SHEROES at UrbanClap - Sana Nayyar
Sana, VP – HR at UrbanClap is a young mom who divides her time between office and her daughter Aayat. Before UrbanClap Sana was working at the Supreme Group (based in Dubai) which provides logistical solutions to governmental and non-governmental military organizations.
Here is more about her –
What does a work day look like for you?
Insane!!! It starts at 6 am - reach by 7:30-8 am - start working and it doesn’t stop! You never leave work behind - car, house, and mall - wherever you might be. Almost like a second child for me now. Being in HR and dealing with people is one of the most versatile functions and it keeps me on my toes. A myriad of requests, a variety of issues and a whole world of possibilities - and it doesn’t stop!
How is it working with UrbanClap?
I love it! It is a way of life for me now - I feel like a veteran in the company although being only 4 months old.
What led to shifting from economics to Human resources?
Life - it wasn’t an active decision. I got through the right course at a great college and I went for it - some of the best decisions for some of us happen this way right? I don't regret it for a single bit! Although I will always have a soft corner for economics.
You have been a lecturer in past, what made you work for a start-up?
I think UrbanClap made me work for a startup :) - I believe in the idea and the people behind the idea. I love the idea of possibilities here - what we are trying to do with our product and what I can contribute here as well with a supportive team.
What tips would you give to SHEROES starting their careers?
I don't believe there is a glass ceiling and you shouldn’t either. Something my father always says: "If you believe you can’t, you won’t and if you believe you can you will". It is just that simple :) - Believe!
More about Sana – She completed her B.Sc. Hons. in Business from the University of London, following which she went on to do a diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics. She then pursued a Masters in International Employment relations & Human Resource Management from the LSE. She was also a part time lecturer at the University of London- Dubai branch, where she taught Organisation Theory.