The DIY Investor

Malini Saba is one of the worlds most respected and successful investors and philanthropists. She is an investor to several organizations with goals ranging from empowering women to real estate. She is also the Chairman of Saban, a company that she founded which retains investment interest for companies worldwide. In 2001 Malini founded “Stree: Global Investments in Women“. This non-profit organization is geared toward restructuring and rebuilding the self esteem of low income and at-risk women and children around the world. “Stree” not only aims at helping improve the attitude of women toward themselves, but also provides assistance with obtaining healthcare and legal assistance. In June of 2005 The South Asian philanthropist made a $1 million donation toward the first Heart Research Hospital for people of her origin. Malini says the inspiration behind Seban came from her desire to invest in other companies and being unable to get into a VC group, undeterred by this she created her own company that retains varied investments.

Malini Saba was born and raised in Perth Australia. After finishing high school, she earned her degree in Psychology. Though she loved her home and family, the opportunities overseas caught her attention and she soon found herself on a flight to San Francisco, California. Malini has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years and has made investments in more than twenty businesses outside of her own. She welcomes and embraces both challenge and change, and says that the idea of being CEO is what was most appealing to her. She can be considered an optimist and says that she often enjoys the task of getting through the tough times, because she knows that the only way to look from the bottom, is up. She is a true inspiration to both women and individuals of ethnic origin. Malini has shown that dedication and and determination lay the foundation for a successful business, and that neither gender or ethnicity should ever be allowed to hold you back.

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