Trident Systems CEO shares her journey and tips for women entrepreneurs
Rupal Thanawala, the CEO of Trident Systems, a consulting company dedicated to helping businesses grow, shared her inspiring journey and tips for women entrepreneurs.
Growing up in a family of small business owners in India, Thanawala has always been surrounded by business. However, as a woman, she didn’t have any role models or support to pursue a career outside of the home. Despite this, she found encouragement from good friends who believed in her abilities and decided to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.
After working for a few years, Thanawala realized her passion for entrepreneurship and started her first business in India. When she moved to the United States, she faced visa restrictions that prevented her from starting a business, so she worked for several years before starting Trident Systems.
Working with her husband at the company was an adjustment, but they quickly learned to identify each other’s strengths and weaknesses and focus on what they were each good at. Thanawala realized she had more of an interest in managerial and administrative roles, while her husband excelled in technical solutions. This partnership allowed them to build a successful business that continues to grow.
As Trident Systems expands into new markets, Thanawala seeks out opportunities to give back by serving on different corporate boards and helping other businesses grow.
Thanawala’s tips for women entrepreneurs include finding supportive friends and business partners, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and focusing on what you’re good at. She encourages women to pursue careers in STEM fields and to never give up on their dreams, even if they don’t have the support of their family or community.
Thanawala’s success story is an inspiration to women everywhere and a testament to the power of perseverance and determination.