Do you have what it takes to run a social entity and achieve its goals? Social ventures come with their challenges, but the benefits of helping communities far outweigh the difficulties.
Nina Tickaradze runs a social entity with a mission to create job opportunities for refugees, and at the same time, serve people with healthy product options. Through running this company, she has learned that all businesses need to be unique in terms of their products, have funds, and have a purpose if they want to be successful. Business leaders also need to be in entrepreneurial networks to learn and have the support they require.
In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, host Diana Fryc is joined by Nina Tickaradze, the Founder and CEO of NADI, to discuss tips on how to successfully run a healthy social venture. Nina explains the challenges of running a social venture and lessons she has learned as a leader, the importance of being in an entrepreneurial group outside of your organization, and her advice to other women leaders.
In this episode we learn:
- Nina Tickaradze talks about NADI and why it exists
- Nina explains the challenges of running a social venture whose goal is bigger than the financial rewards
- Nina talks about NADI’s path in the right direction
- NADI products and how they’re marketed to the average American consumer
- Lessons Nina has learned as the leader of NADI
- Nina explains the importance of being in an entrepreneurial group outside of your organization
- Nina’s advice to other women leaders
- What’s next for NADI?
- Women leaders Nina admires
About Nina Tickaradze
Nina Tickaradze is the Founder and CEO of NADI, a certified women-owned enterprise and social venture with a mission to create jobs for displaced refugees. NADI produces organic juices and healthy snacks that are sold in organic grocery stores and supermarkets across the US. NADI’s products are inspired by ancient Georgian health traditions and old family recipes.
Nina is a native of the country of Georgia and was educated primarily in the United States. Nina is the Founder of the Georgia to Georgia Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes relationships between the state of Georgia and the country of Georgia. Nina is also the Co-chair of the Atlanta Tbilisi Sister City Committee and builds stronger business and cultural ties between Atlanta and its sister city of Tbilisi, which is the capital of Georgia. Nina is passionate about the ancient culture of the country of her birth and is an advocate for educating others about Georgia’s history, hospitality, and vibrant food and wine scene. Nina is a Certified Sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild.
Guests Social Media Links:
- NADI on Facebook
- NADI on Instagram
- Nina Tickaradze on LinkedIn
- “The Changing World of Allergens Featuring Catherine Jaxon, Mission MightyMe” on the Gooder Podcast
- “How To Run a Healthy Brand Featuring Sophia Maroon, Dress It Up Dressing” on the Gooder Podcast
- Aimy Steadman on LinkedIn
- Diana Fryc on LinkedIn
- Retail Voodoo
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