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A show for people who want to change the narrative of their life. We tap into the stories and mindsets of empowered women from all walks of life around the world. What do they have that you don't? Take a listen to find out.
Jan 7, 2023
Wendy Brune: Tips to get you hired
In this episode with senior manager for talent acquisition and experience, Wendy Brune - we discuss all the tips to secure yourself a great job offer. Wendy shares some insights on the hiring process, how to negotiate your salary, what to look for in a good work environment and what are some of the red flags when it comes to new hires.
Nov 27, 2022
The Power of Personal Branding with Sina Port
Sina Port is an entrepreneur, storyteller, strategist & passionate teacher dedicated to creating and scaling purpose-driven brands that change the world. In her day job she is Head of Communications for United Voices at Addidas, while on the side she is building her personal brand. We talk about practical tips of how to grow your personal brand and create the kind of content that you love to consume.
Oct 22, 2022
Why am I seeing Gingko trees everywhere?
Take a listen to find out more about the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon or as it is commonly known the Frequency Illusion, and how it affects our daily decision making and the world that we perceive to be true.
Oct 12, 2022
Rahel Demant: Are You for Real?
Rahel Demant is the co-founder of XR Bootcamp, a global academy for VR/AR development and training. She co-founded VR First, a global network organisation of over 850 universities and 410 Science Parks. Since its foundation in 2016, she has led the program to a network of thousands of developers. XR Bootcamp further supports the extended reality Creators community with free and open lectures and knowledge-sharing groups. Rahel’s mission is to demo-cratise VR/AR development worldwide through various support, teaching, and funding programs. I wanted to chat to Rehal more about augmented reality and how it will play a role in business and our lives. She is passionate about tech, and I was curious to pick her brain about tech trends for the not so distant future, are we going to be hanging out in the metaverse and what are the pros and cons of virtual reality.
Sep 27, 2022
Agile Leadership with Isabelle Gerard
Isabelle Gerard is an Agile Leadership Coach for the Addeco Group. Based in France, her mission is to coach teams to become new leaders in a changing business landscape. Her mission is to help teams embrace a new mindset and adopt new ways of working where everyone has a place and a role. Essentially Isabelle is determined to reinvent traditional traits of leadership to something more inclusive and empowering. https://isabellegerard.com
Aug 26, 2022
Forging a Career in a Foreign Country with Vidya Munde-Müller
Vidya Munde-Müller was voted as one of Germany's most inspiring women over 40. Born in an Indian slum she was the first woman in her family to go to college. She shares her key lessons born from taking risks as the Founder of smart donation and engagement platform Givetastic. Vidya has learned from her mistakes and has it as her life goal to make the world a better place through entrepreneurship. With 10 years’ experience in the telecom and internet industry and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Vidya is now helping other entrepreneurs navigate the ins and outs of building a business as the Director of the Founder Institute in Frankfurt. Full of innovative ideas, this wonder woman is also collaborating with some universities to create a mental health app.
Aug 3, 2022
Margaret Hirsch: The Power of Reinvention
Forty three years ago, Margaret Hirsch helped found the family’s mega appliance store, Hirsch’s in South Africa. Today, Hirsch’s own 19 Hirsch branches nationwide, it's quite an achievement for the company's humble beginnings. As Executive Director at Hirsch’s, Margaret has evolved into the brand's ambassador. Margaret is a champion of women’s empowerment, having been there once herself. When she was 12 her father died leaving her mother to fend for herself and two small children. Margaret’s strong sense of survival and her positive attitude helped pull her family through the tough times. Having had to battle from an early age, she was determined to get ahead. Margaret went back to get her matric certificate at the age of 60, by the age of 70 she had her degree, and her MBA, all while working full time on the business. Margaret regards herself as a “jack of all trades”. Having done the selling, invoicing, demonstrating, being a delivery person on the trucks, installing and demonstrating in customers' homes and generally taking care of everything at Hirsch's for the past 43 years. “We have built Hirsch’s from a tiny little “mom and pop’s” store to a billion rand company and I hope that I will be an inspiration to others to know that they can live their dreams as well,” she says. Personally I loved that Margaret has improved and reinvented herself to accommodate the changing landscape of the business world, taking on social media marketing like a pro. I chatted to her about her how she's had to reinvent herself over the years. So much wisdom was imparted.
