This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.
I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.
In this captivating interview, we sit down with Moiz, a dynamic leader and key member of the founding team at WorkIndia, a platform connecting blue and gray-collar employees with employers.
Moiz shares his remarkable journey, from his early career in software application development to his pivotal role in shaping WorkIndia’s mission of providing meaningful livelihoods to millions of workers across India.
With genuine passion and a deep sense of responsibility, he discusses the challenges of leading a department amidst India’s complex job market and the need to combat exploitative practices in the industry.
His insights resonate with anyone facing leadership dilemmas in today’s fast-paced world, offering valuable lessons on resilience, persistence, and the pursuit of ambitious goals.
Join us for an inspiring conversation that underscores the importance of purpose-driven leadership and continuous self-improvement.
You can find Moiz Arsiwala at the below links
In the interview, Moiz shares
- “Our purpose of existence is to provide meaningful livelihood to 23.6 million blue-collar workers across India and hopefully one day, 1.2 billion globally.”
- “I was fortunate enough to get placed in a company in their software application development team.”
- “You’re creating opportunities for others, and it’s a big responsibility.”
- “In India, there is this middle layer that tries to exploit, which is where the placement agents in the blue-collar industry make money in the name of giving jobs but don’t actually provide them.”
- “Leadership is what it is, but having this opportunity to serve so many people gives you a deeper connection to it.”
- “It’s difficult because there are changing priorities every time. Even though we have spent seven years, we still have the hustle culture.”
- “It’s not just about saying the big statement of providing meaningful livelihood; it’s about the ‘how tos,’ the actionable steps to get there.”
- “Our focus is on profitability and making this a sustainable business. Bringing down cash burns and increasing contribution margins is our goal.”
- “Life doesn’t happen to be simple. It’s never too late to have ambitious goals and push yourself towards them.”
- “Life is about an experiment, so you have to continuously experiment and try to continuously improve from where you left the last time.”