Thursday, April 21, 2011

Another milestone

One that I did not hope to reach let alone cross.

I am among 3 women selected from India and 35 women from all over the world who will participate in the prestigious FORTUNE/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Program this May. 

I am being mentored by two amazing ladies at American Express and American Express Open. 

I was nominated for this program 2 days after I was awarded the SAARC Women Entrepreneur Council award for achievement in a niche industry. When I filled in the nomination papers I wasnt too hopeful on getting through and when I knew, more than a month and a half ago that I had, I was surprised and didn't know what hit me.

Only those closest to me knew about the goings on. I was also insistent on following protocol and the US Consulate in Chennai was kind enough to organize a press meet in their premises to announce that they are sending me for this very prestigious program which would last all of May.

I saw the agenda and the plans that have made for me and all the other 30 women from all over the world. I can only gape. 
This is most definitely a brilliant opportunity and I only have God to thank for the grace. 

"The Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership connects talented, emerging women leaders from all over the world with members of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders for a month-long internship program.
The program begins with an orientation in Washington, D.C., where mentees meet with senior women leaders in government, business, academic, civil society and the media. Participants are then paired with one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders from companies like Time Inc., Google, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in cities across the United States. At the end of the mentorship, mentees reconvene in New York City to collectively reflect on their experience and discuss future leadership opportunities"

I am going to be on a learning spree, from other mentees, the people that I would meet and more than anything else, my mentors who I already spoke to yesterday. Two really amazing ladies and I cant wait to meet them and learn from them.

If you are in India and know of a woman who you think can be nominated for this program, contact the consulate in your city. There are several other programs for writers, artists, political leaders, to name a few.

More than anything else, I gaped to read the names that have been on this program from India before. I am one of the three from India and the first to go from Chennai.

Hoping all this would lead to a lot more women coming to know of this program and get such opportunities too.

Pictures from the press meet yesterday - here






55 comments:

Anusha said...

Congratulations Chinmayee. Go, do our country proud. I shall definitely pass this on to more people for this was something new to me and I am sure will be for a lot of others too. Have a great learning experience and I hope you would do a series of posts on your experience and give us a glimpse of what you have learnt. All the very best.

And you are looking cute in that outfit :)

Anonymous said...

Chinmayee

Congratulations and all the best for your endevaours!!

Nayani

Vinoth said...

Wov... Congrats Chinmayi... Wish you all the very best...

Akila said...

Congratulations Chinmayi. You are an amazing person and You look great in that picture.

அனாமிகா துவாரகன் said...

Media loves to write gossips but not such great news. Shame on them.

Congrats lady

Maheswari said...

Congrats Chinmayi....God has given you such an oppurtunity....Your mother shud be very proud .....Congrats once again...Your dress is very nice.
Godspeed good people.
Maheswari

Bhaarath said...

Congrats Chinmayee. All the very best and don't forget to have fun amidst the learning spree :).

Saranya said...

Kudos Chinamyi...:) making our nation and TN proud....luv ya:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Awesome recognition.

pooja said...

congo! u motivate us so much! i jus love ur tooratha mazai sung for star vijay's serial. i don even knw the serials name but i listen to that song of urs everyday! transition from chestvoice to head voice i jus love the way u do it!

udith said...

cngrats chinmayeeeeee...........
and you luk grt in da pic.....

My days(Gops) said...

congrats.. btw, your voice to karthika @ KO is so amazing ...

Anonymous said...

Honestly saying alot of womens r in que who all achievers, but singer popularity makes u this level, if u say no!!! also "thats true", wei congrats, proud of all women achivers from india:)

Rubini Shetty S- Rajoo said...

Congratulations :):)

Aruna said...

Congrats!

And you look great!

Raji said...

Congrats Chinmayi!

நேசமித்ரன் said...

வாழ்த்துகள் சின்மயி !

காவேரிகணேஷ் said...

congrats chinamyee, very all the best.

அகநாழிகை said...

congrats chinmayee. U deserve it.

Deepa said...

Congratulations Chinmayi!

Joe said...

Congrats and all the best for your 1 month training, Chinmayi!

Ashmur said...

Many Congratulations Chinmayi :-) Do our country proud. Way to go :-)

My share of life said...

This is more than one feather on your cap :) I am most certainly proud and very very very happy for you!!!! Three cheers to you, young lady!!!!

Ilavarasan said...

