#42 - Azza Al Mughairy - Take Your Opportunities and Run With Them.
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Nicholla sat down with Azza. Azza Al Mughairy is an Emirati Girl with a collection of accolades on her wall. She's the Ambassador of the Saadiyat Beach Club, a TV Reporter, Radio Host, MC and public speaker. She's used her skill of public speaking to develop her Ambassadorship and BE a recognised and respected person of the local media. She talks about her Journey and her ideas of what makes a success
Inside This Episode
Azza is a lady with a grand plan and ambition. She started her career in banking but quickly saw her way into the hospitality industry when she became the Ambassador of the Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi. In this interview Azza talks about her Freelance journey, she shares with us how she manages her day as she still has her TV reporting and Radio Host commitments to attend too. She talks about building her credibility in her business and what she sees as the top 3 skills an Emirati women needs to be successful business woman. She's a massive advocate of woman taking the plunge into entrepreneurship and she plans to work towards her goals to build a community of amazing Emirati woman doing what they are passionate about. This is her interview.
'Keep up the Great work, Azza. Was great to chat with you.' :) Nicholla
Questions Nicholla asked Azza
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself How your particular journey into freelancing and becoming the Ambassador of the Saadiayat Beach club about?
2. Tell us a little bit about your roles and your vision for your roles? How similar are they?
3. Can you give us an insight into day to day business activities? How do you organise your day and how do you prioritize?
4. How Did you get your credibility quickly?
5. Your roles are quite different from the more office based jobs that young emirati women focus on, what was it about public speaking that drives you?
6. How important has collaboration and partnerships been with the success of your work? Do you think you can had the same success without them?
6. What was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
4. Is social media a large part of your freelance work and working at the beach club and what tools are working for you right now?
6. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful Emirati Woman?
7. What is the best piece of business advise you have ever been given? And how is that working for you right now?
8. How (if ever) did you rise above failure or struggle? What action did you take?
9. Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years? How do you think you would have evolved and what would you like to be heading towards?
10. Who is your ‘go to person, book or quote’ that gets you pumped and helps you refocus when you are feeling de-motivated or low?
11. What books or resources would you encourage other women to explore to help them learn more about entrepreneurship and strategy?
12. If you could time travel back to your younger self, say 18 years old and have 15min with your former self to communicate any lessons you've acquired with the intention of saving yourself mistakes and heart ache, what would you tell yourself?
13. Closing question: What advise would you give to those emirati ladies out there that are on the edge of taking the plunge into being an entrepreneur or branching out to do something different.?
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