The power of thank you

International Women’s Day is one of my favourite days of the year. It’s a day that gives me an excuse to celebrate the amazing difference that women make in the world.

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Katy Carlisle
How to go it alone

At least two of my entrepreneurial ventures started as partnerships with other people. The first time that happened was with my first business and it was because I just couldn’t imagine starting a business on my own.

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Audio EpisodeKaty Carlisle
How to make mistakes

Over 10 years into an entrepreneurial journey, if someone asked me what a mistake was, this would my answer: ‘if you write a document and spell something wrong or send the wrong invoice to a client but most importantly if you don’t take action’.

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Audio EpisodeKaty Carlisle
How to build a team

An entrepreneur without a team is a busy person trying to earn a living. During the first week I employed someone I woke up at 3am nightly with the same alarming thought – ‘how do I definitely know I will be able to afford someone’s wage?’.

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Audio EpisodeKaty Carlisle
How easy it is to stop yourself

A few days before I introduced a team from the United Nations into the global Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events industry to create a new conversation on ‘how events could be used to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’, the thought wandered into my head: ‘who am I to do this’?

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Katy Carlisle
How do I make this a job?

I once had an intern who told me he wanted to get a job working in finance and volunteer making a difference on the side. It made me sad that he couldn’t imagine a future where making a difference gave him the same amount of money and social acceptance as a job in finance.

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Katy Carlisle