Quick-Fire Questions with Sofia Kacim
Kristina Lindhe Mentorship
In preparation for the Kristina Lindhe Mentorship initiative, we met with jury members, Kristina Lindhe, Sofia Kacim, Stina Bergfors and Ashkan Pouya. As we countdown to the last application day, we'll be sharing their thoughts on entrepreneurship with you right here.
First up, we have Sofia Kacim. She is the co-founder of HER Global Network, an initiative based on the belief that women who help each other advance in their careers and lives. She sat down with us for a quick-minute to share a few learnings with us.
1. How did you get to where you are today?
It may sound cliché, but it´s a great dose of hard work and determination. I have always been a person who engaged myself in addition to both school and work. It started with the student council at a very young age (6-7 yrs) followed by political commitment in my early twenties and now my work on running a global female network.
2. How important do you find support at the early stage of entrepreneurship to be?
I think it´s crucial to get support at the beginning of an entrepreneurial journey. Everything is new and often overwhelming in the beginning. It´s important to have one or a few people you trust around you to bounce thoughts and fears with. We should not underestimate the power of a good mentor.
3. What is the most important lesson you have learned during your career?
To ask for help when needed. I think us women are fostered into thinking we should handle everything were facing on our own. We need a mind shift here. Seek help and advice from others, but remember to also reach out and offer help back.