Penny Power OBE along with her husband Thomas founded Ecademy, the first social network for a business in the world in 1998.
It was a digital platform that opened tens of thousands of people's eyes to see how magnificent the internet could be.
How it could be used to bring people closer and connect with one another no matter where you lived.
Ecademy gave its members the opportunity to practice the things that they learned, and develop digital skills, in an environment that was covered under an umbrella of positive acceptance and approval and a genuine feeling of support that filtered from the top of the organization. and throughout its membership.
Lasting business and social relationships were formed.
It was exciting to be a part of it and I had the opportunity to meet amazing people and develop digital communication skills that I have used every day since I had the good fortune to join in 2008.
In 2014 Penny was awarded an OBE for her " contribution to entrepreneurship " for teaching hundreds of thousands of Business Owners the things they needed to know to operate effectively in the new digital economy.
Ecademy provided a model for other companies including Linkedin to follow.
Some streamlined the technical aspects, but nothing could ever come close to Penny and Thomas's values of family, kindness, and love that are so beautiful when applied to business and to business people within a community.
That's why when I learned of their new love effort called BIP 100 I jumped at the chance to be a member.
In her presentation at the iMA Summit Penny talks about how iMA has positively influenced her personally and professionally.
Penny Power is a Self Actualizing High Blue.
If the little voice in the back of your mind and in your heart is telling you, "You can't do it" , then I recommend Penny's latest book , "Business is Personal " Click here https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Business-Is-Personal-Audiobook/1784523852
"This is a brave book to write and an awesome book to read."