Leaderly Quote: Opportunity does not come gift-wrapped. You must take risks.

Want to be excited to come to work on Monday morning? Nina Bhatti has a suggestion for you.

Nina is founder and CEO of Kokko, Inc., an e-commerce startup that will help consumers find the perfect color cosmetics. Before becoming a ‘corporate escapee’, Nina spent over a decade with leading innovation with HP, where she advanced to become Chief Performance Architect for mobile printing solutions. She was, in her past roles, a classic intrapreneur: A corporate employee who acts entrepreneurially so as to benefit their company.

I interviewed Nina for a recent webinar on Intrapreneurship (you can view the recording when you become a member, here and read her advice on establishing credibility and influence here.)

So what advice does Nina have for corporate employees who are craving a more entrepreneurial work-life? “If you want to feel excited to come to work on Monday morning, become an intrapreneur,” she says. “Opportunity does not come gift-wrapped”, adds Nina, and although it can be uncomfortable, “You must take risks.”


Sign up to become a beta tester for Kokko Inc.’s new technology for finding the perfect color cosmetics, at www.kokkoinc.com

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A leading authority on women’s leadership, Jo Miller is a sought-after, dynamic, and engaging speaker, delivering more than 70 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200 women. Her expertise lies in helping women lead, climb, and thrive in their corporate careers. Jo has traveled widely in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East to deliver keynotes and teach workshops for women’s leadership conferences, women’s professional associations, and Fortune 1000 corporate women’s initiatives. Jo is CEO of leadership development, consulting and research firm Be Leaderly. Learn more about her speaking engagements at www.JoMiller.net and follow @Jo_Miller on Twitter.

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