The Short Cut:
A quick fire chat about working life with Pooja Jain.
At the heart of the Nurture Network is the power of sharing experiences. From breakthrough career moments, to best ever advice, how to deal with stress and the women that inspire them.
Tell us about your breakthrough career moment
As an immigrant to the UK starting my own business, meant breakthroughs came in many forms, from getting the right visa sponsorship to allow me to set up CogniHealth in the UK to organisations (ie. Edinburgh Innovations, Investing Women, Royal Society of Edinburgh) that provided me a supportive and resourceful platform to take CogniHealth off the ground.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever had?
Keep going if you are learning and enjoying what you are doing.
The first thing I do in the morning is…
…have a cup of coffee
How do you protect your mental health in moments of pressure?
Going back to my ‘why’ and being reflective of the situation on a run.
Do you have any hobbies to keep you busy in your spare time?
Walks in nature, exercising and reading.
I feel empowered when…
… I am able to take on things outside my comfort zone.
The world would be a better place when…
… women have a seat at every table
The woman everyone should know about is…
The woman who empowers me the most is…
…All those women carers who are part of the sandwich generation, looking after their kids and parents (in-laws).
What is the best book you’ve ever read?
When Breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi