Khadija, also known as Kat, is an experienced businesswoman and a founder of a venture called Simply Office.
I established Simply Office eight years ago to fulfill a niche, specifically in the North Shore market, to help start-up and small business owners to have an affordable office space by not having the burden of being locked in long-term leases and excessive initial costs.
With a catchphrase like “Work Close, Think Far,” we have an array of private isolated offices located on the North Shore and downtown Vancouver, providing an intimate and local workspace with no limitations for success. The main reason for the success of my company is, as a small business owner myself, I understand the pressures and demands my clients face daily.
Being a true Arian, I am a natural-born leader who thrives on challenges and novel situations. I am very independent, stubborn, and confident in everything that I set my mind to do. I am highly motivated with drive and enthusiasm and committed to success. I honestly never thought I would run my own business, let alone run three established centres. This is a passion and a dream come true that I am so grateful I can relive every day.
Born in Kenya, raised in Ivory Coast and England, I live with my husband, my two teenage boys, and my rescue puppy in North Vancouver. Having completed a MA in Human Resources and a BA in International Hotel Management, I also have years of experience within the service industry.
In my spare time, I love to exercise and eat lots of spicy food! I am an active member of the Ismaili community, where I volunteer my time and donate to numerous charities to benefit the wellbeing of counterparts all around the world.
Finally, I believe it is important that my boys see equality at home. My husband and I both working hard to provide for our family as a whole unit. I could choose to stay at home, but instead, I want to go to work every day. The only way to achieve success is to love what you do!