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From Mumbai slum to becoming manager at Microsoft; woman's inspiring journey goes viral

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 January 2022, 13:07 IST

If people are determined to do something, they will find a way to accomplish it regardless of obstacles. Here is the story of a woman who not only inspires but brings a smile on your faces as we learn about her journey.

A Product Design Manager at Microsoft, Shaheena Attarwala, talks about her life of growing up in a slum and how that changed everything for her through a Twitter thread that has now gone viral.

The woman was taken back in time after she came across her old home in a series on Netflix. 'The Netflix series 'Bad Boy Billionaires: India' captures a birdseye view of the slum in Bombay I grew up in before moving out alone in 2015 to build my life. One of the homes you see in the photos is ours," she wrote on Twitter.


Shaheena Attarwala was a resident of Darga Galli slum which is located near Bandra railway station. Her father was a hawker of essential oils who came to Mumbai from Uttar Pradesh. Shaheena talked her father into borrow money so that she could take abmission in a local computer class. And to purchase her own computer, she skipped lunch and began walking back home.


Furthermore, taking to Twitter she wrote, in 2021, my family moved to an apartment where we could see the sky from home, good sunlight & ventilation. Surrounded by birds & Greenery. From my father being a hawker and sleeping on roads to having a life, we could barely dream of. Luck, Hardwork & picking battles that matter.

Attarwala also had some advice for youngsters who are in the same situation she once was. "Do whatever it takes to acquire education, skills, and careers, this is what's going to be a huge game-changer for young girls," she says.

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First published: 28 January 2022, 13:02 IST