Beyond! magazine celebrates business leaders successful in the areas of entrepreneurship, finances, and investments, highlighting individuals who make a difference in their industry and inspire change around them. Recognizing their passion, commitment, and exclamatory elements beyond themselves, it is with great pleasure that we celebrate our very own Dr. Charu Raheja for being selected as Beyond! magazine’s cover story.
Charu has remained consistent with her vision to move beyond excellence. Amidst all the challenges and complexities in the healthcare market, Charu is working at the forefront to improve the quality of patient care and outcomes for patients around the world. With a vision of saving lives by making healthcare affordable and accessible, Charu shared insight about her journey as a leader and entrepreneur.
Emotional Setbacks that Fueled her Journey
Dealing with the loss of family loved ones and facing her own life-threatening medical emergency, suffering from a hemorrhagic stroke at age, Charu has dedicated her career to ensuring that everyone has access to a health professional and health resources. She has most recently created an app called Continuwell, that allows any company
or organization to consolidate all their employee resources into one single mobile app with 24/7 access to live nurse health ambassadors embedded into the app. No one should ever have to make a decision about their health on their own. Charu learned this first hand.
Embrace your Women Leaders
Empowering women leaders in the workplace help us learn new ideas, encourages creativity and fosters collaborative work environments. Women often bring a leadership style that is collaborative and adaptive. This can be attributed to many women of today having to juggle multiple responsibilities and expectations from society.
Thought Provoking Ideology
To be successful, we have to see through the other person’s lenses and speak their language based on what they are looking for. As a leader, Charu focuses on matching employees with jobs that fuel their inner passion, encouraging independent decision making for her managers, and provides mentorship and growth opportunities for individuals throughout her organization.
Action and Adaptability Creates Opportunities
Like many working mothers, Charu has had to manage a work-life balance throughout her career. She attributes her success to being able to adapt to the ever-changing time demands on working parents and by being flexible to the changes that go along with this in her schedule. She also stresses the importance of developing a strong support network and more importantly, knowing when to ask for help.
Being adaptable extends beyond her life personally. She believes the biggest challenge businesses face today is being able to adapt to the shifting needs and demands of the people around them. For Charu, adaptability has been an integral part of her company. She attributes her success professionally as a business owner listening and responding to the changes in the healthcare market. This cultural shift has created a tremendous opportunity for Charu’s company, Continuwell, in the marketplace.
Continuwell Improves employee productivity, overall wellbeing, and saves companies health care expenses. We customize an enterprise solution for each organization to ease member access to the company resources, improve communication education, guidance about health-wellness, and encourage employee use of more appropriate (and less expensive) healthcare resources. Employees receive a custom mobile application to ease access to company resources that are most important to them. The mobile app includes 24/7 access to free health ambassadors who evaluate symptoms, encourage usage of wellness resources provided by the company, and help drive lower healthcare expenses.