About Paola

Author, Entrepreneur, Podcaster

Youtube Show & Podcast


Paola Diana’s video and audio podcast has several candid conversations with successful women and men who are thriving and bucking traditions, with Paola and her guests covering everything from science to religion, from love to politics, from healing to building new businesses. Paola speaks to scientists, entrepreneurs, doctors, authors, activists, athletes, and philanthropists, all inspiring and worthy of visibility, with fascinating stories to tell, in her signature, no filter, no hypocrisy style. Paola takes us back to deep content, empowering, and inspiring in a shallow world where the exterior tends to count more than anything.

Featured in Hello Magazine as one of the 12 wittiest and most inspiring feminist podcasts you need to listen to right now!


Paola is a British/Italian entrepreneur, author, broadcaster and women’s rights advocate. Her bestselling book “Saving the World. Women: the 21’s Century Factor for Change” combines the theories of sociology and history to show us how misogyny still permeates our society. Paola is the executive producer and host of the highly inspiring YouTube show and Spotify Podcast: “Unleashed—the Game Changers”. She is a Governor of Downe House, one of the UK’s leading girls’ boarding schools, and sits in the council of the 2022/23 Sheriff of The City of London as the advisor for women’s rights. Paola is also the Founder & CEO of Artemide Recruitment, a leading global recruitment firm in the private and corporate support staff and middle-level management sector.

Paola’s bestselling book is a part manifesto for change, part historical and sociological essay, and charts women’s condition through the centuries, analysing their treatment within political, religious, economic, and societal contexts to form a bigger picture of their place in the world; because to understand the present, and make a meaningful difference, we must get to grips with the past.

She is also the executive producer and host of the highly inspiring YouTube show/Spotify Podcast:Unleashed. The Game Changers. In her signature no filter, no hypocrisy style, Paola speaks to leading and inspiring scientists, entrepreneurs, doctors, authors, activists, athletes, and philanthropists about game-changing career moves and personal changes that have transformed their lives and the lives of others.

“I left in awe of her willingness to say the unsayable, no matter what trouble it will cause.”
Helen Rumbelow, The Times

As the Women’s Rights Advisor of one of the Sheriffs of the City of London for 2022/23, she organised a series of events at the Old Bailey to raise awareness of the unfair treatment of women in the courts with subjects including Domestic Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation, Gender and the Law, Iranian Women. Paola is a lauded gender critical, women’s rights, and children’s rights advocate, an inspiring public speaker, and a trailblazer whose vision and life’s work empower women and girls worldwide. Paola passionately supports philanthropic causes and is an Ambassador for Educate Not Mutilate, a charity that aims to stop FGM. She lives in London with her two children, and she is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu devotee, having won the European Master Championship as a Blue Belt in 2020.

Paola achieved a BA in Political Science and an MA in Institutional Relations from the University of Bologna, Italy, and before founding her own company, she probed into the world of Italian politics as the director of operations of a Think Tank in support of a former Italian Prime Minister.


“I write about history to free us from the past, I write about the present to strive for alternative destinies, and I write about the future because the world we live in is not the only one possible.”

“My first book, part manifesto for change, part historical and sociological essay, charts women’s condition through the centuries, analyzing their treatment within political, religious, economic, and societal contexts to form a bigger picture of their place in the world; because to understand the present, and make a meaningful difference, we must get to grips with the past.”


Paola Diana is the Best-Selling Author of “Saving The World. Women the XXI’s Century Factor For Change”

Paola’s polemic is a vivid call for change aimed at inflicting impactful modifications in governments, industries, and cultural institutions. Speaking on the importance of writing books that dissect such vital subjects, Paola said: “We can’t close our eyes anymore on the enormous social emergency that is the conditions for women and girls worldwide. The time has come to take a leap and help those left behind. “Our governments can’t act like nothing is happening when women’s rights are constantly disrespected.

