Today’s Fabulous Friday Female is the gorgeous Tanya Paluso.
Tanya’s story begins, with her gypsy spirit to travel the world. After living abroad in China, Japan, Spain and South America, she moved to New York City to begin her journey in personal development. It was there that Tanya discovered her passion for community building when she started a project to bring her colleagues at Thomson Financial together to mentor inner city girls. The project was so successful that she won the 2006 Community Champion award out of 15,000 employees and raised over $30,000 for her partner non-profit, Girls Inc.
After leaving corporate sales at Thomson to study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she started the non-profit Play 4 Life, Inc. to bring nutrition into inner city schools, again bringing community together for fundraiser events such as karaoke and dodgeball tournaments.
When she moved back to San Diego in 2008, she felt the calling, and started organizing small events for women to empower each other, which eventually morphed into Tribal Truth when she partnered with Novalena Betancourt.
Tribal Truth is an incredible community for women whose purpose is to ‘Put a tribe behind your dream’. It is all about women collaborating and supporting each other with their dreams, and doing it from a really open, authentic and honest place.
I wanted to share a video that Tanya recently did about community…what I love about it is that she talks about REAL community…the fact that it’s not always pretty, it’s not always easy, and that we’re not all perfect (including herself!)…and this is perfectly OK…
What is amazing about Tanya is that she is really walking her talk, being open and authentic and having the tribe support her with her dream of having Tribal Truth in 100 cities in 5 years. Having launched Tribal Truth in 5 US cities already, it has now gone international with the launch of the London tribe last weekend (http://www.tribal-truth.com/launch/london-membership)…and there are many others on the horizon!
I believe that any woman who is focused on bringing women together in support and collaboration, and doing so from a very open, feminine and honest place deserves acknowledgement and celebration.
So please join me in celebrating Tanya today, with love and gratitude x
As you know, I would love to acknowledge, honour and celebrate the women who have inspired you as well. So if there is someone that you believe should feature as a Fabulous Friday Female, then send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with 3 simple details:
- Who is your Fabulous Friday Female? (Her name and location in the world)
- Why is she a Fabulous Friday Female to YOU? (How do you know her? What does she do? In what way is she inspiring?)
- A photo or link to a picture of her online (if there is a reason that you would prefer not to include a photo, just let me know)
So help me to share with all of our lovely ladies the real women who inspire YOU.
…and remember, as always, to Stay Fabulous too!