Nehal Gaikwad [Paralegal at Parinam Law Associates, Mumbai]
“If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring in a folding chair.” - Shirley Chisholm
In Focus: MAITHILI PARIKH
Her Story: When I was a fresher in Law School, I heard stories about how a senior was brilliant at everything. She aced academics and extra-curricular activities and went on to top her class and bagged the gold medal in her final year. She did not stop there. She joined the Chamber of Senior Advocate, Zal Andhyarujina as a Junior Counsel and went on to pursue her Masters at Harvard Law School. The hustle did not stop there either. She started the Her Forum in the capacity of the Chief Strategic Officer to bring together the Women in Law and founded Your LLM Dream, a boutique LLM consultancy to provide guidance on the LLM Application Process and the list went on. She is a perfect example of resilience and determination. She is Maithili Parikh. Having achieved so much at such a young age, she continues to be an inspiration to many of us. Her zeal and passion for law and life continue to inspire those around her in ways she is not aware of. Keep flying high Maithili and soar high in the widest sky! I am proud and honoured to present my first digital portrait of Ms. Maithili Parikh on the Her Forum. You go girl!