ENTREPRENEURS, ARTISTS, TECHLaura

ROSHNI / CEO & founder of IMPART / HOUSTON TX

ENTREPRENEURS, ARTISTS, TECHLaura
 ROSHNI / CEO & founder of IMPART / HOUSTON TX

Meet Roshni. She's constantly brainstorming and challenging the norm. She's action-oriented, eager to take on more, and incredibly self-motivated. After years as a consultant, she decided TO leave the industry to launch her own art inspired business, Impart. Life is too short to not go where your heart leads and Roshni is the embodiment of a commitment to the pursuit of something greater. she's a CEO, founder, and she’s in full freakin’ Bloom.

Self Portrait by Roshni Shah, CEO and Founder of Impart

Self Portrait by Roshni Shah, CEO and Founder of Impart

HOW WILL YOU BLOOM IN THE NEXT YEAR?

I am going to use the strengths that I already have to find strengths that I didn’t even know I had to unleash my full potential. 2016 is going to be exciting because rather than having someone else dictate what my potential is, I am going to set it for myself. Have I bloomed already? No. Have I started down the path? Yes. I think that by starting Impart, an art business and something I am passionate about, I have opened up a potential vulnerability to figuring out my strengths and weaknesses and I am excited to see where it goes.  

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR 18-YEAR-OLD SELF?

Honestly, I listened to my parents when I was 18. People tend to think that 18 year olds are young and rebellious, but I wanted to be told what to do. As an 18 year old, I think that’s your time to take risks. Listen to your parents because they raised you and brought you into this world but it’s important to take a few smart risks, learn, fall on your face, and wipe yourself off. It’ll all be okay. You will grow up just fine. I would tell myself to fall on my face more.

HOW HAVE YOU, HOW DO YOU, OR HOW WILL YOU HELP WOMEN?

I want to help women by reminding them that they have something to contribute. I want to urge us all to take ourselves seriously, beyond looks, beyond what society has told us a woman’s role is. Take yourself seriously.

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES. GO.

There are definitely numbers behind practices, there is a reason why short people don’t play volleyball, but there is always an exception to the rule. From the exceptions usually stem the best breakthroughs. Recently I took some big risks to start Impart. My family values job security and would say to me, “You have a great job, you have a good income, why are you doing this?” Starting a business seemed silly to them when I had so much professional stability. But I decided that I know myself and by being present in that moment and not overthinking, I overcame and saw the opportunity to reach my goals. I think this is why a lot of people never reach their full potential--they get into their own heads. If I can give any advice, it’s to be present.

WHAT’S YOUR END GOAL?

The beauty in life is interacting with people which is why I want to help increase collaboration. Life isn’t about the material things, the superficial things, it’s about personal connections and that’s what I am seeking to do with Impart. Life is about interacting with what’s right outside your front door. 

A KICK BUTT FORUM THAT AIMS TO INSPIRE, COMFORT AND UNITE INCREDIBLE WOMEN (& DUDES) THROUGH DYNAMIC INTERVIEWS