Women Who Reign: Nayantara Dutta

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The greatest teacher will send you back to yourself. — Nayyirah Waheed
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Tell us about yourself along with a fun fact!
I am a trends researcher and strategist who hopes to use cultural strategy to highlight minority voices. I was born on the winter solstice, have lived in six countries, and love writing poetry.

Fun fact: I can read palms!

Personal Website: https://www.nayantaradutta.com/

What # would define your life journey?
#thistooshallpass — It’s the title of the first poem I ever wrote and helps me realize that both positive and difficult times are ephemeral.

Favorite website / app:
Meetup.com is an amazing resource for meeting new people — it’s helped me find book clubs, knitting groups, and networking events in New York.

Someone who inspires you and knowledge they have imparted:
Mona Chalabi. She is a data journalist for The Guardian who draws beautiful graphs and infographics on Instagram that highlight issues like the gender and race pay gap. I really admire how she has created her own platform to share the way she sees the world!

Song that makes you want to dance:
Someday — The Strokes

Ideal Job:
Living in a house by the sea with a well-worn passport, exploring often and writing a poetry chapbook in my free time. I hope to have finished my MBA, be fluent in Hindi, and have a strong understanding of strategy.

What knowledge would you impart to women in order for them to REIGN their lives?
Write constantly. Fill a journal with books you’ve read, songs that resonate with you, and moments that give you hope. Wake up 20 minutes earlier and write a few Morning Pages to clear your mind. This is my favorite type of self-care — it helps me stay honest with myself.

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