ImagiNexGen Institute of Excellence

Jayashri Sarkar

Jayashri Sarkar has a Ph.D. in chemistry and specializes in nanotechnology, she even has her own patents for some inventions, however, after the death of her parents, she started an emotional mentoring business in 2022, ImagiNexGen Institute of Excellence.

Dr. Sarkar used to be a very energetic and positive woman, 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 you want to do? Then she started this business project. 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 8-week Business Growth Mentorship Program in collaboration with the Prestamos Women’s Business Center, “this industry chose me to start this business” she said.

The Business Growth Mentorship Program (BGMP) was created after hearing hundreds of women entrepreneurs’ stories and realizing that many faced similar challenges; limited knowledge, lack of confidence, and fear of failure. These women needed support which led Dr. Sarkar to research what could be the cause. Her research found that many of these challenges were a result of inadequate entrepreneurial education. Women entrepreneurs have unique needs and they need to be addressed properly to succeed.

The program was designed to directly address these issues. It helps women cultivate existing skills and further expand the core competencies necessary to make their businesses successful. Participants develop the right mindset to make decisive, quality business decisions that then impacts our economy and our world. BGMP places an emphasis on helping participants with managing stress, grow confidence and form a work-life balance. This is done by combining education, an online support system, workshops, and proprietary tools. Graduates of the program can expect to gain: clarity in their business, confidence in themselves as entrepreneurs, work-life harmony, happiness & purposefulness about their business, and commitment to their goals.

After graduating from the BGMP, women can continue to expect support. Participants will receive it through the BGMP Support Network. It engages graduates by connecting them with other ambitious women and providing a safe space. They can collaborate with one another on finding solutions to problems, such as accessing funding. There will be monthly working sessions that help them to move forward and capitalize on what they have learned through the BGMP program. As more women finish the program and accomplish their goals, more women can then become speakers at BGMP events and become mentors to new cohorts.

For those interested in the next cohort of the class, the Business Growth Mentorship Program will be available twice a year–in the fall and spring. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in the program, kindly fill out the BGMP Interest form: Selection for interviews will start in the late 2023 summer.

Hear what the first cohort of women entrepreneurs had to say about the program:

“I was able to bring just an idea closer to reality.”

“I’m able to make decisive/actionable plans and execute.”

“It helped a lot to focus my mindset and to only focus on 3 priorities for my business but as I moved forward with what I thought was necessary to begin turns out I needed other things to focus on first before I could complete what I thought I needed to do.”