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Uplift- Network for Inspiration!

Uplift- Network for inspiration group, an initiative of Dream Catchers & Womenlines, organized a networking meet on 25th Sep at Myra’s @stadium, 11 am to 1 pm. The objective was to meet and connect with new entrepreneurs, to empower and support each other, mingle, network, hear an inspiring story, and yes listen to some melodic songs too!!

Bhavana Bahl Malhotra – Mrs.India 2017 Winner – Queen of Substance was the speaker at the meet. Multi-talented Bhavana has been an art director, a fashion stylist, a dancer, a fashion marketer, a fitness instructor, and a model. Her inspirational journey about ups and downs she faced before and after winning the crown, what helped her winning and above all how she keeps herself motivated, to achieve her dreams really inspired the audience. Participants freely interacted with each other, shared their stories, got a chance to network with each other and bonded well. It was a pleasure to have Dhanashree Pandav as one of the singers for the meet who added the fun element to the meet. Dhanashree describes music as her passion and takes every opportunity to showcase her talent to the audience which gives her opportunity to refresh herself and make new friends.  Bageshree Iyer, who runs ‘PotPourri’ in Singapore which is a platform for thematic music concerts, was the other eminent singer at the meet who delighted the audience with her amazing voice. Shalima Motial, founder, CEO of Dream Catchers and Charu Mehrotra, founder Women Lines addressed about the importance of networking in present times.

Networking is not only collecting cards and approaching each other for business. It is about, connecting with a fellow entrepreneur, understanding each others problems, exchanging knowledge, finding out solutions, looking out for opportunities to grow and also have some fun together. Networking gives an opportunity to strive for excellence by motivating, sharing and caring for each other along the journey. Face-to-face networking definitely creates lasting impressions in the minds of people we meet. As entrepreneurs, we need motivation, connection, bonding, and support from people who have the same mindset.

Uplift- Network for Inspiration will be organizing networking meets 4 times a year. Please send request at  Uplift if you want to be part of this group. Take a break entrepreneurs and come out of the virtual world to build up real connections. Cheers to entrepreneurship!

Charu Mehrotra

Promoting excellence in women!

Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4: Celebration of Womanhood and Entrepreneurship Spirit



“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”. Helen Keller

Dream Catchers upcoming event Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4 is such a fantastic platform which can justify this quotation to its true sense.

Shalima Motial, the organizer of the event and Founder & CEO of Dream Catchers gets the credit for coming up with such a magnificent idea which is into the 4th season this time. And making it a true celebration of womanhood and inner beauty Shalima has been successful to get women entrepreneurs as sponsors for the event. Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4 is going to provide the participants beautiful life time moments while they walk on the ramp with their loved ones and is also celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship by giving these entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products and services. There is a fantastic news for participants and sponsors that Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4 will be covered by Colors TV Singapore for the first time.

Here we have the list of all sponsors who are going to add great value to the event-

Myra’s is the presenting sponsor for the event Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4 -Eat, Drink & Party at Myra’s and enjoy Mexican and North Indian food specialties. Visit  www.myras.sg for details.

Life by Design:  It’s about  Reclaiming, Recharging and  Reframing Life on your own terms…to Celebrate ‘being the best you can’. Their Vision is to take Life Coaching out of the realm of ‘corporates only’ and take it to where it will impact the most. They are on a Mission to Inspire and Empower Women and Youth through Workshops, Group, and One-on-one Coaching. Life By Design makes it your Lifestyle Choice.

Oxhide is the latest name in Singapore in Luxury Leather Goods.Oxhide offers a full range of leather products handbags, belts, wallets, office bags, travel bags and much more. Dream Catchers have secured an exclusive discount of 40 percent for Oxhide’s fan club and participants. You can visit their exclusive show room at Harbourfront center or buy online from their website.

Food n Wellness is by Meenu Agarwal. Meenu Agarwal the clinical dietitian provides customized nutrition and diet plan services for weight loss, healthy skin and manage medical ailments like diabetes, thyroid, and cholesterol.


Mila, the jewelry that speaks the beauty of a woman. Sujata is a Jewellery Designer specializing in high-quality hand-made Fashion Jewellery. She finds unmatched beauty in natural minerals, and loves creating jewelry using these beautiful stones. Her love for these precious gems has inspired her to create her own jewelry brand, Mila.


