Join YWSE for an exclusive interview with Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow, Executive Coach, and Surfer Farhana Huq.
In this intimate discussion, Farhana will share the lessons learned of taking risks in business and life which she honed over many years as the Founder of C.E.O. Women, a venture she started at 24 with just $1,000 and grew into an annual budget of almost 1M while supporting over 2,000 aspiring immigrant women entrepreneurs to take leaps in business and in life.
In addition to hearing about Farhana’s biggest successes to biggest disappointments in social entrepreneurship, you will walk away with tangible coaching tips on overcoming fears and helpful hacks for getting your ideas off the ground. You’ll learn what it really takes to personally and professionally succeed in the invigorating yet challenging world of social entrepreneurship.
Farhana Huq is an award-winning social entrepreneur, Certified Executive Coach from the Coaches Training Institute, speaker and surfer. She began her journey in nonprofits at the age of 14 as a volunteer. Since then, she has founded several globally conscious ventures including C.E.O. Women, an organization dedicated to supporting immigrant and refugee women entrepreneurs, and Brown Girl Surf TM, a global surf community that connects women and girls from San Francisco to the Gaza Strip. She currently is Founder and Executive Coach of Surf Life Coaching (www.surflifecoaching.com), where she taps into her entrepreneurial and leadership experiences to help her clients make connections and transitions, and to find personal empowerment in their lives and businesses.
Farhana is the recipient of numerous awards and has been a featured speaker in places such as Patagonia, Women@Google, UC Berkeley, Tufts University, International Women in Business Conferences, and the Commonwealth Club. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as BBC News, ABC News, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Health Magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and The Huffington Post to name a few.