Jul 20, 2022
Forging a Career in a Foreign Country with Mamuteane Mmutle
What's it like to forge a career in a foreign country, without the support structures and networks? Over the next few weeks, we chat with various women who are forging a career in a foreign country and we go into their mindset of how they overcame the culture shock, the language barriers and all the structures that prevent foreign women from climbing the corporate ladder. In this episode we chat with Mamuteane Mmutle. As the Managing Director for Lucid Berlin GmbH, Mamuteane Mmutle leads a team of creatives committed to conceptualising, designing, and implementing sustainable and innovative digital solutions with partners and clients committed to creating sustainable projects that positively impact communities and the planet. In the past, she has also led scores of international teams toward efficiency through the concept and implementation of business processes with full project budget accountability. After over a decade of orchestrating multidisciplinary teams, her talents include needs analysis, customer experience enhancement, and quality assurance. Mamuteane Mmulte earned her Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management from the Mikpark Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa. She spearheaded multidisciplinary teams in the Financial, energy, NGO, Development corporation, and Government sectors within her career. Some of the most recent clients include Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Swiss foreign office, African Union Commission, and the Centre for women's global leadership. Her expertise won the Star Performer Award from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) in 2004 and 2005. Mamuteane enjoys bringing structure and function to physical spaces when she's not bringing order out of chaos.
Jul 7, 2022
Have you ever zoomed out of your life and asked yourself what am I chasing? What is this thing called success? When I turned 30 success was something so different from what it means to me now. I was single, almost done with my degree and felt like a failure, because I was comparing my success to what society dictated success to look like. 10 years later, I revisit the definition of success and what it means to me now. Things look a whole lot different. To join our storytelling workshop, check out the link. https://thehypewomen.com/online-workshops
Jun 6, 2022
Reverse Mentoring with Anastasia Barner
Reverse mentoring helps bring the best women to the top. Even today, it is important to encourage young women and provide them with a female role model. Men still occupy the important leadership positions in the media, business and politics. Meet Anastasia Barner, a young female founder of the platform, FEMENTOR. Recognizing that not every young woman has the support, be it for financial or social reasons, FeMentor was born to give women the network and opportunities they need to better themselves. Anastasia is also a speaker, former International TikTok Face for Deutsche Welle and placed in the Top 10 'Social Entrepreneurs of 2022' German Startup Award.
May 20, 2022
Empty Cages: Finding the keys to your Freedom
In the hilarious and poignant book Empty Cages: Keys to Finding Freedom, South African based author, Jess Basson discovers why she went from being a spirited, quirky, confident little girl to a thirty-something mom struggling with depression and limited self-belief. Jess lifts the lid on how the early years of motherhood impacted her mental health, with honesty and humour. She unlocks empathy for anyone who has lost themselves along the way, and drops keys that help everyone find steps to be free and flourishing.
Apr 21, 2022
Narcissism in Leadership with Angela Roeckerath
In 2021 Angela Roeckerath, a mum of 3, successfully completed her MBA studies. The topic of her master thesis was 'Narcissism in leading positions - difference between female and male narcissism. She was a part of a team of six that conducted the world's largest study on narcissism in Germany. This study made it to the front page of the Harvard Business Manager. Angela chats to us about: - how to identify toxic narcissism in the workplace and - how to cope with it To find out whether you have narcissistic traits, take the test on: https://analysis.zortify.com/index.php/189687?lang=de-informal Follow Hypewomen on Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram. And don't forget to join our mailing list to be part of our online and in person community. https://thehypewomen.com
1 hr 1 min
Apr 8, 2022
How To Shoot Your Shot
HOW TO SHOOT YOUR SHOT? I love when people share their stories of how they got a new position or secured a new client, just by being the first one to reach out and offer their services. Hearing people's thought processes and how they approach situations, whether they follow conventional wisdom or not. I love how some people train their brain to face their fears or the intrusive voices when they preserve with their plans and follow their visions. Women have been socially conditioned to not making the first move, or speaking out and sometimes even stand the risk of being punished or penalised for taking initiative. Once I learnt to overcome my own limiting beliefs, there have been many times when taking initiative first has shaped who I am and inspired me to take more risk. Share your story on social media of a time when you shot your shot, and tag us on LinkedIn, Hypewomen The Podcast#shootyourshot Maybe your story will encourage and inspire other women out there.
