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Keynote Speaker Asma Ishaq Embodies The IYA Spirit

Anu Ghuman for Healthy Bag

A skincare and wellness trailblazer, Ishaq isn’t defined by one achievement.

Asma Ishaq’s commencement message emboldened graduates to follow their dreams, defying expectations and eliminating doubt. Outlining her own story, a single mom who went from aspiring surgeon to business owner to global CEO, she commended the importance of hard work and taking chances. She rounded out her speech with ten life lessons for graduates to keep in mind, including “find your purpose,” “bring your full self to work,” and having a “founder’s mentality that embeds values early on.”

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