641: Create Your Own Path With Natasha D’Souza

Natasha D’Souza is a journalist, strategist and speaker focusing on startups, technology, business leadership and gender equality Create Your Own Path With Natasha D’Souzain emerging markets. From CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to government visionaries to leading entrepreneurs, she captures authentic stories and actionable insights that keep it real.  Natasha’s reportage resulted in her selection by the SheSource braintrust, a global initiative by the Women’s Media Center in Washington DC, making her the only UAE-based woman expert on the platform to date. She is also the only UAE-based journalist accepted to the prestigious Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists in its 40 year history.  As an advisor and strategist, Natasha develops and drives growth and communications strategies for startups, tech and media brands seeking to expand in emerging markets. A former corporate warrior, she has worked closely with some of the top brass in business, media, healthcare and government in three countries across three continents including The Corporate Executive Board, BBC, Harvard Medical School Dubai Center and Dubai Holding.

Natasha shares what she did to create her own path in her life and career to be the powerhouse woman that she is today.


Natasha D’Souza is a speaker, journalist and strategic advisor focusing on technology in Asia.

Cultural Background

Natasha is of Indian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

In matters of style, swim with the current.  In matters of substance, stand like a rock.

In matters of style, swim with the current.  In matters of substance, stand like a rock.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is pursuing what you love, having conviction and finding worth in your work.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Natasha had a great childhood.  She started writing between the ages of 10-12.  In her career, she was trying to figure out what is her life work, she was not purposed driven.

The “AHA” Moment

Natasha started not fitting the formula and being a misfit.  Something snapped and she had a lightbulb moment, a voice telling her worth.  She started creating opportunities for herself instead trying to fit in to others box.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Natasha has created her own path and her own carer.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Embrace the world and bring in new inputs to your life.

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