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Don't shy away from taking risks early in career: Nykaa CEO at IIM Ahmedabad convocation

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Posted on 14 Apr 2022
14:55 PM
Falguni Nayar recently won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Falguni Nayar recently won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Source: Facebook

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Businesswoman and Nykaa founder-CEO Falguni Nayar, an IIM Ahmedabad alumna, addressed the B-school graduates at its 57th convocation
The convocation was held on-campus after a gap of two years and this year a total of 584 students graduated from the B-school

Businesswoman and Nykaa founder-CEO Falguni Nayar has advised management graduates to spend early years of their career taking the right risks and learning more instead of just chasing rewards.

Nayar, who joined the ranks of self-made billionaire women late last year when her beauty and fashion start-up Nykaa went public, was speaking at the 57th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad.

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Nayar, an IIM Ahmedabad alumna, urged graduating students to learn more instead of just chasing rewards.

“Don't be afraid to take risks along the way. You are blessed to be entering a world which is now increasingly risk friendly. Spend the early years of your career taking the right risks and make some bold bets on yourself. Test what you like and what you don't. Take on roles that put you outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself," she said.

Pointing out that she had decided to start her latest venture Nykaa.com at the age of 50, Nayar said, "Remember, no matter what anyone says, it is never too late to start all over again. Decision-making will not always be easy, and often there will be no straightforward answer. So, trust your gut to an extent, it will guide you well.”

The convocation was held on-campus after a gap of two years and this year a total of 584 students graduated from the B-school.

Noted industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairperson, IIM Ahmedabad Board of Governors, was among those present on the occasion.

Last updated on 14 Apr 2022
14:55 PM
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