NewAge, Inc., the healthy products’ company intending to become the world’s leading social selling and distribution company, is proud of the incredible impact its business model has in many people’s lives and how this activity can offer real redemption, transformation and earning opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
Today we want to share a story about women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, but also about redemption, rebirth and personal growth through an interview with Gianna Militano, leader of the only ARIIX team entirely composed by hearing impaired people. In Italy, the team is registering one success after another, demonstrating how passion and tenacity make it possible to achieve important goals despite the enormous challenges.
Please tell us about yourself, as a woman and an entrepreneur.
“My name is Gianna Militano, I’m 44 and I was born deaf.
I define myself stubborn and very strong. Being deaf means encountering several difficulties, but my stubbornness always pushes me to insist on overcoming them. My entrepreneur-side is very important to me, because I always have a goal to achieve. Insisting is also a fundamental support for my team, which is made up of deaf people only. They have experienced many difficulties, just like me but they have not given up on this, indeed we try to overcome every obstacle by working as a team, because if you really believe in something, your dream comes true.”
What pushed you to start working with ARIIX?
“I chose ARIIX because I really like it as a company. It has consistently given me and my team great opportunities for professional growth. It has always given me a sense of inclusion, even in terms of training, thanks to the continuous presence of an Italian Sign Language interpreter. Through this accessibility, my team was also able to take advantage of the training and, thanks to this support, they’ve had the opportunity to grow constantly, too.”
How has your life changed since you started the business as a network marketer?
“Despite being an active person and having had experience in many work sectors, I have never found full satisfaction and pride in what I was doing. When I joined ARIIX, I’d thought that even a job like this wouldn’t make me feel complete. But as life went on, something in me started changing, I felt more confidence and pride that had disappeared until then. I’d always said to myself: “better than nothing”.
Now I’ve completely erased this sentence from my life thanks to this activity. I strongly believe in what I do, I’m not afraid, and I like to face new challenges and keep fighting them, because I’m in love with this job.”
What has been your greatest professional achievement so far?
“When I got to the Officer title, I started feeling the desire and ambition to go higher, reaching the rank of Senior Officer. I thought I would never be able to achieve this goal, but thanks to my tenacity and the commitment of my team, I got it. Strength and confidence started growing and I felt able to face any kind of challenge.”
What does working for ARIIX mean to you?
“ARIIX is a very important support for me and, I want to say that again, it would not have been possible for me and my team to grow in the business without the constant presence of the interpreting service provided by the company. For all of this, ARIIX has always been by our side. I am infinitely grateful and I will continue to follow ARIIX with enormous respect.”
What is your next goal?
“Once I started to get excellent results, I tried to look abroad and I had a new vision: I enrolled new Representatives in Belgium, Romania, Poland, Austria, and I realised the idea that it was possible to grow the business worldwide.”
What dream would you like to achieve with this activity?
“My big dream is to show everyone that even if I am deaf, I have skills to succeed and that is why I work hard together with my team. My goal is to become a Founders’ Club member.”
What would you recommend to someone who wants to start in the business today?
“When new people join my team, I immediately tell them that, given the deafness, it is not an easy job and that a lot of sacrifices have to be made. It is necessary to overcome the difficulties to achieve the objectives, but I do not give up, I fight and never give up, because reaching a goal is important and being deaf is also a “revenge”, not only for me but also for my whole team.”
About NewAge, Inc.
NewAge is a purpose-driven firm intending to become the world’s leading social selling and distribution company. It commercialises a portfolio of organic and healthy products worldwide through primarily a direct route-to-market system. The company competes in three major category platforms including health and wellness, inner and outer beauty, and nutrition and body transformation — leading a network of more than 400,000 exclusive independent distributors and brand partners around the world. The company operates the following websites: newage.com, noninewage.com, ariix.com, mavie.com, thelimucompany.com, zennoa.com and a number of other individual brand websites.