This Is Me, Wana, Owner & Founder Of Women On Topp

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Hi there, I think it’s time to introduce myself. My name is Wana Miri and I am the founder and owner of Women On Topp.

This is me.

17 years ago I came to Holland as a refugee. I was only 8 years old when my family and I fled to Europe. Every single day I am thankful for my parents and this country for giving me a hopeful future. My family and I had no choice but to start over and build a new life.

I’ve always had a dream to work for myself, and when I was studying I had an even bigger urge to work for myself. As a recent graduate from the university of Rotterdam I had to make this dream a reality.

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I’ve had different jobs throughout my life, but everywhere I worked I felt like there is more out there for me. Needless to say, I was too ambitious for the jobs I had. As a very opinionated person I was not always considered the best employee. Once, a company fired and rehired me, all in one day! I have a voice and I will use it too! Yeah… This statement is not very loved by bosses. Throughout the years I learned I could not work somewhere or for someone who doesn’t appreciate my ideas and creativity.

Where did my urge start for working for myself?

I have always been a venturous person and I like to do my own thing. When I was 9 years old, my older sister and brother had a paper delivery job. One day I saw them with the yellow pages, so I thought why would you give the yellow pages away for free when you can try to sell them. I know it sounds crazy, but of course back then I didn’t know it was illegal. Anyway, I took the yellow pages without anyone noticing. I went over to my friend’s house and handed them over to her and told her to go door-to-door and sell the yellow pages. So I stood there and watched her go around the neighborhood. She really did sell all the yellow pages. Sorry friend, if you are reading this! Since then, I always felt that I wanted my own business.

So How did I really start with Women On Topp?

“This is a mans world! But it is nothing, NOTHING without a woman or girl”. James Brown knows! So I like to see how different career driven people think and work. I honestly think entrepreneurs are the most inspiring people on the planet. I was always looking up articles, blogs, news and anything that would feed this curiosity. Soon I came to realize that all of these blogs were written about men. I knew this could not stay this way if we want to attract more women into this field. Therefore, I started a blog just for women written by women and inspired by women. When I started this, I saw the potential grow and that there are a lot of women just like me who were interested in this. Which was exactly my goal!

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What is my ambition?

Women On Topp is an inspirational blog made for ambitious women, career-oriented women and female entrepreneurs around the world. By sharing motivational quotes, ‘how-to’s’, news etc. my ambition is to eventually reach out to women all over the world. I want to inspire and I want to be inspired. Everyone who has a dream should follow it. That’s my biggest purpose. I really believe in making dreams come true and I want everyone else to believe this too.
We live in an age where everything is possible, where we should be fearless and thankful.

2 comments

  1. I’m so glad to have read this 🙂 It’s amazing to know that there are other women out there focused on filtering women into male dominated industries… I trade on the financial markets and teach people how to trade on the financial markets so I definitely know the struggles of being a women in a male dominated industry.

    Thank you For the inspiration
    Regards
    Raynata Elizabeth Osman
    CEO and founder of the Raynata Elizabeth Osman Foundation

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