What is the purpose of life? What are we all meant to do here? Whatever my life purpose is or meant to be, my number one motivation is to serve a purpose in everything I do, and make that purpose larger than myself. Growing up as a single child with a tough upbringing, I learned from a young age to master my own state and keep myself level headed and calm no matter what is going on or going wrong in my surrounding. I learned how to tune everything else out and hold the keys to my kingdom (my happiness, my joy, my peace) within me and didn’t let anyone else take that from me. As I grew older and wiser, I learned that hard work combined with faith, confidence in myself, visualizing my dreams, combined with a little bit of positive energy (or as some would say “luck”) is all I needed to manifest whatever I wanted in life.
People look at my life now, especially at my cheerful nature and think I must have had an easy going life or that I had everything handed to me. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I trained myself (mind, body, and energy) to stay strong and achieve my goals at all odds overcame traumatic situations, was the only female in male dominated fields starting from grade school, did not have good role models or mentors to look up to, and most importantly, never felt comfortable showing any of my internal fears or feelings to others.
I used to feel that my past defined me and there was no way forward without dragging my past with me. I have learned over the years that these experiences in fact played a key role in shaping me to be who I am today, and there is nothing I could be more proud of in my life. I am here today, happily married with three amazing kids, and a beautiful, fulfilling life.
I am the Chief Information Security Officer (CISOs) in the Federal Government, and being one of a small handful of female CISOs across the globe, I strive to empower and inspire Diversity to include women in Cyber and Technology by speaking globally on this topic and leading the path for more females in the younger generation to follow. I constantly look for ways to empower women and young girls to take charge of their lives, careers, and health by mentoring, coaching, and inspiring them.
After overcoming a personal health journey after the birth of my third baby, I learned to take charge of my body and my health in my own way. I healed myself naturally and completely through holistic and integrative health therapies to the surprise of medical professionals who had insisted on intrusive surgical procedures and treatments. Through this experience, I learned that taking my health and wellness into my hands and understanding the mind-body-energy connection was crucial to living in wellness. I undertook extensive training and certifications in various natural healing techniques and practices, and started Power of Healing 360 to help people understand how to take control over their health, wellness, and life.
Outside of my career as a CISO, and my life’s true mission to help people across the globe to live a fulfilled and happy life in wellness, my passion in life is dance. I have been a dancer my whole life and love expressing myself freely and confidently through the performing arts. Being the Founder and Director of BollyNatyam Masala Dance Company in the Northern Virginia region, I take great pride in not only teaching unique and innovative styles of dance, but also in coaching our young generation in mindfullness, yoga, meditation, and in giving back to the community by helping those in need.
My mission is to empower every soul on this globe to live their life the fullest, and be the change they want to see by taking charge of their own mind, body, and energy. I love everything I do, and I do everything I love.