Women of Worth 2017

Passion Personified

Swades Foundation’s Zarina Screwvala isn’t one for a predictable path and that’s what makes her the super achiever she is

Soumik Kar

Walking away from something you love is never easy. And Zarina Screwvala had spent close to three decades nurturing an organisation she started. It was February 2012, when the media veteran and her co-founder husband, Ronnie, had sold UTV Software Communications to The Walt Disney Company. Needless to say it had a profound impact on Screwvala, who struggled to extricate herself from the enterprise. “The only thing holding me back was the fear of letting go — my entire identity was wrapped up in UTV,” she candidly shares.