If we went to a new country with nothing more than $200, most of us would struggle to find some footing. It would be difficult to adjust to a whole new culture, along with the fact we would need to make some money. This was the position that Malini Saba was in when she moved from Australia at the age of nineteen to the United States. Malini Saba came to America with her former husband who had just started attending Standford. This allowed her the opportunity to go to classes at Standford, which is where she learned the backbone of the knowledge she uses today. While at Standford, she started to attend classes that were about finance and investments. With this knowledge, she started to hunt down parties where investment bankers would be and picked their brains on what they thought about her investment plans. By doing this she was able to gain enough information to be able to make some great investments in the telecommunications, commodities, and real estate markets. With her enjoyment in the investment sector of life, she continued to place further investments to make the wealth that she enjoys today. This talent has also allowed her to start her own investment company called Saban as well. The company’s success under her control as Chairman has made it possible for it to attain successful asset investments worldwide. The diversified investments include technology companies in the United States, oil and gas properties in China, and real estate ventures in Australia and India.
Her investment talents have made her one of the top investors in the world, but all this wealth and success has also made her a very successful philanthropist. Malini Saba feels it is important to help those that are in need and has proved this value through her philanthropic works. For example, in 2001 she started her own non-profit called Stree: Global Investments in Women. The non-profit’s goal is to help low-income women get on their feet and find their place in society so they can be strong and independent. Along with this successful organization, she has also donated $1 million to kickstart a Heart Research Center for South Asian people in El Camino Hospital, which will be the first of its kind. She even pledged $10 million to help the tsunami victims in India and Siri, demonstrating her great generosity for those in need.
I am definitely big on ethics. It scares me when I hear about businesses acting outside of ethics. Among the businesses that are throwing ethics out of the window are financial institutions. There have been a lot of crooked actions in the financial industry. During the economic crash of 2008, a lot of underhanded tactics were revealed. This has resulted in people losing trust in the financial industry. A lot of people have began to take responsibility of their own finances instead of relying on financial institutions to help with that. Compliance officers have begun to crack down on how financial institutions are dealing with their clients.
Among the compliance officers that are handling the affairs with the financial institution is Helane Morrison. Helane is someone who is very passionate about ethical handling business between the institution and the person. Helane has studied really hares as a compliance officer who believes in a cause. She has fought hard to bring forth honesty and integrity in financial institutions so that people can trust them again. She is often faced with adversity. However, she has proven that she is very tough and thick skinned. No kinds of threats will discourage her from carrying out her objective.
Helane has learned from plenty of people. Among the mentors she has studied under is Harry A Blackmun. Harry is someone who has shown her how crazy the industry could be. He has received a lot of threats as he stood up for the rights of women. He has taught Helane Morrison that she is going to have to deal with similar attitudes. One thing I admire about Helanie Morrison is that she has the confidence to pursue what she believes in. She is especially courageous in tackling the issue. Helane has shown herself to be effective in getting the industry back onto a trustworthy level.
Who Is Doe Deere?
Doe Deere is the creator and CEO of the cosmetics company Lime Crime. Lime Crime was launched in 2008, as a color extravaganza makeup line. Doe believes beauty is whatever brings joy, and not the stereotypical idea of what happens to be the current trend in fashion.
About Lime Crime.
Lime Crime is a makeup company that specializes in bright and colorful lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polish. They do not test their products on animals. Doe Deere created the name of her company with a play on words. She also uses rhyming words to name her product colors. According to Doe the company stands for color revolution and breaking the rules. It encourages customers to be less serious about their cosmetics and have fun with color. She tells her customers to mix colors, wear a bold eye color with a bold lipstick, wear socks with open toed shoes and to dress for fun. Mixing patterns is okay too, just keep them in the same color family.
What makes Doe an Entrepreneur?
Doe began in 2004 by creating a DIY fashion line on eBay, where colorful makeup first became her trademark fashion statement. Doe discovered colorful makeup was not easy to find and decided to make her own. Hard work and creativity resulted in much success for Doe and her company. Self-Made Magazine recently named her as a top inspiring female entrepreneur.
Doe Uses Her Success to Encourage Others.
Doe Deere is an enthusiastic supporter of fellow businesses owned by women and women entrepreneurs. She enjoys giving advice to women who wish to be entrepreneurs and encourages them to ask her questions through social media. Doe gives motivational speeches about following your dreams and ambitions at public events. Events that Doe has spoken at include the Vegas Nay’s Stardust tour and Phamexpo. Doe revealed some key aspects to her success as an entrepreneur during her seminars. One tactic she believes is important is trusting your instincts. As she says, just having information is not always enough. Another strategy she discloses is that one of her most important keys to success is treating everyone with respect. She strongly believes that being considerate and kind to everyone who works for her makes her employees happy and want to succeed which builds a better business.