Meet Samantha Gil, President of Nest of Love and this month’s Woman on the Move
Tell us about how you chose your career/business and what your responsibilities include?
I have always had a passion for helping people. I realize Nest of Love, a Non Profit for Women Empowerment, was my calling very early in the beginning stage of NOL. I saw the direction that some young women are going in with social media. It has changed the meaning of “less is more.” Intelligence and ambition are priceless, and that’s what empowering our women is all about. We admire those who take adversity and create a purposeful life, we congratulate the ladies that finish school and all the entrepreneurs that make it happen. Nest of Love has changed my life and has allowed me to improve the lives of others along the way daily. This is the true meaning of success to me. “The people you help along the way.”
My responsibilities include a little bit of everything. I run the day to day operations of the company. I lead my team to accomplish all of our goals. There is not one position I do assist my team lead-in.
Tell us about the company you work for or own?
Nest of love is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established in Miami, Florida September 2018. We are a community outreach program for women empowerment, leadership training, mentorship, and wellness.
What are some of the most fulfilling projects you have been involved with so far?
January 25, 2020, we partnered with Tribeca Med, King of Pressure, Nu You Wellness, Lady Brows Mia, Yurley Vega Beauty, Print Pro Shop, My Obgyn Specialists and many other silent auction sponsors. We all got together for the Women of our community and donated over $60,000 in New Year Self Love Makeover. Twenty women were nominated to receive a self-love makeover from Nest of Love and our partners to reward them for the incredible things they do for the community and others.
May 2019 Nest of Love Sponsored Hair and Makeover to the patients of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for their Grand Circus Prom.
Are there any people in your field you would like to meet and work with and have not yet had the opportunity?
I genuinely admire BLACKGIRLROCK Movement. These women are doing incredible things, and I admire Beverly Bond. For Youth, I would have to say I admire Malala with the MALALAFUND. It is so inspiring and incredible to see women of culture stand up for their women. I admire them, and I would be honored to meet and work alongside these ladies.
What are some of your favorite ways to network?
Supporting women events and hosting our networking events. Leaving an impression on every person we meet because the best way for someone to learn about you is from someone who you have influenced. If you are doing something right, people will always talk about you, which leads to networking.
Do you have a mentor – if so, how did you choose one another? If not, is this something you think would benefit your career, and is there anyone you would like to have as a mentor?
Yes, I do have a mentor. His IG is @culture_empowerment. We were introduced by someone else that he was mentoring. They advised him of the Nest of Love organization and what I am doing for the community. I selected him as a mentor once I realized his value for Women Empowerment. I saw how he is raising his daughter. There are plenty of young ladies being brought up without a father; I am one of them. Had I received the knowledge, training, and guidance, I would be far more ahead then I am today.
What have you learned from your Mentor? What do you hope to learn?
He has taught me, “We Change Our Women, We Change Our World.” Impacting the lives of women impacts the lives of children, husbands, family, neighbors, and friends. We, as women, are the first teachers in life, and we must understand our importance and our influence on this earth and in the lives of others. He has taught me the value of family, business development, relationships, and effective communication — never-ending learning from this Mentor. I hope to learn as much wisdom and knowledge as I can learn in every aspect. A wise person knows they know nothing and continues to seek knowledge.
What has been the most surprising thing that has happened to you so far in your career?
Kicking off the 17th season of Ellen DeGenerous Show, Kris and Kylie Jenner surprised my Women Empowerment Organization and me with $750,000.00. Kylie Jenner wanted to give back to someone who is doing incredible things for the community, and others and people from our community nominated me, Samantha Gil, for all the incredible things I help get done in our community for our women.
What do you do for fun/relaxation?
I love reading and gaining knowledge and being with my family. A massage and vacation every once in a while are essential as well.
Any parting advice for someone who would like to follow in your footsteps?
Never give up on your dreams. Set goals, and remember your comfort zone and goals will never see eye and eye. “Get a mentor.” “Focus leads to understanding; understanding leads to success.”
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