SM & Co Solicitors
S: Selma MASOOD
C: What made you decide to pursue a career in law?
S: My father was a very well-respected and well-known lawyer in Hong Kong. And growing up he exposed me to the legal profession at a very early age. And I grew up with a strong passion for it. I wanted to be an advocate of justice and to help those who had been wronged.
C: What do you think helped you get so far in your career? How can we mentor young girls to dream bigger?
S: I think it was basically my core.. so my origins, how my parents saw the world, how they treated people, how they instilled strong values in me that kept me going and that made me who I am today and brought me to where I am today. I think it’s important for young girls to have role models, positive role models, it could be your mum, it could be someone from the public, any one that inspires you to do well. And I think, you know surrounding yourself with a network of strong women and younger girls would help lift you up.
C: If you could give one piece of advice to your 20-year-old self, what would that be?
S: I always have this motto over the past few years. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” You can’t control change, but you can always control your attitude towards it.
C: How to get going when the going gets tough?
S: I think you have to have a very strong attitude, the never-give-up, you have to keep working hard perseveringly. Pursue your goals and dreams and never be afraid to fail.
C: What is your #ConsciusMoments?
S: So for me – A “break” is probably during my workout sessions. That’s the only time where I can feel like I can relax from everything, let go of work, family responsibilities, everything else and just be in my conscious mode, and listen to my body, and listen to myself, exactly what I need to feed my body to relax, recharge, rejuvenate and detox from all the toxins and stresses in life.