Winning Minds is a series to document brilliant work done by supremely talented authors. Women who are bold and have broken the mold. WIN’s ode to women who have found purpose through passion. Women who yield authentic power of energy. The 3rd episode of this series will be hosted by Amrita Chowdhury - Author, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Board Member.
Amrita Chowdhury is the author of two bestselling fiction books – Faking It, an art crime thriller, and Breach, a cybercrime thriller, and contributor to Chicken Soup for the IITian Soul. She followed her love for books to serve as the South Asia CEO & Publisher of global publishing firm Harlequin and build romance and women’s writing imprints for India. She frequently writes and speaks on business, technology, governance, and lifestyle issues for a variety of media channels, digital platforms, event platforms, and government think tanks.
On this event note, she said, “Blending a breadth of interest in ideas that span storytelling, liberal arts, business, technology, and more, I am looking forward to insightful discussions with fascinating women writers.”
Nayanika Mahtani - Author Screenwriter
17th September 2020, 4:00 PM
An author and a screenwriter wrote her debut novel, Ambushed, an adventure set in tiger territory in the Himalayan foothills, published by Puffin in April 2015. All royalties from Ambushed go towards a school for the children of former poachers, to give them a window to alternate livelihoods. Her next book is The Gory Story of Genghis Khan a.k.a. Don't Mess with the Mongols. Nayanika's next story featured in an anthology: The Puffin Book of Holiday Stories - a collection of short stories by Indian authors including Ruskin Bond, Rabindranath Tagore and Sudha Murty.
Nayanika has also co-written a film script based on the extraordinary true story of the 'Human Computer', Shakuntala Devi, who will be played by the very talented Vidya Balan. The film has recently released on Amazon Prime.
Ms Mahtani excitedly quotes, "I love WIN's mantra of Paying It Forward. My own journey was helped along by the unstinting support of some wonderful women, who rooted for me as I navigated uncharted waters. I think true strength lies in owning your vulnerabilities and your choices - and helping others do the same."
Ms Stuti Jalan, Founder, WIN quips, “With Amrita Chowdhury as our win ambassador, we are looking forward to collaborating with accomplished authors from various genres under one roof. We hope to inspire women writers and women leaders who want to be a part of creating change. The series is an ongoing event and we have 20 more authors in the pipeline aligned for the year.”
The series will be broadcast across all digital platforms –Instagram, YouTube and Facebook, LinkedIN and Twitter.
About WIN - We are an inspirational storytelling network which creates, shares, informs and inspires women. It’s a movement to Pay It Forward. Women Inspiring Network is a content platform dedicated to helping aspiring women leaders fulfill their potential. Our aim is to build content and communities to inform and inspire. WIN will power women change-makers with information equipping them to succeed.
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