Testimonials

MHC Shakti speaker and participants interacting in a small group setting
MHC Shakti speaker and participants interacting in a small group setting

What participants liked best about the conference

“The environment helped me speak out about how I feel about topics and things which I don’t get to do in other places. I got to expand my horizons because other participants’ stories and experiences became my source of learning. This showed me that all of us can really prosper if we share our experiences and learn from others.” — Dnyaneshwari Haware, 2018 MHC Shakti participant and current Mount Holyoke College student

“I was in a conference where women thrive with women, idealizing a space for everybody. For me to be in that atmosphere was amazingly unreal. MHC Shakti is a world within itself. So many backgrounds.” — Khushi Parikh, 2019 MHC Shakti participant

“The network I gained and of course the people I met! I was comfortable because of the secure environment which was provided. I loved it!”  — Annonymous, 2019 MHC Shakti participant

“I most definitely achieved what I came to do. The name of this workshop is extremely apt as I feel like I have gained ‘Shakti’ in myself.” — Anonymous, 2018 MHC Shakti participant

MHC Shakti speaker and participants interacting in a small group setting
MHC Shakti participant asking a question during a session

Participants’ most important takeaways

“I never understood why networking was so important, but now I have a clear idea of what it means.” — Alexandra Barbosa Gonzalez, 2019 MHC Shakti participant

“Every single session, interaction and conversation has been so valuable to me. MHC Shakit has given me life lessons that I would never learn anywhere, not at least over the course of two days.” — Tanishq Bindra, 2019 MHC Shakti participant

“Failure is not the end of the world. To see people who have failed several times and still come out the other end was very refreshing for me.” — Ahira Varkey, 2019 MHC Shakti participant

“Feminism does not mean women getting more rights than men; it means that men and women have equal rights.” — Seema Vishawakarma, 2019 MHC Shakti participant

“Take risks and take chances. It might not move mountains but it will get you somewhere.” — Annonymous, 2019 MHC Shakti participant

Speaker and participants in MHC Shakti
Participants at MHC Shakti in a group activity

Parent feedback

“The Shakti program was excellent in highlighting the importance of networking to young women right from the early stage. I was happy to see that my daughter came back with confidence about importance and possibilities about networking….all in all, a great experience for her that she will value for years to come.” — Parent of 2019 MHC Shakti attendee

“I was amazed that the conference has given her the exposure to think differently as well as be thoughtful about what she would like to pursue going forward.” — Parent of 2018 MHC Shakti attendee

“I wish she could attend such programs more often.” — Parent of 2019 MHC Shakti attendee

“My daughter was extremely inspired by all the accomplished women. She came back with a renewed sense of purpose.” — Parent of 2018 MHC Shakti attendee

“My daughter was thrilled to meet the inspirational speakers and more so to interact with her peer group from different cities. It was a very well organised programme and she felt completely ‘unjudged’' and free to express her views. She loved the openness of the programme.” — Parent of 2018 MHC Shakti attendee