10 Things You Didn’t Know about SOHO Speaker Humaira Ahmed

Humaira Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of Locelle – a networking app for women. Networking is hard and it’s even harder to easily connect and meet up with like-minded women: friends and mentors.

Humaira will be leading a roundtable discussion on;  “What it is like to be a Female Founder and CEO of a tech startup”.

What is your favourite spot on Vancouver Island?

Although all of Vancouver Island is beautiful, my favourite spot would have to be Tofino. It’s just a really special place and true paradise – the sandy beaches, the really good coffee and the beautiful waves…. 

Favourite new gadget/tool or app?

Of course my app – Locelle 😉 Apart from that, I would have to say Figma (for design).

Finish this sentence. Being a business owner is…

…not for everyone! You need to be a risk-taker and bold with the decisions you make and be ready to constantly ride the waves.

What is your morning routine?

I have a better night time routine, but it’s mostly coffee made by my husband, breakfast with the kids, checking emails and getting ready to drop off and head to work.

Best business book you ever read?

Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne



What is your favourite quote?

“The fear of regret is far greater than the fear of failure” Humaira Ahmed (my own)

Best business advice ever received?

Fail fast!

Your worst job ever?

My last part-time gig – the leadership team was incompetent and so for my business, I make sure we lead, not manage/control.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

I would be a tiger- strong vision, decisive, sensitive, tenacious, determined and nurturing.

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