At the ripe age of 30 when most women get married, have kids and think it’s the end of life for them, Guneet Gyani Gupta had the courage to follow her dreams. Dream of pursuing a career in fashion, dream of being a certified scuba diver. And boy she did it!
Guneet’s journey has been nothing less than inspirational. An Engineer by training, Marketing Executive by profession and Fashionista by passion, Guneet has been shortlisted for the famed Haut Monde Mrs India Worldwide beauty pageant as one of the finalists. And all this, while pursuing a full time career with Amazon India as a Marketing Manager and managing her home and husband to perfection.
Being an army kid, Guneet travelled across the country being schooled at multiple places and interacting with all kinds of people. But conventional wisdom prevailed on her and she decided to study Engineering. Mid-way through, she realised that this is something she doesn’t like but went onto finish her degree. Her inclination towards fashion encouraged her to participate in beauty pageants while in college but she never took it up professionally. Post engineering, she quickly did a course correction and pursued a career in Marketing Communication.
She met her future husband over Salsa classes while working at TCS and they got hitched in 2013. But the inkling to win a crown was always there. It was NOW or NEVER for her. “I want to tell all the women out there that life doesn’t stop after marriage. You don’t have to give up on one thing to get another”, she says. With the support from her husband and family, Guneet finally decided to pursue her dreams. She wants to become an influencer whose voice people hear to drive change. Working towards conservation of marine eco-system is one such cause.
Today Guneet has a successful career with an MNC, a loving family and time to pursue her dreams. “Women are naturally good at multi-tasking; it’s just about organising and planning things well. It’s never too late to follow your dreams”, she concludes.
Guneet’s Quick Fix
- The craziest thing you have ever done- Mountain climbing without a guide
- Describe yourself in three words- Adventurous, Fashionable, Hard-working
- Your comfort food- Italian
- Your Fashion idol- Sonam Kapoor