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Entrepreneurs: Nazma Maknojia, Co-Founder of PinkLion

Where Independent Brands Get The Chance to Thrive

Los Angeles, CA. October 01, 2015 - Give us the skinny on your background! Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school? Who was a role model for you as a kid/teen?
I grew up in Dubai and then moved to the States to attend the University of Texas in Austin. My biggest role model was my dad. I wanted to be just like him when I got older, which meant I wanted to be a civil engineer.

What kind of jobs did you have before you decided to build your own business?
I was an Analyst for the Canadian Government Ministry of Health as well as a Lead Systems Analyst for NRG, an energy company.

When and why did you decide to launch PinkLion?
I was 32 when we launched PinkLion. The initial urge for it came from a long-time love of great modern design. In fact, it probably stemmed from my time growing up in Dubai, a city well known for its embrace of unique design and designers from all over the world. I've also been fortunate to travel pretty extensively, and my time in so many different countries has helped me to appreciate and develop an eye for unique, modern design. However, I always left wishing the unique pieces I came across could be more... [Read full article here]