Continent: Europe

Pull Quote: I learned not only to keep face and move forward, but also to dare.

14 Years’ Detour

Это эссе также доступно на русском языке Knowing what you want isn’t enough. At the age of fifteen, I was told to hurry up with my professional education, if I don’t get a free place at university no one will pay for me. Last one was obvious and not because of money. I didn’t know …

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Pull Quote: Plan your business around what matters to you/

Building A New Life

This is the story of how I co-founded Barn2 Media with my husband Andy, and scaled it from a startup to one of the UK’s best known WordPress agencies – all while working part-time. I’ll tell you about the challenges I faced in building a WordPress business that is compatible with a good work-life balance. …

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Pull Quote: I feel that I am responsible to be on stage for all the women who haven’t found the courage yet to share their stories.

My WordPress Anniversaries

I never remember dates. I know the birthday of more or less five people. I insist on saying that my son was born on May 11. Incorrect, I was born on May 11, he on May 17. But for some reason, my WordPress dates are permanently etched into my brain. I think it’s because meeting …

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Pull Quote: Giving back makes me a better person and allows me to help others become better people.

Make It Better, Give It Back

Recently, technology entrepreneur Anil Dash tweeted the following question: Who is a person (not counting family) that opened doors for you in your career when they didn’t have to? Anytime is a good time to show gratitude! If you need a pick-me-up, go and read through the replies and threads that start with Anil’s question. …

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Pull Quote: Choose to be brave and trust yourself.

Be Brave and Trust Yourself

Beginnings I was born into a working-class family in Targoviste, a small town in Romania situated around 50 miles from the capital, Bucharest. My childhood was a normal one, mostly happy but marked negatively by the frequent conflicts between my parents. Growing up, they didn’t have much to offer to me and my brother. They …

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