Jai Bharathi, an avid women motorcyclist, who co-founded the Hyderabad chapter of ‘The Bikerni’ an all-women motorcycle club in 2013. Jai has led motorcycle expeditions to Ladakh, Kanyakumari to Kashmir, cross-country expedition across six nations covering 17,000 kms & Wheels of Will motorcycle expedition covering 10,800 miles across the United States.
Jai’s passion for travel took her to visit all the UNESCO world heritage sites in India in 2012 and the first winner of GoUnesco travel challenge.
Over the last decade, Jai has worked with several NGO’s in the fields of women's empowerment, children education, solar lighting & relief works during natural disasters.
Jai has authored a book about organising & leading all women cross country motorcycle expedition.
Jai is now on her entrepreneurial journey with MOWO Social Initiatives which aims to see more number of women in the mobility sector.
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Who is Jai
Growing up in the early 80s
Being involved in ‘The Bikerni’ an all-women motorcycle club
Falling in love with 2 wheels
Learning how to ride a motorbike in the streets
Working as an architect
Wanting more passion in her life
Realising that she wanted to travel more
2012 Go UNESCO Travel Challenge
Visiting all 28 UNESCO sites in India
Visiting Turkey in 2013 and visiting UNESCO sites
Having 2 siblings
Being inspired to ride around East Asia on a motorbike
Wanting to inspire others to ride bikes
Riding from the northern tip of India to the southern tip of India
Wondering how she can give back and inspire the rest of the community
Starting her journey as a social entrepreneur
MOWO - MOving WOmen
Writing a book about her experiences
Travelling in India
What UNESCO is
Getting the opportunity and making it a reality
Taking 8 months to plan the trip
Documenting the journey
Being in a leadership position
Taking the first step
Feeling safe while riding a motorcycle
Not riding in the dark
Encouraging women to work as tour guides
Heading over to the USA
Losing sponsorship the day before the flight
Going to the USA with $100 in her pocket
Riding 11,000 miles across the USA in 35 days
Final words of advice to motivate and inspire you
Facebook - www.facebook.com/jai.bharathi
Link to the book:
A short video on our journey so far https://youtu.be/qQijuiNuZWY
Links to our social media handles:
Website - www.mowo.in
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