Positive Minds by Rummana Kaed: Rummana is a Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D. from National University of Singapore). Her current focus involves counseling individuals and helping them deal with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, relationship issues and parenting challenges. She is a dynamic and effective speaker and also conducts talks and workshops on a variety of topics.

Dansation Fitness: Dansation Fitness combines Dance and Fitness moves to create magic. This magic potion is addictive and will motivate you to come back to class. Rashmi , founder of Dance Sensation believes that this is a key to achieving your fitness goals. Experience it to believe it.

Evente Clinic is featuring over 30 most sought after Real estate brands from throughout India. Come, be a part of The India Property Fair on the 19th and 20th, of August 2017 and rub shoulders with industry experts while they conduct seminars and expert talks on Home buying in India. It’s the new dawn of Indian Real Estate ….and the RIGHT TIME to find your DREAM HOME BACK HOME.

Luxe Interior Design is one stop design and builds company that covers everything from carpentry to electrical works. They are committed to delivering inspired designs and exceptional service. They aim to be the one of the most innovative and customer oriented design & build a team that is able to interpret and translate a client’s vision of a dream home into design expressions.

Visual Artists: A center of excellence for promoting education among students of all ages helping the moms to improve the technical expertise, creative and observational skills of their children. Visual Artists is founded by Jaya Gupta who is a conceptual artist.

Zen Excellence School & Meadow: Zen Excellence School & Meadow is a Leadership Coaching, talent management and consulting organization partnered with Voicekraft Asia & Talentstrat providing a suite of services to corporates and individuals with artfully designed sessions to enhance productivity, creativity, and excellence at work and in the life of individuals.

The Golden Closet: The Golden Closet is Singapore’s leading multi-designer pop-up store offering latest Indian designer wears and must-haves of the season. Find all your wardrobe needs from Jewelleries, Accessories, Anarkalis, Sarees, Lehengas, Tunics, Shoes, Bags and Clutches at one stop. Our team is always on hand to assist with styling advice and queries, and we guarantee the best shopping experience every time.

Kundalini Yoga by Akashakti : Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, your glandular and nervous systems are stimulated, and your capacity for creative potential is heightened. You gain inner vitality to compensate for the adverse effects of stress so you can excel in life.

Vastraa: As per vision of Vastraa “Get simple, Go Green”. With their handmade and ergonomic designs created in eco-friendly fabrics, your girls get to wear simple, earthy and breathtaking paavaadais. Each month a portion of their sales goes towards the chosen NGO. What can be better than your precious ones looking angelic, and your money spent making a positive difference to somebody’s life?

Treasure Tove: “The passion of reaching out to women like myself to look and feel good brought about the birth of Treasure Trove,” says Harmanpreet the founder of Treasure Tove. After all, no one wants to look like a mass produced accessory factory thus Harman’s clutches are mostly handmade with trendy designs. Hope you enjoy stepping out in style with the clutches Treasure Trove provides

Home Accents by Aditi Grover: Home Accents is a décor cum lifestyle store. It houses the world’s finest and most exquisite products from around the globe under one roof! There is style and class in all of Aditi’s merchandises. Home Accents has revived the world of décor. Modernizing it, yet keeping it true to its old world charm.

Dance Embassy: Dance Embassy is the official choreographer for the event. The team of Dance embassy has been transforming lives through Dance, Fitness, and Wellness in Singapore and the World, since 2010.

Rang Mantra: An International e-boutique with a vintage charm. A perfect amalgamation of colors (Rang) of ethnic fashion crafted by the most talented artisans from the weaving communities across India with the simplicity (Mantra) of a modern outlook. From finest of silk varieties to the tenderness of cotton, Rang Mantra has everything to give a personal style statement of every woman.

Trust Yoga; Trust yoga center shares best yoga knowledge with all, regardless of gender, age, religion, and nationality. Basic sharing comprises Yogic science, asana, pranayama & kriya practices and meditation. Centre offers minimum 100 regular classes per week comprising flexibility, strength & mind training with breath control.  

Cake-O-Holic: Manira Mondal is the owner of Cake-O-Holic. In Singapore where the bakery is in every corner, Manira has managed to set her mark and it shines bright like a star, not only within her friend circle & relatives but also some newer clients!

