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Sunita Amarnani, Fountainhead MKTG #RiseLikeAPhoenix

‘Beneath every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn how to get back up and to never depend on anyone.’
Sunita Amarnani, Head of FIT (Awakeful Experiences), MICE Operations and Trade Relations,

Fountainhead MKTG became career-oriented at a very early age. Her parents got separated when she was 10 and she became diabetic at the age of 14. She said, “I’ve seen my mom being helplessly dependent on her family for us as she was not educated and hence was unable to take up a job. Taking care of my family was the sole focus of my life since my teen. I mean, I was the first girl to start working in my family despite all the whys, hows, and whats.”
Sunita was passionate about fashion and travel. But it was due to an IATA course (borrowed money from a friend) that she landed a job with a travel agency as a trainee in 1996. Since then, she has worked with a few of the top global travel companies. However, she claims that a negative incident proved to be one of the biggest triggers to make her work harder for her dreams and prove herself. “Maybe sometimes, the best thing someone can do it tell us what we can’t do. They give us the spark to light the fire,” delineated Sunita.
Over the years, she has worked in sales, operations, FIT and MICE and today she believes she has indeed achieved more than she aspired in her childhood. She claimed, “I am stronger because I had to be, I’m smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I learned. There are going to be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes. These moments will change YOU. Let them make you stronger, smarter and kinder. But don’t you go and become someone you are not. Cry, scream if you have to. Then you straighten out that crown and keep it moving.”
Sunita got married in 2007 and preferred to be child-free. Today, she is doing all the things she missed during her 20s due to her career. Sunita credits her mom, grandparents and her husband for helping her build a life for herself which she always dreamt of.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. So challenge yourself, #BeStrong and let the world see you #RiseLikeAPhoenix from your ashes.