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

Name: Soumaya Srivastava

Profession: House wife, Former Assistant Manager of SBI MF

Qualification: B.Com, M.Com, PGPSM, Certified Digital Marketer, Pursuing MBA

Location: Sweden

Strengths: Positive attitude, hardworking, continuous learning and my family

Weakness: Over thinking, multitasking and like to take risk

Likes: Reading, traveling and spending time with my family and friends

Dislikes: Taking advantage of another’s helplessness and negative thoughts 

Tell us about your family.

My husband and 2 years old son, My parents, My in- laws, 2 siblings, 3 sister in law, 1 brother in law, and 2 Nephew. We are a joint family with my grandparents as the head.

Quotes that keep you going, motivate you:

  • When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die the world cries while you rejoice. – Robin Sharma
  • You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script. – Oprah Winfrey
  • You are what you believe yourself to be!
  • Fortunate are those who take the first steps. – Paulo Coelho‘s
  • You are never too small to make a difference. -Greta Thunberg

Achievements/anything you are proud of:

  • When I became a mother.
  • When I gave financial literacy knowledge to rural people.
  • When I taught needy children with no cost.
  • When I worked with SBI managers.

What is Women Empowerment according to you?

According to me women empowerment means women’s having power and control over their own lives.

No one has power to take any decision on her behalf and that give sense of presence in her to take their own decisions.

We are living in a 21st century where Women have all equal rights as men but true empowerment comes only when they don’t need a comparison in the society with men to prove their worth, it should be naturally understood by all, that we are equal.

Also, according to me Women empowerment means that women should be independent in all the sense not only financially independent but even physically and emotionally independent too.

She should always try to be herself. Never become ‘helpless’ in front of anyone. Always be strong. “A woman is never weak”

Message for the society.

Mother also has the right to breathe. “To live for herself”

Mother is not just only the mother; she is also human. As a mother no one is perfect. They make mistakes, forget things but it’s okay because in the end no one could ever love your child the way you do. Your child will learn what you do. So love yourself. Take your “me time”

Secondly, Equality between husband and wife.

In our society if the husband is ill, everyone tells the wife to take care of him but if the wife is ill, no one tells the husband to take care of her. At that time also everyone tells her to take care of herself. This is only the difference.

Men & women, both are equally responsible for every responsibility. Duties and responsibilities should not be defined by society, it must be defined by us and according to our comfort.

The rules of your house should be yours, not the society’s. Because every change starts from home and not from society.

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

I would want to use this platform to inspire and empower women to pursue their passions and to be confident in themselves.

I also want to do something for old age person and orphans. They need our love and affection more than money. 

Why have you participated in Mrs India International Queen?

I have participated in Mrs India International Queen to compete with my own self. To upgrade my strengths and to work on my weaknesses, to ensure that I transform into a better version of myself.

To boost my self-confidence and for my personal growth.

Many women dream to live like a model at once in their lifetime and I also have same the dream. This platform will give me all the opportunities to fulfill and live my dream.