EP #53: Chantal Sathi – From Scarborough To Oxford, Culminating In A Faith-Led Journey To Create Tech Company CornerstoreAI

Chantal Sathi (@chantalsathi) is the Founder of CornerstoneAI (@cornerstone.ai) and the youngest female of colour to ever be on Oxford University’s (@oxford_uni) Alumni Board; she is currently pursuing her doctorate in innovation in science and technology at Arizona State.

Chantal joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss the importance of self-discovery, being anti-religious but having a strong faith, why she wakes up at 4:45AM every morning, unplugging from technology every Saturday, her love for boxing, the power of being kind, and so much more – this is not an episode to be missed.

Follow Chantal:
– LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chantal-sathi/)

*TAKE THE QUIZ – “What Type of Creator Are You?”**



00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Chantal Sathi
02:23 – Being born and raised in Scarborough, her parents fleeing Sri Lanka during the war
04:04 – Studying Theology at UofT; learning to abide in love and walk with peace
06:09 – From Scarborough to Oxford; advice for people leaving home to study abroad
09:34 – What does the future of University education and prestige look like?
12:21 – Chantal’s passion for sport; having stints at the Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games
14:57 – Why she built CornerstoneAI; what sparked the idea and how she came up with the name
17:08 – How Chantal went about building the team (networking and bootstrapping)
20:27 – What the company does, revenue model and current clients (process for securing business)
24:40 – A day in life of Chantal; waking up at 4:45AM, journaling and more
28:41 – The book 24/6 encouraged Chantal to take a Tech Shabbat (unplugging from technology once a week)
31:13 – Trademarking her company name and algorithm
33:55 – What success looks like to Chantal on a personal and professional level in the next 3-5 years
34:38 – Her biggest learning lesson over the last 3 years; moving CornerstoneAI from Toronto to Florida
36:42 – Moving her company to America because of the potential for greater opportunities
37:48 – The secret behind Chantal’s rapid success – praying for others and an emphasis on being kind
40:05 – What criticism or support has Chantal received from friends and family?
41:48 – The impact of the Tamil communities in Toronto and America on Chantal
48:04 – Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
48:56 – How Chantal wants to be remembered by friends and family
50:35 – What is the reason for the decline in Christianity and rise in Atheism?
52:59 – Creator Confessions
1:00:22 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan