Welcome to the 104th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast.
The theme for the month is enabling South Asian women to shine. This week I have invited the wonderful Anjum Khan, Director of the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce to talk about Asian female leadership in today’s world.
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About my guestAnjum Khan and the ABCC
The Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) is part of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. Formed in 1987, the ABCC has a long history of supporting the vast variety of diverse, Asian businesses that operate in the West Midlands. The largest Chamber of its kind, the ABCC acts as a gateway for any organisation looking to target the West Midlands Asian business community.
The ABCC are committed to speaking up for members and offering members a diverse offering in terms of business support, networking and event opportunities. As well as offering member services, the ABCC acts as an advocate for Asian businesses and speaks as an influential voice for the views and opinions of its members, aiming to represent their business needs.
Anjum is a self-confessed caffeine lover and Board member of @RMHCUK, with a long illustrious career in business, empowering South Asian women and smashing other’s stereotypes of what SA women should be and do.
In today’s show about Asian Female Leadership
- About Anjum Khan and her journey to becoming the director for the Asian business Chamber of Commerce. [02:17]
- Why there is a separate Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). [04:20]
- Anjum’s biggest leadership lessons. [07:34]
- Her biggest challenges so far and advice to fellow South Asian women looking to go into leadership roles. [09:41]
- Her top 3 tips for looking after her mental health. [20:59]
Quotes on Asian Female Leadership
- No leader knows it it all. It’s okay to get things wrong.
- We talk about unconscious bias, but we need to be consciously inclusive.
- If we don’t take good care of ourselves, if we don’t think good of ourselves, then we can’t be good for anybody else either.
- Putting the people on your team, or your colleagues, ahead of yourself is important.
- You’ve got to know what your limitations are.
- You’ve got to think about your emotional well being, if that means for talking to friends, family or you want to rant, you should talk.
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