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It is always tough to feel like the odd one out. Haji gives advice on embracing differences and celebrating uniqueness.

Priya's Biography

Role Models: Her grandmother and Queen Latifah
Three Words to Describe Herself: Happy, smart,and kind
To Her 15-Year-Old Self: "Whatever you're feeling insecure about, just let that go."
Her Definition of Success: "To build a company that can make the biggest possible impact."

// Priya Haji passed away at the age of 44 on July 14, 2014. Prior to her passing, she spoke with MAKERS about her career and passion for social innovation. //
By the age of 16, Priya Haji was already helping her father set up a free health clinic in her Texas hometown. Since then, she has co-founded multiple companies and organizations, including World of Good, the branded marketplace for fair trade and sustainable goods made by women around the world. In 2009, she was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a distinguished organization consisting of under-forty-year-old leaders from around the world. Priya encourages Americans to save up and pay down their debts through her newest company, SaveUp.com, which helps provide nationwide reward incentives to inspire Americans to take control of their finances.

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