Apr 1, 2022
The Slap that Rocked the Internet: An Unpopular Opinion
Some say that the Will Smith and Chris Rock incident at this year's Academy Awards will forever go down in history as one of the most chaotic moments that shocked 15 million viewers worldwide. But are we really shocked? Nonhle Beryl and I weight down on the situation because it reveals some deeper truths when looked at from a different perspective. And more positively what are the conversations that this has led to for women with alopecia?
Mar 22, 2022
Sarah Meier: Conversations for working parents
Sarah Meier, Founder and CEO of Working Parent, found that returning to work as a new mother, there were more challenges than she expected. It took her a long time to find her way. But this also made her realise that more support is needed for working parents. Sarah's organization fills that gap that is able to support families and the companies that employ parents. The aim is to normalise being your real self at work while making work a family friendly workplace.
Mar 17, 2022
BONUS: SHE SPLAINS
She Splains is a satire segment looking at the world's top stories in gender inequality. Featuring: - Is Alexa sexist? - South Korea's new President's gender agenda - The Gender Pay Gap Bot - Child abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Germany - Kim Kardashian's advice to women Tell us what you think about this episode. Like, Share it and leave a comment...
Feb 11, 2022
Regina Schönberger: How to launch a sustainable underwear label without any capital
Berlin based, Regina Schönberger is the founder of Wild Woman Underwear - a sustainable and ethical underwear brand that aims at making women feel comfortable in their skin. She is designing the kind of underwear that celebrates the beauty of women's bodies while being an eco-conscious brand. Her business only launches in September 2022, but Regina has taken a different approach as she launches her brand without capital and inventory - but invites dedicated subscribers on her entrepreneurial journey as she embarks on the next step on her venture. When she's not working on her business, she's a mum of a 15 month old toddler. http://www.wildwomanunderwear.com
Jan 19, 2022
Travel anxieties and taking risks
Feeling stuck already in the New Year? Need some tips to live life a bit more abundantly? I share some of my experiences of how I took some risks to ensure that this year didn't become about me waiting for life to happen, but rather me dictating how I wanted it to play out. Given we are living in uncertain times, but still we can manage the risks within our control. Take a listen to find out how.
Dec 20, 2021
Mariana Herselmann: The Beauty of Business
Mariana Herselmann, an accountant by trade and a serial entrepreneur who established her own accounting practice some 32 years ago. Through her accounting practice she was exposed to various businesses and this exposed her to new entrepreneurial opportunities. Through one of her clients, a veterinary clinic, she entered the pet food industry and grew her brand into a franchise. She sold this venture 6 years ago. Today Mariana has entered into a completely new market, the beauty and wellness industry. She chats to us about starting and growing her businesses, how she creates an empowered work culture. For many mums, women entrepreneurs or anyone who is feeling stuck, her faith filled story will leave you feeling inspired.
1 hr 9 min
Nov 26, 2021
Nafisa Akabor: How to succeed as a brown woman in the tech journalism industry.
She started blogging about consumer tech back in 2007, she has since stood out as an award winning tech journalist covering a range of topics from mobile, gadgets, apps, how-to’s, travel to cars. Some of the brands that she’s worked with include Nokia, Microsoft, Samsung, Mercedes Benz and BMW. But what I was really curious about is what’s like to be a brown women in the tech industry. NAFISA AKABOR chatted with me on the podcast on how she turned her hobby into a successful career and how she influences the tech space as an underrepresented minority. She shares tips on how she uses social media to promote herself as full-time freelance journalist. Her attitude exudes confidence and conviction, listen up for some productivity hacks from the expert herself.
