Monday, May 20, 2013

Aloha Meenakshi

Aloha Meenakshi

NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Chapter honored their President, Meenakshi Kapoor, at an “Aloha Meenakshi” luncheon at the Grand Concourse, Station Square.  In Barbara Walters’ style, Joanne Quinn Smith interviewed Meenakshi on her fascinating story of her journey from a casual visitor stateside to a multi-million dollar entrepreneur.  Meenakshi first visited the states for a 6 month vacation, time that had been earned from a position in New Delhi where she had not taken a vacation in six years.  This was our initial glimpse into the dedication, selflessness and focus that would awe and inspire the attendees.

Meenakshi decided to stay after she was hired for a position in New Jersey, pursuing a career in HR.  Fast forward to several relocations and disappointments, and Meenakshi landed in Pittsburgh where she knew no one.  When she faced yet another relocation request to Charlotte, she decided that she had enough of the nomadic life.  With a $250 investment, Meenakshi and a partner decided to launch Symphony Enterprises, LLC.

Symphony Enterprises, LLC is an IT staffing firm, leveraging Meenakshi’s background in HR to source, recruit and place outsourced technical talent for firms.  From its humble beginnings, Symphony has exceeded $2 Million in topline revenue and is on track to continue the upward trajectory.  Meenakshi shared how she used cold calling and other low costs marketing practices to grow her business.

Meenakshi credits the members of NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh for offering friendship, support and important resources to buoy her forward.  In 2010, she earned her citizenship; as a result, she sought and received several key certifications, including WBENC and 8 (a).

Aloha is Hawaiian meaning both ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’.  Meenakshi married in November of 2012 and the reason for the Aloha luncheon is she is returning to Mumbai for the next chapter of her life.  We know she will continue to succeed and look forward to her return visits to keep her NAWBO sisters in the loop.
Aloha Meenakshi – we will all miss you.

The interview can be seen on the NAWBO Channel of Positively Pittsburgh Live! Magazine.  Each attendee had the opportunity for a videotaped 30-second commercial which will also be posted to the NAWBO channel.  Tune in for the entire interview as well as the commercials.

Written and posted on behalf of RovingPittsburgher and Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.

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