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Shefali Karani

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Twenty-one. The age I became an executive in my family’s business.

Twenty-one. The age when I also started to handle some of our companies’ operations, including some work for our publicly-listed companies. To a twenty-one-year-old, that’s a lot of responsibility! With only my Bachelor’s degree in hand and help from my parents, I proceeded to work my way through the companies.

At twenty-four, I started my MBA; I finished it a year later. At twenty-eight, I officially became a board director, not just for one company, but for two of them. A year later, I got my CIBE from Columbia Business School, making me an Ivy League graduate.

How did I do all of this before I turned thirty?

By embracing change.

Being an Indian American who left the United States at an early age, I constantly shuffled between Mumbai, India, & Dubai, U.A.E, until I joined the corporate world.

I struggled with my self-confidence during my teenage years & dealt with a lot of bullying in school, even in college, which affected my health at the time.

When I first started work, I faced a lot of challenges such as being one of the only few females in a predominately male workplace.

I was quite young at the time, & was relatively new in the corporate world.

Some people think I just had this job handed over to me on a silver platter, but I had to work really hard to be where I am today.

I had to show my worth as a future executive and earn my job. That required a ton of self-transformation and belief. I also needed a lot of positive thinking to move my life in the right direction.

Over the years, I faced several other challenges & learned a lot of lessons that will resonate with others working in a family business environment.

With these lessons, I was able to become a confident leader and progressed quickly in my career.

I now know what it takes and you too can learn what it takes to OWN IT!

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