Member Spotlight: Dr. Farzana Chohan

Member Spotlight: Dr. Farzana Chohan

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Meet Dr. Farzana Chohan, the founder of Leadership IN Women.

Dr. Farzana Chohan, a multidisciplinary, global leader in business management and design. Dr Farzana’s distinctive leadership journey is recognized by top leadership awards. Dr. Farzana is an Author, Speaker and a thought leader on subjects of leadership and mentoring. Her practice of leadership and mentoring is focused on the effective ways to develop and mentor leaders in the organizational world. Dr. Farzana is an Advisory Board member of Women in Healthcare. She served as a Region Advisor of Toastmasters International.

Dr. Farzana Chohan is a founder of Leadership IN Women. A global platform, enabling women to be leaders in their industries, specifically in sciences, engineering, architecture, technology and more.

Leadership IN Women is a central reservoir of knowledge, information and resources, where women leaders come together, learn, share and exchange ideas based on their experiences, observations and offer best practices and development of women leadership from this point forward.

A platform to showcase women in leadership roles from around the world in diversified professions and industries.

Leadership IN Women is a resource for global news, must read articles, women achievements, conferences and supportive organizations to further our education.

What is an achievement that you are very proud of?

I am able to help many humans in their leadership journey by coaching, advising and mentoring, through my life experiences, knowledge and research.

What is a piece of advice that you could offer others who would like to follow in your path?

Follow your inner strengths of empathy, grit and emotional intelligence. Don’t give up when you encounter a downturn in life as there will be an upturn of life.

What has kept you feeling driven and motivated even during the harder parts of entrepreneurship?

I am driven by the fact that my initiative is critical for young women and three generations of women in professions to be respected as leaders without questioning their leadership capabilities and their humanistic competencies.

What made you decide to pursue your business?

The experiences I had as a leader in the professional world and as a leader in the non-profit world compelled me to start a global platform “Leadership IN Women”. Even, as a person of high competencies, education and intelligence, I am still automatically sidelined as “non-leader” entity, based on perceptions associated with gender, ethnicity and color. This is a universal perception about hundreds of millions of women working hard around the world in non-traditional industries like sciences, engineering, architecture, technology and many more. This status-quo of our societal conscious and unconscious biases towards women and minorities is the driving force behind the foundation of Leadership IN Women.

How do you hope to see your business grow?

I hope LIW to have the momentous growth where we will connect women in all industries where the percentage of women leaders is under ten percent. LIW will Inspire women to continue to develop against the odd stacks in front of them. Together, women will thrive as leaders in all professions to a point where they will not be sidelined as leaders based on their gender, ethnicity and color. I hope everyone will help me in growing the “Leadership IN Women” platform.

Is there a message you’d like to share with other female entrepreneurs?

Your journey of life is an inspiration for others to thrive.

How has CanWCC helped you?

CanWCC has offered connections with other women entrepreneurs under the compassionate leadership of Founder Nancy Wilson.

Let’s talk about:

  • Leadership Development
  • Navigating business challenges
  • Mentoring / coaching in challenging industries

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