Exclusive Unedited Interview with Sweety Neeraj Yadav, Defying Odds, Soaring to Success as a Senior Flight Attendant
What do you think is your most significant achievement?
When I got my first Wing, it was like my dream came true. It was an achievement for a girl who had never sat on a flight.
Can you share the struggling phase experience while following your passion?
Hailing from a small town with conservative views about women working, leaving my hometown, Kanpur, was a monumental challenge. The opposition was unanimous; no one supported my decision to leave.
Despite the resistance, I managed to reach Delhi after extensive discussions. Yet, that marked the beginning of an even more challenging journey. Pursuing a cabin crew member career was daunting, especially with my communication barriers, including a noticeable Mother Tongue Influence (MTI). Ridicule from others was familiar, but it didn’t deter me.
Dedicatedly, I spent four years enhancing my communication skills across various companies, a testament to the fact that perseverance pays off. A particularly memorable moment was an interview day when I was battling a high fever. A friend assisted me with makeup and hair, unaware that it would become a pivotal day in my journey.
Eventually, all the hardships culminated in success as I completed the interview on December 14, 2014, marking the end of a long and strenuous battle.
What are your plans?
Yet, there remain unfulfilled dreams on my bucket list, and I am diligently striving to realize them. My goal is to motivate other young women who, like me, have the courage to dream and the determination to turn those dreams into reality
What is that one incident which changed your vision towards your passion?
Who is your inspiration or role model, and why?
How were your family and friends initially supported during this journey?
What are the 3 important things which you always keep your focus on and are important for you while following your passion?
I worked for other companies also, but my main aim was always in my mind. I always knew why I had left Kanpur. My dedication to my passion was always there. I was all focused, and the main important thing I kept my dream alive.
Your life quote for your passion,
Where there is a will, there is a way
What is your message for the people and moms who want to follow their passion and want to get into a Cabin Crew Job?
Your decisions pave your path, and the world will align with your choices.
Achievement never comes without effort. A steadfast will is crucial; without it, you cannot surmount the hurdles. Others may attempt to deter you, yet it’s vital to let nothing obstruct your pursuit of passion. Firmly hold onto this belief, and I assure you, you’ll conquer any goal you set.
What does passion mean to you?
For me, passion is a strong feeling of love, and yes, flying is my first love.
I am waiting to see so many sweeties in future. Who dares to live their dreams?