We are proud to introduce Shin, Secret Projects Marketing Manager as part of our 'From the Heart of' series.
Through this collection of stories, we want to take you to the centre of Secret Projects, right to our heart to discover what drives us as we journey towards our vision of a world where all women have the confidence and resources to make choices, thrive and contribute to the strengthening of their communities. What keeps us going? What joy and love do we encounter on the way to women's empowerment?
Get to know Shin better by reading his interview about his work with Secret Projects and a little about his home life below:
Question: In a nutshell what does your role at Secret Projects consist of?
Shin: It’s so great to work at Secret Projects and I love my job. Firstly, we have got a perfect team and everyone are very responsible. I work here as the Assistant Marketing Manager and my role is to bring more customers in and maintain relationships with our customers. My day at the office starts with team prayers and then I check emails, our sales and log in to live chat on our on-line retail stores. I work closely with our management team; my colleagues and they are all amazing. I’ve learned a lot from everyone during my time at Secret Projects and I am looking forward to learning more and more!
Question: Is there a typical day in your role? What does it look like?
Shin: My role here in Secret Project is so varied and I love it. Apart from my main job role, I take product photographs and upload them to our website. I never get bored, as there are so many tasks to complete every day. To conclude there is no typical day in my role!
Question: What did you do before Secret Projects?
Shin: I was doing my MBA and immediately after my MBA I joined Secret Projects. This is my first job!
Question: How does your role at Secret Projects empower you?
Shin: Secret Projects empowers me in many ways. When I joined Secret Projects, I got alot of training and gradually my skills developed both technical and non-technical with the help of everyone! My managers are like my family to me; they are very motivated and encouraging, they support me in all aspects of my role. The best thing that I will never forgot about is how Secret Projects gave me the courage to face the world.
Question: What do you find most fulfilling about working at Secret Projects?
Shin: The impact that Secret Projects brings to the women of India. Changing the life of many women in India, giving courage to every woman who works directly and indirectly with Secret Projects, upgrading their skills and helping them to become entrepreneurs. I find this is one of the most fulfilling parts of Secret Projects.
Question: Tell us a little about your life away from Secret Projects.
Shin: I am 24 years old now and live in Bangalore India with my friend who was my classmate during my college days. I feel that Bangalore is one of the best cities to live in India. Basically, I’m from northeast India and I have lived in Bangalore for almost 7 years now.
I’m very passionate about guitar and like having a cup of tea in the morning and evening; every day I have to play guitar and it’s a big part of my life. I play a lead guitar in a band which consists of 4 members and we compose our own music.
During my free time I am busy helping my friends to design a website using WordPress. I love learning new things and helping out my friends to design this website really does that!
Why I love Bangalore so much is that the city is surrounded with lots of trees. I love taking a long walk and exploring the beauty of nature. I feel this this city is the right fit for me.
Let's finish with a bit of light-hearted fun!
Question: Dancing or walking?
Shin: I literally don’t know how to dance, so obviously walking and I love walking for a long distance.
Question: Going out for the evening or staying at home?
Shin: I will choose staying at home, since I have to play guitar every evening
Question: If you could have a one-hour telephone conversation with anyone, who would it be?
Shin: It will be Jack ma, founder of Alibaba, his speeches are very motivating and inspirational
Question: As Secret Projects drives people to think about India what do you want to tell the world about India? What do you love most about the country?
Shin: I would say please visit India and explore the beauty of the culture and historical monuments. India has many cultures and many different languages for each state and our cities. People can learn lots of new things here in India
Basically I’m saying I love the culture of India!
Ps. You can check out my guitar playing! Thanks for listening.