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Female Entrepreneur: Priya Marwah | Founder and managing director, Tyche Jobs Executive Search Consultants

priya marwahI was born in a small family in Lucknow. My parents are my inspiration. I am second among four siblings. I did my schooling from Loreto Convent and then my Graduation, followed by a PGDBA. My father was an entrepreneur and mother a home maker and a voracious reader of Mills and Boon novels. My father believed in daughters becoming independent and always had a progressive outlook and he always ensured that we got nothing but the best.

Tyche Jobs- as the name implies – the word Tyche comes from Greek Mythology. Tyche was the name of the Greek Goddess for Luck Fortune Fate. Tyche comes from the word tynchano which means ‘made to happen’. The concept of Tyche should be incorporate in your life to achieve your dreams and goals. Expect the unexpected and rejoice when the outcome is Tyche.

Tyche Jobs focuses across sectors on leadership assignments and helping early stage start ups with their hiring and setting up their HR process. We bring value to our clients by providing excellent leadership talent, quick turnarounds and a competitive fee structure.

We are generalists in the executive search industry with expertise in retail, consumer products, technology, life sciences and financial services recruiting. Additionally we work with numerous NGOs. Our clients include private equity and venture capital firms who refer us to their portfolio companies, as well as emerging and mid-sized companies. We serve a limited number of clients and our executive recruiters put a premium on building and maintaining long-term client relationships. This means Tyche Jobs can offer boutique-style service with the market presence and resources of a major executive search firm. With our team-based approach, clients are able to tap into the experience and knowledge of our entire executive search firm, Flexible Service.

We are not limited to C-level recruiting. Our clients retain us to fill executive, senior management, mid-level and individual contributor positions across the enterprise. We have unbundled the service of recruiting and our clients choose what part of the search process to outsource. We have expertise in target list development, organisational structuring, candidate sourcing and development, organisational consulting, technology and reporting. Rather than recycling contacts, our research uncovers leaders in industry and this data is tracked in a proprietary recruitment database. Our contact database includes over a million contacts and we provide access to this network. Our clients receive weekly status reports and in-depth reporting on every project and assignment handled.

We are building a practice that will focus on diversity and women employees. We will help women get flexi hours, work on women work-centric issues and provide them with services like resume writing, career guidance and work from home options.

Why did you set up the company?

I always had a dream to build something new and ultimately work for the larger benefit of society. I worked for more than 20 years, travelled 65km and four hours every day to reach my work place for years with no time for children and family. This led me to think that it was time to take the biggest risk of my life by moving from a great, high-earning comfortable job to follow my dream project. I wanted to learn and I was ambitious enough to grow. My strong credibility in the market and with my clients gave me the confidence to start something of my own. I have always been sincere and committed to my clients and I think that is what is paying off now.

What has been your biggest challenge in achieving your success?

My biggest challenge has been to let go of the past, overcome it and move on. Being a sentimental person, I was really attached to my previous job where I had spent 12 years. It was difficult for me to let go of everything and decide to set up in business. I honestly didn’t even know how I would manage for the next month when my salary had been supporting my family. But I think staying back in an organisation for too long is also not healthy. You lose out so much on what’s happening externally as you are so internally focussed. It was really tough for me to leave my job and I used to cry every single day and wondered whether I had made the right call. But I guess my destiny was calling me and there was no way I could fight what I was really meant for!

What has been your greatest achievement so far?

My greatest achievement so far is to build a brand loyalty for myself by working hard and diligently for my clients and candidates.

Who has been your biggest inspiration?

My father who taught me a ‘never-say-die attitude’, and my husband who stood by me for anything in my life. My life has also been influenced by my mentor and my ex boss who always supported me in my decisions and helped me overcome a lot of my fears when embarking on this journey.

How do you balance your work life and home life?

Very difficult question to ask a workaholic, because that is what I am! I have been running from home to work and back and have not had a social life for many years now. In my spare time I was committed to my two lovely sons and there was never, ever any time for anything else. However I manage the chaos, the kids, my husband, my father-in-law and was always one of the top performers at my company.

What advice do you have for women starting out on their own?

You should follow your heart and your dream. There is only one life for you to do what you want to do so live your dream!

Can you recommend any organisations or networking groups that have particularly helped you on your journey?

My clients and my candidates. I received tremendous support from them.

If you could ask for one thing to help propel your business what would it be?

Investments to build a larger enterprise.

What does the future hold for you?

Becoming a prominent member of society and bringing happiness to the lives of many by providing them good careers and fortune.

About Priya Marwah

I am a simple person at heart but highly ambitious in my mind. I am focussed on achieving my dreams and turning them into reality. I am hardworking, sincere and plain speaking. I am always selfless in my attitude to help others and my own family and friends. I believe in supporting women and encouraging them to excel in life. I was born into a family of entrepreneurs where risk taking was normal. Falling and rising again was natural and standing up alone for what I believed was second nature. The journey to Tyche Jobs was filled with a lot of hard work and more than 20 years of working day and night in different jobs. Honestly, work has always been worship for me. I am blessed with two lovely sons – Sahil 16 years old who wants to become an engineer and Siddhanth – 10 years old who wants to be cricketer. My Husband Amit is as workaholic like me but quietly supports me always. I am blessed to have a lovely family, mentor and friends!

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This article was provided by WeAreTheCity Delhi Committee Member Ashish Bhardwaj.

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