In the wake of an increased demand for better opportunities for women, a few women have displayed a determination to empower themselves by venturing into the global corporate scene. Unwavered by how society perceives influential women, they have managed to cement their position in the business sector and compete on an equal level with male counterparts. Malini Saba the Founder and Chairperson of Saban Group is one of the key women in the world who has made a name for herself as a philanthropist and investor.
Her desire to invest in other companies was thwarted since she did not manage to get into any VC Group. As an early riser, Malini is able to make her conference calls to Asia before taking her daughter to school, which gives her time to bond. Typically, her day revolves around meetings that do not take any longer than 45 minutes.
As a lover of spiritual and historical books, she takes time to read books such as Alexander the Great and Rational Mysticism by John Gunther and John Horgan respectively. Yelp serves as her highly utilized website service since it helps her find the ideal restaurant. Mainly, this is because she loves great food and wine.
Just as it is common for individuals to have one or more persons who they look up to, Malini is highly influenced by the life and contributions of Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs was able to achieve success against all odds and challenges by standing strong for his beliefs.
Malini Saba ranks up as one of the prominent philanthropists and investors from South Asia. More so, she is well known as the Chairman of Saban, which is a firm that is involved in a myriad of global investment interests ranging from real estate in both India and Australia, oil and gas in China to technology companies in the United States. Her investment career took shape in the 1990s whereby she acted as a Silicon Valley venture Capitalist. During this time, she invested in over 20 companies including Netscreen Technologies, Inc., Sycamore Networks, Inc. as well as PayPal, Inc.
A testament to her philanthropic effort is Stree: Global Investments in Women, which is a non-profit entity geared towards changing the way at-risk and low-income women perceive themselves. The former US president, Bill Clinton, inaugurated the organization back on 2001. Stree continues to offer women access to legal empowerment, and healthcare. Malini is also highly educated, as she holds a master’s and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Western Australia.