Q&A with Adrienne Seet
Founder @ Northern Film Group (NFG)
What are your plans for the future?
Employ qualified refugees and immigrants with minority backgrounds. Build 10 schools in Africa with good sanitation facilities. Expand business to whole of Northern Hemisphere, hence the name Northern Film Group.
Why did you become an entrepreneur?
I want to fulfil the vision I see in my head to build schools, and the only sustainable way to do that is to make lots of money to support my projects.
Aside from achieving commercial success, what do you see as your startup’s mission?
My startup's mission is to elevate the status of women in the world so that developing countries will climb out of the poverty cycle by engaging the other half (ie. the women) of the population in the economy and politics of the countries. By building schools that give equal rights to females' education, career and lives, we can elevate the poverty status of all developing countries in the world. The medium of film is powerful and we can use it to influence and create awareness. Distribution of films is the means, not the end.
Describe your perfect day at work.
Inspired, meetings and connecting with people to move things forward. Taking action. Making deals and collaborations to make more money. Implementing the projects I've been dreaming of and making them a reality.
What is your best advice for entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
Be persistent. Don't let face and failure get you down. Learning new routines and getting out of your comfort zone is not easy, but it gets easier, trust me. Have faith in yourself. Believe in a higher power that will guide you and help you. Quoting Gabrielle Bernstein, "the Universe has Your Back".