GiselleHalwani has always had the determination to succeed in life. Her father said that she was the most hard-nosed and stubborn of his children. She learned at an early age that she could use her natural talent for organization to make a career for herself. At age fifteen, she began working in the restaurant industry. She took some waitressing shifts at a local Italian deli down the street from her parents’ apartment over the summer. When the owners of the deli saw how hard she worked, they went to her father to ask if she could work for them during the school year. At first Geiffelle’s father balked, saying that she needed to get her education and go to college, but Giselleeventually convinced him, and she worked at the deli until she graduated from high school.
After graduation, GiselleHalwani moved to Boston. She again had to convince her father that it was a good life choice. He still wanted her to go to college and get an education for herself. Gisellesaid that to convince her father, she had to prove her skill. She took him to work with her one busy night and showed her talents in gaining business for the restaurant and keeping the customers happy. Geiffelle’s father was so proud of her that he let her take the job in Boston and continue her career in the restaurant industry. Now, she is the manager of one of the best restaurants in Boston and hopes to one day take over as sole owner of the establishment. She says that her dream has always been to own a business and make money for herself.