Malini Saba is a spectacular mother, philanthropist and a successful investor. Through Stree: Global Investments in Women, she assists at-risk women and kids throughout the world. She started the organization to help children and females in developing world that are underserved. Dealing with governments in developing countries has been challenging but her zeal to see positive policy encourages her to persist. Her role model is Mother Theresa. To her, success is about happiness that is brought by doing what you love. Her daughter is her greatest success. Malini Saba believes that we should learn from past experiences as the past is unchangeable. She insists that there must be borders between personal and business life, and she never allows personal situations to affect her business.
Stree is a non-profit organization that seeks to change roles and the perspective of low-income and at-risk women. It was inaugurated in by Queen Noor and President Clinton, and over the years it has provided forums to grassroots movements in Central America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. The organization has encouraged positive policies in marginalized communities to help them access safe water, better laws that protect them and also have secure habitats. Malini believes that children and women are the future and thus providing them with educational opportunities, healthcare and safe place to live makes a big difference.
The philanthropist donated $1M to start Heart Research Centre at El Camino Hospital California and also pledged $10M to assist tsunami victims in Sri Lanka and India. She has been named as the Philanthropist of the Year by Prathama and was awarded the Mother Theresa Award by the LA County. The serial entrepreneur started investing in the 1990s by investing as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. She began investing in real estate, commodities and telecommunication after being advised by investment bankers. Some of the companies that she has invested in include PayPal Inc, Sycamore Networks Inc and Netscreen Technologies.
She is the chairperson of Saban, a company with investment in technology, real estate and air and gas. The top investor operates Iron ore mines and also invests in agriculture. She owns large hectares of palm oil and acres of rice fields. Malini holds a Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has been awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year by Washington DC’s Businesswomen Network. The go-getter is never afraid of taking risks and recommends all entrepreneurs to believe in themselves. She is a hands-on woman and always manages all her businesses from all over the world and also takes care of her daughter.