Women have time and again proved themselves to not only be equal to their male counterparts but have outdone them on numerous occasions. Today women are increasingly playing an integral role in all walks of life, especially in the business world. Somayeh Norouzi is a widely successful businesswoman and entrepreneur who firmly believes in women empowerment.
Somayeh has donated a substantial portion of her wealth to empower women in the Middle East. She explained, “I got my start in the family business when it was not socially acceptable for women to work in the investment industry or business. I’m living proof that through self-belief and dedication, you can overcome any obstacle. I want to help other women achieve the same.”
Somayeh was born in Qatar but grew up in Australia. She first discovered her entrepreneurial spirit in high school, when, in a bid to be financially independent, she began private teaching five days a week. After graduating with a bachelor of science in electronic engineering, she proceeded to learn everything she could about investing before entering a male-dominated environment and proving her worth. Somayeh added,” I was always passionate about exploring different avenues as an entrepreneur. Now I am living that dream.” Her dedication and vast experience in the field have propelled her to soaring heights.
Somayeh’s financial expertise has also seen her make a fortune in real estate. During her hugely successful career, she also authored a book titled ‘The Success Vitamins.’She aimed to help others achieve their goals and achieve sustained success.
Somayeh is widely respected for her business acumen and her innate grace and style. She plans to launch her own fashion line later this year. She is keen to continue to be a patron of various charities, which, in her own words, “help people survive and thrive.”
Yet, for the next decade, Somayeh will continue to focus on the area that will always have a special place in her heart – female empowerment.
Somayeh explained, “I want to see more women in positions of power. I want to see more women making decisions, controlling resources, and shaping policies and perspectives.” She explained how this would only be possible by dismantling the fast-tracking woman’s professional advancement and fast tracking women to the media, technology, and political sectors. Somayeh hopes that her journey will inspire other women so that they, too, can make a difference.