Founding the Immigrant Academy, balancing a 9-5 while being an entrepreneur, and tricks to adapt to a new work environment quickly with Anjali Nair

In this episode, we talk to Anjali Nair, the founder of The Immigrant Academy - a skill development and mentoring platform to help you restart your career in North America and help you in every phase of your immigrant life. 

She's also a Product Marketing Manager during 9 to 5 and has supported over 1000 immigrants in 2 years with job search tips and courses. She lives in Florida with her husband and swears by good food, good life mantra.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The experience of moving from India and starting her career in the United States
  • Finding resources and learning the job application process in a new country 
  • How to adapt to your working environment and learn the culture to get ahead
  • Found the Immigrant Academy and cultivating a supportive community
  • Balancing a 9-5 while being a founder and how they complement each other


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More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:


Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 


Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.


This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.


Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.


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