What inspired you to start Sheena Sujan?
I’ve always had a passion for fashion as well as business. I wanted to create a brand that combined both of my passions.
Where do you want it to go?
I would love to take my brand global! We’re slowly starting to penetrate retail outlets in the Middle East, specifically Dubai.
My main goal right now is to educate women about our brand and the products we offer. Sheena Sujan was founded in the fall of 2013. In less than two years, we’ve gained the attention of a handful of A-list celebrities, from Demi Lovato to E! News Reporter Giuliana Rancic.
And your breakfast today?
This morning, I drank a hot cup of chai on my way out the door.
What about a workout?
I workout 7 days a week! I usually switch it up between cardio and weights in order to get a full-body workout.
What do you love about being an entrepreneur?
I love the opportunities that being an entrepreneur brings. There’s so much risk and uncertainty in entrepreneurship. However, the rewards are amazing!
Why does what you do matter to you?
I started my own business because I wanted to offer women everywhere a brand that they could trust and pass down from generation to generation.
What’s your “entrepreneurial superpower?”
I’m definitely a multi-tasker. I know how to get multiple things done and get them done right.
Who is the entrepreneur you admire most right now?
He seems like a very nice and down-to-earth entrepreneur. He doesn’t go into these failing businesses with an almighty attitude. Instead, he’s quite humble and personally puts in effort to turn them around.
What’s the best and the worst thing about being an entrepreneur while also being female?
I would have to say the best thing about being a female entrepreneur is having the ability to surprise people with your success. The worst thing about being a female entrepreneur is the fact that we have to work ten times harder to be taken seriously by our male counterparts.
Do you think male entrepreneurs are “different” from female entrepreneurs?
I think that male and female entrepreneurs definitely think differently. However, I don’t feel that one is necessarily more capable of being successful than the other.
What the best advice you ever got, and from whom?
The best advice I ever got was from my mum. She told me that if I work my bum off, it isn’t a matter of “if” I would succeed; it’s a matter of “when” I’ll succeed.