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Dr. Shireen Irani is a linguist with a Ph.D. in the interdisciplinary field of language and music. She has been teaching linguistics at the University of Mumbai and the Ali Yawar Jung National institute of speech and hearing disabilities, as a guest faculty since 2017. She has conducted several workshops with students, teachers, and government professionals, including in rural areas of Maharashtra, on scientific and multilingual pedagogic methods in the classroom, and approaching English from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics.
Pranjali Korgaonkar, is a Content Writer, Content Creator, Anchor, and Social Media Executive. She started her career as a movie critic, has written for various publications and digital portals in the realm of travel, Fashion, lifestyle and opinion writing. Besides, she has been working on an international drama series from Turkey as a reviewer lately. As an Anchor, she has interviewed international business tycoons, covered many corporate events, fashion show such as Lakme Fashion Week, festivals such as Mood Indigo and had an episode telecasted at Zee Business too. As a Content Creator, she creates content related to Fashion, Travel, Communication. She has partnered with various brands for collaborations as an Influencer. She has worked as a social media executive for handling a cafe, a silver Jewelery brand and a skin care brands well. Recently she has entered the realm of IELTS Training as a freelancer.
Villie Daruvala is Adjunct Faculty at S P Jain School of Global Management. Her core competence is in the field of Business Communication. Villie is a graduate in commerce and general law and holds a post-graduate diploma in management studies and a Master of Arts degree in Avesta and Pahlavi from the University of Mumbai. She has completed the IATA-FIATA Introductory Course and holds a Business English Certificate (BEC) - Higher, University of Cambridge. She is also a certified Voice and Accent Trainer.
Currently, Consultant – Training & Communication, Villie has over two decades of experience in the corporate world. She works as a Consultant and Corporate Trainer in soft skills, designing and delivering training customized to the needs of the client company. She has undertaken training assignments for reputed companies in the consultancy, logistics, manufacturing, services, pharmaceutical, retail and banking sectors.
She has previously worked with The Associated Cement Companies Ltd. (ACC), Trigyn Tecnologies and the Jetair Group of Companies. She was Visiting Faculty for the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai.
Her work has spanned management education, training, communication, human resources, organisation development, customer service and content creation. Villie has a passion for writing, yoga and travelling. She is Vice Chairperson, Women Entrepreneurs (WE), a Wing of the World Zarathusti Chamber of Commerce (WZCC). She counsels cancer patients on a voluntary basis and was a volunteer-teacher for the Teach India Programme.
Mrs. Madhavi Mungurdekar, is a competent trainer with a good work experience. Her disability (visual impairment) couldn’t stop her from completing her BCA in the mainstream.
Madhavi ventured into computer training for the blind and visually impaired at NAB Mumbai. She has a good command over a wide range of areas including Java, C plus plus, Website development (web designing) and HTML. Besides, she is well versed with screen readers in Indian languages. Six years in the industry, Madhavi is comfortable working in corporate environment as well as Non-profit organizations. She exhibits training skills for children and adults alike. Designs customized courses as per individual and group requirements.
Sushama Desai, Yoga trainer holds a legal degree, but she has charted her career in Human Resources. In 2004 she started a company called Orion Outsourcing to provide permanent & temporary jobs in various companies in India. Her other ventures include a company Accura Partners which deals with head hunting and consultancy. She got her Matra Diksha from her Guru Shri Swami Niranjananda Saraswati in 2004, the spiritual head of Bihar School of Yoga.
Practicing Yoga since 1984, she has been an ardent follower of Bihar School of Yoga teachings.
Before the pandemic, she provided yoga training to visually impaired students. Training 20/ 25 visually challenged students was a new, yet the most satisfying experience for her as a teacher.
After working in Air India for 32 years, Meher enrolled for the “Teach India English” programme and took classes for conversational English. She later volunteered as an instructor for “English conversation” at the National Association for the Blind where students were enrolled for a 2 year diploma course in perfumery. Teaching conversational English to visually impaired students was a very fulfilling task. The students were very keen that they should be able to face the world and talk confidently. This led to her volunteering at “Aesthesis Foundation for the visually impaired.” The classes in conversational English not only help the students to improve their English but also give them a lot of confidence during job interviews and in interacting with people from different walks of life.