Caroline Fernandes

The Bread Winner

After the birth of her son, there came a time when Caroline didn’t know where their next meal would come from. A life’s worth of accomplishments, education, and status came to naught. In this dark hour, she realised the power of financial independence. “It gives you the ability to say yes. And the strength to say no."

One would think that a person standing at a construction site would at least be wearing a hard hat.But Caroline Fernandes in the picture here doesn’t believe in safety nets. “Life doesn’t come with one,” she says. And she is past the point of hoping so.

A few years after the birth of her son, there came a time when she didn’t even know where their next meal would come from. All her life’s worth of accomplishments, education, and status couldn’t grant her economical security. It was in her darkest hour that she realised the power of financial independence. “It gives you the ability to say yes. And the strength to say no,” she says.

This led to the inception of Vibha - a brick and mortar training centre that enables women to empower themselves. Be able to stand on their own feet, and chase their ambitions in a more informed manner. A Certified Executive Coach, Caroline’s skill set only helped nurture the aptitude in the women who approached her.

While her life and career are still under construction, there is one learning Caroline carries forward. “Take care of yourself, no matter what is happening around you,” she says. “Your mind and body are your own. Build a lasting relationship with it!”


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