Rumana Sinha Sehgal CEO & Founder – Serendipity
Rumana Sinha Sehgal Mrs Worldwide India 2018
The pursuit of the undiscovered and the passion to present to the word various art forms and artistes with a keen sense of social entrepreneurship, are the driving forces behind Serendipity and Rumana Sinha Sehgal.
This multi-talented mother of two young boys, is an Engineer and was a corporate professional with Fortune 500 companies like Oracle & ADP. Rumana turned into an entrepreneur when she started Serendipity in 2012.
Rumana was also the Chairperson for the youth wing of Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India-Young COWE, supporting and mentoring young women entrepreneurs as they start off on their own. Additionally, she also served on the Executive Board for COWE – the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India.
Serendipity specializes in Papier Mache, Furniture and articles made from recycled products like tyres, 3D art and sculptures & installations made of varied materials like Plaster of Paris, Wood and Fibre Glass , mostly from scrap.
Also interested in the performing arts, her maiden production, Hyderabad Shuffle – a fusion of Jazz Music and Contemporary dance performed in Hyderabad in the summer of 2012.
Rumana also does event designing for Corporate, School and private events.
The Papier Mache furniture line was showcased at the COWE Trade Carnival in June 2013. Her 3D sculptures are also installed in one of Mumbai’s largest play centres, “Play Around”. She was also a key supporter of the well renowned Dr. Bhaktiar Choudhary’s photography exhibition in aid of “Friends of Snakes Society” at the Muse Art Gallery in Marriott Hyderabad.
She has actively contributed towards the social causes for ” Fight Against Rape” HIFW-season 4 and ” Save the Girl Child” at HIFW-2015 as part of their show to support the cause.
Her recent achievement is the much coveted title “Mrs Worldwide India 2018. “
Her focus being Social Entrepreneurship, she has brought several laurels to India while Developing innovative and functional “Green” products by recycling different materials Creative use of non-biodegradable materials, thus enhancing their useful life and has built a highly motivated team, providing them with enhanced skills and livelihood.
RECOGNITION & CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Honored by the Telangana Tourism &Culture department – Government of Telangana at the Telangana tourism conclave 2018- June 2018
2.Honored with Womennovator “Tremendous Influencer” for India by Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India – April 2018
3.Women of Worth Award – JCI award for achievements- February 2018
4.National Women Summit 2018 – Felicitated for achievements – January 2018
5.Woman of the Year 2017 Award – The Constitution Club of India , New Delhi (Arogya Darpan)-December 2017
6.Woman of Inspiration 2017- .Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India Award – November 2017
7.Women Economic Forum WEF’17 Iconic Women Leader Creating a Better world for all ( Annual WEF Summit , May 2017 , New Delhi)
8.Women’s Glory Women Achievers Award for Social Entrepreneurship – July 2017
9.Women Economic Forum WEF’17 Iconic Women Leader Creating a Better world for all (Regional WEF Summit – Jan 2017)
10.Featured in Coffee table book Women Glory – Success Stories of Women from South India -July2017
11.Brand Ambassador for Recycling Life – Meridian School, Banjara Hills ,Hyderabad.
12.The Lady -Women Achievers Award for Social Entrepreneurship -2015.
13.Decade of Excellence Award for contribution in Social Entrepreneurship and Art at the Women’s International Summit for Entrepreneurship (WISE) – 2014.
14.Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India Award for the Best Entrepreneur for the Year for Social Entrepreneurship and Art – 2012-13
Appointed National Coordinator HASNAA- Healthy Affoordable Solutions for Aam Aadmi-June 2018
Pioneering Art for cause – Series -Bhavishya- “ Future of Human Race -Children “ and Series-Woman “ An architect of change.” ( Her own creations on canvas )
All India Menstrual Hygiene Awareness –
Her organization Serendipity Launched -Rajshekar- Biodegradable Sanitary pads in association Vyomini (Manufacturer) – A Make in India and Swachch Bharat Initiative, Supported by Government of India – on International Menstruation day 28th May 2018 with the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India
Served as Chairperson for the youth wing of Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India-Young COWE, supporting and mentoring young women entrepreneurs as they start off on their own. Additionally, she also served on the Executive Board for COWE – the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India.
19.Mrs India Universe 2017 -Hyderabad
20.Mrs India Universe 2017- Iconic eyes
21.Mrs India Universe International 2017
22.Mrs Worldwide India 2018
23.Archerz Mrs India 2018 Style Icon
24.Showstopper -Rotary Annual Convention -For the cause of Pediatric cancers and fund raiser for Dialysis units -April 2018
25.Showstopper Hyderabad International Fashion Week 2015-For the cause of Save the Girl Child(New York Fashion Designer-Sanjana Jon)
Showstopper Hyderabad International Fashion Week 2014 – For the cause of Fight against Rape ( Design house -MeBaz)
Invited by the Telangana Government for the GES’17 at the Global Entrepreneurship summit 2017 , hosted India in the capacity of both an “Entrepreneur and as Mrs India Universe International 2017.”
28.Engineering -Bangalore Universiry topper- Branch-
Industrial Engineering and Management 1999 , Sir MVIT, Bangalore , India
29.Engineering Representative for Mechanical and Manufacturing forum &IEM branch (for batch 1995-1999) at Sir MVIT engineering College ,Bangalore , India
30.School Head Girl – Kendriya Vidyalaya Picket, Secunderabad , India 1993-1994 (Grade 12th)
31.School CCA Captain – Kendriya Vidyalaya Picket, Secunderabad , India 1992-1993(Grade 11th)
32.School CCA Captain – Kendriya Vidyalaya Picket, Secunderabad , India 1991-1992 (Grade 10th)
33.School Vice captain – Kendriya Vidyalaya Picket, Secunderabad , India 1990-1991 (Grade 9th)
34.School head girl – Kendriya Vidyalaya ,Air Force Academy , Hyderabad, India (1986-1989)
35.She was corporate professional with Fortune 500 companies like Oracle , ADP & Normak for several years (year 2000 onwards ) as an Engineer , a software professional and HR professional.
She turned into an entrepreneur when she started Serendipity in 2012 and today the CEO and Founder of Serendipity ( 2012 -till date ) ( A Social Entrepreneurship Enterprise)
Sports – Table tennis champion
Hobbies – singing , poetry , writing