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EP170 Starting Over with Yasmina Azhari

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP170 Starting Over with Yasmina Azhari
Starting over in our businesses or careers is often one of the least-thought-about aspects that many powerhouse professionals ever consider. In fact, once you get into your “stride” and begin reaping the rewards of your hard-earned success, the thought of starting over may never come to mind – unless you are forced to face it.

My guest today is an award-winning entrepreneur, Yasmina Azhari. Yasmina is the Founder, Owner, and General Manager of Mira Trading, LLC, the Vice President and Partner of Trade Coordination Office, and the founder of her newest company, Al Yam International Commercial Brokers. She has been recognized as one of the Top Entrepreneurs in Syria and is the Honorary Council of the Netherlands in Syria. This powerhouse businesswoman and entrepreneur built a highly successful career for herself – until her country broke out into a civil war, forcing her to flee the country and seek safety in another country where she decided to pick up the pieces of her amazing career and start all over.

Today, Yasmina shares her story of starting her entrepreneurial journey over, what it was like, and what motivated her to continue moving forward to achieve success once again. She also shares some valuable insight and tips on how to reinvent yourself – or your career path – as an entrepreneur to achieve success.


“Try and fail, but never fail to try.” – Yasmina Azhari


Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How her fortune wasn’t in her bottom line – but in her network
  • Why you can’t sit back and wait for opportunities for success
  • You never lose. You have to win or learn. It’s all experiences
  • How she built and leveraged her network to create success
  • Networking isn’t about the quantity of people on your It’s about the quality of people on your list.
  • The challenges she faced – and overcame – while working in a male-dominate industry
  • What she means by “imposing ”
  • The role that charitable work plays in her life



Yasmina’s Top 3 Success Tips to Reinvent Yourself as an Entrepreneur:

  1. Teach yourself and learn how to love what you are involved in – even if it’s not what you dreamed.
  2. Make your choice. Have your voice Tell your story.
  3. Whatever you decide – jump.


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