I was born in 1940 in Hathazari, Chittagong, which is now part of Bangladesh. Education was always important to my parents, and with what little we had, they were able to provide an education for their children.
Access to quality education has enabled me to reach far beyond the Bangladeshi village I grew up in.
We have a list of human rights – right to food, right to shelter, right to health, right to education, many such items which are considered and accepted as bill of rights. These are to be insured to people. So all nations, all societies try to do that.
Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.
I always like a woman in power in politics. I think they’re pretty inspirational in terms of looks to begin with. It’s very calculated.
I’m not doing what I do to prove what a woman is capable of. I’m not doing what I do to make Formula E more diverse. I’m doing what I do to be successful. If that’s inspirational, then great.
I worked at The Old Globe Theater under the great baton of Craig Noel. One of the great theater heroes that we have. He was so great and so inspirational. I think I did ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. I lived in Ocean Beach, and my rent was $140 a month.
We work very closely with HSN’s buying team, to ensure that our products and demonstrations are as exciting, educational and as inspirational as possible.
Graduation is an important day. It is a significant achievement.