From Bokaro Steel city to Pune to USA, her journey has been nothing short of spectacular. Hard work, dedication, determination, and the strong will to excel have propelled Shabnam Asthana to carve a professional niche for herself. It’s been 33 years since she first set foot here and is now firmly entrenched as a successful Punekar.
A post graduate in English, a post graduate in public relations & advertising, an MBA in Marketing with several international certifications, she has created her own success stories in the diverse fields she has worked in. Her first job in Pune was as a lecturer at the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. There after she had a successful corporate stint of 25 years. In 2005, she set up her own company Empowered Solutions successfully as an entrepreneur.
In 2012, she was conferred the highest national award in PR – The Hall of Fame by PRCI. In 2017 Shabnam received the Indian Achievers Award in PR from the Indian Achievers Forum. In 2011 Shabnam was invited to anchor and host, Miss California – North America, in USA. In 2012 she was the first ever Indian to have been invited by PRSSA to SFO, USA, as a speaker
She bagged an international assignment in 2012, as the Global Director Marketing & PR of IND TV USA.
Her flair for public speaking has earned her great recognition as an acclaimed, much sought after speaker at prestigious national and international forums. Shabnam Asthana is an invited expert at leading B schools as well.
Shabnam is now a published author having recently authored a book “Romancing Your Career” which introduces the reader to all the nuances of the corporate world based on her experiences.
Shabnam is a power house of talent, an inspiring personality, a role model to be emulated, a corporate diva , a style icon, a self-driven, motivated, immensely successful woman and above all a proud Puneite, who has put Pune on the global map through her hard work and dedication.