Every year India celebrates Navratri (‘Sanskrit for nine nights’). Observed in the month of Ashvina (Sept–Oct), it is the time when Shakti, the primordial cosmic energy, the epitome of feminine and divine creative energy, Durga, is invoked. Keeping with the spirit of the festival, this year APMP India launched Tarangini (Hindi for ‘river’), a community in Bids and Proposals.
“Durga” is derived from the Sanskrit word "durg" that means “inaccessible fortress”. The bids and proposals world is certainly not a place for the fainthearted. Demanding customers, diverse stakeholders, shrinking timelines, dispersed teams raise the stakes really high. Late night submissions, seven-day weeks; missed holidays, night outs are not uncommon. Balancing this rollercoaster is no mean feat. And it is in this "not so perfect world", the women in bids and proposals are scripting a new story.
Tarangini honors and celebrates the unique essence & indomitable spirit of these accomplished women. Just like a river, which is a metaphor for energy, vitality and movement, Tarangini is the platform where these women discover more of themselves, embrace their strengths and vulnerabilities, their victories and struggles, and continue to move forward each day making them a force to reckon with!
Tarangini today is an active community of 40+ women from bids and proposals, and is abuzz with activity – sharing experiences, understanding the perks and opportunities, and learning what is in store for women in this profession.