Akshara and Lavanya started The Work Wife after realising that there was really no space on the internet for the urban, Indian, working woman and to help them navigate their careers and everything that came along with it. Their vision for The Work Wife is to create a lively community for women at the workplace to come together, learn, share, grow and thrive. After all, it’s not easy being a working woman – so why do it alone? Join us as we navigate through our careers, the challenges they bring, friendships, work-life balance and more.
Meet The Founders
Akshara is a fashion-tech marketing professional and freelance writer based in Chennai, India. Before she began her career in fashion publishing, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in visual communication. She has been a regular contributing writer to publications like Vogue India, Jossbox, The Juice Magazine since 2013, with over 25 published stories. She is also an alumnus of the Strategic and Design Management program at Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she learned about design thinking, product innovation and business growth strategies. Akshara currently heads customer marketing, events and public relations at Vue.ai. She loves salted caramel, Mexican food and spending all her free time reading up about beauty and skincare. She hopes to retire on an island some day!
Lavanya is a Chartered Accountant by qualification, but shifted gears to marketing full-time in 2018. She’s also a freelance writer and has been published in a number of newspapers and magazines including ELLE, Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveller, The Hindu, Fashionista, BuzzFeed and more. She’s passionate about personal finance [and even blogs about it], fashion and learning as many things as she possibly can. After navigating side hustles, multiple existential crises, a maternity break and one big career shift, she currently heads content & social media at Vue.ai.