Born into a large, North Indian Muslim family, Iram Saaed is at home in both Delhi (Dilli) and Dili. Despite not receiving any formal education, her father was a visionary and firm believer in women’s education. He has been the torch bearer of the clan by sending his daughters to school for the first time ever and later supported them to embark on their own professional careers. Girls’ education was still not something in her community’s frame of reference at the time, never mind the revolutionary step of professional employment. As can be expected, it didn’t come easy and Iram’s parents faced lot of backlash for their decisions from their extended family and community. But that didn’t deter them having faith in their daughters and their daughters rewarded them by succeeding in their studies and elevating the family to new levels in their personal and professional pursuits. Iram was the youngest of a first generation of learners and followed in the footsteps trail-blazed by her sisters.