A Rendezvous in La La Land
In July earlier this year, Kanika Dewani – Marcomm
Co Chair at EO Nagpur – was to fly down to the United States. She was going
there to attend a beauty trade fair in Las Vegas and figured she could make the
most of her time by meeting up with other entrepreneurs and business-owners
like her during the visit.
So a week before her travels, Kanika found herself
writing to Mr Abhay Mehta – President, EO South Asia – who in turn connected
her with the President of EO LA.
“To be honest, I only arranged for a meet because I
was a little apprehensive about travelling alone to the states”, admits Kanika.
While she had expected a certain level of formal courtesy from her American
peers, she was pleasantly surprised by the warmth with which she was received
by the members of EO Inland Empire. “They made sure that I was absolutely at
ease with them. Frank (President) and Crystal (Marcomm Chair) were personally
present to show me around and I got an opportunity to hear so much about their ways
of working, their experiences and their culture throughout our meet”, she
shares. During their interaction, she was also introduced to other members of
the EO LA clan - Marveina Peters, Jeremiah Adler, Janine Zappini and Gene Lim.
For Kanika, it was an instant connect –
“These guys came from all over the place – real
estate, snacks, investment – and yet their bond was so amazing! All the while I
could feel it rubbing off onto me!”
Kanika’s experience with EO LA and EO Inland Empire
is proof that when you become part of a rapidly growing global fraternity like
EO, you will find your tribe no matter where you are. There are young
entrepreneurs across the globe that are just as passionate, dynamic, restless
and crazy as you are and these are the people you are going to be wanting to
meet, learn and grow with when you travel across the world.