Celebrating 2.5 successful years of WMH India and its future!
Celebrating 2.5 years of captivating style and cutting-edge trends, WMH India, the esteemed fashion magazine, has emerged as a resounding success in the ever-evolving landscape of the fashion industry. With an unwavering commitment to showcasing the latest fashion innovations, fostering creativity, and empowering individuals to express their unique sense of style, WMH India has become a beacon of inspiration for fashion enthusiasts across the country. From its inaugural issue to the present day, this iconic publication has been a testament to the power of artistry, vision, and the boundless possibilities that fashion holds.
WMH India’s core mission and its significant accomplishments
The overarching aspiration of WMH India, as expressed by your very own WMH co-founders Reggie and I, Sitanshu. Our aim is to make a positive impact. We have always been an ardent proponent of assisting others to the best of their abilities and to push their boundaries. Our commitment to giving back to the world has not only brought them personal contentment but has also been a key driver in the establishment of WMH India.
The organization was created with the intent of championing the modeling industry and aiding individuals within the talent, entertainment, and sports sectors, to help them exceed their current potential. The storytelling aspect of this mission is facilitated through its role as a media publication company.
A testament to our dedication to our cause, WMH India has successfully published features on more than 200 models over a span of just 2.5 years. The aim is to narrate the genuine stories of individuals, fostering an understanding of key principles such as diversity, inclusivity, and sustainability, as well as the importance of giving back.
Rationale Behind the Inception of WMH India and its Evolving Mission
The decision to launch an Indian division of World Model Hunt was primarily influenced by the significant demographic influence of India on a global scale, representing roughly a fifth of the world’s population. The immense pool of talent and audience present in the country offers a thriving market for various businesses, which is why many of them strive to establish a presence in India.
While WMH India’s initial objective was solely to discover and foster exceptional talent, the mission evolved over time, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was during this period that we recognized the scope should extend beyond just the modeling and fashion industry.
The revised goal was also to provide support to those involved in sports, specifically those that are less acknowledged and fall outside the cricket arena. This led to the introduction of the STEM initiative, an acronym for Sports Talents Events Management, illustrating our dedication to a more expansive and inclusive approach.
Future Objectives of WMH India for the Next 2.5 Years
WMH India, as a startup in its nascent stages, is still navigating the beta phase of its operations. However, in the forthcoming 2.5 years, we envision ourselves gaining prominence in the media and entertainment industry.
The ambitions are straightforward, yet profoundly impactful. We aim to forge fresh connections, furnish more opportunities, and continue our quest to discover untapped talent across the country. The objectives reflect our unwavering dedication to facilitating growth within the media, entertainment, and sports sectors in India.
The Influence of a Predominantly Female Team on WMH India’s Success
At WMH India, we pride ourselves on the fact that our operations have largely been managed by women for quite some time. This extends beyond just the content team, to include executives and interns as well. In our view, the success we have achieved to date is a tribute to their diligent efforts.
Both Reggie and I extend our gratitude to Leslie C, Laura Johanson, Emily P, Jenny, Shiwangi Srivastav, Ashi Chaudhary, Anjali, Priyanka Mohanty, Rebecca Lal, Kashish Sachdeva, among many others. While it’s impossible to mention everyone, we fully acknowledge and appreciate the contributions made by every team member, irrespective of their gender.
Our female team members have fortified our organization, infusing diversity, enhancing understanding, and promoting openness to various life perspectives. While empowering women has become a pressing need of the hour, it’s crucial to remember that our hiring policies do not discriminate against talented men. Every opportunity within our organization was hard-earned, with all of our female team members competing on an equal footing with male counterparts to secure these roles. Therefore, the significant presence of women in our team is not a result of bias, but a testament to their deserving competencies.
Understanding the Implementation and Expansion of the STEM System in WMH India
To give some context, the introduction of the STEM system, which stands for Sports, Talents, Events, and Management, emerged during the challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the crisis, we decided to postpone our launch by a year to weather the storm and ensure our survival.
With some extra time on our hands, we utilized it effectively to conduct extensive research and gain a deeper understanding of the market dynamics. Through increased online interactions and a collective team effort, we began to evolve our approach to incorporate the STEM system, internally known as STEM India.
Even though we opened our magazine to this new segment, it was not our immediate area of focus. The plan was to gradually increase our involvement in it. Looking ahead, our primary objective will be to expand our horizons and fully integrate our operations with our STEM policy, fostering an even more inclusive environment.
To WMH India!
WMH India is not just a magazine, it is so much more. It serves as a gateway to a world of inspiration, knowledge, and entertainment. Beyond its pages, WMH India fosters a sense of community, connecting individuals who share a common passion for fashion, lifestyle, and culture. It empowers our readers to embrace their uniqueness and express themselves authentically. WMH India transcends the boundaries of a traditional magazine, becoming a source of inspiration, a platform for dialogue, and a catalyst for personal growth. It ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and celebrates diversity. WMH India is a vibrant tapestry of stories, ideas, and perspectives, shaping and reflecting the vibrant tapestry of Indian society itself. It is a testament to the power of media to inform, entertain, and transform lives. WMH India is more than a magazine, it is a captivating journey that leaves a lasting imprint on the hearts and minds of its readers.
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