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#POPxoTurns7: What It’s Really Like To Work At India’s Largest Digital Community For Women

POPxo TeamPOPxo Team  |  Mar 5, 2021
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Let’s bring out the cakes ‘coz it’s our 7th birthday!

The past seven years have been a joyous ride, to say the least. We’ve written super fun and informative articles, shot thousands of videos and hit a few million page views. We’ve also collaborated with some of the most talented women in the country on a variety of topics ranging from fashion and fitness to beauty and health and what a learning experience that’s been. TBH, it’s all because of you and it’s all for you. This milestone would obviously not have been possible without you guys. Your love fuels us and your support feeds us, so, thank you so freakin’ much!

From where we started to where we are as India’s largest digital community for women, it’s been one hell of a journey. On that note, here’s a little something from our Founder and CEO, Priyanka Gill, “I can not even begin to explain how happy, grateful, delighted and lucky I feel today as POPxo turns 7. It’s been the ride of a lifetime – to work will a group of brilliant and dedicated people, building brands that will last! A whole generation of women have grown up loving POPxo!! A massive thank you to my team for being by my side and to our users for all the love!!”

Kashika Saxena – Head of Content

I’ve been with POPxo for only a year-and-a-half, which sometimes surprises me, given the amount I’ve learned here. I was given so many opportunities to do things I’ve never done before, including being on video, that I feel like a much more confident professional today. I’m very proud of the work that we do, the way we continue to champion women and tell their stories to our audience. A huge portion of my time here has been spent working from home, which is a shame because being at work with my team used to be one of the highlights of this job. I cannot wait to spend hours discussing the latest Bollywood release and then meme-ing it to an inch of its life with my colleagues again!

Manasvi Jaitly – Assistant Editor

I’ve been with POPxo for more than five years now and that’s proof enough of how much I love being here! We’re India’s largest digital community for women and it feels great to be generating motivating and relatable content on a daily basis. From a flexible work culture to an awesome bunch of people who are always up for all the challenges that come their way… there’s never a dull day at work! It’s only been 7 years, but it feels like POPxo has been around forever!

Nidhi Kavle – Beauty Editor

I’ve been with POPxo for close to 4 years now & it’s been one hell of a ride. I started off as a writer, I’d just switched careers and decided to follow my passion for beauty and honestly had no idea where I was headed. Well, here we are 4 years later! It’s been a challenging but rewarding journey and I’ve learnt so much at every step of the way. POPxo has given me a platform to pursue my passion and the confidence I needed to start my own blog & I’ll forever be grateful for that. In the last one year, we’ve had mergers, launches and short deadlines. But we’ve pulled together as a team & the excitement and satisfaction of making it through a seemingly impossible task is what makes every day at work exciting. 

Ekta Alreja – Deputy Editor

I have been working with POPxo for a little more than a year-and-half and I am proud to say that POPxo gave me my career-changing moment. I became the face of #POPxoGetFit eight months after I joined the company. POPxo gave a new direction to my passion and made me realise that it’s never too late to follow what you love. From writing about Bollywood, Bigg Boss to strong, well-argued opinion pieces, I have loved every day of being at work. I have learnt a lot of new things, and I have made some really good friends. At POPxo, we do things together, we work hard and party harder. I can’t wait for the day when WFH gets over and I can get back to hustling hard, chasing numbers with my team in the office.

Anandita Malhotra – Junior Editor

The one motto that POPxo lives by is work hard, play harder. From staying up till 2 am writing Bollywood wedding articles and being in the studio till wee hours of the morning filming to dancing to the beats of the dhol at every office party, it’s been a fun ride. Also, in which office do you get to play with babies and puppies alike? It’s always a new day here and it makes me so happy that I get to do what I love every day!

Nalini Prasad – Brand Solutions Associate

Learning never stops… That’s what I learnt at POPxo. If I have to summarize my last two years here, it has been a roller coaster ride, where monotony goes out of the window when it comes to working culture. I learnedd resilience is much needed whether it’s for your hobby or career.

