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Sahar Jamal

MBA Program:

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

McGowan Class of:

2019

Current job (2021): Founder and CEO of Maziwa, a social enterprise that has launched the only breast pump tailored to working mothers in developing countries.

Location: Kenya

Prior to making it possible for nursing mothers to work: Sahar worked in healthcare brand management at companies like Johnson & Johnson in Canada and the U.K.

She believes her passion for emerging markets: May come from her background. She was born in in Vancouver, Canada, and her parents are from Tanzania and India.

In her free time: She enjoys running, yoga, live music, and dystopian fiction.

On ethical leadership: “Ethical leadership means demonstrating courageous vulnerability, seeking to understand first, and serving the teams and communities you lead.”

On the fellowship: “I definitely wouldn’t have been able to make these choices for my career without the support I had from McGowan.”