Rimjhim Roy, Fellow-2015
"YIF has demarcated my life in three parts- life before, during and after YIF. At YIF I met people who weren't afraid to follow their dreams. These dreams weren't the conventional, run of the mill, everyday checklist of what makes a life successful but things that were truly crazy and inspirational. Not only people in my batch, but even the alumni, faculty and the mentors we had– this crazy conviction to do what you really believe in, and to be the best for the world, no matter what society says, that made me believe that I too could do the same. I learnt to be fearless in pursuing my dreams, and learnt that there's no shame in failing. YIF gave me the safe haven to experiment, fall, learn, get up and get back to experimenting.
I'm pursuing an MBA in Communications from MICA Ahmedabad and discovering new things I love everyday but also bringing in the YIF way of thinking and life here. I've a new found love in advertising and I'm also working towards having my own organization that works in gender sensitization in institutions and workplaces."