My name is Mehar Sindhu Batra, I was born and raised in New Delhi, India and moved to London to pursue an MBA degree from Imperial College. I live here with my husband and work for a management consulting firm as a consultant by day, and a career coach and YouTuber by night.
I am a dreamer, believer and an optimist. I work super hard to achieve my big goals but if something doesn't work out - I get back up and remind myself that everything happens for a reason, and something even bigger is on its way to me.
Tell us a little about what you do… What is your passion?
In the evenings after work and over the weekends, I guide and mentor young students who are struggling to make key decisions for their careers. It all started in the summer of 2019 through one YouTube video with the intention of just helping young professionals by sharing lessons and insights from my own professional journey. The love and positive feedback that I received from hundreds of viewers motivated me to keep creating more
Over the last year and a half, I have created dozens of videos and worksheets, hosted interviews, sessions and workshops that are free resources available to my community whenever they feel stuck in their careers. We are now a fast-growing community of 30,000+ across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. And this is only just the beginning. Because I am so passionate about it, it just doesn't feel "work".
What you’d like from the AllBright Sisterhood…
When I walked into the AllBright club for the first time a few months ago, it inspired me, and I felt like I'd reached somewhere I truly belonged. I'm waiting for things to go back to normal to start attending events, connecting with incredible women and learning from them. I'd love to get to know more members and find out more about their life journeys. It's great to be a part of something so grand and still feel supported and I can't wait to do more.
What’s your main goal right now?
My vision is to keep creating tools and resources to help and impact the lives of 1 million+ young students and professionals over the next 2 years. Ambitious, I know, but hopefully not impossible.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
When I moved to London in 2016, someone very close to me said "All the best for your new chapter - Never forget where you came from."
No matter what you do or where you live or how ever your life changes, always remember those who came along your journey, who supported you, who were there when you needed them and helped make your dreams become a reality. It helps you stay humble, grounded and remember who you truly are. That's how I try to live.
Share your Sisterhood Six
The six things I can absolutely not do without are:
My husband - sounds cheesy but he is my best friend, my mentor, my family and I can't do without him.
Video calls - surviving on these because this is the only way to connect with my parents back home in India just now. I haven't hugged them in over a year and that breaks my heart.
Instagram/ YouTube - It's where I connect with my community. Since I was 15 years old, social media always excited me. Thinking and creating new and different types of content to help people is something I look forward to every single day.
A nice cup of tea - Can't imagine myself having a productive day without a good cup of tea right in the morning.
My organiser - I'm a big planner. I love my to-do lists, my goals list, my mini post-it notes all over.
A great book or podcast - I love learning so I constantly feel the need to feed my brain with knowledge or information on anything to do with entrepreneurship, psychology, productivity or empowerment.