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Notting Hill Post writes about Empower

January 25, 2014.  "Power to the People".  To read article, please click on link.





Deepali Nangia has set up a company giving financial and marketing advice to small businesses and charities. Born in India, educated in the US and now focusing her efforts within Notting Hill, Nangia has had a high-powered career as an investment banker and private investor, working globally for top firms like General Electric and Marsh McLennan. After having her second child she reassessed what she wanted to do, something more flexible to fit in with bringing up her children. Her father who was an innovator in his field and a businessman in India did a lot of philanthropic work in his life, setting up the Nangia Foundation in Calcutta. Nangia decided she would like to emulate him and use her skills to help her community, so she has set up Empower to pass on her financial and marketing skills at a low rate for local businesses.  So far she is focusing on three groups: charities, social enterprises and female entrepreneurs. Among those she is working with at the moment is local enterprise Nova New Opportunities, which helps people back into work. As a ‘social’  consultant Nangia provides her services at £20-£40 pounds an hour, compared with her commercial rate of £60-80 an hour. And she is really happy with her new work: “I am mainly a people person so I love networking and love being out in the community.  I might work a lot more but I have the flexibility to work around my children, which is key for me.” Maybe this is the year you’ll start your own business or get your charity on an even footing … www.empowerbizsupport.com


Deepali Nangia in Kensington & Chelsea Today

July 10, 2013

Deepali Nangia was featured in the local newspaper Kensington & Chelsea Today.


Wednesday, 10th July 2013

A social consultancy focusing on charities, social enterprises and female entrepreneurs

Deepali Nangia, founded Empowera social consultancy focusing on charities, social enterprises and female entrepreneurs, in May 2012.

Nangia was born and brought up in Kolkatta, India being a daughter of a businessman who was an entrepreneur in his head but a philanthropist at heart. So she left home at eighteen and went to University in the US after which she followed the very traditional path of Wall Street and private equity with a move to strategy and operations, right before having her first child. After fifteen years of working in the corporate world, she launched her first company Empower. Nangia now works with women entrepreneurs on their business plans as well as with charities and social enterprises on business development and restructuring.  

Why the move from the high-flying world of finance and operations to sectors that are not as lucrative? 'I felt that the sectors that need the most help are the ones that are least serviced since they can’t afford to pay a lot. I wanted to start something that was affordable for my clients and I felt like I was using my skills for the right causes.'

'I grew up with a culture of working hard and giving back to the community. I now love what I do and am very glad I started Empower. It is very fulfilling since I work on a variety of exciting projects and meet people from all walks of life. I love networking and I have learned so much about Kensington & Chelsea and its people through what I do now. I wasn’t born in the UK, but was a Sloane ranger when I first moved to London twelve years ago and only now do I truly feel a part of the Kensington & Chelsea community.”

Outside of work, Deepali is a mother of two, treasurer of her daughter’s school and supports a few charities. She is very passionate about education and teaching children about Indian culture so she holds workshops for children on the weekends.

Deepali has recently started the Empowered Club, a network of women entrepreneurs which is less of networking but more of a knowledge-sharing group. We learn so much through our experiences and need to share them so others can learn from them.

In addition to all of the above, she spends her free time blogging under 'Diary of a Mumpreneur' where she can inspire others.

Some of Empower's past and current clients include an Indian charity, CRY UK, a local initiative, Your Credit Union, Kensington & Chelsea, NOVA New Opportunities and a variety of businesses ranging from retail to consumer services run by female entrepreneurs.

Nangia Deepali is currently working on another very exciting local initiative which she will tell us more about in good time. With charities Nangia aims to provide grant writing and business development services whilst focusing on ways to reduce costs. 

Deepali can be found on www.empowerbizsupport.com or nangia.deepali@gmail.com.