Mumbai-based Sneha Kamath started a driving school for women with the aim of getting them to take control of their lives. Nikita Sawant chats with the entrepreneur.
My mother always told me that I would do something exceptional,” says Sneha Kamath. As a young girl, she would look at the fleet of parked kaali-peeli taxis that were part of her father’s business and wonder when she would be able to drive. At 17, seeing how keen she was, her elder brother started training her, and within four days, she was driving like a pro.
A head-on approach to do something extraordinary led her to start her driving initiative, She Can Drive, in 2012—one that caters only to women. She says, “Most of the women I spoke to or met didn’t know how to drive. Often, they were made to believe they couldn’t, because they’re women. The phobia that they wouldn’t be able to drive was already formed in their minds.” Kamath came across many women who wanted to learn to drive but didn’t get the right guidance. Putting her driving skills to good use seemed like the right thing to do.
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