Nov 16, 2021
LIEDEWIJ ALTING : What makes strong women become friends?
What makes strong women become friends? In this episode I chat with my dear friend Liedewij Alting about our decade long friendship. Funny thing is, we have never lived in the same city and yet have succeeded at making so many memories, in different places, over the years. We talk about how to make long distance friendship work and how to support each other in our personal growth journeys and ultimately how to help each other shine! Send this episode to a female friend you love and celebrate! Here's to fierce female friendships.
Oct 14, 2021
ROB BELL: How to Live Life Differently
New York bestselling author and podcaster, Rob Bell joins us for conversation on how to live life differently, going against conventional wisdom and giving yourself permission to follow your intuition. Rob Bell is an author of 11 books including Drops Like Stars, Love Wins and Everything is Spiritual. His podcast is called The RobCast and was named by iTunes Best of 2015. He’s toured with Oprah, been profiled in the New Yorker, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He lives with his family in Los Angeles. website: https://robbell.com https://thehypewomen.com
Sep 3, 2021
KAREN ALTFEST: Women in Wealth Asset Management
New York based, Karen Altfest started her career in the 80's with few female peers. She recognised that financial advice for women was needed. Karen is a principal advisor at the company she runs with her husband and son. Together with her team, they manage over a billion dollar in client assets.
Aug 3, 2021
Olwethu Leshabane: How to grow an Online Media Empire
Olwethu Leshabane, is a 31 year old career woman, wife and mom of 3 boys. She is a marketing and communications specialist with strong experience in PR & digital strategies. Olwethu is also a Media Entrepreneur, Maternal Health a d Women Empowerment Advocate, Model (who has featured on various TV adverts), Cleanfluencer, Blogger/Podcaster (www.artofsuperwoman.com), YouTuber (Art of Superwoman), MC, Speaker, TV Presenter of "Oh Baby" on 1 Magic and a Content Creator. Olwethu likes to refer to herself as a career focused mom and wife... and the founding of platforms such as The Art of Superwoman and The Sit Down stem from this. “There is this 'Superwoman' syndrome that gets thrown over women when they have children. As if we should leave vulnerability behind as we will figure it out. Therefore, don't ask for help or advise... as if women are bulletproof.”
Jul 22, 2021
Rakhi Beekrum: How to Self-Care in a Crisis
From surviving riots in South Africa to floods in Germany and heatwaves in parts of the US and Canada. It's been the kind of week, action movies are made of. With loads of adrenalin rush resulting in less sleep, it's also brought much anxiety to deal with. Psychologist and mental health blogger, Rakhi Beekrum discusses how to self-care in times of crisis. How do you cope? Leave a comment on our website, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify. http://www.thehypewomen.com
Jul 8, 2021
Reflections: How do you know if a place is right for you
Have you ever doubted where you're supposed to be, if you should move or stay. Here's some of the things that have helped me decide whether to move or not.
Jun 30, 2021
How to Build a Generational Wealth Mindset with Catherine Latoya Grant-Alston
Raised in the North End of Hartford, CT where drugs and violence dominated her environment. Both of her parents were drug addicts. According to statistics, Catherine Latoya Grant-Alston was suppose to be in jail, on drugs, or dead by the age of 21. However, here she is an international industry award winning Finance Practitioner with an MBA. Her story succeeded society’s standards in all areas. Catherine shares how she turned her life around and became a #1 Amazon best selling author, entrepreneur, and executive for a fortune 300 company where she governs the $15 billion dollar revenue strategic liquidity planning. Being an African American woman in this space has come with both challenges and rewards. But most of all it has made her fearless in the work that she does.
