Meet Georgiana, Managing Director of New Digital Agencies, while we celebrate Women for International Women’s Day 2019
This International Women’s Day (8 March) the global campaign is #BalanceforBetter and I was inspired by this to feature some of my friends and fellow entrepreneurs to celebrate our successes and accomplishments till date. Nowadays 'finding balance' seems to be on top of everybody's mind, but how to accomplish it is a different question. To me personally the balance changes every day and I think that's good. Some days the balance tips over to your work and that's where the majority of your time and energy goes to, other days it's your family or yourself or your friends. To me that makes up the #balanceforbetter - choosing on a daily basis what balance works for me.
I asked my friends what #balanceforbetter means to them, as well as share some insight into their entrepreneurial journey. Honestly, I feel privileged to know so many accomplished women, call them my friends and be inspired by them or ask them for advice when I'm stuck. Please meet:
I hope you're just as inspired by them as I am and let's celebrate and collaborate together.
Can you give me a brief intro to yourself and what you do?
I am a mom, wife, career-minded woman. I have lived and worked in three different continents and enjoyed living in different countries and experiencing many cultures. I started out as a clinical psychologist working in a hospital, moved and succeeded in the corporate world and am now an entrepreneur managing our Asia Pacific operations for two digital marketing companies. I am currently the Managing Director, Asia, for The B2B Marketing Lab and Vice President, Asia for Be Found Online.
This International Women’s Day the theme is #balanceforbetter. Better the balance, better the world. What does this mean to you?
I think balance is something that many women strive to achieve in their lives. While we are pursuing our careers and getting those promotions and career jumps, we are striving to keep the household in order (put food on the table, get the best birthday present that your son can present at his friend’s party, schedule piano and swim classes… the list goes on and on), schedule date nights with our hubby, and plan to embark on an MBA. That’s a lot, it seems, but that’s balance to me 🙂 Oh yes, and dream about a spa trip with the girls sometime in the foreseeable future.
On a different note…
As I am getting older I am also attributing #balanceforbetter to advocate for a balanced meal. Hence, I am starting to pair my large bowl of truffle fries with a salad instead of a burger!
You have been an entrepreneur for a while now. Can you share a failure that in hindsight has been a big win / your biggest win till date?
Due to an oversight in one of our contracts, we ended up over extending the team and our capabilities and undertook financial risks to fulfil the contract. As you can imagine, there were many sleepless nights. It felt like a train wreck. We eventually pulled through and were successful in servicing this ‘difficult’ contract which then opened more doors and business growth. One thing I learned from it was to believe in people you hire. Inspire them, coach them through uncomfortable situations and allow them to shine.
I love to read and am always looking for recommendations to keep learning. Which book should everybody read / has inspired you the most?
What has been your proudest moment since running your own company?
When I received a call from a client who informed me that the services and support we provided not only brought in the revenue growth for the business but also helped him achieve his recent promotion.
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