Giving married women a second chance to live their dreams: Shweta Shukla talks about Global Pageant

Marriage is perceived as an ultimate goal for women even in today’s world. You shed your dreams and accept this new life with its dozens of responsibilities that will keep you occupied without realizing that the crucial years of your life are slipping away.

Millions of women in India, and across the world, fail to share their talent and earn a name for themselves because of this unfortunate tradition. However, more and more women are now breaking the shackles to rise and shine.

Having said that, it is still a tough road for those who wish to take a shot at modeling, acting, etc. While it is seen as something associated only to the glamour world, modeling and acting can also boost the confidence of an individual by giving them a platform for self-expression.

On a fine summer day in 2015, Shweta Shukla happened to come across one such woman who wanted to re-enter the corporate world after a five years gap. The problem, however, was that there were fewer opportunities available for her and it made it difficult for her to re-establish herself.

“As a wife and a mother, I felt that married women deserve a second chance. They certainly need a platform where they can showcase their hidden talents and tell the world that married women have the potential to enter any field – corporate, social, politics, or glamour,” Shweta tells

With the strong sense of conviction to bring about a change and help the married women, Shweta set up a company and came up with the idea of organizing Beauty Pageant for Married Women. Within three years of coming up with the idea, she has today launched this initiative.

“Although it has taken time for my dream to come true, I am sure ‘Mrs. Queen of India’ Pageant will provide a launching pad to married women in our society,” she adds.

The way forward

Talking about her expectations from this initiative, Shweta says that she wishes to see the women who take part in this beauty pageant to go on to become supermodels and take up leading roles in commercial films.

“Each contestant is bound to develop a persona that they would cherish carrying with them, as we are taking care of all the aspects of building their overall personality,” she says.

Currently, she is looking to collaborate with international organizations and also launch the initiative in every state capital of the country. This way she will be able to create a platform which is available to millions of married women and give them a chance to leave a mark on a global scale.

Her advice to those who feel bagged down by responsibilities and obsolete ideas – “shed your shyness, walk the ramp, and build your personality to take on the world.”

To know more about the registration process and selection criteria, you can visit their official website:

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