Dental surgeon, passionate CEO, and philanthropist Misha Chaudhry is redefining the modern-day Pakistani woman, one who is unafraid to pursue her dreams, lead in a male-dominated industry, and make a lasting difference in many communities around the world. Known as the daughter of a Pakistani business tycoon who has been into construction, clothing, industrial manufacturing, and restaurant businesses, Misha is choosing to carve out her own path in life, most especially where it concerns her philanthropic works.
Despite her busy schedule, Misha makes an effort to make time for initiatives that impact the lives of children and their families in Pakistan. She does this through her non-profit organization known as La Ayuda, a group that promotes child sponsorship with the aim to empower underprivileged children. Currently, the organization has spearheaded 15 causes, motivated 100 volunteers to help out, and served 47 children from ten different countries.
La Ayuda works to address every major aspect of children’s overall well-being to give them an opportunity to thrive, learn, and enjoy life, regardless of what their circumstances may be. The organization is especially focused on child development, meeting the social, economic, and physical needs of children, providing them with quality health care and medical services, and giving recreational activities that will activate their gifts and enhance their intelligence.
Misha’s family has been engaging in various businesses for a long time creating job opportunities for low-income people and helping them by providing basic provisions related to education and rights through philanthropy.
As a woman, Misha considers herself very private, one who possesses sophistication and class at the same time. As the daughter of a business magnate and philanthropist, she uses her privilege to create a difference among people and many communities.
Apart from La Ayuda, Misha has also been actively advocating for breast cancer awareness to inspire more women to be more proactive in preventing this deadly disease. Since she was a teenager, Misha has been very supportive of this cause, believing that it takes a lot of information campaigns to help women around the world be empowered enough to either prevent breast cancer or fight it boldly when it hits them. Misha believes that a lot of support is necessary to see more women survive cancer, and hers may just be one voice in the wilderness, but it is a voice that remains consistent and determined to make things happen.
Misha Chaudhry is happily married to a Pakistani actor Saad Qureshi, who’s very passionate and supportive about her advocacies and programs. Together they hope to inspire people with one in business and in the media industry.
As Misha continues to be an iconic figure that women around the world can look up to, she hopes to inspire them to act in whatever capacity to help others and to be bold enough to pursue their dreams no matter what other people may say.
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