Girl Boss Interviews: Maneesha Gosukonda
This interview was conducted by Maanasi Shyno, a Dartmouth sophomore interning in Marketing and Communications with Launch gURLs. There have been grammatical edits made to the interviewee’s responses with their permission.
In this series, we talked to several of the girls in our pilot program about their experiences with Girl Boss. This week we interviewed Maneesha Gosukonda. We asked her the following questions and these were her answers!
What is your business idea?
My business idea is to supply natural sanitary napkins to villagers in her community. Her business will be called D.HEC which stands for Disposable, Healthy, Eco-friendly, Comfort. I want to provide an alternative to plastic pads, which may harm those with diseases like bladder cancer and cause infections. These pads would be disposable and eco-friendly.
What has been the best part of Girl Boss?
All of the parts of Girl Boss are the best! In each level, in each activity, I learned new skills and knowledge. Every step in Girlboss is new information for me. I was excited to do every level and found them all interesting. I am very happy to be part of Girl Boss because it has helped me learn more and more.
What is the most important thing you have learned through the Girl Boss program (so far)? How do you hope what you learn through Girl Boss will help in the future?
Everything I have learned is important for me. In every level, I learned new things like designing rooms, developing business ideas, writing pitches e.t.c, many things I learnt. All these will help me in the future to not only start a business, but also teach my friends, cousins, and students. I trust that what I’ve learned in Girl Boss will help me in the future!
What problems do you hope to address in your community?
I hope there are less problems in my community. Even though there is less gender discrimination, some of my community members still will not allow their DAUGHTERS to come out of their homes, where they allow their sons. They will not allow them to stand on their feet and they won’t even allow girls to go out shopping. After some education, girls get married and are not allowed to get a job. So this I want to stop. I want all my girls to study, do jobs, stand on their feet, and finally for all my girls to get some freedom from family and society.