TAP in conversation with Vithya - Entrepreneurship through Social Media - Overcoming Cultural Pressures & Depression
வணக்கம் Vanakkam Friends,
Entrepreneurs, regardless of their industries or where they begin, have one defining characteristic in common: they're insane. They have to be insane to leave a comfortable life, to forgo financial stability, and to rebel against personal, social and career norms.
An entrepreneur who hasn't woken up many nights drenched in sweat worrying about their future, their business, their career, their success, is not an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur takes real risks, knowing that the chances of failure are high, that they could be back to square one with little to show after years of sacrifice. But they take those risks and work hard at what they do because they believe not honouring their calling is the biggest failure of them all.
What does it then mean to be an entrepreneur in a South Asian community coming to terms with different cultural identities, where parental and peer pressures can be incessant, and judgement is often passed without a second thought. Consider then a female South Asian entrepreneur, using social media regularly, and exposing her personal life to the wider community, there’s an undeniable element of vulnerability.
TAP are proud to present you with a unique opportunity to gain insight into all of these points. We’ll be hosting Vithya
, the female entrepreneur behind Vithya Hair & Makeup
. Over the past few years she’s built her business from scratch into what is now arguably one of the most recognisable brands in the British Tamil community. We’ll be learning about her challenges with depression and bullying, and how she overcame major social and cultural obstacles to establish a successful small business.
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, regardless of the industry, and possibly worried about the impact on your life and community, join us for this event - don't miss out. We have student and standard tickets available at a minimum donation of £5, and you’ll be able to meet other like-minded people, as well as fill up on as much food and drink as you like. The event will be held at one of the largest entrepreneur co-working space in the UK, WeWork Spitalfields
, from 7pm, Wednesday 29 March
We look forward to meeting you next week!