Bodhi Stree plugH

Bodhi Stree Sessions

At plugH every month 8th is a women’s day


Since 2008, Priyanka Bhatia has worked passionately on creating platforms and programs for wealth creation for women. Personally mentored by the Cherie Blaire Foundation for Women, she created “Women on Wealth” in 2012 to provide skills to women who experienced financial anxiety or suffocation and lacked the skills to take them towards financial freedom. Women who have worked with her and her team have created and reached their financial goals – even those that looked impossible to reach.  Priyanka is constantly creating wealth creation tools and techniques such as stock market analysis, behavioral sciences and building better business models.



priyanka bhatia


Vani is the leading Wellness Expert in the country for people with challenging health conditions (Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson etc.) with nearly 2 decades of in-depth experience and cutting-edge certifications from leading internationally accredited and globally recognized fitness institutions. She acts as a specialist in various aspects, but especially in regaining health after a period of ill health.

With her certification as a Master Rehab Trainer, she offers higher levels of support in your journey through injury and illness to fitness. Focusing on Holistic Fitness, she has successfully enabled and motivated over thousand individuals with various health issues and challenges to seek and achieve empowering, practical solutions.



vani pahwa

Saahil mehta – entrepreneur, author & passionate mountaineer

Saahil is a very passionate mountaineer. He started from 2010 and since then has scaled 4 of the tallest mountains in the world. He states he could do it only when he managed to declutter his life from every bit of what no longer serves his life’s true calling & purpose which was to scale the actual summits of the world. So, this journey to the metaphorical summits of personal mastery, came with its huge learnings & realizations and that’s what he has crystallized into his practice to help people “declutter”. 

In his book BREAKFREE, he shares his personal journey of how he transcended all odds to scale the summits of his dreams, and how you too can dream up new personal summits every day once you have mastered the art of decluttering life by adopting his full-proof process of breaking-free. 



aditi mathur – social scientist

Aditi Mathur is a development sector professional with a keen interest in Geopolitics. With a bachelor’s degree in Education from UCL, Institute of Education, London, she has experience of working in large agencies like the National Autistic Society in London and United Way Mumbai. She is an avid reader of books on Geography & History and for the Bodhi Stree session she wove her presentation around the book – Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall.



Naina Desai has been on the Board of Directors of companies before the conversation about diversity on Boards had even started. An accomplished Company Secretary,  she has been on the board of large marquee organizations like ABB, Alstom, and Indian Oil tanking . In her last corporate assignment as General Manager (Secretarial) in L&T (Larsen & Toubro), she was overseeing the Secretarial and Statutory Compliance of 190 L&T Group Companies. She is just not a successful executive but also a very successful person. She has also been a Government Nominee on the Central Council of ICSI from 1998 to 2001 on the behest of the then, Minister of Company Affairs.


Nirupama v.g. – managing director & founder of ad astra consultants

Nirupama is a serial entrepreneur and is revered to be a “Thought Leader” in the HR recruitment and consulting Industry. With over 25 years of experience in the HR field, she has co-founded 3 of India’s largest HR Consulting firms which were later acquired by Multinational HR firms. She has been an integral part of many Multinational companies successfully setting up their operations and has been driving successful service delivery in some of the toughest industries. She has also served on the Executive Council of Executive Recruiters Association and is a Career Mentor with Monster– the world’s largest job portal and even sits on the board of a billion-dollar Canadian corporation too. 


Dr. mridula tandon – president and co-founder of sakshi

Dr. Mridula Tandon, medical doctor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, President and co-founder of SAKSHI, a not-for profit registered organization, and The Legacy Project, is widely recognized as a Social Entrepreneur and for her expertise in Education, Health, Community Development, Women’s Empowerment, and Revival of India’s Cultural Heritage. 

Passionate about reviving India’s cultural Heritage, Dr. Tandon promotes Indian Music, Literature, Dance and Arts through various cultural programs and bringing choicest Indian Music, Heritage and Culture within reach! While she has been  involved in multiple activities spanning across different interests, Women Empowerment has been at the forefront of her work for a long time. Dr. Tandon has been a Consultant and Committee Member on the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) for Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the workplace (POSH) for 18 Government and non-government organizations. 



rhea naik – behavioural economist

Rhea is a behavioral scientist with a penchant to get to the bottom of why people behave the way they do and what makes us tick. She has a Masters in Quantitative Economics from NYU and also has a degree in International Business from ICADE University in Madrid. She has previously worked in public health as a research analyst in the US. She is also a published author and is currently collaborating on projects to understand how behavioral design can be used to create digital nudges for shoppers. Further to her love for research and economics, she is also a certified Yoga teacher who enjoys listening to podcasts and is eagerly waiting for the next opportunity to go scuba diving. 


aileen marques – human rights lawyer & posh consultant

Aileen Marques, a Human Rights lawyer and a POSH Consultant, is a practicing member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and has been actively involved in litigation that is primarily matrimonial and family law for almost 14 years. She conducts capacity building trainings for judicial officers, DWCD, Police and government functionaries, National Institute on Public Co-operation and Child Development, DLSA, TISS, Corporates and NGOs on laws relating to Sexual Harassment at Workplace, Domestic Violence Act, Marriage and Divorce laws etc. She works closely with several non-government organizations and facilitates legal awareness for students, teachers, parents, senior citizens, and corporates. She has been nominated as an External member of several Internal Committees under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.



aileen marques

 ami ganatra – management consultant turned author

Management professional with 14 years consulting and business management experience across sectors, capabilities and geographies having worked across four continents in various capacities viz. Asia, Europe, South and North America. Beyond work, Ami has a blog on Travel, Yoga, Shastra and a variety of other things. She also made her debut as an author with her book – “Mahabharata Unravelled: Little known facets of a well-known history”. Ami Ganatra debunks myths, quashes popular notions and offer insights into such aspects not commonly known or erroneously known, based solely on facts as narrated in Vyasa’s Mahabharata from generally accepted authentic sources. 




Dr. Shilpa Aroskar, Head, Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology at Reliance Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, has done MBBS from Mumbai University. She has been a student of Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Sion and has completed her MD, DNB from Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences. She’s an honorary secretary of Navi Mumbai Paediatric Association. She is a practicing paediatrician in Vashi since last 20 years at Sparsh Eye & Child Centre. Fields of interest are Neonatology, Asthma, Critical Care. Hospitals Attachment – Sparsh Eye & Child Centre, MGM Hospital and Fortis Hiranandani, both in Vashi. She has authored a book ‘Parents Guide to Childcare’ in 2000. The book got a phenomenal response as it suited well to the Indian parenting style as compared to western standards. The second edition was released in 2012. Her second book “Yolo-You Only Live Once” is a compilation of true stories based on her experiences and was released on Amazon in 2016.