my {YWiB} story - member highlight: Darya Niknamian

name| Darya Niknamianemail| linkedIn| Darya Niknamian

why YWiB | I joined Young Women in Business for many reasons – to discover more about myself, learn more about business (specifically marketing), have fun, get to know amazing young women, and of course to make an impact! Coming from a Science background and being confused about what I wanted to do made it difficult for me to transition into the business world. I want to provide younger women an opportunity to gain mentorship and access tools that will help them feel confident and equipped when the time comes for them to make a decision about their career.

childhood ambition| to become a paediatrician because I love working with kids!

my home| Originally Berlin, Germany but Vancouver has been my home for most of my life.

wildest dream| Having a TV show with my sister where we would travel the world and showcase different peoples cultures and traditions.

proudest moment|  Skydiving - I am terribly afraid of heights! The next step is scuba diving because I am also afraid of deep water and sharks!

biggest challenge| Putting myself first.

favorite quote| “Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.“ ~Chinese proverb

inspiration| My grandmother – she survived 2 wars, losing family, her house, and friends. She is now 90, works out 2-3 times a week, is the most supportive person I know and believes in living life to the fullest.