Welcome to another issue of our interview series, Spotlight, where we feature stories from inspiring women from all walks of life. With Spotlight, our aim is to share experiences, advice, and encourage women the world over to pursue their dreams with passion and dedication.
In this edition we speak to Singapore based dance studio owner, Ai Qi Han. I had the pleasure of meeting Ai Qi at a Daughters Of Tomorrow luncheon late last year. Right of the bat, she had a vigour and liveliness that was infectious. Her personality embodied her mission of spreading happiness. She does so through her appropriately named dance studio, Happi Dance.
As we spoke, I learnt of how much of an impact she has made through the studio via the donations she regularly makes to charities in Singapore. As an entrepreneur seeking to live a purposeful existence, I found myself profoundly encouraged by her words.
My biggest takeaway was to not focus too much on the numerical value of the donations made from the outset; but instead I should work towards making an impact and donating whatever I could. This was heartening to hear because as a small business owner, fundraising can be daunting with questions like ‘what if I don’t sell enough to raise a meaningful sum’, being a regular thought.
Learning about Ai Qi’s challenges and how she has responded further inspires me as a business owner, and I am truly thankful to have met her.
Read the full interview below. You can find Happi Dance on Instagram, @happi.dance.