Side Hustlin’ to Mainstream Dreams
Starting your own business doesn’t have to mean immediately leaving your current job behind. Many successful entrepreneurs and professionals recognize that you can keep both, at least at the early stages. In doing so, you learn more, and faster, than would otherwise be possible, and enables you to custom-craft a career that’s uniquely interesting and meaningful to you.
Creative Zone partners with The Gaggler to bring you an exclusive panel discussion featuring four incredible businesswomen who have gone through the journey of starting a side hustle in their corporate job, to transitioning over fully to realize their dreams of having their own businesses.
Forming the panel are Achasah Zipporah and Suegoli Sirjani – Co-Founders of Women Who Thrive – the UAE’s leading women’s networking platform, and Jen Serak – Wellness and Life Coach. We are proud to have Monica Malhotra, CEO of The Gaggler, and proud long-standing client of Creative Zone, moderating the session.
About The Gaggler
The Gaggler is an online publishing platform that provides regionally relevant content, with diverse points of view, and authentic storytelling. The platform features clickable actions for the viewer to deep dive into the topic or to efficiently make purchase decisions after reading product reviews, expert advice, or life hacks on its website. The Gaggler aims to enrich women’s thoughts, offer diverse perspectives and ideas, and create awareness about insightful topics specific to women.
Achasah’s experience stems from an educational environment and has a strong background in learning & development. More recently, she has changed career path and is now an Executive Assistant within the Sports industry. Alongside her busy day job, Achasah has pursued a career as a successful business owner, host, and presenter.
Women Who Thrive have recently appeared in Time Out Magazine in the ‘10 brilliant social groups to join in Dubai’ and earlier in the year had hosted the inaugural Women Who Thrive Award ceremony where they honoured and celebrated some of Dubai’s most thriving women.
The platform holds monthly events and is soon to launch a website to provide women with knowledge on a variety of topics whilst providing them with a safe space to meet and network. Their events provide an opportunity for women who are local industry experts to come along and impart their knowledge to the attendees. An example of some of the topics they have covered are Financial & Business wellness, Nutritional wellness & Health & Beauty wellness.
Taking a holistic approach to coaching, Jen combines various energy healing techniques, meditation, and therapies into each session. Jen believes having a safe space is a vital component to begin a healing journey; and that is exactly what she provides for her clients.
Sue has over 15 years’ experience within the corporate world as an Executive Assistant & Operations Manager, her career expands over several industries including banking, property, and finance. In addition to her busy schedule, Sue, alongside Achasah, has launched two successful businesses with another one in the pipeline.
Both Sue and Achasah are from the UK and have been living in Dubai for several years. They share a passion for empowering women, children’s welfare and renewable energy and sustainability.