Dr. Jayashri Sarkar – ImagiNexGen Institute of Excellence

Dr. Jayashri Sarkar is an immigrant from India. She came to USA to pursue her graduate degree. She has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is an inventor specializing in nanotechnology. She has developed 2 patents her inventions. After the death of her parents, she started the ImagiNexGen Institute of Excellence, in 2022, to help people overcome emotional challenges through the different transitions in life and profession.

Grief and pain

Doctor Sarkar is an energetic and positive human being. But the death of her parents led her to feel hopeless, with mixed feelings and in a place where she did not want to be. It was then that she asked herself, what do I want to do? How do I want to live my life? That is when she started her initiative.

The daily routine

Jay Sarkar developed a tool of 5 activities that she does daily: pray, read, exercise, express emotions and be honest with her feelings. This led her to create her 12-week mentorship program. She says that “in a way, the industry chose me to start this initiative”. She admires the strength of her parents and how they lived. This inspires her daily to follow in their footsteps to share the education they gave her with the people around her. Her life is dedicated to educating people to grow their self-worth and confidence.

Main challenges

The biggest challenge for Dr. Sarkar is working in a new industry while also grieving the loss of her parents. Also, she believes it is a relatively challenging journey to market services rather than products. For her, her business is developing resilience and developing “personal engineering”. In her scientific career, she worked with the strength of materials to develop technologies, and now she works with people to develop their personal strengths to help them live to their fullest.

Relation with CPLC

Dr. Sarkar was introduced to the Prestamos Women’s Business Center by the Program Manager of Prestamos WBC – Laura Suarez. They met at a women’s business summit held by BBB. Dr. Sarkar participated in the Dream Builder program to develop her business plan. In the future, the ImagiNexGen Institute of Excellence will offer its services to women entrepreneurs, business owners, college students, and the military in transition. She also is planning to hire 2 part-time employees.