Just Nail It: Bringing the best to the East! All under one roof! Get Nailed! Get Waxed, Threaded, Bleached, A Hot Oil Therapy for Head and Neck, and get glowing with a Facial –All under one roof! Call for appointments @ 64494411 or what’s app @ 96515191.

Aiyaz Dance Academy Pte Ltd(ADA) is doing the opening act at Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4. Their team is packed with dedication and commitment, driven by passion and the will, at the same time reaching out through personal touch.The best dance academy in Singapore which not only trains students to learn the best form of dances but also provides the best platforms to enhance their talents.

It is such a pleasure to know about these wonderful entrepreneurs and their innovative work. Womenlines wishes all the best to Shalima and all sponsors and participants in the event Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers Season-4.

Friends book your tickets now to be part of the celebration with your friends and family!





Charu Mehrotra

Promoting excellence in women!


Lady with Ideas of Excellence-Purnima Kamath

Courageous Opportunist, Unflinching Entrepreneur, and Lady with ideas, meet entrepreneur of the month Purnima Kamath, owner of De Ideaz Pte Ltd Singapore.

purnima7 Purnima started “De Ideaz” in early 2002 to utilize her past experiences in marketing communications and to make her passion come live by setting her foot in the education, events, cultural and arts ecology. De Ideaz Pte Ltd is an integrated marketing communications company. The company aims to blend creativity and technology to promote events, entertainment, education, and e-business to the social and corporate world. Purnima heads the company in the department of marketing, business development, sales and client servicing.
Purnima has an MBA degree in International Business from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. In 2000, she was elected as the Honorary Secretary of the MBA Alumni Club at NTU. She also holds the Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Communications & Journalism Diploma from Bombay, India. In Mumbai, Purnima has organized exhibitions, compared musical shows and acted on stage.
De Ideaz is a result of Purnima’s hard work and dedication towards her profession. At De Ideaz, Purnima shares “We endeavor to be the most creative event company in Singapore, always delivering a high standard of quality & value for money to our clients. We at De Ideaz are passionate, dedicated & fun when it comes to staging events.” She emphasizes that “Each event is a customized & tailored project, irrespective of size or budget and this is what makes us unique. Excellence is the name of the game and we at De Ideaz will exceed your expectations every time”.
Purnima’s unique passion for excellence becomes her client’s competitive advantage. She is very particular about maintaining the highest ethical standards and treating her client with the utmost courtesy and professional respect. Her Punchline for her clients says-“We want to see you successful, so will create deideaz for your best image!”
Some examples of hit events managed/organized by De Ideaz includes popular Bollywood artistes like Falguni Pathak, Sonu Niigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Asha Bhosle, Atif Aslam, Jagjit Singh, RahulVaidya, Raja Hassan, among others. In addition to that, it has handled numerous corporate events for banks, conferences, and exhibitions at venues like world-class venues like Suntec Convention Centre.
In addition to all her qualities, Purnima has this enormous capacity to balance her personal and work life. Over the years, she has developed the ability to manage events with excellence, unveil strategic initiatives, drive these to success and stay calm in a storm today’. She hates unprofessional attitude in today’s younger generation and makes sure whoever is joining her team is the person of integrity and principles. Purnima believes in the power of networking and concept of your net worth is your network. To keep her networking skills active she has become member of-

  • Singapore Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries
  • IPRS
  • Indian Women’s Organization
  • Siglap South Indian Activity Executive Committee
  • Singapore Indian Association

She is married and has twin boys. She loves traveling with her boys and taking them out for vacation. Her interests include networking, travel, theatre, fashion, and music.
As a team player, the driving philosophy that permeates her work is simple:
“I have an anthem even in small things. Don’t give up! Keep Going and trust yourself and the Divine blesses your hard work!”
Hats off to your ideas Purnima!

Charu Mehrotra

Promoting Excellence in Women!


Dazzling event by Indian Expat Ladies in Singapore-Dazzling Divas!

Dazzling Divas, was a fun-filled programme for ladies, organized with the motive of integrating the female immigrants, with the Singaporeans and to provide some fun and amusement to make them have a feel of their home country. Women from different walks of life, from different parts of Singapore, visited the event.

Dazzling Divas was an amazing effort by Indian expat ladies, who displayed their talents in various programmes in the event.The event was well supported by Sengkang Women Executive Committee (WEC) – a People’s Association Organization. Held at Sengkang Community Club, on 14th November 2009, Saturday, 7:00-1000 pm Dazzling Divas was an entertaining night for the female audience.

