Did you stumble upon your career or was it something that you always wanted?
I’m a lawyer by profession and have worked for different law firms before jumping on the entrepreneurial bandwagon. My husband dreamt big for me and he incited me to let go of the employee tag and become and my own boss.
What was your “aha!” moment?
Seeing things falling in the right place and Souchaj growing bit by bit, moving forward inch by inch …. It’s an ahaa every day!!
Who has been the greatest inspiration in your life?
My greatest inspiration has been my better half, “Junaid”. I wouldn’t be where I am today, without his support and encouragement. He’s been the driving force throughout my Souchaj journey.
When was the time you felt completely discouraged and how did you push through it?
Setbacks happens, so expect and accept them when they come. It goes hand in hand with trying something bigger and better.
What was the best advice that your mentor gave you?
Listen to all but do as you want!!
What are the top 3 things you cherish in your life?
What is the #1 thing that is yet to be ticked off your bucket list?
Go skydiving. Which I doubt would ever get off my list.
What does nobody tell you about being the boss?
I was under the impression that being your own boss meant to have flexible working hours and can accordingly manage things your way. However, with great authority comes greatly responsibility; hence you get no time off and have to work around the clock for the business to be prosperous.
Name one boss lady that you admire and how she still inspires you?
There are many but the one woman that I really look up to is Amal Clooney. The list of her accomplishments is never ending. She is a lawyer, a human rights teacher, and a mother of two. She does all this with such perfection, grace and poise that she has become an inspiration for me.
Describe a day in your life?
Well, it’s generally similar exercises each day: waking up early in the morning for kids. After sending them to school, I prepare myself for a long day ahead. I attempt to plan the absolute best I can, for myself and for the business, every single day. As soon as I get to the studio, I sit with my team to review last day working and discuss daily task. I have kept second half of the day for researching and sketching ideas. I try to leave by 6pm so that I can reach back in time to spend some quality time with my children.
Complete the sentence: To me, a #BossLady is…”
Someone simply outstanding in terms of intelligence and individuality.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
No, “failure” as such but challenges yes! But they are the part of life. Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes it meaningful.
Which world leader would you most like to have dinner with?
Jacinda Ardern. A strong headed woman with just the perfect amount of resilience, confidence and empathy is the kind of woman that I would love to have dinner with.
What advice would you give to young girls out there who have dreams and goal like yours?
Courage is your fuel to achieve amazing success in life, follow your dreams and exercise courage. Insure enough time, you will be unstoppable.