Divya Sapra – Senior Marketing Associate

I joined POPxo when the pandemic started last year & when uncertainty around us was at an all time high. I have nothing but gratitude towards POPxo for maintaining transparency during that time and prioritizing their employee’s safety & mental well-being. POPxo has contributed tremendously to my professional growth, there hasn’t been a single day when I didn’t enjoy my work and that says a lot! A very Happy Birthday to POPxo, hope things only go upwards from here.

Srishti Paruthi – Senior SEO Writer

Time flies when you’re having fun, but only when you’re having fun. I can’t believe it’s been half a year already. Time at POPxo has really flown by. I was hired at some point during the ongoing pandemic and everything felt a bit hazy, I expected my changeover to be a lot more intense than it was but POPxo is such a loving place! I’m longing for the simple moments, interactions and experiences I’m yet to share with my colleagues once remote working is done with. 

Divya Sharma – Senior Manager, Plixxo

I have been with POPxo for over 3 years now and it’s been a mind-blowing journey. Different roles have definitely been challenging and exciting! The amount of learning has been HUGE and I have enjoyed every single bit of it!

Shubham Khatri – Plixxo Operation Manager

I have been with POPxo for the past 2 years and undoubtedly, it’s been a fantastic journey. The company went over and beyond to give during this pandemic and that is something that I am always going to be thankful for. The team and my seniors have always been supportive, making even a high-pressure job like this simple.

Smridhi Girotra – Social Media Coordinator

I had been at POPxo for almost an year when the pandemic struck and we shifted to working from home. One wouldn’t imagine saying it, but I actually miss going to the office because the people I work with are just so much fun. Each day at POPxo comes with its own frivolity and joy which is why people have been associated with the company for so long. Wishing the company flourishes even more and a lot more people come on board.

Sapna Pareek – Assistant Manager MyGlammXO Beauty Creator

Last year amidst the pandemic, I was offered an exciting role at POPxo and knew this was an opportunity I couldn’t say no to, so I immediately joined the team. I rejoined the a branch of POPxo called the MyGlammXO Beauty Creator team and what a journey it has been, I have learned and grown so much since the day I joined and grown a tremendous amount thanks to my supportive team. I wish POPxo the happiest birthday and hope we grow bigger and do better this year!

Arushi Sabharwal – Social Media Manager

I’ve been working with POPxo for a little more than a year-and-half. This is my first corporate job ever and I’ve learned so much. Every day is a new day here, nothing ever seems monotonous. I can’t wait for work from home to end, so I can go back to my regular office desk, working & bonding with my colleagues over maggi and playing with doggos. It truly is the best place to work!

Prachi Bishnoi – Head of Influencer Strategy, POPxo & Plixxo

I have been working with POPxo for over 3 years and I must say that it has been the best journey – professionally and personally. The exposure and opportunities provided to me has  been a great learning experience for me. From working on client pitches for straight 48 hrs to ordering (read: over ordering) food, partying with my work colleagues (turned friends) has made my experience even more fun! I could truly not ask for a more supportive workplace and a fabulous team! For me, POPxo will always be my second home 🙂

Nidhi Dass – Social Media Coordinator, Growth

It’s been almost a year and a half with POPxo and all I can say is that people ought to experience the working environment for themselves. ‘Exciting’ is the word that comes to my mind every time I am asked to describe our work culture. The people, the vibe, the work will stand in stark contrast against the traditional corporate culture, it’s like a rainbow next to fifty shades of grey. There is no ‘box’ that confines you into one kind of space and work. The last 1.5 years have flown by dancing in the corridors of the office, brainstorming new strategies, or just meme-ing the first thing I see on the internet. I am so grateful for all the experiences that I have had and I hope that POPxo continues to flourish and crushing the ‘box’. Here’s to POPxo turning 7!

Since we are all pretty much still working from home and couldn’t celebrate this milestone together, we found a way to share the love (and calories) with each other, virtually! Check out our adorable birthday video below: