Writing, Resilience & Tenacity

Join us live on Tuesday 11th August at 5.30pm as we explore practical advice from; a 12 time best selling author and marketer, a seasoned creative writing academic, novelist, and essayist, and editor of the UK arm of an online publication with a readership in over 150 countries.

This roundtable is for anyone looking to break into the industry who could benefit from the wealth of knowledge and guidance that these extraordinary women have to offer. It’s so important to keep telling our stories, and these ladies will show you how.

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Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an international speaker, best-selling author of 12 books, and Ayurveda and mindset coach who is committed to helping people thrive on their own terms. As a trusted source on health and wellness, most recently appearing on NBC and Radio Lifeforce, Sweta has dedicated her career to writing about and teaching a more holistic approach to creativity, productivity, health, and nutrition. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and other publications across nine countries on three continents. Sweta is a trained yogi and certified Ayurveda health coach, is on the board of Fly Female Founders, and holds a Master’s in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. Voted as “One of the Most Influential Asians of Our Times” and winner of the “Voices of the Year” award (past recipients have been Chelsea Clinton), she lives in New York City with her husband and works with clients across the globe. She also teaches yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence as well incarcerated men and women. Find her on: TwitterInstagramLinkedIn, and Facebook.

An alumna of St. Stephen’s College and JNU, Sayantani Dasgupta received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is the author of Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, & the In-Between—a Finalist for the Foreword Indies Awards for Creative Nonfiction—and the chapbook The House of Nails: Memories of a New Delhi Childhood. Her writing has appeared in over 50 literary journals and magazines, including, The Hindu, The Rumpus, Scroll, Economic & Political Weekly, IIC Quarterly, Chicago Quarterly Review, and others. Besides the US, she has taught creative writing in India, Italy, and Mexico. Sayantani is also the winner of the recently-concluded Season 3 of Write India, organised by the books division of The Times of India. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

As Brown Girl Magazine’s U.K. Editor, Sejal’s passion for writing stemmed from challenging society defined rules created for women of her generation. To understand the legacy that creates her present and the stigma surrounding cultural expectations, she’s attempted to document such issues both in India and in the UK. The UK Brown Girl Magazine team have exhibited at the TedXUCL Women hosted by Kings College as well being a part of UK’s first ever Asian Woman Festival. She’s appeared as a guest speaker for the BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio London discussing social issues impacting British South Asians today, and has also appeared on BBC’s Noreen Khan’s Fabulous Women panel. As well as being a contributor for The Asian Today, she has featured in Asiana.TV, Asian Woman, The Independent and most recently in Hearst group’s Red Magazine and Netdoctor. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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