“I think we are scared of AI in the same way that we’ve been scared of many technological inventions when we’ve been on the forefront of something big.” 

Today’s 40 Minute Mentor is the incredibly inspiring Raj Kaur Khaira, Co-Founder and COO of AutogenAI, a business that is leveraging large language models and text generating AI to combat the expensive business problem of writing and answering bids, tenders and proposals.

Raj is also an acclaimed author, lawyer and campaigner and Founder of the world’s first global directory of South Asian therapists. Over her career so far, she has worked for over 20 Startups, so there is loads to unpack in today’s very refreshing and candid conversation.

Tune in to discover:

➡️ Being an overachiever and reframing failure [05:12] 

➡️ Why fundraising is not a success signal [07:16] 

➡️ Dealing with rejections and building resilience [12:31] 

➡️ Leaving Accenture to pursue law and operations [20:27] 

➡️ The golden email template, getting CEO’s to notice you [21:54] 

➡️ The origin of AutogenAI [26:33] 

➡️ Why you shouldn’t be sceptical of the power of (ethical) AI [29:41] 

➡️ The importance of building a low ego environment in your team [33:51]

➡️ Advice for anyone wanting to join AutogenAI [37:06] 

➡️ Eradicating sexist tradition in South Asian cultures through the Pink Ladoo Project [40:21] 

➡️ Finding the balance between action and change, avoiding activist burnout [41:57]
➡️ Audience question: Ruthless prioritisation and juggling many roles [44:18]

Helpful links:

➡️ Connect with Raj: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-khaira/ 

➡️ Find out more about Autogen AI: https://autogenai.com/ 

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