Amrita Prabha Bania, founder, Prism Events always had a flair for organizing parties for her family and friends since her college days. But it never dawned on her that she could explore this knack for collaborating and organizing into something more concrete like event management. After completing her studies she started working as a travel consultant in a U.K. based travel company that made her realize that she felt no joy in doing her work.
Amrita says,” In my head, work isn’t just worship but something that inspires you to get better every day. Something that makes you look up and smile, and take the bull by its horns when the time comes. You’re never scared or dull when you love what you do. That’s when the idea of working with an event management company came to me. And so I ventured forth into the world of my dreams and there’s been no turning back ever since.”
She started with corporate events initially at ESP Events, her first employer and mentor where she truly learnt the ropes of the trade. The drive to start her own venture and become an independent event/wedding planner came from following the work of Preston Bailey (one of the top wedding planners in the world) of whom Amrita is a huge fan.
Prism Events provides services such as social events, corporate events, artist management, catering, hospitality, venues, music festival and food fest.
The journey was not easy for Amrita; she started her venture all alone with the strength of her family and close friends in 2013. She learnt from the downs she faced, she learnt how to handle difficult clients, money crunch, getting work done amidst the forces of nature and that some plans just don’t work out no matter what effort you put in. These downs have made her a better person. Appreciation of her work from her clients and seeing her own set designs getting ready and coming to life gives her immense happiness.
On her preparedness in her current role, she says “Through incredible time management, a habitual eye for detail, punctuality, and by delivering nothing short of what I promise-always. Did I mention copious amounts of cold coffee keep me prepped too? “
Her success mantra, “I believe in myself and I follow my heart wholeheartedly. Nothing in life comes easily, so you do need to be sincere, focused and have a game plan that adjusts to your audience. I know what I want or where I want to reach; I just focus on my goal and keep working hard towards it.”
Her advise to people who dream of making it big, “Believe in yourself. If you are sure where you want to reach, no matter how many times you fall, just follow your heart and give your 200 percent.”