As a Somali diaspora entrepreneur have you faced any pushback from people in Somalia? As a young woman?

Asked by Anonymous - 1 week ago


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Jasmine Samantar - 1 week ago

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, it’s important to come in with a strong backbone, willing to learn and tweak your game plan. You might think you have the ideal solution, but a few hours on the ground can prove that it is not sustainable in your chosen location. Also, when you are introducing a new technology, you will have to be extremely patient as you will have to educate your target market before you are able to make sales. These steps will reverse any pushback you may receive - even as a woman.  

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