Own Your Color

How to Unleash Your Limitless Potential with One Secret Tool: M.E.N.T.O.R

About the Author

“If you can dream it, you can do it” – this quote by Walt Disney perfectly captures the remarkable journey of Shikha Bajaj, a leader, mentor, and first-generation immigrant who defied all odds to achieve incredible success.

From the bustling streets of New Delhi to the vibrant shores of New York, Shikha’s story is one of unwavering determination and resilience. As a dynamic senior executive at a global consulting firm, she leverages her expertise in technology and business transformation, acquired from esteemed institutions like MIT and Columbia, to drive impactful change in healthcare.

Shikha’s passion for empowering women is evident in her commitment to fostering a culture of mentorship and leadership within corporations. Through her mentorship program, she has guided entrepreneurs, business leaders, and technologists from all walks of life, instilling in them the belief that dreams are achievable through dedicated action. Her impact has been recognized by many prestigious organizations such as Inhersight, FairyGodboss, and Publicis Sapient. Shikha serves on the board of Big Brother Big Sisters, using her influence for community impact and firmly believes in the adage “We rise by lifting others” and extends her dedication to making a difference beyond the boardroom. She is the founder of “Own Your Color,” a community dedicated to empowering women.

For those seeking to unlock their potential and embrace a life of purpose, Shikha Bajaj’s journey serves as an inspiring beacon of hope. Ready to own your destiny and design a life on your terms? Let’s get started.

She likes to spend time at the beach reading, enjoying nature hikes with family and adventure sports such as sky diving for adrenaline rush.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

Own Your Color is the story of author Shikha Bajaj and all women finding success while staying true to themselves. Color, in the context of this book, means embracing the “whole you” – your strengths, values, beliefs, and imperfections. It helps the readers discover the power of being authentic and gives them courage to dream big and take massive action to design their best life possible. Through Shikha’s personal experience as well as those of other women who overcome self-doubt and challenges, she inspires women to dream big and have the courage to make it happen. “Own Your Color” emphasizes the transformative impact of mentorship on personal growth and success. It encourages everyone to find mentors, recognize their strengths and become mentors themselves. Through diverse narratives, the book champions mentorship as a means of empowerment and collective advancement.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

If you’ve ever battled adversity and struggled to hold onto your authenticity while striving for your biggest dreams, this book is your guide. Filled with the real stories of immigrant women thriving in Corporate America, it’s not just for one gender or race—it’s for everyone. And the worldwide acclaim it’s receiving? Well, that’s proof of its power to inspire and resonate across all boundaries and it’s universal appeal. The book is also sparking vital discussions about achieving gender equity and the pivotal role of mentorship in reshaping workplaces for a brighter, more inclusive future

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

I like Mel Robbins writing style. She captivates the readers with authenticity, clarity, and a positive tone. I like how she breaks down complex ideas into actionable steps, shares relatable anecdotes, and motivates readers to take control of their lives.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

I would say – always be authentic and “Own your voice”. I recommend Experimenting with different writing styles and techniques until you find a voice that feels authentic to you. Your unique voice is what will set your writing apart and resonate with readers. Other tips to enhance your writing are as below:

  1. Read widely to learn different styles
  2. Practice and commit to writing regularly
  3. Seek feedback for improvement
  4. Revise and continually edit your work, iterations are a must
  5. Last but not least, Own and continue to develop your unique voice

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

I’d love to hear from you! Let’s keep the conversation going. You can reach out to me at www.ownyourcolor.com and I look forward to your reviews on amazon. By leaving a review on Amazon, you are amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities, supporting global nonprofits like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County, and sparking conversations that can change the world.

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