Home: New York City. Birthplace: Pakistan. Profession: Publishing services. Title: CEO. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers. Alma mater: Columbia (BS); NYU (MS). Languages spoken: English, Urdu.
Current project: Helping authors with book launches. Recent recognition: Featured in Publishers Weekly. Hobbies: Bearily Bear Audio Stories (fairy tales re-written for inclusivity). Last book read: It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover.
How do you define a perfect friendship? Being able to text at any time of any day, even after not having spoken for a few weeks. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Someone who is on the same wavelength as you and can read your mind. What is your greatest joy? My three children.
What movie have you repeatedly watched? Equilibrium. What is the best advice you received in your career? Learn to manage up. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Audiobooks.
What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Telling diverse stories. What change would you like to see in the world? To see vaccine equity and for this pandemic to end. What mega-trend most concerns you? The metaverse.
What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Frida Pinto. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A writer. What object would you save first from your burning home? My Harry Potter first editions.
Personal mission: Educate through stories. Desired epitaph: She didn’t try, she did.