Encounters with Inspiring Woman – Akemi Yoshii Purushotham

Every woman has magic in them. They have various talents which never fails to impress us at any point of time in our lives. Be it the 6 year old who became the youngest yoga instructor or The 106 year old youtuber who is rocking the world with her cooking skills. One of our recent acquaintances whose unique decisions have caught our attention is Akemi Yoshii Purushotham. We had the pleasure of meeting her and we are also delighted to know she appreciates the concept of WSquare.

Akemi Yoshii Purushotham is a food enthusiast who likes all things food. While working on her Master’s thesis in gastronomy in the University of Adelaide, Akemi was introduced to Indian food, after which she chose to spend a year or two in India to learn about the flavours and cuisines of the sub-continent. Akemi began writing about India for organizations in Japan while working full-time as a translator for an IT company in Chennai. Her love for the land made her stay a permanent one. She is now married and moved to Chennai and it has been nine years. Now, she is a freelance writer and translator. One of her recent articles was featured in Transit magazine, a Japanese travel magazine, about the flavours of South India and Sri Lanka. She has been featured by The Hindu about what she likes about Chennai.

We also had the opportunity to discuss with Akemi about mompreneurs of India and Japan, She was happy to share her thoughts with us on how such a concept can be very helpful to mothers who want to be entrepreneurs. The advantage of having crèche, groceries and parlour services arrive at your doorstep is something that mompreneurs need to pay a high price for in Japan. She believes that the luxury of having these services all under one roof such as WSquare would mean that mothers of young children in India could easily get back to work, or freelance while knowing that their children are being taken care of, and are only a few feet away. She believes that the concept would be popular in Japan if it were to take place.

She adds that the option of working in such a place, greatly reduces the strain on Mothers who cannot go to work unless their children are of a responsible age. Mothers can now shorten the amount of time they take off from work and remain employable at the end of it.

If you would like to know more about WSquare, the women-centric office rental space in Adyar, check out our Facebook  page. We have high-speed internet, comfortable office furniture, concierge services and door delivery of groceries and beauty services for mothers that want to work in an aesthetic and peaceful environment. WSquare also frequently hosts workshops and events focused on the women and mother community of Chennai.


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