Ep 159 – Finding Passion In What Bothers You

Ep 159 - Finding Passion In What Bothers You

When today’s guest moved from Bangladesh to America, she never imagined that she’d one day be receiving an award from President Barack Obama himself.

After arriving in the US to gain an education, Shomy Hasan Chowdury started volunteering. Soon, 40 hours turned into 460 and the entrepreneur discovered her passion for giving back.

Now the Co-Founder of global youth-led organisation Awareness 360, a Water, Hygiene and Sanitation activist, a TEDx Speaker and a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient (just to name a few accolades) Shomy is an inspiring entrepreneur who knows the power in community.

Shomy Hasan Chowdhury:

Climate change, homelessness, food shortages.

Sometimes all of the issues in the world can feel utterly overwhelming.

As a talented student, today’s guest Shomy Hasan Chowdury often felt the same way. She knew she wanted to use her education, but for what purpose?

It wasn’t until her own mother died suddenly from a preventable illness in Bangladesh that Shomy knew what she wanted to do with her world-class achievements.

In today’s Peers2Peers episode, we speak with the Co-Founder of global youth-led organisation Awareness 360 and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (or WASH) activist, Shomy Hasan Chowdhury to discuss the world’s shocking sanitation inequality, how entrepreneurs can find solutions and why the power of storytelling is more convincing than statistics.

Street Cred:

Shomy Hasan Chowdury is the Co-Founder of Awareness 360 and is a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activist from Bangladesh.

The entrepreneur is also a Scwarzman Scholar, a Global Citizen Youth Advocate and a TEDx Speaker amongst many other accolades.

Most recently, she was a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient and was the Featured Honoree for Social Impact.

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