Zariq Siddiqui

AN Pediatric District Sales Manager at Abbott Laboratories Inc.

About Zariq Siddiqui

A Certified Medical Representative and driven professional, Zariq Siddiqui has served in a number of capacities related to health care sales and training. He currently works for Abbott Laboratories, Inc., a Chicago-based health care products company. In his capacity as Pediatric District Sales Manager, Zariq Siddiqui maintains responsibility for pediatric pharmaceutical sales to health care facilities nationwide. Furthermore, he works to guide overall sales efforts in his district and contributes to the knowledge base of his employees via training, coaching, and mentorship.

A world traveler, Zariq Siddiqui has traveled to a variety of international locales, such as Cape Town, London, Bangladesh, Athens, and St. Lucia. When not working or traveling, he enjoys following both professional and college football, particularly the Buffalo Bills and Notre Dame. Additionally, Mr. Siddiqui holds an appreciation for the dramatic arts. He has taken in a number of Broadway shows, including the Sound of Music and Phantom of the Opera.

Zariq Siddiqui holds a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science from the State University of New York at Brockport.

A Few of Cape Town’s Signature Attractions

A Chicago-based healthcare executive, Zariq Siddiqui enjoys traveling to new destinations around the world. One of Zariq Siddiqui’s favorite destinations remains Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town visitors have a wide variety of exciting activities and attractions to choose from, but a great place to start is the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, which takes individuals to a famous landmark that offers a 360-degree view of the city and its surroundings. While on top of Table Mountain, adventurers can engage Absell Africa for a 367-foot drop off the edge of the peak. Thrill-seekers will also find opportunities for paragliding, diving with sharks, and sandboarding.

Fans of nature will enjoy the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, part of the Table Mountain National Park. The area has breathtaking hikes, serene beaches, and a wide range of wildlife from baboons to zebras.

Museum-oriented visitors should not miss the District Six Museum, dedicated to an area of the city that was demolished during apartheid. The South Africa National Gallery also has an amazing collection of art that includes many works by the Dutch masters.

United Way of the Greater Triangle Celebrates Day of Action

Since 1999, Zariq Siddiqui has worked for Abbott Laboratories, Inc., most recently as nutrition products senior manager of sales operation and strategy. Making his home in the Raleigh suburb of Apex in Wake County, North Carolina, Zariq Siddiqui supports several charitable organizations, including the United Way.

Established more than 125 years ago, the United Way has grown to comprise 1,800-plus chapters serving more than 50 million individuals across the globe annually. North Carolina’s United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) serves Wake, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. The organization hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Scheduled for June 21, 2016, the ninth annual United Way Day of Action unites the community to make a difference in UWGT’s service area.

In June 2015, the United Way Day of Action for UWGT brought people together to provide 1,000 weekend meals for children attending four Durham elementary schools. According to the organization, one in five children does not receive enough food, and during the summer months, children do not have access to lunch programs offered through the school.

Heifer International Seeks Volunteers for Its Three Learning Centers

Working at Abbott Laboratories, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, since 1999, Zariq Siddiqui is the senior manager of sales operations and strategy for its nutrition products division. When not in the office, Zariq Siddiqui dedicates time to assisting several charitable organizations dedicated to helping those living in poverty, including Heifer International.

Founded more than 70 years ago, Heifer International empowers families to turn poverty around. Instead of offering families a handout, the organization brings sustainable agriculture and commerce to them, and it aims to end the poverty cycle. The animals provided offer families food and income, as they can trade or sell the food products at a market.

The nonprofit encourages volunteers to get involved and informed by attending one of its three learning centers, which include:

- The Heifer Farm, located in Rutland, Massachusetts, seeks residential and day volunteers. These volunteers receive housing and a stipend; in return, they give tours, lead educational programs, help care for livestock, and assist in food preparation.

- The Ranch, found in Perryville, Arkansas, looks for residential volunteers. They receive housing and a stipend for giving tours, helping with livestock, greeting visitors, and helping with special events.

- The Village, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, desires day volunteers. These individuals receive a discount at the online shop in return for greeting visitors, providing tours, and leading educational programs.

United Way Helps Over 16,000 Americans Become Financially Stable

As a senior manager of sales operations at Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Zariq Siddiqui oversees full-cycle sales in the company’s pediatric nutrition product division. In terms of “giving back,” Zariq Siddiqui supports the United Way.

In today’s world, financial stability is intertwined with happiness. However, according to a Bankrate survey, only 52 percent of Americans have enough emergency savings to cover their credit card debt. The United Way Center for Financial Stability was established in 2009 to help these people facing financial problems.

In partnership with Bank of America, the program provides individuals and families in the low-income bracket with free financial coaching, tax planning, and employee benefits enrollment assistance to help them achieve financial stability. Since its inception, the program has helped over 16,000 people learn proper budgeting, money management, and saving skills.

One of the program’s beneficiaries is Delma, a senior living in Miami, Florida. After losing her job, she realized she did not have any savings to fall back on. She couldn’t access credit, and had a hard time making ends meet. With the help of United Way, Delma learned about her credit score and how to improve it. In time, she raised her score by 100 points. United Way helped her get a loan, file her taxes, and even create a long term goal to achieve financial stability.

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