Congratulations Chinmayee.. Getting SARC award was not enough , this is like the cherry on top of the cake . . Awesome . . !

SR said...

Congrats Chinmayee. Lovely Pic . See you soon in US :-)

Maddy said...

Congrats!

Wishing you all the very best.

Yogitharani said...

Congrats! Chinmayi.....

Good Luck.....

God Bless Youuuuuu.....

Connecter said...

I am glad to note this achievement of yours. You deserve to get the recongintion because of your varied avatars and excel in those areas chosen by you. COngrats and our wishes will always be there in your journey to greatness.

M GANESAN said...

Congratulations!

Two days earlier i thought of you while listening a popular Music Show programme "Border crossings" from Voice of America .Since you are a multiple talented Personality from INDIA i thought and expected the day for the interview from the forgien media like VOA.

I hope this dream must be true by your Participation .

Thanks

REGARDS
M.GANESAN

D said...

வாழ்த்துக்கள் Chinmayee. i pray to god to make u grow further & make the whole tamil community` proud of u

Jeba said...

VaazhthukkaL madam! Poi kalakkitu vaaanga :)

Banupriya said...

Wow!! Congratulations Ms.Chinmayee.. Long way to go! I wish you a nice and memorable learning month ahead.

Anonymous said...

Extremely proud and happy for you Chinmayi, Goodluck!

Sri

Anonymous said...

Way to go CEO!!Wishes.

Kalyan said...

Great to hear that. Congrats

Aakarsh said...

Keep Soaring... high and higher...

My best wishes!

smile said...

congrats chin

Anonymous said...

wow that's a great achievement at this age..you deserve the best in life..God bless you and be with you..

Sathiya said...

Wow! Congrats Chinmayi! All the very best. You deserve it. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Renuka Gunasekaran said...

Very happy for you. Best wishes.

sharan said...

மங்கையராய் பிறபதற்கே நல்ல மாதவம் செய்திடல் வேண்டும் அம்மா. நல வாழ்த்துக்கள் தமிழ் மகளே..

சரவணன், வந்தவாசி.

Janarthanan said...

Wow.... congrats Chinmayi... Way to go.. Our nation along with me is so proud of you.. And nice pose between the flags! :D

Masala Pictures said...

congrats chinmayi

best wishes to achive many more mile stones..

Jayne said...

Thats great ^_^. Congratulations to you...

பிரியமுடன்... said...

What to write here?!! If u want me to write something, I just can't ! But still u could see my words at your mother's face! Our prayers never fail! May God bless u for good heAlth as well. I just read the comments only. Let me go through your kind post About your latest Acheivement:)

Sriram said...

Double like..

Abi said...

Congrats on your achievement. You are the future, and India has many a people like you. Hope everyone gets to express themselves like how you got to.

So, are you coming down to WAS DC to attend the meet? That would be a nice opportunity for us to meet sis. You know I live half hour from DC. Please meet me this time, if you have time.

Regards,

Anonymous said...

Congrats...nice outfit...shd have horse-tailed ur hair :)
- Akash

salo said...

Wow...Chinemayi...
Your too Good.Congratulation's .God Bless you.All the best for all the success.
Kullanari kootam and KO Song's Rocks.

UTHIRA said...

Hi chinmayi

you have proved that you are a great daughter to your mother by bringing great honours to her. I'm really happy for you and your mother. may god be with you and bring lots and lots of success to you and your mother. GREAT SALUTE TO YOUR MOTHER.
This is a great inspiration to all the youngsters. Is your mother accompanying you to US. would be great for her if she is?
Have a great time there and
do share the experience with us.

Sudharsan Prabu M said...

Congrats...! You Rockkk Chinmayi!! as always!!!

Sridhar said...

Congrats Chinmayi....God has given you such an opportunity.Its not tat everyone gets a voice as u. Congrats once again.Apart from singing u r also very good VJ who has performed many stage shows. Should achieve more and more

Anonymous said...

Congrats..

MayilVahanan

brsss said...

congrats chimayee..........proud 2b indian........

Ramesh said...

Chinmayi Congratulations.

Its been a while since I visited ur blog and as usual I see a lot of updates.

Was watching Vijay TV (Sangeetha Sangamam). Just logged in to sincerely thank u for the rendition of "Eppo varuvalo" hindusthani style. Never heard that version b4.

Hope u enjoyed ur US trip. Until next time ta ta.