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.

Mastermind Topic


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.

Income Streams

I am many things - you cannot put me in a box. I am a yoga teacher, entrepreneur, connector, business developer, recruiter, motivational cheerleader.


About her

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)



Having navigated 131 countries, 87 emotions, 46.5 traumas, and 16 careers, Ellany Lea inspires and guides phoenixes, overachievers, entrepreneurs and wayshowers to live fierce, fulfilled and free.