I am fascinated by Malini Saba. She is one of South Asian’s most recognized philanthropists. She is currently the chairman of Saban. Her work with at-risk women and children through Global Investments in Woman is impressive. She started this humanitarian company in 2001, and the company is still going strong. She was inaugurated by the former US President Bill Clinton, and she was also initiated by Jordan’s Queen Noor. She is a strong force behind the grassroots movement and wants to bring legal empowerment and health care to women around the world.
Her daily schedule is just as impressive as her accomplishments. She gets up every day at 5 am and takes her daughter to school by 7 am. She doesn’t get in a car and rush to make the commute, they walk and talk together. After dropping her daughter off to school, she continues walking to her office. At 3 pm, she walks back to the school to pick her up. She feels that this little piece of time they carve out of the day is very important. I can’t seem to get my kids motivated enough to make it to the car let alone walk to school. Saba’s day consists of meetings, but I like her philosophy that a meeting should never go over 45 minutes.
Malini Saba is certainly not a woman who beats around the bush. She believes in taking the bull by the horns in the business world. Whatever she does is working well for her as she has gained much success and notoriety in a short amount of time. She is never afraid of taking a risk, and she never backs down on issues that other people tip toe around.
I love the fact that she stands in the face of opposition. She doesn’t care what others say about her or how they try to discredit her work. She has been through some rough times, but she never backed down. She refused to play the criminals’ games. In the end, she was the one still standing with her head held high. She has tenacity and is a ferocious business executive. However, for all of the clout that she carries in the business world, she is a mom just like me. She never is too busy to make time for her most important responsibility in life, her daughter.