Paola Diana is a mother, entrepreneur, author and a committed advocate of women’s rights. She is passionate about helping families lead better lives both through her work and campaigning. Driven by personal experience, Paola identified a business opportunity and founded Nanny & Butler, an international bespoke search consultancy in the childcare and household staff sector, an area she has now be working in for more than 14 years. After launching in Italy, the business quickly started receiving international requests based on its strong reputation and Paola took the decision to provide services worldwide. In 2014, she opened the London office in Kensington & Chelsea, recognising that London is the heart of this international audience. In 2016 she also laughed SupremePA a bespoke search consultancy in the secretarial staff sector, providing the best support staff to companies and private family offices in London and worldwide. Today Nanny & Butler has representative offices in almost every continent and is recognised as the leading recruitment agency for childcare & household staff worldwide.
Paola’s passion for the business and understanding of clients’ needs means Nanny & Butler provides a truly bespoke service that takes into account each person’s specific requirements, providing carefully matched staff worldwide to royal families, dignitaries, UHNW individuals, HNW families and celebrities. Categories include: Nanny, Maternity Nurse, Maternity Nanny, Special Needs Nanny, Governess, Tutor, Private Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant, Butler, House Manager, Domestic Couple, Private Chef, Security Staff, Chauffeur, and Yacht Crew.
In addition to running her own business, Paola is passionate about campaigning for female empowerment. Through the Association she founded, she was instrumental, among a network of feminist associations, in the passing of an Italian law that requires every company board to have at least 30 percent female representation. Paola then worked on a project to help female unemployment in Italy, calling the government to implement tax breaks for working women on childcare and carers.
Paola has always had a skill for communicating, but particularly developed this ability during her early career. After achieving a BA in Political Science and an MA in Institutional Relations from the University of Bologna, Italy, Paola spent five years advising political and non-profit organisations on fundraising and communications. Paola’s first book ‘SAVING THE WORLD. Women: The XXI Century’s Factor For Change’ was published in Italy in 2016 and in the UK in 2018. The book, part sociological essay and part manifesto, explores the reasons why all nations need to have a critical mass of women at the top of political and economic sectors. You can find the English version here.
Paola is also the executive producer and host of a newly successful YouTube show focused on providing inspiring stories of change makers: UNLEASHED. THE GAME CHANGERS.