The organizing committee was chaired by Ms. Kamini Chaliki and was ably supported by Ms. Charu and Ms. Mrunal with guidance from Ms. Azeeza. Ms. Kamini took the initiative to organize the whole event with the support of Chairman Sengkang WEC.

dsc00903-1Dazzling Divas was successful in providing entertainment to the female audience. The theme for the month was “Colours of India”. The programme was started with the Mehendi and Rangoli competition.There was active participation and participants came out with very amazingly creative Rangoli and Mehndi Patterns. Ms. Arpita Karandikar was the winner for Mehendi competition and Ms. Saujanya was the winner for Rangoli competition.There were some sweet performances by kids on some Bollywood and Kollywood m numbers, which was well received by the audience. So many multifaceted women got a chance to showcase their talents by participating in this event. The interesting fact is that many participants never met each other personally before the event and interacted virtually through a social networking site. The evening unfolded with surprise in terms of comic caper Singapore version of Ramayana, enacted by some enterprising ladies from IIS theatre group, that kept everyone in splits. Also, a very well coordinated and in-sync National Integration Fashion Show was huge success with the audience due to elegant costumes, beautiful jewelry; Ms. Sunita Prashant was the choreographer for the fashion show. The main attraction of the show was the dazzling divas performance by lovely ladies who danced on hit bollywood like from Jab we met, Kajra re numbers from old generation to latest hit songs.

Ms Shakun Narang, from the audience said “Truly Dazzling Divas was a platform that gave women in Singapore a platform to showcase their inner elegance, beauty and substance they are made of. More than that, the event brought in a kind of bonhomie and togetherness that we all Indian women crave for in a home away from home.

The crowd of 150 ladies enjoyed the whole programme, tasty Indian food, participated actively in games and had fun time while dancing on hit Bollywood numbers. Ms Deepti Rawat, from the audience commented that “It was an evening with stunning performance of talented dancers, hilarious comedy skit, fashion show, games and lucky draw too. In 10 years of my married life this was my first party without my husband where I enjoyed a lot. I got a chance to learn catwalk, there, thanks to WEC.”

The show was sponsored by a go to website mysingapore.com.sg, which brings the latest happenings events related to art, culture, movies, restaurants, with a distinctly Indian point of view. Four Seasons Spa located at Midpoint Orchard road was the other sponsor for the event. Miss Nisha gifted valued vouchers for her beauty and tailoring services for the lucky draw winners.

The regular get-together for immigrants can really help in diminishing the line of difference between Singaporeans (existing & immigrants) so that they can mutually benefit each other by exchanging knowledge and having some amusement and regalement together.

Charu Mehrotra

Promoting Excellence in Women!


Unity in diversity for womenfolk through community event in Singapore!

It was a pleasure to attend a racial harmony community event in Singapore!

dsc06951I was amazed to realize that this was an excellent platform for women from different races of society to intermingle with each other and get to know more about each other. The event was open to residents but what I consider is that womenfolk have always much more to share with each other than men. The event was named as” We are one family-A Racial Harmony celebration” in conjunction with Punggol Central Ministerial Community visit of Mr. K Shanmugam, Minister for law and second minister for a home affair.The focus of the event was to discuss how to integrate new immigrants into Singapore society?

In any new country, immigrants take time to become the part of the society. Minister Shanmugam mentioned that all three parties are important-Singaporeans who have to be welcoming; new immigrants who have to adopt new culture; and the government which has to provide a framework for people to bond. Every party has to perform their role properly to achieve the desired results.

The crowd at the event was itself reflecting that people are interested in a bond which each other. It’s always good to meet new people, to interact, participate in activities together, and benefit each other by exchange of knowledge. So more events should be planned out to increase the participation and interaction level of different races of the society. I really appreciate the efforts which Government puts to integrate and help immigrants settling down in an alien country.

There were different performances by Filipino, Indian, Malay and Chinese groups. Major attraction was a performance by kids. Children should be exposed to such events which will help them to mingle with different people, of not only of their race but of different races and then they will have an understanding of the concept of unity in diversity since their childhood!

Charu Mehrotra

Promoting Excellence in Women!