Episode 20: Growing up in a War Zone in Lebanon to finding Success in the US with Farrar Haidar
Born to Lebanese parents in the United States, Farrah’s childhood was like that of many sons and daughters of immigrants. But only a few years later, Farrah and her family moved back to Lebanon during a time when the country was at war. Despite the obvious difficulties of living in a war-ridden country, Farrah learned to plan for the near-future and live her life as normally as possible. And then she saw an out in the form of a college education in the United States.
In this episode, we talk to entrepreneur, aspiring voiceover artist, and fellow member of the BYLR community, Farrah Haidar. We talk about moving to cities around the world as opportunities presented themselves, launching a scone business with her siblings, and adapting to unforeseen hurdles (like the COVID pandemic).
3:20 – Growing up in the US and moving back to a war-ridden Lebanon
10:57 – On being the youngest when your older siblings move out and move on
24:32 – Leaving Lebanon and returning to the US
32:06 – Escaping the Dot Com bubble and moving to Boston to pursue a Masters
35:26 – Fighting the stigmas attached to pregnancy in the workplace
40:37 – Moving to Georgia to open Seven Sisters Bakery
45:50 – Pivoting a retail business to online helped Farrah’s business strive during the pandemic
51:17 – Pivoting and pursuing a career in VoiceOver
Thank you so much, Farrar, for appearing on the podcast!
Find Farrar and her amazing bakery items here: IG/FB @seven_sisters_scones or shop.sevensistersscones.com
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