We are honored to introduce today’s spotlight for Women on the Move, in recognition of her dedication to the growth of our community and her passion for business-to-business development. We have been blessed to serve her organization, PayKoncept Merchant Solutions, through business coaching focused on reaching the Hispanic market and they were invited to participate in the 2018-2019 Mentor/Protégé program, we facilitated, at Wyndham Destinations.
Mumtaz Tharoo, is the Co-Founder and Vice-President of PayKoncept Merchant Solutions. She leads her company alongside her life partner, Abdullah Tharoo, with the dedication of serving small to mid-sized businesses by providing payment technology solutions, needed to reach the next level of success. Mumtaz Tharoo, is recognized for her knowledge and skills in Marketing, Strategy, B2B relations and Finance. Not only does she excel as a business leader and role model, but her commitment to serving the community-at-large is commendable. She serves as the director of Miracle Makers Foundation, which was founded in 2014 by her daughter, Maya Tharoo at the age of 9, with the express purpose of aiding families of children born prematurely. Together, they serve as a sounding board for the families of preemie and raise funds for the neonatology units at the regional hospitals.
The community initiatives and dedication of Mumtaz Tharoo continues to shine bright, with their commitment to donating up to 5% of PayKoncept’s revenue to the cause. Her professional accomplishments, her dedication to her children, and her desire to serve our great community is why we have chosen her to today’s spotlight for Women on the Move. In acknowledgment of Mother’s Day, we have asked Mumtaz Tharoo to share about her life’s journey as a mother and a businesswoman.
How have you balanced a successful career while raising and caring for your children?
“I am very blessed to have a supportive partner in life and business for which I am grateful every day. We have a great understanding and, more so, we involve our kids in all the decisions that have to do with the family. This way the entire family works as a team towards a goal. I have learned to prioritize Faith, Family, Career, and Philanthropy respectively which enables me to stay focused on the important things. Raising kids is teamwork and no one person can do it all. It takes a village to raise a child, and in my case besides my husband and me, we have great support from my husband’s parents who have been there for us and our children. I am also grateful for my mom and late father, who have always taught me to be patient, as there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and to always give back and share one’s blessings.”
What has been the biggest challenge for you as a mother in your career?
“Like most career mothers, I missed being able to attend my daughter’s events in school, having to put her in aftercare, and not able to separate work and life itself. My biggest challenge was to keep learning from the sacrifices earlier in my career and stay focused in the pursuit of a happier life, which in turn shaped my career choices.”
How has your career inspired your children?
“According to my daughter Maya, “Mom has inspired me to work smart, dream big, make a plan, see it through, give back, and celebrate my accomplishments, every step of the way.”
What advice would you give to the next generation of female leaders regarding career success while being an active, caring mother for their children?
“Be BOLD… proactively manage your own career, but most importantly do what you are passionate about and give it your all.”
IMPOSSIBLE means to me: I AM POSSIBLE
Samuel Lowry | Marketing & Communications Manager