What inspired you to start ‘Rest the case’ a legal platform?
With ‘Rest The Case’ all legal issues are taken of, with just a click of a button. We offer verified lawyers that a client can filter based on location, simplified legal information in their knowledge bank, experience, gender if required, and specialization so that one can find an apt lawyer, ready-to-use document templates that a client can fill up and use immediately, all this in one place. Apart from this we also offer legal news and bare acts so that one can be informed when they require help.
I got the idea for Rest The Case when I was studying Law in the UK and noticed how law and legal services are very readily available on the internet there. It was easy to find a lawyer, and easy to get connected. However, the same thing in India was very difficult. One has to run pillar to post to find a good lawyer who can help them with their legal issues. So I thought of working out a way in which people all around the country can find a lawyer based on their personalized requirements. Then when the lockdown happened, and I came back home to India I saw it getting tougher than ever because people required information and help but there was nowhere to go, that’s when I started working on creating Rest The Case as a One Stop Solution for Legal Information and Services. So that even if a person requires basic information or they required a lawyer for their case they could find it in one place.
What challenges have you faced as a woman in your industry, and how did you overcome them?
There is a lot of gender bias in the legal industry of India. Overcoming that bias and lack of representation is one of the major challenges that I had to face as a female entrepreneur. It is a cliché that women don’t handle pressure well or cannot handle an organization at large. I was questioned by multiple people along the way, in fact when we were onboarding the first few lawyers lots of them didn’t take it seriously, they even asked me if this was just a hobby or an actual business. What I think I believe in very strongly is letting our actions and our work speak louder than our words and we have tried our best to make sure that is what people see. Being persistent, dedicated and having a hardworking team with me has helped me overcome the challenges seamlessly.
What advice do you have for aspiring women entrepreneurs looking to make a mark in the business world?
To aspiring women entrepreneurs, I say this: Embrace your uniqueness. Your perspective, approach, and intuition are invaluable assets in this industry. Surround yourself with a supportive network, seek mentors who resonate with your aspirations, and don’t shy away from taking calculated risks. Remember, your resilience and determination will pave the way for your success.
What initiatives or changes would you like to see in the business landscape to further support women professionals?
In the business landscape, I’d love to see more initiatives focused on mentorship programs, access to funding, and networking opportunities specifically for women professionals. A workspace where diversity thrives, promoting flexible work structures, and advocating for equal opportunities are some of the steps to empower women in their professional journeys.
What motivates and inspires you in your leadership journey, and how do you stay resilient in the face of challenges?
What motivates me in my leadership journey is the impact we create. Knowing that our platform empowers people with legal knowledge and access to justice keeps me driven. Staying resilient is a mix of strategies starting with maintaining a positive mindset, learning from setbacks and building a strong support system. Having a clear vision and staying adaptable to change also helps me go through uncertainties with a strong mind.