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The Tamil Creator (Ep.13): Tanya Yoganathan – Momtrepreneur Created An E-Commerce Business That Netflix Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Is A Fan Of
Tanya Yoganathan is a mother of two, and the creator of Her Sun & Stars Co. She joins Ara to discuss how she started a business during the start of the pandemic and was able to quit her full-time job because of it. They also discuss Maitreyi Ramakrishnan shouting out Tanya’s company, impostor syndrome, and the importance of financial literacy before jumping into the new segment Creator Confessions.
Ara Ehamparam
Co-founder & Podcast Host
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"The Tamil Creator" is a podcast started by me (Ara Ehamparam). As someone who is extremely inquisitive by nature, I created the podcast to chat with, spotlight, and learn about brilliance among creators in the Tamil community - and among creators in general from all over the world.


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01:06 - Tanya starts the podcast

01:53 - Ara starts the podcast

03:17 - How Tanya and Ara met, and can Ara speak Tamil?

06:17 - Introducing Tanya Yoganathan, being Instagram famous, how Her Sun & Stars came to be

20:05 - Starting and successfully growing her business (during the pandemic) while working a full-time job

28:13 - Previously work as an advisor in analytics, struggling to celebrate milestones

32:47 - Getting her first celebrity shoutout from Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

37:26 - Why Ara started the podcast

40:17 - Tanya’s first sale, quality vs. time

51:24 - Balancing insecurities and confidence, impostor syndrome

56:37 - Starting a business with kids

59:53 - Viewing money as a tool, the importance of financial literacy

1:00:07 - The FIRE movement

1:08:49 - Personal legacy, Nick Offerman, Ernest Hemmingway, and S.P. Balasubrahmanyam

1:11:51 - The lost art of being able to disagree with someone

1:13:20 - The importance of starting

1:15:57 - Creator Confessions (Tanya’s favourite Tamil creators, when she wants to retire, and more)

1:30:13 - The wrap up

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