Success | Entrepreneur | Introvert | 60 Day Startups | Founder | Leadership | Mental Health | Boundaries | Media Platform | Role Model | Women in Media |
Mashal Waqar is a serial entrepreneur who loves being in the midst of startups, cool tech, writing, and good people.
Her first media startup, The Tempest, impacts millions of readers globally through powerful storytelling. Mashal Waqar also co-created a business accelerator taking women founders from early-stage to revenue in 60 days.
She is passionate about gender equality, accessibility, and intersectional growth and has previously worked with the United Nations, Xerox, and startups as an advisor and founder.
Among her awards, we find Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30, Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women, 19th World Economic Forum Young Leader of the Year, and many more. She is also a speaker at 2 TEDx talks, Harvard Bold Conference, Stanford MENA Forum, and many other events.
In our interview, we discussed the definition of success and what it means to “make it.” Mashal confesses her tactics for handling situations as an introvert and how she navigates her entrepreneurial journey.
Follow Mashal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mashalwaqar/
02:37 How do you manage your success?
09:52 How do you set boundaries for work?
15:44 How did you decide to become an entrepreneur?
21:02 How do you define success now?
25:45 How did your idea of “making it” change?
31:55 What are the barriers of women in entrepreneurship?
38:24 Fire 5 Final Questions.