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A Day in the Life: Natalie Pilling

Regularly we ask another person to have a look at their schedule. This time: Natalie Pilling, the CEO of El Passion and a co-founder of 'dare IT'

Natalie Pilling is the CEO of EL Passion, a digital product house based in Warsaw, where she manages a team of over 75 professionals, who design and develop digital products for fast moving companies. Her goal is to eliminate gender inequality and imbalance in tech industry. She co-founded ‘dare IT’, a platform which supports women who want to switch their careers to IT. The Italian-German loves to travel and she speaks seven languages, four of them fluently.


05.55
 Wake-up, tumble into my sports clothes and head to the gym


06.30
Work out on the treadmill while listening to my new audiobook (The Moment of Lift)


07.45
Arrive at work, make first cup of green tea and review my Asana board for the day


08.00
Check emails and slack messages, prioritize and answer by urgency


08.30
Deep work session (email, slack and phone muted): work on commercial growth strategy for next 12 months


10.00
First meeting: BD&Marketing team’s weekly kick-off, discuss pipeline and client feedback


11.15
Catch up on small organisational tasks, review monthly P&L, approve commercial proposal, review resume of BDR candidate


12.30
Second meeting: demo and discussion of our new website designs


14.30
Third meeting: weekly alignment meeting with CTO and COO


16.00
Prepare proposal for key client for a new mobile app project


17.00
Answer new round of emails and slack messages, close the day by reviewing my Asana board and planning tasks for the next day


18.30
Commute home by bus, listen to the audiobook and use the time to slow down my mind


19.00
Prepare a yummy salad, discuss the day and any news with my boyfriend


20.00
 Work on the next issue of the ‘dareIT’ newsletter


21.00
 Prepare Huel protein shake, vitamins and gym stuff for next day, and get ready for to bed


21.20
 Read a book or sneak in an episode of Grace & Frankie


22.00
 Lights are out to get full 7.5 hours of sleep

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