Career Growth: From Writer to Co-Founder
Many fresh graduates are still discovering which career path is right for them. Some may choose to work in their area of degree, and some might pursue a different route.
We understand that exploring and finding the right path for you can be challenging. In this session, Mashal Waqar, Co-Founder at The Tempest and My Lily Box, will be speaking to you about her career journey.
After graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Security, Mashal wasn’t sure which path to take. She took different roles in Marketing and Computing Security before joining The Tempest as an Editorial Fellow. She then became a Co-Founder at The Tempest after completing her Fellowship and recently launched a new Startup.
So if you are not sure which career path is right for you and wondering how you can turn your internship into a full-time position, this session is for you. Prepare your questions for Mashal and join the conversation.
Mashal Waqar is the co-founder and CEO of My Lily Box, a femcare startup removing the stigma around women's health and self-care in the region. She was previously the co-founder and COO of The Tempest, a global media company reaching millions of readers around the world. Her latest passion project, 60 Day Startups, is a business accelerator helping women entrepreneurs go from early stage to revenue in 60 days. Mashal is passionate about startups, intersectional advancement for women, and access to mental health. She was on the 2019 Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30 list, 2019 Entrepreneur Middle East’s Achieving Women of the year, and 2020 Women in Marketing Changemaker of the Year. She’s also on the advisory board of NOMAD (a project by Al-Ahli Holding Group), Brulee Beauty, The News Run, and TechGrass. She has previously co-authored a research paper on challenges faced by female entrepreneurs, and is one of the authors in the Possibilities Project, a non-profit initiative to help young people on a journey of self-discovery, independence, and career success. Despite being an introvert, Mashal is a frequent speaker on topics related to entrepreneurship, accessibility, mental health, and women in tech; she has given two TEDx talks, and has been a speaker at Stanford University and Harvard University conferences. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computing Security from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai.
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