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Dr. Garima Sawhney is an OBGYN and the co-founder of the healthcare start-up, Pristyn Care. Here are 5 lessons we can learn from her life.
Dr Garima Sawhney is an OBGYN and the co-founder of the healthcare start-up, Pristyn Care. She co-founded the company along with Dr. Harsimarbar Singh, and her husband Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor. Pristyn Care was started in 2018 and joined the unicorn club in December 2021.
As per her LinkedIn bio, she also worked at several private and government hospitals before co-founding Pristyn Care. Her intent while starting Pristyn Care was to provide high-quality healthcare services, while also making them affordable. The company currently boasts over 150 clinics spanning 45 cities in India.
Here are 5 learnings from the life of Garima Sawhney
Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor who is also one of the founders of Pristyn Care is Dr. Garima’s husband. With the success of Pristyn Care, she has broken the stereotype that business and pleasure don’t mix. She mentions that the key to this is being able to compartmentalize her life successfully.
Garima’s family didn’t hail from a medical background, and she was the first doctor in her family. But that didn’t stop her from dreaming big and making Pristyn Care a reality.
Women are often asked to focus primarily on their family lives in their 20s and 30s. Dr. Garima has shown us that having career goals can be very rewarding. She made it to Fortune India’s 40 under 40 in 2021, along with the co-founders.
With the rise of entrepreneurship in our country, we see more women starting businesses. However, there is a general perception of seeing a woman’s business as a “hobby” and limiting their ambitions. Dr. Garima has shattered this by expanding the presence of Pristyn Care across the country.
As Dr Garima mentions in one of her interviews, she found the inspiration to start Pristyn Care after finding that corporate jobs did not allow her to explore her potential to the fullest. In one of her stints, she was treated like a junior doctor despite having experience in handling complex cases. Had she settled for lesser than what she deserved, Pristyn Care wouldn’t exist today.
Image Credit: Image from Dr Garima Sawhney’s LinkedIn profile.
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