Can a woman have her cake and eat it, too? Apparently, yes!
Read this article from High50.com and written by Angela Sara West to find out how this beautiful woman, Paolo Diana, the founder of global companies, Nanny & Butler and Sigillus, is proving it and showing us how to do it.
What an empowering story!
Paola has transmuted her difficult experiences into powerfully life-changing endeavours.
When she had her children, she experienced difficulties of finding high-quality childcare and home help. This inspired her to put up her first company, Nanny & Butler, which provides such high-end services to her ultra-rich clients across the globe. She established her second company, Sigillus, as an answer to special requests made by her clients. She says, “People would ask for the best interior designer or access to an exclusive vent… I saw a huge demand for requests above and beyond household staff recruitment and childcare.”
While in her previous job, she encountered sexual prejudice as she climbed the corporate ladder. This made her “passionate about equal rights for women and feels it is her mission to ensure women are represented equally in both business and life… In 2006, she founded PariMerito (Equal Merit) a game-changing association and think-tank which lobbies and campaigns for female empowerment.”
“I struggled to find a job in Italy. I got into politics via a professor I’d previously worked with and then decided to become an entrepreneur so that I could be my own boss and not have to face sexism in my career.”
Sounds like a pretty busy woman who probably has no time for her family, right? Actually, the article happily reports that somehow she “manages to maintain a successful work-life balance.”
“Life is not just about business and success, but having a loving family you treasure for life. I don’t want to miss any stages of my children’s development.”
On top of that, she knows how to take care of herself.
“I have a massage every week, do yoga and meditation to revitalise my body and mind, and walk whenever I can to stay fit. I love the classic, powerful, elegant look with a touch of sexy. I’m not afraid of showing my curves.”
Asked if a woman can have it all, she answers:
“Yes, of course! But first of all, they need to want it all. Be ambitious and then take it all!”