When she left a traditional job to pursue a Ph.D., Ayman Sarosh, who is also a mom, had a lot to juggle. Since setting up shop as a content creator on the freelance marketplace Upwork in 2009, she has been able to work from her home in Islamabad, Pakistan while taking care of her household responsibilities, too.
“Being a woman and mother, it gets challenging managing the trio of job, house and kids,” Sarosh said in an email interview.
She’s enjoyed her work so much she’s provided training to her local community in how to freelance–finding that it inspires others to go into business for themselves, too.
“I truly believe that going with your instinct and believing in yourself takes you a long way, no matter what the circumstances may be,” Sarosh said in her email.