celebrating the strength and voices of women.The book captures the stories of twenty-one prominent and influential Gujarati women. Whilst each of them has led a unique life, their resilience and strength is universal. Their stories will resonate with women from all around the world. In a collection of interviews, these prominent women share stories of their careers and achievements whilst reflecting on their upbringing within the Gujarati community in the UK. They reflect on the values instilled by their families and how their upbringing in a mixed Gujarati-British culture has shaped their approach to life, empowering them to break new ground and encouraging others in the process. Dealing with the complexities of a dual identity and maintaining a work-life balance, their stories also serve to show the sacrifices made by these women and those who came before them to pave the way for future generations.The women featured in the book are  MasterChef UK Semi-Finalist, Nisha Parmar; Journalist and broadcaster Sonali Shah;   Ameesha Bhudia, a dedicated and award-winning sportswoman practicing Martial Arts;  Panna Vekaria who tells her story of being a single parent whilst facing the onset of early menopause; Dr Yoge Patel,  an authoritative and respected figure in the Aerospace and Maritime Industry; Shivali Bhammer, a British-born singer, writer, public speaker and actress; Hansa Pankhania, who offers training and coaching to help people become stress-free and successful; Nishma Gosrani OBE, a partner at a leading Strategy Consulting Firm in Financial Services; Minal Mehta, a recognised leader for driving diversity and inclusion; Naomi Dattani, professional cricketer for Sunrisers and sports coach for Middlesex; Lavina Mehta MBE, a  British Asian award-winning Personal Trainer; Heena Solanki, a leader in her field of event design and management in London; Nina Amin MBE, a chartered accountant, one of the founders of Unicorn Ascension Fund (a UK based technology fund; Trupti Patel, a civil engineer, the first female president of the Hindu Forum of Britain; Varsha Mistry, a Forensic Practitioner specialising in detecting and recovering fingerprint evidence; Heeral Shah, Head of UK Debt Structuring, Global Lending Group, Corporate Banking at Barclays Bank; Kalpana Doshi, a professional laughter yoga leader who also works fulltime in visitor experience at the iconic Victoria and Albert Museum in London; Kamu Palan, Director of Golden Tours, a travel company which she co-founded with her husband Nitin Palan MBE; Chandni Vora, the Chief Operating Officer at Vascroft Contractors Ltd; Krishna Pujara, Chief Executive of Enfield Saheli; Dr Trisha Radia, an acute paediatrician at King’s College Hospital.Says Anita,'No matter the reader’s background, I strongly believe that they will be able to relate to the key messages shared by these women; they are relevant to anyone who has prevailed against hardship and come out more determined on the other side.'Anita Goyal is a renowned author (Voices from Punjab, Troubador Publishing), award-winning philanthropist, a chair and trustee of many charitable organisations and foundations and the host of the podcast Relight Your Fire.She sits on the Board of Trustees of the Hallmark Care Homes Foundation, holds the position of Vice President of Barnardo’s and is an ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society alongside her involvement with a number of other related charities. In 2014, she launched Ultimate You, an organisation delivering educational workshops and seminars.The book is dedicated to her husband Avnish Goyal who is a celebrated entrepreneur and a noted philanthropist.

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