Ala'a Agha KarssAla’a Agha Karss is the Founder and CTO of Superiors ICT in the Middle East. In this episode, you hear about many of her personal and professional experiences that helped mold her into the woman, mother and entrepreneur she is today. At 29 years old, Ala’a is the owner of a technology company she started with few resources and with the intention of providing herself and her daughter a better future.

Ala’a considers herself a fighter who isn’t afraid to leave her comfort zone and challenge society’s expectations. She decided to divorce her husband, who she married at the age of 15. At the time of their divorce, Ala’a was a single mother who also had to fight to keep custody of her daughter. She discusses the challenging circumstances that resulted in a plethora lessons, self-awareness and ultimately, inner strength.

Ala’a also shares some of the financial lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur and how she has been able to grow her company. She believes that many times, growth requires resources, which is why it’s important to be conscious and realistic about new opportunities that may not be feasible at the time that they’re offered. Regardless of the topic covered, Ala’a Agha Karss shows us what it’s like to take full responsibility for the choices we make and the scenarios we attract into our lives.

From pushing through society’s norms and expectations to breaking through glass ceilings for women in technology, this conversation with Ala’a is full of inspirational testimonials for women of all ages and in various regions of the world.