Mrs. G Juneja
- A Brief about yourself and how you describe your own Personality and Persona.
My name is Geetanjali Juneja,I am 33 years of age, based out of Pune city, which is also called'Oxford of the East’.I am a Quality Lead by Profession in a Global IT company where I lead multiple teams,I am a dancer by Passion and a blogger by choice. I have been an All-rounder since my childhood, and my accomplishments include a Gold medal in Computer Science Engineering, an MBA in IT and active participation in sport activities like aerobics andbasketball. I am a multi tasker,an avid traveler and a focused person who believes in pursuing dreams into reality. I am married for 7.5 years , mother of a 6 year old son Adhvikand my husband is my best friend, who supports and encourages me in all my dreams. Motherhood has added new dimension to my thoughts and made me much more experimental, as it is rightly said that Kids can teach us many important lessons of life.
- Your Achievements that makes you feel high.
Being blessed with loving and supporting parents, who have always encouraged me to live my dreams, one important lesson they have taught me is that the only way to success is, hard-work and dedication. I always follow this life lesson and it has enabled me to achieve all my dreams, that includes strong academic performance like winning scholarships, achieving Gold Medal in Computer Science Engineering , completing my MBA in IT with distinction. When one is a firm believer of hard work & passionate about taking new challenges the efforts are rewarded and appreciated in all spheres of life and I take pride that as a technology professional my work has always been rewarded and recognized by my organization. My biggest accomplishment has been to successfully achieve a balance in creating a happy home,nurturing my kid to be a good human being, while working towards my career goals and fulfilling my dreams.
- Define the true beauty.
Beauty is attractive and true beauty is that shines from within. Essentially true beauty resides in someone who is compassionate, has a pure heart, a beautiful soul and is harmless.External beauty may fade away one day, but if you shine from within, if you are kind towards others, if you can feel other's pain and heal it, then that is the essence of a true beauty. As an example Saint Mother Teresa for me is the Epitome of true beauty. A person who is beautiful from inside, is a source of positive energy for many others who are less fortunate. Working to uplift the downtrodden sections of society and creating a healthy and safe environment around us is true beauty.Be a magnet of so much positive energy and happiness that it alleviates others pain and sufferings.
- What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?
We all understand family as parents , kids, grand parents and extended relatives in a traditional sense but for me the definition of family comes from a Sanskrit Shloka'Vasudev Katumbakam'which means ‘the world is one family’ . A complete, healthy and happy family is the one that has mutual respect,admiration, trust,humility and gratitude towards each other. So a world in which we can have respect for diverse ideas, cultures , preferences, gender , food habits and dressing styles amongst many other different things but still live and stay amicably under one roof of mother earth is a key ingredient of healthy , happy and complete family . If all of us strive to create a safe and clean environment , spend time with elders , encourage youngsters to follow dreams and passions, appreciatehumor , share spiritual ideas, travel without fear , are active in sports , believe in innovation and technology then we will make our world a complete, healthy and happy family.
- What is your favorite Idea of Holidaying?
Holiday for me is to spend quality time with family, either at home or outside. If I am holidaying outside I like to stay close to nature, and preferably with No-Gadgets. It is about exploring the place, meeting new people, trying to learn local language,culture, different cuisines, and appreciating their heritage. I like to collect Souvenirs from the places I visit to cherish the memories forever.
- Why you are participating in Mrs India Queen of Substance?
So far I have lived an accomplished life, by being a Gold Medalist in Computer Science Engineering, completing my MBA with distinction, leading and representing multiple teams in my company as a face of business, being a mother , playing and spending time with my kid , sharing laughter and thoughts with my husband. I like to explore unchartered territories by getting out of my comfort zone. As a human being I would like to influence and impact things that matter to the society and this is a great platform where women can express their voice and ideas and connect with global organizations that work to address social issues. In addition, tobecome a princess is every girl's dream and now I want to pursue and live that dream. This platform provides the right opportunity, here you win the crown not just for external beauty but if you shine from within, and that for me is the real ‘Queen of Substance’.
- What bothers you most about what is happening in the country today?
I believe safety of women and kids continues to be a major concern in our country. Every day we hear about rapes, sexual abuse and it not only affects women but also small kids and toddlers . Infacteven the most respected and trusted institution Schools at times are not safe these days. I want to contribute in eradicating this problem from the society. Other issues which require attention are acceptance of divergent viewpoints, currently the person in a higher hierarchy and power can easily suppress the weaker sections and their thoughts. Living in a democratic country, everybody should be able to able to exercise freedom of speech and we should respect each individual's thoughts whether we agree or disagree.Another issue is we should treat LGBT community with respect, compassion and empathy asSexual orientation is an individual choice .
- The Quote or saying that encourages you?
'Belief in yourself and hard work is the key to achieve your dreams', this quote not only describes me but also motivates and encourages me always .Whatsoever I have achieved in my life so far, is due to sheer determination and efforts .We should never compare ourselves with others, as God has created each one of us in our own unique way. In our journey of life we should carve our own path with all sincerity without really fretting about results. This way we will either achieve our goals or will gain experiences. Focus on our own improvisations will help us to become better to finally achieve our dreams one day.
- What is true “Sportsmanship” for you?
PV Sindhu, the badminton champion is a great sportsperson from India since she has always given her best and brought laurels to our country.She has often made strong comeback and won games even from the jaws of defeat. True sportsmanship is to always give your best, never be afraid of challenges fair play, remaining undaunted even in case of failures and learning from mistakes. Winning or losing any competition hasequal probability and it isimportant to be humble either in success or in failure. We should never give up due to fear of losing but it is important that we learn from our experiences and strive to improve each day.
- If you were selected as a Charity Ambassador what Value addition would you like to make for our Society and how?
Belonging to the technology industry, having a strong academic background, and being a doting mother, I would like to leverage these strengths and add value to the society in my role as a charity ambassador. I would like to focus on women empowerment, child education, enabling differently abled kids and adults and help people affected by cancer which is a life threatening disease. I would like to engage on these areas with corporates, like-minded individuals and technology companies to create awareness and with their combined power along with innovationthrough technology we can create a significant & positive impact to the lives of millions of affected people. .