March 1, 2018

Do you have a nagging feeling that you are not fulfilling your potential? That you have much more to offer but are unable to find out how to do this? That you have a sense of what matters to you but cannot express this? That you are torn between where you are and where...

February 15, 2018

I left Poland as a teenager to obtain education, first in Germany and then the UK. I started my career in investment banking and consultancy, but a decade later I took a step back to assess and understand my values and drivers. During that time, I worked with a charity...

February 1, 2018

Before Onpartu, Italian born Anna could not find permanent full-time work and as such, was left juggling multiple jobs. The work she did ranged from being a teaching assistant to doing impromptu jobs for agencies in the catering, events and retail sectors.

January 11, 2018

Joanna Sienkiewicz

Onpartu Cohort: 2017

Mentor: Paulina Polak

Education: Masters in Environmental Sciences

Before Onpartu...

Back in 2016 you may just have been served by Joanna at a London retail shop and not realised that the person assisting you had a master’s degree in...

December 21, 2017

Edita Grikpedyte

Onpartu Cohort: 2017

Mentor: Valeria Ilies

Education: Masters in Law and Management

Before Onpartu...

There is no question as to whether Edita really gave her original profession a chance; she both graduated from Law and Management and worked at Vilnius Cou...

December 7, 2017

Nana Boakye is a marketing professional who likes to learn, experiment and develop. As a foreign-born national she knows that an appreciation of cultural diversity goes hand-in-hand with a just and equitable society. In her spare time, she is a keen traveller who enjoy...

Klaudia Pietrusiewicz

Onpartu Cohort: 2015

Mentor: Paulina Polak

Education: Masters in Administration and Finance

Before Onpartu...

Klaudia has been a confident individual for as long as she can remember. This quality helped her when 11 years ago she took the step to move f...

Giedre Janonyte

Onpartu Cohort: 2016

Mentor: Natalia Garstecka

Education: Masters in International Business Economy

Before Onpartu...

A successful Financial Analyst in Lithuania, Giedre moved to London and could only find a role as a housekeeper. Giedre’s English was beginn...

April 20, 2017

Grammy award winning singer Adele’s latest album, 25, has sold more than 4.2 million copies in the U.S. and is officially the first album to ever sell one million copies for two weeks in a row. She is an extraordinarily successful singer and songwriter, yet surprisingl...

March 16, 2017

Migrant Voice (MV): Why do so many female migrants find it so hard to get the good jobs for which they are qualified?

Paulina Polak – herself a migrant from Poland, via Germany – has been thinking about the problem for years, and she thinks she has the answer.

“It’s abou...

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