Shaista Zarreen

Turning Tables Around

Shaista Zarreen lost her father at the age of 17. She wasn’t allowed to work but she turned a deaf ear and joined a BPO company where she did night shifts. She plans to start an NGO to educate poor children.

Hi, I am Shaista Zarreen from a very small town of Najibabad located in the district of Bijnore in Uttar Pradesh. I lost my father when I was just 17 years old. While every girl has dreams of reaching success in her career as I am from a conservative family, I was not supposed to work, and especially not night shifts when I joined the BPO industry. But I turned a deaf ear to what people were saying.

I have a brother who is 13 years younger to me. At the time of my father’s death he was just 4 years old. Today, he is 18 years old and has completed his 12th from Jamia Millia Islamia thanks to my efforts. People, who were not supporting my career choice earlier, today come to me for career advice for their kids. I have grown up as an excellent planner and now my next goal is to run an NGO, which can help educate poor kids. I know I’M POSSIBLE and it only takes patience.


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