Hi Farheen, thank you for agreeing to this interview. We’re so excited to know about you and to tell all our readers about the amazing you.
So, here’s the first question. Are you married?
Yes I am , and I have a 5 year old curious princess.
Where are you based from?
I belong to a beautiful city at the coastal line of South India called Mangalore, but I currently reside at a humble abode in United Arab Emirates [UAE].
How does your family (husband and kids) support you in your work?
My family is my backbone. My husband is very supportive especially in solving any problems related to the project or suggesting ideas. My little one is very cooperative. But at times she has to be bribed with goodies to get me going.
Haha.. That’s so sweet of them. Tell us a little about your podcast business.
Well, ‘The Limelyte’ is my social project which has a collection of podcast interviews with such potentially talented Women entrepreneurs and thinkers.
My motive is to deliver inspiring podcasts to women who are at home and have the capabilities to achieve their goal but don’t take that one bold step to manifest it.
How is your business different from others in the same industry?
The concept of podcast itself makes my project unique and additionally, these interviews are done through Skype, at a scheduled date and time. So, there is no hassle of travelling and the most important thing is that I can connect to all the amazing woman around the globe.
How much time have you spent since you are into this business?
I started on November 2016. It has been 2 months now.
How do you incorporate your business in your daily schedule?
I’m a mother of one, so I schedule my interviews in such a way so that it doesn’t hinder my personal life.
Your education says that you’re an IT post-graduate. What made you jump to entrepreneurship?
The word Entrepreneur itself excites me and had a wish to be one.
After moving to UAE , I couldn’t find the right job for my skills. Here, many organizations demanded for experience which I dind’t acquire.
I was disheartened and couldn’t figure out what to do next. I used to listen to a lot of podcast to get my dose of inspiration and motivation. This gave me an idea of having my own podcast for women who felt the same and sought for inspiration.
That’s beautiful, Fari. Is your work only about women? Can you explain a little?
Although I interview only women entrepreneurs and thinkers, but the advice and motivation which they convey is for all.
True! How do you think women can benefit from your business?
The podcast interviews, get published on different social media platforms like –
My page on facebook, on my blog, twitter and several other Facebook groups from India, Qatar and UAE [includes 7 Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Al Ain, Fujairah, Umm-Al-Quwain, Ras-Al-Khaimah]. This gives them the opportunity to get a massive exposure and benefits in promoting their work in India and abroad.
What drives you to keep doing what you’re doing?
The compliments which I receive after every podcast gives me the motivation to move on, and this is what drives me.
When you started this project, what were the main difficulties?
At the very beginning, finding appropriate entrepreneurs and connecting with them was an arduous task. And, later on, convincing them for an interview was a major challenge.
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Yes, understandable! What were you doing just before starting this project?
I draw my inspiration from various things around me. I have tried my hands on baking. Also tried Acrylic paintings and sold a few. A year back I started blogging. I am versatile.
What’s the most positive thing you’ve heard about your business from anyone?
A member of a group in facebook commented, “Your effort to encourage women entrepreneurs needs special applause!”
What is that one question nobody has ever asked you—that you wish they asked you?
Can we sponsor for The Limelyte? (chuckle)
Okay, so what would be your reply to that?
Yes, for sure, no doubt.
What advice would you like to give to our readers?
If you have a plan, then execute it. People will scare you with their negative talks, but believe in yourself and the Almighty, and just go for it.
Last but not the least, appreciate others and encourage because what goes around will surely come to you in 3 folds.
I take this opportunity to thank my support system, special credit goes to my family for their fully fledged support. Much effort has been done to shape the person I am today from my friends in India and UAE.
A message to women out there: If you are a motivator, who can move a million hearts. I will podcast your words across people around the globe.
Wow.. What a nice ending to this great session!
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview and inspiring all our readers.