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Finding Meaning As An Entrepreneur With A Higher Purpose | Driven & Co. Episode: 47 with Aditi Madane

March 14, 2019 | Justin Gray | No Comments |

Finding Meaning As An Entrepreneur With A Higher Purpose

In this Driven and Co. episode, Aditi Madane, CEO of Upsilon Labs discusses her experiences as an entrepreneur and examines how society shapes women to evade careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Aditi Madane

Aditi Madane

Show Summary:

Aditi is more than a person who organizes and operates a technology business, she is an inspiration to young women seeking professions in STEM, an area where women are traditionally absent. According to Aditi, society may unintentionally direct young women towards arts degrees and becoming stay-at-home mothers. Aditi, a mother of two, says that young women can still raise a family while pursuing their dreams.

Subsequently, Aditi discusses overcoming adversity. Raised in India, Aditi was faced with the hard choice of moving away from her family to chase her dreams in the United States. “I left my family, my home, just everything to come here. It was miserable at the time.” Aditi’s key recommendation for young women is, never let society dictate your path and continue to find your true purpose.

“You have control of your goals and dreams when you work as an entrepreneur, I knew it was my calling.”

Time Stamped Show Notes:

01:26 – What is Upsilon Labs and what is your day to day like?

06:36 – Tell me about how you got to where you are today.

10:15 – What did you do when you graduated from Florida State University?

11:54 – How did you decide to go out on your own and become an entrepreneur?

13:30 – Your parents were entrepreneurs, how much of that influence molded you to become one yourself?

17:36 – How do you decide to drop a passion project when your other business grows?

19:55 – Tell me about rough patches when you thought your company may not work.

21:29 – What is your current business model of Upsilon Labs?

24:05 – Do you teach your children about entrepreneurship?

25:57 – What is one random skill you find invaluable in your personal journey?

28:01 – What are your thoughts on STEM and tell me why is it important to you?

30:53 – As a woman in tech, can you have both a family and career?

35:00 – What’s next for Upsilon Labs?

3 key Points:

  1. Business models change, be ready to pivot. Successful companies abandon their original strategy and pivot. As a company grows, they may realize that the model did not work. Creating an evolving model strategy will help continue growth and success.
  1. Best practices are not only in the workplace, but they are also in the home. As our economy grows, we welcome our youth to take over our generations of business. Teaching ethical values at home will help mold a great future for our world. Share your story with your children, encourage them to grow and inspire them to chase their dreams.
  1. Gender imbalance in STEM fields. As our modern society evolves, it is critical to challenge gender imbalances. Creating all girl organizations, private grants, and targeted outreach programs are excellent ways to encourage young women to seek careers in STEM.

Want to hear more? When you finish this episode, check out other recent guests on the Driven & Co. podcast.

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