Meet Ria Algoo :
With a keen appetite for ambition, Durban born Entrepreneur Ria Algoo always had her sights set on success. As a teenager, Ria was torn between schooling or pursuing her passion for performance on stage.
Ria had a hunger for the internet, struggling with her dial-up connection but loving the concept of being online at age 11. She was selected to perform in India as a dancer at age 13 and had a feeling she was destined to be a global citizen. With an inherent entrepreneurial spirit, she liked the idea of earning her own money, and her parents were concerned about her taking the road less travelled – as an Entreprenuer.
Registering her business in 2007, Ria had no funding to back her dream, but catapulted her capital with a speed dating event. Securing sponsors for every element, she was able to build her business from her parents’ backyard; where she spearheaded the first e commerce website for hair and beauty in South Africa.
Ria currently works as country head for a large Korean Haircare Brand. She is currently managing India and Africa.
As co-founder of the SAI Feeding Scheme, Ria uses her influence to fuel her social responsibility. Her blog – The Blogbox, successfully raised thousands of litres of water in 7 weeks and had it transported from Durban to Cape Town to assist the #capetownwatercrisis and she is remembered fondly by people in the community for her philanthropic work.
Ria’s journey has evolved into social entrepreneurship, and she endeavours to be the change she wishes to see in the world.
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