My biggest contribution to the Indian startup ecosystem is to get female PMs to get over their fear of selling their work.
This is just one conversation. 3 out of 4 PMs in my team are female. I have lost count of how many times I have had similiar conversations with them. And this is the most common advice during my mentorship sessions I conduct too.
This advice is applicable to female founders too.
In a world where everyone is selling/signalling implicitly anyway, there is no shame in being your own cheerleader. I work hard. There is no shame in talking about it. And teach my PMs to do the same.
I can hear you. ‘Oh Manas, but it is not modest.’
Modesty is overrated. Work hard. And sell your work.