When I was 12, I had a conversation with my dad that was an “Ah-hah” moment for me. He said “Saijal, you have every opportunity at your feet. But as a woman, you’re going to have to work harder than a man to prove your worth. As a minority woman, you’re going to have to work even harder. The money may not come easy but if you’re smart with it, you will never be financially dependent on anyone. And you’ll have the freedom to do the things you love and value the most.”
That conversation is one of the reasons that I founded Saij Elle.
A big part of my life revolves around finance. I started investing money at the age of 16. I graduated university with a major in finance and began my career advising clients how best to reach their financial goals. As a Chartered Financial Analyst, I’ve held positions as a financial strategist and analyst. And, as a former anchor and correspondent for Canada’s CTV, and CNBC Asia based in Singapore, I’ve delivered commentary and analysis on world economies, stock markets, and corporate news to more than 300 million households around the world. My coverage earned me recognition as one of the most influential South Asian Women Executives in the Media and Entertainment Industry by Korn/Ferry International.
What I’m saying is, I know what it takes.
My philosophy is simple: Having money is a privilege. Treat it with respect and it will bring you riches beyond wealth.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me hiking and running the various scenic trails in Hong Kong, boxing with my zealous trainer Nadir, or reading and travelling around the globe to quench my thirst for knowledge and introspection.