From law to entrepreneurship – Manasi’s Second Act

From law to entrepreneurship – Manasi’s Second Act

Mia&J stands for Manasi (Gupta) and Jaana. It is a fine confectionery brand, aiming to become a consumer brand in the country; and started in 2014. Manasi is a 36 year old trained litigation lawyer, who practiced the law for many years, and then took on a...

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India is Adapting to a Gig Economy

India is Adapting to a Gig Economy

Recent statistics show 20-30% of the workforce in developed economies is engaged in time-bound contractual work. Also known as “a gig” or as an open talent economy, the trend is slowly catching on in Asia. This implies collaborations in a borderless market...

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How To Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

How To Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

It is a common affliction to start out with strokes as broad as possible. We start out feeling that catering to everyone is key. This is however, counter-productive. Research, business practice and common sense tells us that unless a niche practice area is...

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Women lead at Davos 2018

Women lead at Davos 2018

No more “Davos man”. This was a term coined by Samuel Huntington, which became emblematic of the World Economic Conference at Davos. It implied a wealthy, elite man who routinely attended the event. 2018 was a huge departure from precedent in the 48 year...

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How to Handle a Gap in Your Resume

How to Handle a Gap in Your Resume

At My Second Act, one of the most common concerns we have Members raising is the gap on the resume. Women who have taken a career break for personal reasons and seek to return to work feel compelled to explain the gap and/or apologize for it. If you have...

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Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are – Amy Cuddy

Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are – Amy Cuddy

Power posing could change your whole life. Seriously! Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and can definitively have an impact on outcome.

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Make the most of what you have got – networking as a mother

Make the most of what you have got – networking as a mother

"I just don’t know where to start!" Some of the most common feedback that we have got from members at My Second Act is that while they want to change their current situation they do not know how or where to start. In the recent bestselling book ‘Sapiens’,...

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