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Sept. 2, 2022

35. Breaking Workplace Taboos: For Migrant and Asian Women with Sharn Khaira and Prina Shah

35. Breaking Workplace Taboos: For Migrant and Asian Women with Sharn Khaira and Prina Shah

How can you fit in to a work culture being a migrant woman?

How can workplaces be more open to diverse experiences of their workforce?

Are you ready to move your workplace beyond lip service diversity measures?
 About today’s episode:
Today I chat with Sharn Khaira who is the CEO of the Asian Female Entrepreneurs Collective in the UK. 

Sharn has a great back story about being a child of migrant parents, how she gave up her corporate career to be her own boss and how she bought her parents a house from her business earnings! She also used to plan big, fat Asian weddings – Bollywood style. Sharn is a go getter with an infectious personality.
 I speak with Sharn about: Breaking Workplace Taboos: For Migrant and Asian Women 
We discuss: 

  • Our lived experience in the workplace as a second-generation immigrant (Sharn.) 
  • And as a first-generation multiple migrant (Prina.) 
  • The common internal barriers that migrant women face.
  • The common external barriers that migrant women face.
  • What workplaces can do to proactively support a migrant workforce – beyond lip service measures.
  • The traditional role of women in Asian cultures - and how that creates a conflict within one’s self when trying to break the mold.
  • Intersectionality within our own Asian cultures!!
  • Traditional views of some Asian men and how Sharn’s clients deal with their setbacks.  
  • And listen in to Sharn’s answer to my question: if you had a magic wand, what is one way you would change the workplace? 

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About today’s guest: Sharn loves helping female entrepreneurs step into their purpose and she views it as an honour to observe as they discover the best versions of themselves while creating the impact and income they crave. Sharn believes you can build the life you desire because anything is possible. Why? Because she has walked the same path.

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More about your host, Prina Shah:

We spend more time of our waking day at work than with loved ones, my mission is to make your workplace a good place to be!

I am Prina Shah, I am a Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Speaker with 20+ years of experience in developing Executives, Leaders and Teams.
My specialty is in developing your people and working with you to optimise your organisational cultures.

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