Thamina Stoll is a proponent of women’s equality and a speaker, content producer, personal financial coach, startup counselor, and expert in B2B marketing and sales. She was the youngest member in the history of LinkedIn when she joined the Women@LinkedIn Global Leadership Team. She has assisted tens of thousands of women in becoming more effective advocates for themselves in the workplace and elsewhere. She has published articles in magazines and podcasts and was selected one of Germany’s “100 Women of the Year” in 2022 by FOCUS Magazine. She lives in New York City and is on the Executive Committee of the DukeNY Women’s Forum.
Thamina Stoll is a proponent of women’s equality as well as a speaker, content producer, personal financial coach, startup counselor, and expert in B2B marketing and sales. She also invests angel money.
Thamina oversees a Fortune 30 client’s digital marketing strategy as the Senior Client Solutions Manager at LinkedIn. She was the youngest member in the history of the firm when she joined the Women@LinkedIn Global Leadership Team. She has assisted tens of thousands of women in becoming more effective advocates for themselves in the workplace and elsewhere as the former presenter of the Femme Hive podcast. To help women build money, Thamina started Give Her Dollars in 2022 and released the Give Her Dollars Podcast. She has published articles in magazines and podcasts like Thrive Global, Create & Cultivate, Authority Magazine, Nasdaq, and many others. Along with the head of the European Commission and the federal minister of foreign affairs, Thamina was selected one of Germany’s “100 Women of the Year” in 2022 by FOCUS Magazine. Thamina graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with a focus on women’s studies, policy journalism and media studies, and innovation and entrepreneurship. She lives in New York City and now is on the Executive Committee of the DukeNY Women’s Forum.
What goes on in your usual day, and how do you make sure it is productive?
I usually get up between 7:30 and 7:30 in the morning and spend the first 30 to 60 minutes of my day taking care of myself. I either read a few pages, read my writings again, or listen to a podcast. Although it’s been challenging to create the practice of meditation and gratitude writing in my daily routine once more, they helped me stay grounded in the early days of the epidemic. I usually start work between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m., and I decided a while back not to arrange business meetings before 10:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m., so that I could dedicate the first and last 1.5 hours of my day to doing my most important tasks. It’s frequently easier said than done to avoid context switching when you’re a multi-passionate entrepreneur at heart managing a busy 9 to 5 with many side businesses.
How do you give concepts life?
I have “shiny new object syndrome,” which is quite common among business owners. I may quickly become engrossed in new subjects and concepts and develop a near-obsessive need to learn everything there is to know about them. I have a new business idea almost every week, and I enjoy talking about them with the people in my network to get their first impressions. I try not to overthink things and instead concentrate on tenacious execution if I analyze something deserves more serious pursuit. I like carrying out and finishing things.
Which fashion trend most motivates you?
women-only membership groups, especially ones geared toward assisting women in building their wealth or businesses. My work is heavily geared on helping women build wealth for themselves and learning how to utilize that wealth to help other women, such as through angel investing. I can attest to the enormous advantages of establishing and upholding a space for women where we can encourage one another’s objectives as a member of many women-led communities. Women who intentionally discuss their shared experiences as women without passing judgment on one another are very strong.
What is a productive habit, specifically?
Defending my schedule and setting boundaries.
What advice would you give to yourself in the past?
She should be true to who she is and steer clear of troublemakers, in my opinion. If she continuously shows her honesty and goes above and above, she will be given access to chances she could never have dreamed. Her dedication and diligence will be rewarded. I would also suggest that she become knowledgeable about the benefits of compound interest and start investing much sooner.
Tell us anything that practically no one seems to agree on.
Women ought to be paid more than men. We are older. Loan and mortgage circumstances are becoming worse. Products for personal hygiene now cost more. Our ability to make money and make investments is further restricted since we are more likely to be forced to offer care. Of course, the effects are magnified for women whose identities interact with other social factors like color, ability, religion, etc. Real gender pay parity would be made possible by paying women more.
What is one thing you usually do that you also encourage others to do?
Raising awareness of women’s labor.
What do you do when you’re overwhelmed or unable to concentrate?
Visit the gym, and if you can, sign up for a yoga session. I recently started doing Yin Yoga, which is more slower and more restorative than Vinyasa, and I really love it.
