Congratulations MRS. LAVANYA KANNEPALLI from Bangalore for being selected as a finalist of Mrs India International Queen 2024! Let’s know more about her. We interviewed Mrs. Lavanya and here are her amazing answers: 

Name: Lavanya Kannepalli

Profession: Manager, IT professional

Qualifications: Masters – Strategy and Leadership, IIM Lucknow

Bachelors – Electrical Engineering

Location: Bangalore

Strengths: Confidence, Courage, Will-power, Determination and Communication skills.

Weakness: Trust others too early, seeing the world from an optimistic perspective when not everyone holds the same level of honesty.

Likes: Music, Dance, Fashion, Technology

Dislikes: Toxicity in people 

Tell us about your family: 

Parents, my 8 years old son, 2 siblings, 2 Nephews and a Niece

Quotes that keep you going, motivate you:

  • Never give up – Winner’s never quit and quitter’s never win!
  • Winners are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
  • There’s an inner beauty about every woman who believes in herself, who knows she’s capable of anything she puts her mind into.

Achievements/ Anything you are proud of yourself: 

  • The youngest to bag the prestigious – Emerging Leader in IT Award back in 2012
  • IIM Alumni holder
  • Corporate Social responsibility lead for the worldwide wing I manage.
  • Personal Achievement- Known as a fighter and proud to be a person who never gives up. True to my relations and responsibilities, I fullfil all the needs of my family and loved ones to my best abilities.
  • Professional Achievement-  Known as a leader who never backed down, who works with passion and is compassionate about the people around her.

What is Women Empowerment according to you? 

True empowerment is when each woman realises that she holds the power and potential to make the change that she desires to see. Promoting woman’s sense of self-worth and their equal existence in the world.

Message for the society: 

Accept women as equals not only because the new world says so but because they are meant to be. Start accepting that a woman has an equal stature in the society and doesn’t necessarily have to be tagged with a man to lead a normal life & earn respect in the society. Empower your daughter, your wife ,your mother with equal rights and opportunities . 

Mental health is a very sensitive yet ignored topic .

The fact is that 1 of 5 people which may mean that someone in your own family, or circles are dealing with mental health issues. Sometimes the ones who suffer just need some time to cope up, sometimes they are shy to accept it.

Identify them, give them the space and time to recover, the guidance and helping hand. They can’t continue to run the race of life, slow down so they get the time to heal.

The change that I propose is that we are cognizant of each individual’s needs and provide the moral support & treatment if required than taking things lightly.

How will you give back to society after becoming a Queen?

I will re-iterate /challenge the norms with my example. Things may fall apart, odds may break you, but if you are determined, you will rise up and  shine. I will educate women about the Legal rights that they have and the way they can exercise it in order to live a respectable life. I will also make sure that I continue to support the underprivileged in any way possible in my purview.

Why have you participated in Mrs India International Queen?

Mrs India International Queen is the perfect platform for me to pass my message over to the society. This is the place where I can fulfill my dream of being a Queen. This is also the platform that will give me the ability to empower others and give back to society.