Ever since Himani Prajapati joined Government Medical College as a Patient Safety Pharmacovigilance Associate, she knew she wanted to contribute back to the society in terms of health.
She knew that status of people’s health in India is not good as seen in the statistics all over the world and it needs urgent attention. Her work has always made her to interact and understand mental and physical well being of an individual and help them in a process of healing.
Geeky Girl Reality encouraged her to share her showcase the reality of life and working of STEM women.
Please introduce yourself and tell us about what you do?
My name is Himani Prajapati, I am from the north part of India i.e. Uttrakhand. I have completed my master degree program in Pharmacy and Currently I am working in a government medical college as a patient safety pharmacovigilance Associate.
Please tell us about your family/work/life balance. How do you prioritize and manage your time?
I am working since last two year in the same college and I never had issues in time management with family, friends and my work. In fact, the family support plays an important part in my life to keep it balanced. Since, I am unmarried yet I never had issues managing my work – life balance. I believe in organized work thus every morning I make a daily plan or to do list and manage my time accordingly. I think this is best strategy to manage time for everything from bed to work.
List 3 things you Love and 3 things you avoid - life, food, books, anything...
I love listening Indian music especially from Coke Studio Music, reading books and travelling to new places .Adding to that, I like to avoid negative people around. I believe our thinking makes our reality and if I am thinking is disturbed, I would not be able to make life I know I can. Eating fast food and networking with different communities is another thing I like. It helps me to open up to whole new world and possibilities.
What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?
I will advise her to do the anything you love and believe in herself and her ability and not to bother what other say’s. Never ever self- doubt, do it with full confidence. Even if you fail, at least you will not regret that you didn’t even try it.
What is your personal cure for stress or how do you raise your spirits in times of doubt? Can you share a story?
When I am in a stress, music work as medicine for me. For instance, I gained weight a quite a lot which ultimately impacted my health. Music literally helped me out to come out of the stress I faced and now I am reducing my weight with everyday workout.
You can have an amazing dinner with 2 famous or historical figures.
a) Who do you invite, why?
I would like to invite Dalai Lama because he is a leading figure for spirituality and non-violence.
b) What do you eat, where?
I would like to eat Tibetan food in the beautiful place Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India with Dalai Lama.
Where can we find out more about you, your work and your cause?
To find more about me and my work kindly visit on my LinkedIn profile.
Who is your role model? If no one, any thoughts on this?
My mother, she had been inspiring me since childhood. Although I had been brought up by aunts and uncles. She never left me alone mentally, we always kept in touch. She did everything she could do to educate me even if she had to send me away for studies. She will always be role model.
How do you measure your success?
To me success is in whatever I set out to do. At work that means making sure I give 100%. I have succeeded in life because I have positive attitude towards my goal and work.
Interview conducted by @gurmeet