Please tell us about yourself
Hi!! I am Pooja Malhotra. I comfortably straddled my passion for travel. I am B TECH Engineer in Electronics and communication. I am the brain behind Divas Sojourn and have lived in. I have travelled to different countries. I am the happiest when I am on the road with a bunch of friends. I founded Divas Sojourn with the purpose of sharing my passion for travel and providing travel opportunities to solo women with social and professional networking options. I have always planned my own trips, and have often helped various friends and family members in planning their trips. I am a brave soul, and have no qualms about travelling solo, or in the company of friends. When I am not travelling, you will find me bustling around with a twinkle in my eyes, organizing get-togethers and fun events and having a blast with my friends. I love animals, especially Dogs, and have been known to tend to various stray animals and give them a home!!
Share about your business
Divas Sojourn, The Travel Group Only For Women is a wonderful group of Solo Female travellers who travel from across india and sometimes from other parts of World too. It was started in 2015 with a aim of providing safe, secure, budget friendly women only holidays options to women who always wish to travel but can’t due to various reasons. We are just four years old but have completed more than hundred trips with thousands of travellers from the world. Our clients vouch for our services, hospitality and budget friendly trips. Divas Sojourn plans many get-togethers too like lunch, coffee, dinner, dance party etc. Our aim is to bond all from different platforms. We even organise day trips. Mostly our trips are kids friendly so single women don’t have to worry about their kids after they leave for holidays.
Share something from your Corporate career
I started my career in 1998 as an educationist. I have been running an educational institute as well for last 21 years. Then in 2015 travel bug bit me and I thought of starting my own travel venture where all females could travel in safe and secure atomosphere. Since now I have completed more than hundred trips. Thousands of happy clients across globe vouch for our services. And that is what gives me immense happiness and contentment. Because starting Divas Sojourn had a clear cut purpose in mind…to give safe, secure and budget friendly trips to females.
What was the inspiration for you start your own business or take up the career you are in?
I started Divas Sojourn so that all solo women travellers can travel in a safe and secure atmosphere. When I wanted to travel without family( why without family? because holidays becomes monotonous with family) none of my friends agreed. All plans made with friends used to get fail and I was craving to travel . So started this women only travel group.
What have been some of your achievements in your professional life?
While on trips my travellers compliment a lot because I gave them wings to fly, I encouraged them to travel solo, I gave them company of like minded women where they all can travel, introspect and enjoy life. Some of them even after going back to their homes send love letters ( sound funny na…. but yes love letters), flowers, chocolates, gifts to me for being a wonderful host and group facilitator. These all are my professional achievements.
The difference you have made to others
As I mentioned above, girls bless me for taking them to solo women trips, giving them wings to fly, those who are single thank me for giving them company for travelling, they write love letters to me, they send cards, flowers, chocolates and gifts to me for making them feel so happy.
What do you want to be acknowledged for
I want to be acknowledged as a good human being.
Please share what do you want to share about eGrowth
Though I am very new to eGrowth but still feel there is a lot of potential for budding entrepreneurs. eGrowth is a wonderful platform for all entrepreneurs who are looking for networking. establishing brand name, getting clients, generating business etc etc. List is long… !!