MPower, Launched at Women’s Business Expo 2016


Photos: Jasleen Kaur

By Vanshika Vipin

SUGAR LAND: Sugar Land witnessed a sharp surge of entrepreneurial wave, a phenomenon that has swept the world, at the recently concluded ‘Women Business Expo 2016’ at Hilton Garden Inn on June 11. Conceived and conceptualised by Mythily Kakani Varanasi, a doctor by profession, the business expo turned out to be a resounding success with more than 150 people including entrepreneurs and participants that gathered to network and learn the nuances of the entrepreneurial spirit.

The networking event kick-started with Mythily explaining the vision of MPower. ‘By the women, of the women, for the women’ – that was the underlying theme of this first of its kind business expo held in Sugar Land. It was but an opportune time for Mythily to launch her maiden entrepreneurial venture – ‘MPower’ – a platform that will nurture women entrepreneurs to succeed in their domain of choice.  The expo was primarily focused on Health, Fashion, Beauty and Home Decor segments.


Mythily and Upen Varanasi

The second address was by Estella on hormonal replacement therapy – its benefits and effects on the women who underwent it. Wellness was advocated strongly in this half day networking forum.  Participants got done free skin analysis and make-up & hair-do at specially designed stations at the expo. The free flowing savouries and drinks kept the high tempo of the participants who revelled in the glitz of the fashionable apparels, costume jewelry and home decor articles that were on display.

Next speaker Dr. Manjula Ragathu stressed on the importance of maintaining a fit and healthy body, a dire necessity for modern day women who spend most of their time multitasking between personal and professional space. To aid her talk on ground, there were counters for free Body Composition Analysis and weight loss and detox programme tips.


Mie Kim (left) & Shamanth Shankar,
Riversand Technologies

While the afternoon was about networking and growing together, Mythily also saw that she supported a cause under her banner ‘MPower’. Thus, Rashmi Sharma from AADA (Asians against Domestic Abuse) was invited to the expo to speak on the developmental work for women done by her organization.

This networking event would not have been possible had Mythily not put her mind to it. Hailing from India, her formative years were influenced by two sectors primarily – Medical and Entrepreneurial. Having finished her medical education and worked in the field for few years, she left the profession to tend to the needs of the family. But soon the entrepreneurial bug bit her while she saw that her entire clan was in business including her dad, brother and husband. The idea to support women entrepreneurship by providing mentorship, marketing and technology support and customer connectivity thus germinated and ‘MPower’ was conceived.


“I am thrilled to launch my company MPower. MPower Women will provide the right tools and platform for Women Entrepreneurs to reach and connect with their market. Women’s Business Expo 2016 is hosted by us to officially kick-start MPower.

It is overwhelming to witness such a large turnout of more than 150 plus attendees at a short notice of two weeks. I have nothing but gratitude for those who believed in this event and became a part of it. Riversand Technologies were our prime sponsors for the event and I thank them immensely for the support’’ said Mythily in an exclusive interaction with IAN. She added a special vote of thanks for her encouraging husband Upen Varanasi, and appealed to the upcoming entrepreneurs to come join her mission.

While Mythily launched her pet project, women at the expo had a gala time exploring the various services. Hillton Garden Inn was indeed bustling with energy.

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