Sana Al-Badri is the co-founder and CPO of SageWealth (formerly Sagefund). The Berlin-based fintech startup offers digital financial advice and investment portfolios to a new generation of investors looking to grow their wealth in a sustainable way. Founding and running a company in a relatively unfamiliar industry and having to take on several key roles at once presented Sana with numerous challenges, including the heavy toll the workload took on her health. Yet eventually, she managed to overcome burnout. In our “Rock Bottom Interview”, Sana explains what the experience taught her about balancing ambition and self-compassion and how it influenced her perspective on leadership.
When first starting out in business, it’s often the stories or advice we hear from mentors, family members, or friends who have tried and failed that are most helpful. But what happens if you come from a blue-collar family, an immigrant background, or underprivileged circumstances? Who do you turn to for advice? Thanks to our fearless guests, the Transparent Voices series helps bring transparency to taboo business topics and guide an incoming generation of change-makers, entrepreneurs, and glass ceiling crashers towards success.