Life offers opportunity to everyone. What makes the diference is how one makes the right use of that opportunity. Mrs. Bina Khambhaita was blessed with one such opportunity back in 1994. The opportunity was about joining Cosmos Impex (I) Pvt. Ltd. and contributing to its growth which she grabbed and now she is a part of the institution for the past 24 years. She has proved that opportunity is an incomplete notion if not followed by dedication and hard work.
Machines were never in her plans, since a young age she was exposed to machines and technical concepts due to her technocrat father. Soon the world of machines enchanted her and she decided to pave her own path that differs from the monotonous set of patterns followed by the world. She chose to pursue the most unusual field among women of CNC Machine Tools. She started as an administration specialist in a Pharma Company in Ahmedabad. She After polishing her skills in the company, she accompanied her father to Vadodara. In 1994 she joined COSMOS, her abilities and skills have taken COSMOS to the pinnacle of success and today she is the Executive Director of COSMOS Impex (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Couple of decades ago, it was hard to find women joining nay manufacturing industry which is changing as the clocks of the century turned. However, it was an awe to watch a women taking interest in world of machines in the 1990’s, explaining her move she said, “I always believed in the philosophy ‘ winners don’t do different things, they do things differently’ , that strong inner belief always pushed me to do the most unconventional things of my times.”
Gender Disparity has always confronted a free thinking women in any era, the situation has seen the light of improvement, however we cannot deny the total banishment of this social evil. COSMOS takes special precautions to make their work environment free of this rodent. “We are probably the only company in machine tool industry, where the sale, marketing and sales support department is management by women with a different perspective and sensitivity towards daily challenges. We have women handling the HR department and I believe that women have the natural ability to deal with issues or discomfort of an individual.” Mrs. Bina believes a happy individual produces a positive output hence the company strictly follows a family culture and practices the core philosophy of respecting every individual.
Elaborating on the current schemes initiated by the government for empowering women, she says, “Frankly speaking, I don’t think there is any need to focus separately for women empowerment as Women are powerful and with lot of hidden capabilities, the need is only to recognize that in the society and give her space to grow and shine.” She feels lucky to have encountered encouraging people and institutions who believed in her and provided a platform to grow and take higher responsibilities.
Today COSMOS, is setting up a state of the art manufacturing facilities to bridge the wide gap of Indian and International MTB'S in terms of high reliability, quality, consistent performance and will be offering CNC Machine Tools which can support achieving better accuracies and surface finishing results on customers end products, at par of International machines, and this will give them an edge over, to compete better in International and export market.
As we wrapped up our conversation, we requested her for some advice that she would give to other women who would like to join the race of becoming an entrepreneur, she says, It’s simple, believe in yourself, be committed to yourself and never give up. One Day you will reach to your destination.
As we ended our conversation her words had left a deep impact on our minds as only the following of her words rang in our heads, “People say that, ‘After every successful man there is a woman’, but I wish to add here that, a woman should be recognized, respected and believed in, that will bring a change in whole society.”
She is an epitome of success who has left her mark on the company and has put up an example that every young women can look up to.
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