This final episode of the first season is about me. I was asked by Anushia Kandasamy to talk about my own journey of how I got to be where I am today.
The idea sat with me for a while but it also sounded like an excellent way to end the first season of my fledgling podcast!
I didn’t start out with entrepreneurial ideas after I graduated from university. I just wanted to climb the corporate ladder and become really good at communications.
But life is surprising and gave me opportunities to become more of what I wanted to be. I am an entrepreneur with my own business, one that I share with my husband and business partner, Nic. He is also my best friend in business!
We wrote and published a business book together in 2016. We also came together to start a community book project that has now raised more than RM150K for charitable causes.
I also co-founded a women entrepreneur organisation called WomenBizSENSE in 2006 with a good friend of mine, Josephine. Like most ideas, we thought we just wanted to create a network of women in business (for women just like us) so that we could meet other women and support and grow each other. WomenBizSENSE in Penang today is one of the most recognized women organisations, working hand in hand with the Penang State Government on women entrepreneurship matters.
Along the way, I decided I wanted to start a podcast. It came from an idea after I started listening to podcasts on my iPod. I never imagined that the little seed of an idea became a reality.
In this episode, I talk about courage and fear and about strategies for standing out when no one knew who I was back in the early days of being in business.
I talk about my business and why we do the things we do. And I never take success for granted (and yes, I do work hard at what I like and I’ve been told I am strategic and focused). If I want something, I would go all out to make it happen.
I love being in business as I love the autonomy and freedom of making decisions. I love being a creator and I enjoy helping people get better at what they do and shining a light on their milestones.
Let me know what you think of this final episode of the season. (Also have you checked out our recent Womenpreneur Asia FB Live launch? 10 women, 1 hour 49 minutes and so much of incredible fun and love!)
I am already lining up guests for Season 2 and I hope to launch Season 2 in mid-March. And if you have friends in mind for our next season, do nominate them.
Thank you for reading this and listening to the episodes and being a source of constant support!