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nadia babar

nadia babar

nadia babar is a marketer and entrepreneur located in new york city. she is passionate about social entrepreneurship, global education for girls, and real beauty.  

nadia just launched kálos - a natural beauty brand and socially conscious skin care company. they are currently partnering with urban outfitters and birchbox.

“my mother is my biggest inspiration. she’s not only superwoman, but has always stressed the importance of education, and that education doesn’t end in the classroom. she taught me to keep my eyes and ears open, to be conscious of my experiences and never stop learning. because, with the right education, creating opportunities for those less fortunate becomes possible.”

“while I don’t identify with one specific struggle, within my generation we are absolutely faced with gender equality issues. whether we see it in the expectations of us, our paychecks, or promotion opportunities these microaggressions exist and recognizing them is the first step in changing the tide.”

her advice to aspiring leaders? start. the first step is always the most daunting, but after you take it, you will be caught up in the most chaotic snowball effect before your hard work comes to fruition - and there’s nothing more fulfilling.” 

angela sun

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stef etow

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