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The Polla Sisters

The Polla Sisters : from girls to women, from 2018 to 2019; by Barbara Polla (“the mother”)

Once upon a time, the Polla sisters were the Polla girls. They were « my » girls, although I never liked to use the possessive, as they do not belong to anyone but themselves. As they often refer to me in this blog, as a source of inspiration and learnings, I wanted to return the favor.

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Tips For a Successful Annual Family Meeting

A few years ago, we attended the INSEAD executive program on family business. It was a turning point for our family business in terms of identifying goals and best practices. One best practice that came out of this program was to hold an annual family meeting – we call it our Family Council meeting.

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Professional photoshoot? No problem!

There are so many things I love about working with my sisters, the list is too long for a blog post. Very near the top of the list, however, is the fact that we do “sister photoshoots,” like the one we just did this week at the Lausanne Beau-Rivage Palace for OPEN Magazine. Over the years, we have gotten better at taking better pictures. It’s not always easy to get four girls to look good in one shot… Here are our tips.

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