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Ruchi Mann

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Ruchi Mann

Associate Director, Corporate Communication, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Winner of Economic Times Young Leader Award 2016
Workaholic. Hyperactive. Lover of Poetry and Coffee.


What is exactly that you do?

I lead the internal communications, alumni and the design team of PwC India. In layman's language I am responsible for all communication circulated internally in PwC. My main focus is on the communication that flows from the leadership, whether it's in the form of blogs or mails to the employees.

And the cliché question, do you like what you do?

I absolutely love what I do. I am always driven and working and that too by choice, not because of any compulsion. I am working as enthusiastically at 2 am as I am at 9 in the morning. The reason I am able to do that is because I always have and I still am enjoying this. I don't think I would not have had it any other way.


Tell us about your childhood, something that would make us smile

Well for starters I remember having a lot of shoes growing up. Lots of them. I would always play dress up and walk with certain panache, even when I was little. My neighbours used to call me princess (now that sure as hell makes me smille).

My dad has been a big influence in my life. He is a disciplinarian and has some typical lawyer tendencies. I remember, he used to give us dictations and maybe that is somewhere where I developed an affiliation towards the English language.

I wanted to study economics in my undergrad and was aiming for SRCC, LSR and the likes but as fate would have it I didn't score well enough to get into these colleges. I decided to take up journalism instead. What I thought was my back up turned out to be the best decision ever. It was later during my masters at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications (SIMC) that I realised that corporate communications was probably something I could think of pursuing seriously.


Winner of ET Young Leader Award, how is that, achieving so much, so young?

I feel if you channelize your energy into doing something you love, you can achieve anything. Also, as far as the award is concerned, when I won it I couldn't fathom that it was such a big deal. It's only after people around me started talking about it that I was like okay, I'll pause and take a moment to celebrate this.

Now lets talk about love.

I met my husband while we were both working at American Express. He tells me now that he always knew from the moment we met that I was 'the one'. But well, I took my time. I told him once that I liked poetry and from that day on he would learn a new poem every day and we would discuss the 'poem of the day' over coffee, which over time became coffees. Poetry and coffee ended us up together and they have been a constant since. Dhananjay. DJ, as we call him brings balance and romance in my life.

Ruchi gleams as she quotes Elinor Glyn, "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."


Currently Reading

The rise and fall of nations by Ruchir Sharma

Favourite Movie(s)

Shawshank Redemption, Pretty Woman and K3G (just because, too many memories)

Favourite Holiday Spot

UK and Rome

Free time fancies

Reading and working out

Support system

Sister

Can hog on

Chocolates and some more chocolates

Fashion Mantra

Be a classic dresser, always have just one statement accessory

How do you like dressfolk

Easy and very breezy