Tarunaben Patel, CEO, EMTICI Engineering, born in East Africa, she got influenced by the profession of air hostess when she was a 15-year-old girl. She was traveling via a London flight and at that age, she decided to become an air hostess which will help her to roan around the world. In the early 70s, joining America’s biggest airline company ‘Trans World’ as an air hostess was the biggest achievement of her life, which is a truly inspirational story for many. She is the 1st Indian & Gujarati woman to work with American International airlines company.
While sharing her experience about her career, she shared, “Transworld was a golden opportunity for me and it actually one of my biggest achievement of life. I faced lots of criticism from the society that being a Gujarati girl I am working in this kind of profession but I was fully focussed in my life and knew what I need to do in my career. I made them understand that I am in a profession who actually help people during their travel make their travel safe and more comfortable. For me, my profession was giving back to society what you have and what you can.”
Further, she shared, “Even though I was living in America but my heart and soul was in Gujarat only which never made me feel that I am far away from my people and my roots. I keep on coming to India to visit my family once in 2 months. This is the only reason I decided that I want to get married in Gujarat only and at the age of 32 I got hitched with Prayasvin Patel. He made me start my new inning of the life by joining him in our business.”
Talking about her successful life, she said, “I have learnt tips to become successful in life from my parents, Shri Chotubhai Patel and Shrimati Jashuben Patel. My father use to say, ‘you just put all your efforts in your studies and I will make sure no one can stop you till the time you want to study and I will take care of all the expenses but the day you will start your professional life, I would stop supporting you financially.’ I took this as a challenge and started putting all my efforts in to achieve my target. My parents always beleived in me that I will definitely succeed in my life. I am happy that made my parents feel proud on me. Today, my parents, my husband and my daughters Aakansha and Aishwarya give me strengths to fight with any difficult situation of the life.”