For Malini Saba, success is the definition of doing what you love and smiling all the way while at it. As the founder of Stree: Global Investment in Women, Ms. Saba has played a big role in empowering women and children for they are the future.
A successful investor
Malini Saba’s interest in investment sparked in her 20s while attending investment business classes for free at the Stanford University Campus. To succeed, she knew she had to surround herself with brilliant minds, a conviction that saw her gate crashing into every investment banking events and absorbing everything she could learn from the tycoons.
Then the young Saba decided to take action by investing what she has saved in the fields of real estate, stock commodities, and telecommunication. Fast forward to present day, Malini Saba is one of the wealthiest investors living in New York. Coming from a deprived childhood herself, she found her calling in helping underprivileged women and children regain confidence in themselves and their role in society. In fact, this is why she started Spree in 2001 and received an endorsement from the former U.S president, Bill Clinton.
She doesn’t leave needy children behind as she strives to help them find better healthcare as well, a good education, and a safe environment to live in. Her not-for-profit organization runs several projects in Africa, Central America, Eastern Europe and India.
The impact that Spree has had on women and children in underdeveloped regions has to be the greatest milestone for Ms. Saba. On the contrary, she believes the greatest achievement in her life is in raising her daughter. Through her daughter’s eyes, she finally saw why Spree was birthed and got a new motivation to do even more.
Challenges she faced
Malini’s road has not been without challenges because she had Governments from developing countries to deal with while pushing her policies. Regardless, Malini Saba has always stood on what she believes in, and this persistent stubbornness has seen her projects succeed even in areas heavily governed by bureaucratic rules and politics.
Malini lives by one principle in life; never look at your past with regret but learn from it and surge forward. She doesn’t believe in mixing business with personal life either and has cultivated an inner strength to separate the two even when both sides of the scale don’t balance.