A Dynamic Mompreneur: Megha Asher, Co-Founder & COO, Juicy Chemistry

Megha Asher likes to identify herself as a mompreneur (an entrepreneur mom) and aims to inspire other mompreneurs. A co-founder and COO of Juicy Chemistry – which aims at providing simplified skincare through its chemicals- and preservatives-free formulation – Ms Asher manages day-to-day operations of the Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu-based company. She is also in charge of human resources, social media and customer support of Juicy Chemistry, which she set up along with her husband, Pritesh Asher, in 2014. With experience in diverse fields, she has earlier worked independently on research papers in Criminology and was also an associate features editor at The Times of India, Pune. In an engaging chat with Sharmila Chand, Ms Asher shares her likes, dislikes, interests, work and life.

How do you define yourself?
A person who believes in calling a spade a spade

What is your philosophy of life?
Whether it is at work or at home, ethical and honest behaviour is important.

What is your passion in life?
My family, Juicy Chemistry and art

What is your management mantra?
Being empathetic – empathy goes a long way in building a team and running a business well.

What is your work philosophy?
For me, every day is a fresh start, and one should approach work with a positive attitude.

A business leader you admire the most...
As cliched as it may seem, my business inspiration is my father and Pritesh.

Your source of inspiration...
My mom

You are a tough, serious boss or…
Neither. I’m quite approachable, and we all love to have a good laugh at office.

What do you enjoy the most in life, generally?
I love spending time with my daughter, Meera, and drawing and painting.

What is your fitness regime?
I’m very mindful about what I eat. Posture is something I’m very particular about at work, and I like to take breaks to get in a few stretches. I also love dancing.

Your mantra for success...
I don’t think I can talk about success just yet. We have a long way to go with Juicy Chemistry!

Your dream...
To live each day to its fullest without any regrets

Ten years from now, where do we see you?
I’m not sure. I think the last two years have definitely taught me to live in the moment and not think too much about the future.

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