Sehmat Suri has spoken on stages in Dubai, London (U.K.), Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver. She helped launch and scale Square Roots, an innovative social enterprise that is taking on the challenge of food waste and food insecurity. She took on the challenge of finding a partner to turn carrots destined for the landfill into a craft beer and even a beer for dogs. People laughed. The beer sold out in record time.

You can also find Sehmat working part-time as a model where she combines her passion for fashion with her very long and beautiful hair (her instagram handle is semiwiththegoodhair so I guess I can get away with that comment).

What makes this even more impressive is Sehamt achieved all this while completing a Double Major in Marketing and Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. She even managed to survive a co-op work term working remotely for me. Yes folks, Sehamt was employee number one for Screw the Naysayers.

Sehmat’s journey to Canada is inspiring. Originally from Calcutta India, Sehmat chose Canada to pursue her University education.

In this episode Sehmat talks about:

  • the work she did with Square Roots, and other social enterprises as part of the Enactus chapter at her College. Enactus is a global organization working with college students in 38 countries around the world.
  • The challenges she faced coming to a new country
  • Why she decided to make Canada her permanent home
  • Her thoughts on finding your purpose
  • What it was like working for a crazy boss like me
  • And lots more

If you haven’t guessed, I’m a huge fan of Sehmat. She and so many other young people I’ve met through my podcast give me great hope for the future. Enjoy…

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