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Saving The World. Women the XXI's Century Factor For Change

Book Reviews

‘For insights about the still unacknowledged power of women, Saving the World is the book to read. Paola Diana deftly details how equality can be reached, outlining the process in practical and economic terms. Cycles, from fashion to economics, may move swiftly but, as Paola Diana points out, gender roles and the accompanying limitations shift at an agonisingly slow place. Her insights will accelerate the process
Shelley von Strunckel, spiritual teacher and astrologer
‘Having spent the last decade debating the business case for diversity, I thought I had a wide perspective of the issues but how wrong I was: Paola Diana, with her incredible book Saving the World, has made me think again and review the bigger picture as to the impact true equality of opportunity can have on society’
Melanie Seymour, vice president of Women in Banking and Finance and head of BlackRock Budapest

‘A powerful read… a must for all men! Strip us down and we’re all equals; it’s how we build ourselves up that counts! Ladies, your time is well overdue… break that mould, now over to you! ’

Ant Middleton, adventurer, author, chief instructor on the Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins
‘A rousing, feisty and fearless call to action for every one of us. Paola Diana entertains, cajoles and dares us to be the change that will enhance life for people the world over. A timely book and a compelling and provocative read’
Shamim Sarif, novelist and filmmaker
‘Paola’s innate belief in the strength and absolute worth of women is contagious and uplifting and inspires you to embrace a new level of self-confidence without judgement. If you are looking for a non-intimidating and accessible snapshot of many of the challenges and opportunities for change, you should definitely read this book’
Dr Sarah Caddick, neuroscience advisor to Lord David Sainsbury
’ I have never thought of myself as a feminist, however I have now met Paola and read her wonderful book and realized that “Of course I bloody am!!” I love Paola’s fabulous book. It reminds us with powerful evidence that the fight is neither far from over- nor is it far away in another land. In fact its probably happening in the house next door to you right now ’
Fru Hazlitt, former ITV Director and Channel 4 Board Member
‘‘All men should read this book, especially those who do not understand why discrimination against women is detrimental to society. Saving the World is a clearly stated case for removing all the barriers that prevent a woman’s participation in every aspect of society. Women’s full participation is good for business and good for society… Paola Diana shows us the way’
David Stringer-Lamarre, entrepreneur and chairman of the Institute of Directors, City of London


In times when we are facing the horrors of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the inhumanity that comes from conflict and oppression in Iran and Afghanistan, two countries where women are subjugated to male dominance and deprived of fundamental human rights, the only way forward, is promoting the humanitarian values that are the pillars of our democratic system, women’s rights ‘in primis’, and our foreign policy should reflect this.

The fate of a country becoming a democracy is bound to the future of womens rights and vice versa. Today, across the Arab world and Iran, modernizing brave women are principal agents of cultural change. Supporting them in their quest for freedom means supporting democratization. When some people are unsure about what a woman is, it’s more important than ever to remember that womens rights are human rights and that women’s empowerment and equal opportunities among biological sexes are crucial to democracy—any democracy, with no exception.

We need enlightened men at the front line with us. And we need men to stand up for women. Let’s listen to women’s voices, hear their stories, and act to make a change in our own family, our community, and our country. Together we can create a better world.


“My heart bleeds for the millions of women who suffer injustices every day worldwide. Everyone’s heart should bleed the same way, just as we live and breathe the same way. Indifference is the antechamber of evil.”

Paola is a keen believer that women’s rights should be considered before the fundamentalist ideologies within religious scriptures, traditions, and modern theories, such as ‘gender ideology’:

“A humanitarian policy and diplomacy should be based on the principle that women’s rights are inalienable universal human rights and, as such, cannot be denied because of religion, culture, tradition, or ideology.”

We have to defend and promote women’s rights in a world where:

  • 2.4 billion women of working age are still denied equal economic opportunities.
  • One hundred thirty million girls are still denied their fundamental human right to attend school.
  • Women and girls account for 71% of all human trafficking victims.
  • Up to 70% of women have experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Thirty-three thousand girls globally become “child brides” every day.
  • More than 200 million women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation.
  • Women do more than three times as much unpaid care work as men.
  • It will take 202 years until women achieve equal pay worldwide at the current rate.

Press & Media

Paola is a blogger for the Huffington Post, both Huffington Post UK and Italy.
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Press & Media

Paola is a blogger for the Huffington Post, both Huffington Post UK and Italy.
Find in the link below her new blog posts:

Huffington Post

Paola is featured in:

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