Meet Sarena Bahad
Her many hats
Entrepreneur / Connector / Community Builder / Business Developer / Saleswoman / Dancing Queen / Singer / Creator / Curious Cat / Lifelong Learner.
Roots & Home
I was born in London, but I've lived most of my life in in the US: Miami, San Francisco and now New York. I am of Indian descent. I'm currently entering my second year of location independence, so I'm a proud global citizen. :)
I can help make people feel very comfortable very quickly and therefore I can connect easily with many different types of people.
Top 3 Influencers
Lilly Singh, Beyonce, Mindy Kaling
Most impactful book/podcast
The Power of Now
She used to be scared of...
Traveling solo internationally without a homebase!
F*ck this shit moment
I quit my 6-figure salary job and became location independent while simultaneously navigating my entrepreneurship journey.
Advice to 13 year old self
Take care of your health. Eat well, move your body. Express yourself creatively in all the ways that make your heart sing! Don't seek validation from people.
Best advice received
You are your own toughest critic. Be gentle with yourself and respect the process.
I am many things - you cannot put me in a box. I am a yoga teacher, entrepreneur, connector, business developer, recruiter, motivational cheerleader.
One of the Hardest moments in your life?
Being forced to become fully financially and emotionally independent since the age of 16.
How did you overcome it?
I did it! I was focused, I thankfully had a good community of friends and mentors around me and the experience has made me stronger and incredibly independent and self-reliant.
About her business
What is your business about?
Motivating more diverse candidates to enter and thrive in the technology space.
Where do you get support? Or do you do it all yourself?
I have two incredible interns that help me and people from our community reach out to give feedback and help out where they can. It's a #SQUAD effort afterall. #DiversityInTech #ChangeTheRatio
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(First Published dec 15, 2017)