What is a tactic that has helped you grow your company or advance your career?
Creating my own brand at my 9-to-5 work, both internally and outside. At the beginning of my career, I placed a lot of attention on establishing my credentials and showing my internal stakeholders that I am prepared to go above and beyond. I also put a lot of time and effort into building meaningful relationships with my professors, mentors, and sponsors so that they would care about my achievement. I also rose to the position of leader in my company’s Women@ Employee Resource Group. All of this allowed me to get recognition from the whole organization and raise my profile, which attracted the attention of leadership. Since then, I’ve gotten job offers from both internal and external sources for every position I’ve interviewed for. Speaking engagements and social media activity, particularly on LinkedIn, have made me more visible to the outside world, which has led to a wealth of exceptional possibilities and connections.
What is the biggest failure you’ve ever had in your career, how did you overcome it, and what did you learn from it?
Although I wouldn’t characterize this as a failure, I wish I had spoken out sooner about my sadness earlier in my career. I felt quite lost after graduating from college in 2017 and trying to forge a new identity unconnected to being a student. We lack the resources or ability for in-depth reflection that we need to approach these existential problems because of our academic careers. When asking for help might have put an end to my suffering sooner, I endured it in silence for a long time. As a depression survivor, I now have an entirely new respect for life, even the little things like savoring a stunning sunset, sipping my favorite beverage, or inhaling the scent of fresh flowers.
Which business idea would you be prepared to impart to our readers?
A boutique consulting and recruitment firm that helps corporate staff members develop their personal brands to attract both internal and external possibilities.
What applications do you use to increase productivity? What is its use?
Without Canva, I was no longer able to survive. One of the few services that I actually value paying money on is this one. I’ve been using it ever since I was in college, and it just keeps getting better. Their co-founder and CEO, Melanie Perkins, is a visionary. I use Canva to make all of my social media stuff, including the badges, presentations, podcast cover, and logo for Give Her Dollars.
What was your best $100 buy recently?
Nothing gives me more joy than to support and invest in women. I had to get a few of Tijen Onaran’s new lipsticks as she is a close friend and an inspiration to me. I bought a copy of Mirijam Trunk’s debut book since she is another acquaintance and role model, and she recently released it. Jasmine Anouna, my good friend and inspiration, who founded The Bloom, just launched her membership community, so I decided to sign up for six months. I calculate that the sum will be around $100. Could I have gotten all of those things for free if I’d asked? Very likely. However, I don’t like when family members ask for a “family & friends discount” since I believe that our closest friends and family should not only be our emotional supporters but also our financial ones, especially when it comes to helping female founders/entrepreneurs, writers, and small business owners.
Do you have a favorite book or podcast that has been really valuable to you?
As a podcast host, I find the format to be quite fascinating. My favorite books include “The Two Percent” by Anu Duggal, co-founder of The Female Founders Fund, “Financial Feminist” by Tori Dunlap, co-founder of Her First $100k, “the bossbabe podcast” by Natalie Ellis and Danielle Canty, co-founders of bossbabe, and “Archetypes” by Meghan Markle.
What movie or TV show have you lately enjoyed, and why?
The first two seasons of “Harlem” were recently introduced to me, and I ate them up in one sitting. I adore watching any movies and television shows that are set in New York City as an immigrant who moved here a little over a year ago, especially those that include female leads and female friendships. When compared to “Sex and the City,” “Harlem” is more realistic and varied. Although I, as a white woman, can never fully understand what it’s like to be a Black woman, I am happy that popular culture is becoming more realistic. SATC’s “white female utopia” storyline plainly doesn’t work in 2023. I initially learned about “Black Joy” through “Harlem,” thus I value the opportunity this program provides for me to grow as a learner and an ally.
Thamina has a strong enthusiasm for women-only membership groups and believes in the value of creating and preserving a place where women can support one another’s goals.
She cites a number of variables that affect women’s earning and wealth creation potential and contends that women should be paid more than males in order to attain true equality.
According to Thamina, it is crucial to increase the visibility of women and their profession as well as their financial assistance, especially when they are family members.
Thamina’s purposeful efforts to develop her personal brand both internally and outside have helped her ability to succeed in her profession and seek new chances.
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