What determines how remarkable you are?
What determines how remarkable you are?
Can you be better than you were yesterday? Can you become more valuable, more kind, more compassionate? What determines how remarkable you are? The digital revolution brought the tools to shine your light, define your professional goals, build a personal brand, and stand out from the crowd. Despite the technology and social media that makes it so easy to connect, more people than ever are facing critical issues like social, economic and emotional lack of empowerment routed in a disconnect from inner self.
How can you take control of your destiny and emerge as a stronger women in a fast changing world and become remarkable? Where do you start looking for a better paid job, less commuting time, less stress, more quality time with the ones you love? How do you prioritise what makes you happy? Can you create a promising future for your child, a future where technology enhances their quality of life instead of diminishing?
Interview with Dr Ruby Bakshi Khurdi
Dr Ruby Bakshi Khurdi, an innovative academic from Switzerland, believes that the answer lies in fostering our human values that help us distinguish between right and wrong.
“To create a promising future for our children, where technology enhances their quality of life instead of diminishing it, we need to teach them strong values and develop their critical thinking and emotional intelligence. ”
As an academician, her teaching focuses on learning through team spirit, leadership development and quality management. She has attended various cultural tours with international group of students to Turkey, Amsterdam, China, France, Prague and within Switzerland.
Founder of Indo-Swiss Cultural Network, Ruby promotes healthy cultural integration and helps members of the Indian community living in Switzerland to adapt and adjust with Swiss norms!! She uses this platform to share women’s inspirational stories, rich experiences, job postings, and exchange ideas for community development.
A highly successful and inspirational professor, Ruby is teaching courses related to Human Resources, Communication, Business Ethics and Marketing in Business and Hospitality Management Schools. Ruby has given various successful workshops & podcasts on topics related to Effective Communication, Human Values, Women Empowerment & Emotional Intelligence.
Ruby does not come across as a regular Academician; due to her personalized approach towards teaching. Sometimes for case studies, she conducts her classes outside in the garden or in the cafeteria where students discuss and talk more freely without any pressure. Her teaching is not just limited within the boundaries of a classroom; it extends even outside. She is always there to give constant support to her students.
Ruby believes in leading with innovative styles of teaching and learning – her strength is her voice! Her approach has always been different from her colleague instead of following a conservative approach of publishing her articles, writing business papers, she listened to her inner voice! She decided to reach out to her students, help them, spend time with them, mentor them and give them visibility!
She has been an inspirational professor to many students from diverse backgrounds – helping them to feel at home and settle comfortably in a foreign country away from their families.
She has many inspirational videos to her credit, her talks, her voice is shared across social media and live events. Ruby’s innovative style of teaching has influenced thousands of students globally by her voice; she is regularly invited to different seminars and conferences across the world to share her ideas and create awareness.
The first Indian-Swiss Female Professor in Switzerland who was invited for a TEDx Talk, Ruby has been an inspirational professor to many students from diverse backgrounds – helping them to feel at home and settle comfortably in a foreign country away from their families.
Founder of Réseau InterculturELLE des Femmes (RIF) Ruby is reaching out to women, connecting them, sharing their stories, helping them in cultural integration. She received positive support from the local governing authorities – they provided a lovely venue where she organizes monthly themed meetings with women of different cultural & professional backgrounds. Thus providing a strong & lovely support system for each-other.
Inspired by Giselle Rufer and her courage to think and do something as unique and exclusive as the Delance Watch for Women Empowerment, Ruby joined “Time for Women” awareness campaign with Delance Swiss watches for India and Switzerland. She proudly wears her watch everyday knowing that time is not just money, but time is life itself…
She featured in a special interview by local Swiss Radio Djangoas Ruby Bakshi Khurdi, une Femme engagé where they talked about her life in Switzerland as a successful Professor, her struggle with French language, her role as Cultural leader and her significant voice in the issues of Women Empowerment!
Her latest venture RAY Academy Swiss – Re-Invent the Awesome You, is helping women to develop Public speaking skills. It is an initiative to reach out to people to build their communication skills & make speaking fun!! RAY Academy is a platform for women who want to build their confidence, have a voice and create an Impact!!
“We have created smart appliances, virtual reality and artificial intelligence to make our private and professional lives better yet sustaining our inner peace and harmony among this digital “noise” is becoming more and more challenging. How do we find a good balance between our reality and developing technologies?”
Dr. Ruby’s objective for 2019 is to create more awareness about women’s role in modern society, create a bigger team of happy, enthusiasts volunteers, and provide innovative methods of learning! Ruby’s creative educational sessions are available on her Youtube channel, to help and educate more like-minded people across the world!
Women Empowerment Certificate Program is an educational initiative undertaken by her as Global Chair Goodwill Ambassador of Switzerland. As an international speaker she is invited to various forums to speak & inspire other women around the world! Through her free online tutorial, she explains various myths and reality of Women Empowerment.
What does it take to build a Professional life?
It looks like a chapter from a high profile career magazine; totally magical!! But magic didn’t happen in a day…
Ruby had to struggle a lot to carve a niche for herself in a foreign country! After marriage like a dutiful Indian wife, she left her flourishing career as a Principal of a Secondary school, her adoring parents, her kid sister, her friends to follow her husband in Switzerland. It looked like a dream come true to everyone back home! But she had to start from scratch – the initial few months were very difficult and challenging – language, being a major issue. Cultural shock was evident coming from India; where there are festivities around the year – too many people, traffic, spicy food etc. She had to make lots of adjustments in her way of living. It was not easy, but she did it with consistent support of her loving husband.
Professionally, she had to work almost double to be noticed in a male dominated business management teaching industry. She always tried to be innovative in her teaching style, she was the first one in her school to introduce beamers in the classrooms, almost 18 years ago. Her teaching methods were unique, giving her an edge over her peers. Her sincere efforts got noticed and she was appointed as the Academic Dean of prestigious girls boarding school at a very young age!
She has many inspirational videos to her credit, her talks, her voice dominates the social media and minds of our Millennials. Today’s generation likes to have role models, they like to follow influencers, they like to be updated with latest trends. Ruby’s innovative style of teaching is exactly that. She has influenced thousands of students globally by her voice; she is regularly invited to different seminars and conferences across the world to share her ideas and create awareness.
Becoming an Inspiration & Role Model
Ruby adores her loving parents; they have been her role models throughout life…
She took life lessons from their successful careers and failures! Her amazing husband & beautiful kids have been strong pillars of support both personally & professionally! Whenever she is feeling low, her younger sister brings a smile on her face and her adorable kids make her dance in joy!
They are constant source of inspiration for her in different situations…
What does it take to emerge a Winner
“Education is a continuous mission of life, never stop learning – learn something new every day. Find your own tribe – Empower Girl Child & educate your sons! Support more and more like-minded people – try to inculcate good values, wisdom and cultural sense within yourself and in people around you.” She firmly believes in the institution of Family, if you have wonderful support of your parents, kids and an understanding husband; facing challenges of life becomes easier and you emerge a Winner!