Adil Qawi, in his own words, has been an immigrant many times over. Born in Qatar, having travelled to over 70 countries, and lived in five, Adil is a Pakistani-Canadian entrepreneur and the Managing Director of Greenlid, a Canadian startup focused on replacing single-use plastics with truly natural and compostable materials.
In this episode, Adil and #NewcomerRiseUp host Trishala connected on growing up in the Middle East, Adil’s journey of self-discovery and acceptance, his corporate career, leaning into entrepreneurship as a way to leave a legacy behind, the inclusion and multiculturalism paradox and witty reflections on moments over the years that have stuck with him.
Every third culture human-being who identifies with more than one culture or perhaps is trying to understand themselves after a lifetime of understanding others, this episode will resonate with you.
Newcomer Rise Up is a digital and television interview show created and hosted by Trishala Pillai. Season 1 of the show is produced by Jugaad Community, sponsored by Shopify, and brought to you by New Canadians TV Network.