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Q&A with Mariem Sfar

Updated: Jul 22, 2023

Exclusive Trusted Magazine Q&A with Mariem Sfar

How could you describe your career path in few words?

When I was younger, I had imagined myself working in one of the fields of education or history as an adult. I ultimately chose to pursue English Language and Civilization.

In my current role as a Director and a Teacher, I frequently find myself in sympathetic situations applying communicative skills in a broader context, which involves analyzing and visualizing structures in both the past and the future—exactly what I would have wanted to do as a child!

Entrepreneurship has also been a huge part of my profession and has turned it into a unique and so-much personal one. I view entrepreneurship more as a mentality than as a profession.

What was your most challenging experience and it has changed your mindset?

Being fired in 2020 due to COVID consequences. It made me a more risk-averse and confident professional. I felt I had not trusted my intuition enough in key business decisions. I also learned not to define myself entirely by any single position, business, work, or title, as I do business work for a living, whereas I used to define myself entirely by my business. I was once a person. And that detachment made me more efficient in dealing with things less personally and more rationally. Thank goodness I am still that passionate, empathetic girl when it comes to working on projects that I have chosen to care about and deliver my best in that state!

When you get surprised by unusual or uncertain context, what do you think?

In an uncertain situation, I usually think to myself that

this has to be lesson that I can learn from me usually enjoy surprises because you never

know what can be a tool to develop my personality as an entrepreneur.

What’s the key success factor for a female entrepreneur in cross-cultural context based on your experience?

Above all else fearlessness and confidence combined with perseverance are my assets

key to progress. Female business visionaries frequently experience the ill effects of the

"an inability to embrace success" because of the social environment.

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