Be Your Own Shakti

India’s first financial literacy course for women

Be your own Lakshmi

41 videos

3h 00m

Be Your Own Lakshmi is India’s first financial literacy course for women. It’s a course carefully crafted for women to unlock their opportunities with the knowledge of personal finances. Financial independence and security are essential enablers for women to lead more fulfilling lives. In effect, the Be Your Own Lakshmi course guides women by helping them build their foundation on money. The course is easy and helps to eliminate the fear of numbers and financial jargon like inflation, compounding, investments, and savings and makes way to implement them in building one’s financial health.

The first of its kind course offers

Lifetime access of all pre-recorded content and future updates

Practical learning with examples

Simplify financial jargons & technical terminologies

Includes behavioural aspects of money

Decode your money with zero intent of selling any product

Get access to our trusted financial planner network across India

Meet your Instructor

Shikha Mittal

  • 15k+ Indian women upskilled to manage their personal finances and beat patriarchy
  • 23k+ Social Media Followers
  • 13+ years of experience in corporate training
  • 100k+ people reached via training programs
  • 350+ corporates worked with
  • Designed and developed Be Your Own Lakshmi, India’s first financial literacy program for women
  • Forbes India W-Power Trailblazers for pioneering work in POSH
  • Winner of IIM Bangalore’s Alumni Achiever Award in impact category “Social”

What will you learn from this course?

This course is a practical guide designed and delivered in the most simplified way to help you learn and unlearn all about money. After completing Be Your Own Lakshmi Level 1, you will be confident to say that you are financially literate and you will cover all of these concepts and more:

Compounding, Inflation and Time Value of Money

Understanding expenses & budgeting

Types and sources of income

Need of savings and emergency funds


Loans and borrowings

Debit Vs Credit

Risk vs Reward

Investments and types of investment

Insurance and types of insurance

Prepare for short breaks and sabbatical

Income Tax, old regime and new regime

7 things we do with money

Retirement planning

Financial planning

Credit score

Exemptions, deduction and understanding salary slips

Who can sign up for the course?

This course is for every woman who wants to learn about money from A to Z. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Students above the age of 16
  • Freshers entering work-life
  • Homemakers/Housewives building prosperous families and aiming independence
  • Working women aspiring to manage their personal finances all by themselves

Ignite your own shakti.

Start learning what you didn’t at
home, school or workplace

Be Your Own Shakti

Shikha Mittal | 40 videos


How will this course help?

Post completion of Level 1 and Level 2, you will be able to do the following:

  • anticipate, prepare for, handle financial emergencies and build financial health
  • confidently evaluate the pros and cons of bonds, shares, mutual funds, PPF, gold and real estate
  • save yourself from financial frauds and scamsters
  • confidently differentiate between savings, insurance and investment
  • taxes and everything you must know to be tax sensible
  • manage personal finances independently
  • and much more…

How does this course work?


(1 session, 2 hours)

Pre-recorded videos

(3 hours)

Live sessions

(3 sessions, 6 hours)

Level 1 completed

Level 2

(10 sessions, 20 hours)

Flaunt Being Your Own Lakshmi!

Do you know ?

  • According to a Standard & Poor study, a whopping 80% of Indian women are just about numerate, and do not understand basic financial concepts such as budgeting, risk, inflation and compound interest.
  • Women are under-equipped to take up responsibility for their financial security, leaving it to ‘the menfolk’, who are barely better qualified at 27%.
  • Financial independence and security are essential enablers for women to lead more fulfilling lives free of abuse and harassment.
  • The parent company of Be Your Own Shakti, Be.artsy has been a leading education partner for the National Stock Exchange since 2016.
  • The National Stock Exchange also started the largest and most diversified financial awareness programme to educate police personnel, armed forces and people from the development sector under Govt. of India initiative “Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and Be.artsy has been chosen as the education partner for the same.

From the students

“Now I am very curious to know more about money. And Shikha explains each and everything very fantastically!”
“BYOL is very much needed for this country. Every woman out there has the right and need to be independent. Thank you so much for this wonderful informative session.”
Charitha Chappa
I am a HR professional and was wanting to learn about the tax & its implications on my salary. Financial Literacy is something I feel should have been mandatorily taught in school to us so we had an early upstart on the habit of saving and multiplying our wealth. It is ironic that I chanced upon Shikha’s BYOL campaign on my feed, when I was deliberating on learning about Tax & Financial Literacy. Frankly speaking, her course fee is a steal, I didn't think twice before registering for it. Because I know the ROI of this course will be 10 times more than the minuscule sum invested in it. I love that she speaks from her heart and I am instantly able to trust and connect with her. I feel my learnings will be immense as this is not a for profit only commercial course but a genuine endeavour to spread her knowledge and awareness with us. So kindly don't think twice and make this small investment, it has the ability to reap serious profits!
Shruti Joshi
“Thank you from the core of my heart, and I am forever grateful to Shikha for this wonderful initiative and giving all of us an opportunity to have financial literacy… It is really as important in our life as other basics. Thank You Punit sir for teaching all of us in a very simplified way, you were so energetic throughout the entire session. Thank You for your patience. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this course, I learned a lot. ThankYou to the entire team of Be.artsy for your support. And yes!!! I can proudly say that this was my best decision. ”
“Learned a whole lot of things that I didn't know I needed, but I definitely did. Shikha was amazing and I want to thank you for bringing out this course to help out women like us! BYOL is a must for every woman in order to live a financially dependent life.”
“Got more awareness about Taxes and how all these terms that I had heard about actually work and how they may help me. Thank you so much for this session!”
Madhurima Sarkar

Get certified!

Yes, you will be certified for successful completion of this course.

  • certificate of attendance.
  • certificate of proficiency: The participants who will complete the post-program quiz and score at least 90% will additionally get a proficiency Certificate.
  • Easily shareable: Certificates will be emailed to the registered email address. You are free to list your certificate in your resume.

Ignite your own shakti.

Start learning what you didn’t at home, school or workplace

Be Your Own Shakti

Shikha Mittal | 41 videos


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join this course?

All girls above 16 and all women from all backgrounds can sign-up for the course.

What languages is the course available in?

The program is currently available in Hindi and English. More languages will be added soon.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

Anyone with any or no previous knowledge about financial terms can join the course. The zeal to learn is the only pre- requirement.

Can we get recordings of the live session?

We do not encourage the live class recordings. Please ensure that you attend all sessions. However, under special circumstances, participants may be accommodated for a single missed live session, at Be Your Own Shakti team’s discretion.

When does the course start and what are the timings?

The pre-recorded sessions are available the moment you sign up for the course. Once you pay, the team will contact you to inform you about the live class schedule. You can always write to us for any query at [email protected].

Can I get a refund?

No. We don't provide refunds in any case. If you are not sure about the course, check out the testimonials, read more about the instructor and take an informed decision. In case you miss out on attending the live classes, we can accommodate you to the next available live sessions ONCE.

When will I get lifetime access?

You will get lifetime access to all the recorded videos on the website as soon as you register!

What's the cost of Level 1 and Level 2?

Level 1 course costs Rs 3000 + 18% GST = Rs 3540.
Level 2 course costs Rs 3500 + 18% GST = Rs 4130.