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Ms. Ankurita Pathak

Achiever's Success Story

Perfection is an Illusion, Striving for Progress in Life

Ankurita Pathak’s journey from a small town to the heart of the nation has been of immense determination and compassion. A wonderer, adventurer, and a lover of life, Ankurita Pathak is a poet and writer. Professionally, she is a communications specialist with 15 years of experience and is currently working with FICCI as Joint Director. She has worked with Hindustan Times, Asian Age, and the India Today Group, prior to joining FICCI.

Her professional life began with an internship with Hindustan Times and then went on to join Asian Age as a trainee reporter and the India Today Group as a journalist.

She joined FICCI in 2007 as an Executive Officer at the level of Research Associate and have now been elevated to the position of a Joint Director.

A project that she is very proud of – ideating, compiling, creating, and finally documenting is the FLO Compendium of 100 Successful Women Entrepreneurs in MSME, which was e-unveiled by Mr Gadkari in May 2020. The Compendium has been uploaded in the MSME Ministry portal.

Her tryst with writing began as a 11-year-old, when her first poetry was published in the Northeast times. She has been regularly writing articles, poems, travelogues and short stories for The Assam Tribune, Northeast Times, The Sentinel, East Mojo, GPlus, Mystic Aura, Enajori, Mahabahoo amongst others.

She has contributed articles on Women Entrepreneurship in an anthology ‘Concerns and Voices’ and other publications.

A public speaker, she has been invited an anchor, moderator, and speaker by various organisations such as IIM Rohtak, DME Management School, Amity University, Amazing NamastE, Northeast Expo, The Circle of Legends amongst others. She has also been featured in several YouTube channels like VJ Talks, Stories by Jaison Abraham and Guftagu by Diksha Deo.

A member of Toastmasters International and Lean In Circle ‘Leaders Lifting Leaders’, and Amazing NamastE, Ankurita is also an Indian Achievers Forum Awardee in the category of Outstanding Professional Achievement and Contribution in Nation Building. She has also received special recognition for External PR from Toastmasters International .

For Ankurita, every day is a learning process. “The more you learn, the more you realise how less you know”, she believes.

She, along with her brother Ankuran Pathak, has co-authored a coffee table book titled “Black Coffee & Metamorphosis”. The book is a unique amalgamation of photographs and poetry.  It is visually and aesthetically very appealing and has poetry that speaks to the soul.

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