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What was it like running a start up in Somalia as a woman?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

Did you get much push back?

Jasmine Samantar I just answered a similar question. Please see below. :)

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Jasmine Samantar Access to financing is incredible difficult. My best advice to new entrepreneurs would be to raise seed funding on your own using your own … (see more)

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Jasmine Samantar As a new entrant to any sector, you will face a lot of pushback - especially as a woman. You are a foreigner with no allies. Therefore, its… (see more)

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Posted in Somali + 2 other communities

What's your favourite book and why?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

Omar Ali I don't really have a favourite book but the one I am currently reading, and enjoying, is called 'Atomic Habits' by James Clear. The reason… (see more)

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What advice would you give to your 20-year old self about the startup life?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

Jasmine Samantar It is definitely not for the weak. You will fail, but that just means you have to change the game plan. There will be times where you will …

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How did you start off as a freelancer?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

What did you wish you knew before starting? When is the best time to start as a siftware engineer freelancer? Should you ever do … (see more)

HanaCodes👩🏽‍💻 Best time to start is now.. why not? Don't ever work for free - do your own side projects and build your portfoilo that way. I only use soc…

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HanaCodes👩🏽‍💻 Best time to start is now.. why not? Don't ever work for free - do your own side projects and build your portfoilo that way. I only use soc…

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Was it a challenging time? What helped you to get through it?

HanaCodes👩🏽‍💻 Prayer, and more prayer. Having faith in god and knowing that things will always get easier. I'm a big believer in "You'll never be put in …

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Posted in Somali + 2 other communities

Are there many Somalis in Paris??

Anonymous - 1 week ago

I love that place but I’ve never imagined myself living there cos I think I’d get lonely ☹️

Jasmine Samantar Hi! Unfortunately, there are very few Somalis living in Paris. I went to university in France several years ago. As a young student, I didn… (see more)

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Jasmine Samantar As Samawat Energy is a social enterprise, I focus a lot on the people we are serving. We are providing a cheaper, more reliable alternative… (see more)

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Posted in Somali + 2 other communities

Would you recommend using platforms like freelancer to find work?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

HanaCodes👩🏽‍💻 Yes and no. Because it's heavily saturated, I've never used this myself.. so can't give you my personal experience but I've hired from ther…

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What are your views on the hijab?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

Jasmine Samantar I think the hijab is a beautiful gift from Allah (swt). Entrenched in the idea of the hijab is modesty. I believe hijab is both a physical … (see more)

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getting a CS job after uni with low GPA/grades

Anonymous - 1 week ago

i am studying CS. is it hard getting a job with low gpa after uni.

HanaCodes👩🏽‍💻 Hey! in regards to getting a job, it's all about what you know - how good your skills are and selling yourself. Regardless of what grades … (see more)

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Pros and cons of running a social enterprise in Somalia?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

Especially in comparison to working with/for a bilateral/multilateral development agency. More risk? More flexibility? Less legit… (see more)

Jasmine Samantar Working in a startup, regardless of whether it is in a nation like Somalia or a country like the US, always carries a high risk. Developmen… (see more)

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Advice for getting children into reading from an early age?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

Omar Ali That's a great question and in my experience of getting my little brother to read more often I have simply started reading a lot more and d… (see more)

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Mariama Thank you for your response. Im considering a career shift and I wanted to know how much it would differ from what Im doing now in terms of…

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Mohamed Abdisalam Good question Mariama, broadly speaking the skills you develop are data analytics, a deep focus on problems, wider understanding of busines… (see more)

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