Antara Ray

Brief Bio/Introduction/About you:

Free-spirited and self-motivated individual who depends on no one but self, one who always prefers to listen to the heart rather than the mind. Being innovative and thinking out of the box is the regular thought process and one who takes great pride in being a woman is what I am all about. Every day is a celebration of this woman-hood and I consider life as a journey of experiences, a mixed bag of good and the bad, the lessons learnt from it enriches my soul encouraging me to cross my own milestones. I strongly believe that every woman should be liberated in her mind and thoughts and be independent enough to decide for herself. I aim to enrich the lives of other women by sharing my own insights about life and to motivate them to believe in themselves, as I believe in the power of affirmation and conviction which are the primary constituents that carve out a path for a meaningful life. I believe in the law of attraction which states that we attract whatever we feel, so in order to conquer our fears and inhibitions in life, we must think positive to attract and emanate positive energy at all times.

What’s your current profession?
Banker working with an MNC Bank

Do you have a website?
No

What are your top 3 achievements?
Being able to double-hat the responsibilities of both parents reasonably well for my only daughter, who is all of eight, since the time she was born. Stood first in college in the University examinations. Won the prestigious group award known as the “Spotlight Award” while working for Standard Chartered Bank.

Educational background?
BA (Hons) in English from Scottish Church College, Calcutta University, MA in Mass Communications, specialised in Advertising & Public Relations from Bond University, Queensland, Australia

What are your favourite platforms or which charitable organizations you admire most?
Missionaries of Charity and CINI (Child in Need Institute). Have met Mother Teresa several times at the “Mother House” in Kolkata when she was alive and continue to serve the community along with the Missionaries of Charity with every possible opportunity.

What’s your dream job?
To be heading a national vertical in consumer banking business of an MNC bank.

Who is your favorite role model?
Indra Nooyi

Ten years from now where do you see yourself?
As a super-successful banker, as a super-successful mother and contented with life.

How do you maintain work and life balance?
By spending time with my daughter, exploring new destinations and cultures, reading, listening to good music and engaging in creative writing.

Fun stuff:

Favorite Book (s):
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Favorite Musician (s):
Adele, Whitney Houston, Coldplay, Taylor Swift

Favorite Movie (s):
Caste Away

Favorite Actor (s):
Tom Hanks

Favorite Sport (s):
Badminton

Favorite Athlete (s):
P S Sindhu

Favorite TV Show (s):
How I Met Your Mother

Favorite Place (s):
Nice, France

Favorite Website (s):
timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Favorite Restaurant (s):
Zaaffran,, Sydney.

Do you have any pets?
Love pets. Had a Labrador Retriever for 8 years

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