This article was written by NOI Lady Miisa Mink, Founder and Chief Doer of Driven Woman. We are sharing it again here as it is still 100% valid and because we added a resource for female entrepreneurs in the US that is a real gold mine :) You can find it right below. Happy reading!Read More
Behind the scenes of the NOI Club: the startup journey, events highlights and much more!
Attending and running events for the Financial Services industry means I often find myself as “the odd one out”, in rooms and stages that are filled prevalently with men.
Things have surely changed since I started my career in this sector back in 2007, but there is still a steep path ahead for an equal gender representation at such convenings.Read More
We Are The City asked me to be part of their inspirational women series and I could not say NO :) Here is the interview.
Paola Garbini, Founder of NOI Club, allergic to gender inequality, mum of two, globetrotter and Global Marketing Manager for Financial Institutions at BCG.Read More
“How was it?” I was asked when I came back from TEDWomen 2018.
It was so hard to answer!
I had the immense privilege of attending my first ever TEDWomen event earlier this month. I still find it hard to describe it in just a couple of words. It meant so much to me on so many levels. I will try to explain.Read More
It is my belief that personal branding can redress the balance for women in business.
As someone who builds personal brands, I love spotting trends and patterns. Although my methodology doesn’t change, the approach and output can vary greatly depending on the client but one thing I’ve noticed time and time again is the questions I’m being asked.Read More
In 2015 one of my job titles was 'tribebuilder' at Tribewanted. We co-created a tiny eco-tourism community with the local clan of Gonubalabala in Papua New Guinea. It was a project which involved all of my favourite things in the world: travel, adventure, coaching, sustainability and community life.Read More
...It’s my fourth anniversary of becoming a civilian.
I love this anniversary. It marks such a fundamental change in my life. One of real fork-in-the-road moments in life. I really enjoy taking some time to reflect on what’s happened in the last year and to check-in with the new life I’m creating for myself.
Surround yourself with people who cheer you on and you’ll have much higher chance of success.
Naturally, we all have a different definition of success, and I hope you do too. There’s no point chasing someone else’s dream!
Therefore it’s important to make an informed and independent decision on what kind of network is right for you.Read More
What on earth is the fear of success?
We all know it takes courage and self-belief to start a business. But one thing I’ve discovered is that the journey of personal development doesn’t end when you take that brave step of hanging the ‘open’ sign in your metaphorical shop window.Read More
Your story is absolutely essential to tell. It connects your audience intimately and emotionally to both you and your product. Share this on every communication and product.Read More
2017 is in full swing. I hope this is just the beginning of a powerful chapter in your personal and professional journeys. While we have control of our own lives (truly, we do, despite the challenges), it’s not the same for many others.
The sense of urgency, frustration or disbelief you might feel when reading the news each morning I know is echoed by everyone in this group. Now, more than ever, it’s right to take a look at the role we can and must play in society. What can we really do?Read More
We could not have hoped for a better start of the year here at NOI!
First and foremost, we now have an amazing Social Media Manager, who started working super hard from day one on connecting us even more to our community of ladies! Jillian Weidner, from Ithaca College, will help us while she is spending her semester in London. Welcome Jill!
Secondly, we held our first event of the year called "one step closer" last week and we loved every bit of it. Jill is sharing her writeup here and go check out the photo album at the end of the post too! Photos are courtesy of photographer and NOI Lady Jess Yau. Check out her work here :)Read More
I would like to share a thought here because the recent discussions I saw on our facebook group have shown me once more that we are really doing something beautiful in the NOI Club.
I was reading a letter to a magazine the other day that spoke about the importance of collaboration.
Four years ago today I woke up at 3am, put on my Paralympic Games Maker Uniform and headed out with my “usual” taxi driver to help open Excel for the days prep work for the Paralympics that opened on the 29th of August 2012.Read More
I’ve had a particularly sudden and sharp trajectory from 9-5 office worker to running my own freelance writing business.
However, the reality is that I’ve been preparing to take this leap for many years.Read More
There’s nothing that boosts your confidence more than attending an event full of women talking about their experiences in life and business. You come away with such a powerful feeling of “YES! I can do this”Read More
...to attend a NOI event? We had the pleasure to be featured on the amazing blog by Siobhan Kangataran TogetherFurther and we believe that what Siobhan experienced during our June 11th 2016 "eat NOI love" event is truly our purpose and objective. Enjoy!Read More
May 11th 2016 is a milestone for the NOI Club. We celebrated our 1st birthday! Here is the writeup of the evening, brought to us by the wonderful Hannah Smith, freelance journalist, copywriter and NOI lady!Read More
Our NOI Lady Belinda Boakye, founder of Cultural Agency Collective, participated in our "work net" event and she shares with us her key takeaways!Read More
Last week, on Thursday 17th March, we had an amazing event called "the plot". We were hosted by the wonderful Duck and Dry and we will be back very soon!
The objective of the event was to have an introspective journey, guided by psychologist Natasha Tiwari, in order to understand what happens when we are in the "zone 2" of our story, right after the comfort zone and before the resolution one. In other words, what to do when things go wrong? And which strategy can be easily implemented for us to start rising again?Read More