Saira began her career in advertising, moved on to Response Relations at Bennett Coleman, The Times of India. She went on to head the Bangalore branch of an American company in the Healthcare sector for five years helping enhance careers of young women in the nursing sector.
Saira is responsible for supporting all programmes conducted by Common Purpose India apart from her administrative and finance role. She has played a pivotal role in supporting the American Express Leadership Academy at Gurgaon, Meridian – senior leadership programme at Bangalore & Mumbai; the Commonwealth Study Conference at London, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad & Singapore and customised programs for both Government and Private sector organisations. Apart from these , she ran the emerging leaders program – Navigator at Bangalore.