Pooja Bohra is a young entrepreneur, who’s enthusiastic and passionate about everything that she does. She’s one of the founder members of Like House Build Well and heads the sales and marketing department of this organization.
Her pioneering efforts and contribution in some of the renowned business projects have drawn recognition from everywhere. She got influenced by her brother “Satya Chauhan” who is the Managing Director of Link House Build Well.
She’s a multi-talented person, who’s not only showing her agility and versatility in running the business but also believes in giving back to society through her NGO “SOUL”.
In an exclusive candid interview with Insight Glimpse, Pooja Bohra, the Vice President of a real estate firm “Link House Build well” talked about her journey from business person to social service and answered some candid questions. Here are some excerpts from the interaction:
Who is her role model?
Pooja‘s grandfather, late Mr. Dev Singh has always been a role model. He was an awe-inspiring patriarch and tremendously hardworking and insightful leader earned the honor of Freedom Fighter.
When and how she started with this journey of entrepreneurship?
Pooja started her career working with a top notch language institute but it didn’t hold her fancy too long. She came to Delhi with a burning ambition of doing something extraordinary. Suddenly, an opportunity came knocking at her door when she was asked by one of her friends to work with her in a real estate firm. Subsequently, it was a boom. It later pushed her into the uncharted territory and here was the origin of her own event management company “LH Media Entertainments Pvt. Ltd.” in Noida. Henceforth, she took a flight into the business world.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love”. This famous quote of Mother Teresa goes well with Pooja Bohra. She opened this NGO with a vision to serve and cater to unprivileged poor people who can’t afford two square meal in a day. SOUL is an abbreviation of “Society of Universe Lovers”.
She is “a women of substance !
Not many people in this world can boast of having done what they believed in. There would be fewer women who can say this with confidence and élan. It is my great honor and privilege that I know a woman who is much beyond being “a women of substance”.
Ms. Pooja Bohra is one such person who has challenged the shackles of societal prejudices especially against women and challenged the way things work in the professional world but also being a inspiration for men and women alike.
Running a company, a NGO and giving consultancy to a reputed real estate firm can be daunting but this young lady has appetite, skills and vision to articulate when it comes to life.
Tell us more about SOUL and What was the motivation to start NGO Soul?
My love towards humanity drove me to work for social causes since I was a child. Actually, my dad always encouraged me to be kind and compassionate. I continued to work for the under-privileged children during my youth and in order to increase the scope of my outreach, I formed SOUL Ngo with life-minded people to collectively pool our resources and energies for the upliftment of under-privileged people. Mr. Ramneesh Tangri who is a father figure to me has always been my motivation and is the most important part of SOUL. We aptly name this NGO, SOUL which is an abbreviation for Society of Universe Lovers. Anyone who loves this universe and wants to give back something to the society can become a part of this NGO.
Soul is currently focusing in the following two areas;
a) Animal Rights: Soul is running a cow shelter in village, Besai, Sector -70, Noida. This is a home for abandoned cows. It was initiated in October 2012 with 4 sick cows picked up from the road and they were provided a home. The name of this initiative is Pashupati Gaushala. This initiative was taken for the welfare of animals. Now it is shelter for around 32 homeless cows. All the villagers are welcomed to leave their barren and old cows in the shelter rather than leaving them on the roads, where they eat garbage and plastic and at the same time, cause traffic hazards.
b) Right to education: This program me was started with a view to provide education to poor and neglected children of maids and laborers. SOUL has started a school for these children. The name of this school is “Gokul Vidyapeeth” and is located in village, Besai, Noida. SOUL’s members conducted a sensitizing program me so as to persuade the parents of these children to send their children to school. Total strength of the school is 42 of which most them are girls.
SOUL’s structure is formed in such a way that it used to run by its member’s fund. But now due to growing need, it is aided by big institutions and firms.
Real estate, event management and NGO how do you manage to work on all this at same time? Women don’t generally are apprehensive to join real estate, tell us how is real estate a good industry for women?
I got into Real estate in 2010 as an employee of a reputed firm , where worked for almost 6 months and but working for someone was not my cup of tea so I with my brother Satya planned to open our own company and took a fight to the business world . He was always my inspiration; my GURU and my support. I envy him in every which way he is my prototype in terms of my professional life.
Working with a real estate company was not a challenge for me because I was surrounded with some wonderful people also I never found that it is difficult for women to survive in real estate. Yes, real estate is really a good industry to work with as it is one of the richest industry of the world and gives individual a chance to introduce itself to one of the finest sales and marketing industry positively.
She has been awarded by women philanthropist in 2013.
As for Pooja Bohra, her tryst with entrepreneurship is now taken an extra edge. Her first-hand experience gave her the oomph to take the plunge into business and rightly so. Pooja’s entrepreneurial spark is best manifested in her attitude towards taking up roles as diverse as event manager, a philanthropist and a real estate consultant.
She has definitely given a prominent sight to the emergence of a snowballing global ‘she-economy’.