CEO and founder of events-based social networking site CitySocialising.com, Sanchita Saha, has been named in the 2008 list of the top young British businesswomen to watch by Management Today – the UK’s leading business monthly.
The 2008 MT '35 Women Under 35' list in association with Microsoft, which was announced in Management Today and the Sunday Times this weekend, identifies our next generation of female talent: from social networking, to broadcasting and high finance.
Entrepreneur Sanchita Saha, 32, is a dot commer to watch. The maths graduate quit a promising career at the BBC, where she helped to launch digital radio station 1Xtra, to found CitySocialising.com, which helps city-dwellers and city newcomers across the UK to connect with like minded others, make new friends and enjoy their local social scene.
Sanchita spent 18 months researching, testing and developing her idea to create a trusted online and offline community for young professionals living, working and arriving new to the Capital, enabling users to meet new people and socialize together with others face-to-face in the real world, and not just in cyberworld.
The success of the CitySocialising formula in London saw the business become profitable within four months and finance the expansion of the site and service nationwide across seven other major UK cities.
Sanchita is currently working on an extensively developed, technically sophisticated and re-branded v2. site on an open development platform, with plans to establish this new version further across the UK and expand into Europe.
She said: “I’m very humbled to have made it onto the MT list after just 18 months of being in business alongside so many great women who have achieved so much, and I feel really flattered to have been included alongside them. The progress made already, since launching CitySocialising, has been really exciting but achieved only with an incredible amount of hard work, dedication and passion and, although the business has done well in its first year, there’s still a long-way to go. Being recognized on this list has made the tough stuff worthwhile and will continue to drive me to push myself to the best of my abilities, move the business forwards in the right direction and successfully achieve my ambition to create a business that not only performs well financially, but that also makes a positive social impact.”
Matthew Gwyther, Editor of Management Today said: “Our annual celebration of top female business talent always brings a fresh perspective and reflects wider trends in the business world. This latest list is all about the emergence of Generation Y and the new priorities and unconventional approach it is bringing to the table. For them it is all about passion, ambition and enjoying the moment. We salute these women for blowing a fresh and dynamic breeze through British business.”
Management Today's 35 Women Under 35 list is selected with the help of the most established business men and women in Britain today – as well as head hunters, think tanks, bankers and academics. It is no surprise that CitySocialising.com star, Sanchita Saha is only too pleased to be in the list.
For more press information about CitySocialising contact Sanchita Saha on 020 8766 0060
For more press information about the MT List, please contact Henry de Rougemont or Anya Matthews at Colman Getty on 020 7631 2666
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