We had the good fortune of connecting with Savera Haque and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Savera, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Women are meant to be CEOS. We have to manage so many different responsibilities and wear so many hats. Women who come from my background, South Asian backgrounds, are raised in a way where it is built into our systems to multi-task. We have the responsibilities of a daughter, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt and so on forth. That’s not a negative thing. I’m a family person. I love my family and always look for more ways to be able to spend time with them.

If I ran after my corporate job I wouldn’t be able to do all those things today. I wanted to break free of the chains that would have kept me tied to the corporate world only. As a business owner I have the freedom to give time to my family, my passion and myself. There’s no better feeling than that. I love what I do. Yes, I’m working 24 hours now instead of the 9-5 but I do it on my own time and at least I know that I can enjoy the fruits of my hard work with all the hours I’m putting into my business.

I also always had a dream to make more than enough money not for myself but to be able to give to those in need. My business allows me to do that and I’m so grateful for it.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What genuinely sets my business a part from others? I’d like to believe it’s my passion. I’m not in the world of business for just to have a business and make money. I want my work to make impact in other people’s lives. I have loved gems and jewels for as long as I could remember. I’m really proud of myself for getting the courage to starting my own business. From just a small thought to an actual business took a lot of courage. I had no confidence in myself.

I had $500 cash to start my own business. Anyone who owns a business knows that’s nothing to start a business. But I made it happen. It wasn’t easy at all during the pandemic. Believe it or not I had competition within my own circle to top it all off. But I’ve learned if I’m an honest hardworking person who wants to leave a good impression on everyone I come across then nothing can stop me from reaching my goals.

I want the world to know about my work and the goals I’ve set instead of focusing on the face behind the brand. The reason behind Mughal Vault is to make every woman feel like the royalty she truly is. I want to support women all around the globe to reach their goals and become the person she wants to be. That’s our mission. Supporting women’s rights, women’s education and making women independent like a queen.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Let’s start with food! Houston has the best places to eat! Some must eat places for me are:

Aga’s Restaurant
Street to Kitchen
The Rustic
Coco’s Crepes (Breakfast/Brunch place)
Black Walnut Cafe (Breakfast/Brunch place)

My list of food places could go on!

A few great places to hang out:
The Truckyard
The Fomo Factory (Great place for instagram pictures)

Must See Places:
Houston Space Center because if you don’t….Houston we have a problem!
The Waterwall
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Not exactly the city but Galveston, I grew up loving the ocean so this is a must show for me.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
After God there’s only one other person I’d have to give all the credit to and that would be my husband. It’s nice to have a man behind a successful woman. He believed in me when no one else did. I found strength, courage and self confidence after meeting him. Not going to lie he had more faith in me than I had in myself. When I told him I wanted to start my own business he backed up my ideas so strongly that I had to take that leap of faith. Before marriage, growing up my thoughts were confined to a small space. It’s not that I wasn’t allowed to pursue my dreams but I was bound by duties first. There’s always that fear of not making it. But my husband helped me breakthrough all of that.

I also have a small circle of friends that also supported me and to have friends who genuinely care and support your cause is a huge blessing.

Website: mughalvault.com

Instagram: instagram.com/mughalvault

Facebook: facebook.com/mughalvaultbyzara

Image Credits
Image credits solely belong to Mughal Vault.

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