Leading business newspaper, The Economic Times, recently featured The Red Pen, where Namita Mehta is President and Partner, in its Panaché section. The Red Pen is an organisation that provides education consulting services and guidance to students seeking admissions abroad.
Recently The Red Pen was selected as one of the Top 5 SMEs in the JobsforHer’s DivHERsity Awards 2019, which recognised exceptional work done by companies to accelerate female participation and performance in the Indian workforce. Namita was also received an individual honour – as one of theTop 5 DivHERsity Champions (SMEs/Startups).
Namita is married to Arnav Akshay Mehta, and is the daughter of Seema and Harshil Kantilal Kothari.
We reproduce the ET Panaché article for the benefit of our readers:
The Red Pen: Finding the right fit for tomorrow’s global citizens
The education consultancy firm helps students find the best international boarding schools based on their needs.
ET Bureau|Aug 19, 2019
Independent, globally prepared and confident. These buzzwords represent the desires of many parents today when asked about their child’s future.
For the education consultants at The Red Pen, this translates into an increased interest in boarding school education.
Namita Mehta, president and partner of The Red Pen, endorses the experience, as she explains how spending her formative years at Charterhouse School in England equipped her with a strong foundation that helped her succeed academically and culturally at the University of Oxford.
There are numerous boarding schools across the world. Be it in India, England, Switzerland, the US, or Canada, each one has a unique proposition. However, this landscape can be challenging for families to navigate on their own.
To support their clients, representatives from The Red Pen visit boarding schools around the world each year — to date they have visited over 50 campuses.
Kimberly Dixit, co-founder and CEO of The Red Pen, says, “Seeing a campus first-hand helps us identify the best-fit school for a particular family. With this information, we can effectively serve as a liaison between schools and families and eliminate the guesswork that surrounds this significant financial and emotional decision.”
But why do families consider boarding school? As Mehta explains, “Children in urban India are overwhelmed by the two terrible Ts – tuitions and traffic — which can stunt well-rounded development and inhibit a balance between academics and extracurriculars.”
In a boarding school environment, onsite activities and an intimate setting ensure holistic growth, academic support, exposure to a global peer group and the development of diverse networks from school age.
“There’s a boarding school out there for everyone,” says Dixit. “It is gratifying to help students find a new community where they are comfortable and can evolve and learn in a safe environment.”
In November, The Red Pen is co-hosting a boarding school fair in Gurugram, where representatives from 25 global schools will be in attendance to showcase their programs and meet with potential families,
Photo caption: Namita Mehta (L), president and partner, and Kimberly Dixit, CEO and co-founder, The Red Pen
Photo Courtesy: ET
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