Jun 12, 2021
Shubnum Khan: Author of How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo
South African born author, Shubnum Khan chats to us about her latests book, How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo and Other Strange and Wonderful Stories. This memoir takes the reader on a journey around the world. Whether it is teaching children in a remote village in the Himalayas, attending a writers’ residency where the movie The Blair Witch Project was shot, getting pulled out of the ocean in Turkey or becoming a bride on a rooftop in Shanghai, Khan is quirky, moving and vulnerable in what she shares. Khan offers an introspective reflection on what it means to be a woman, particularly a single Muslim woman in SA, trying to find herself in a modern world. The stories are drawn from her life journey, which has been full of unexpected twists and turns, and are interspersed with reflections on culture and religion as well as musings on family, relationships and love. This is a book about holding onto hope and a reminder that once “you step off the edge, anything can ha…
Jun 4, 2021
Bonus: Satire SHE SPLAINS
We bring you the latest news from around the world that show the absurdity of gender inequality and deconstruct social constructs that no longer serve the forward thinking men and women of our times. We laugh, but it's true. Follow and reach us on Instagram: @hypewomen_thepodcast Facebook: Hypewomen The Podcast
May 28, 2021
Nevi Letcher: Entrepreneur and Author of Mind your own Business
Nevi Letcher runs a successful marketing and events agency based in Johannesburg South Africa. She paved her path with passion, personal development and solution-oriented nature. Running a business attracts chaos, but that is where Navi thrives. In the pandemic she also embarked on writing her first book on business, Mind your own Business.
May 16, 2021
Trishna Helmick: Colourism in LA and adopted at birth
Los Angeles based model, singer-songwriter and emerging actress, Trishna Helmick talks to us about her experiences of colourist in the film industry. She also shares with us her struggles and experiences growing up as a South Indian kid adopted into a white American family. Also a bit about her social media post which went viral.
May 1, 2021
Abigail Nepaul: How to turn Thoughts into Things
Does the way you think create your reality? And can you change your whole life by thinking differently? Today we talk to Abigail Nadar Nepaul on the power of turning thoughts into things. Abigail is lawyer and former radio presenter - turned life and empowerment coach.
Apr 18, 2021
Lucy Bolin: Navigating challenges of an Expat Life
Have you ever thought about moving to live in another country? Maybe you live in a different country from the one you were born. There are around 66.2 million expats around the world and this number is growing exponentially. But as much as the expat life is one of adventure and new beginnings, it is also punctuated with displacement, redefining one's cultural identity, getting lost in translation and culture shock. Today we caught up with intercultural expat coach, Lucy Bolin – an expat herself, who helps expats thrive abroad. Her coaching skills have helped many expats unblock their potential while navigating life in a foreign country. If you would like a chance to win a free session with Lucy, go check out our profile on Instagram and Facebook and enter now! https://www.facebook.com/groups/hypewomenthepodcast @hypewomenpodcast
Apr 6, 2021
Long Distance Relationships, Jesus and Free Body Culture ( FKK)
I share with you a special guest. Andreas Wolter, my husband, joins us for an unscripted chat about interracial relationships, Jesus and sauna parks. Does Free Body Culture ring a bell? Maybe you find it interesting on how couples meet, here's our story. We share the awkward moments of culture shock and things we have experienced together as an interacial couple – but also his white male perspective on seeing inequality. Also if you think we should bring him back for more insights, follow us on instagram and facebook and leave a comment. - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hypewomenthepodcast/announcements - https://www.instagram.com/hypewomen_thepodcast/
Mar 7, 2021
Choose to Challenge: The glass ceiling effect with Adya Kumar
Adya is a Project Manager for a german multinational corporate with more than 5 years of experience in the management consulting industry. She has lived in 6 countries in Asia, Europe and the US and travelled to more than 40. She is passionate about travel, technology and business.
Feb 12, 2021
Mind Matters: How to develop an abundance mindset
Have you ever wondered why some people succeed and other's with the same abilities don't? An abundance mindset refers to the perspective that there is enough for everyone. In today's episode we explore the difference between a scarcity and abundance mindset. How can we shift our perspective and develop an abundance mindset, and ultimately live a full and satisfying life with unlimited possibilities. Listen up.
Jan 23, 2021
Dr Eva Marie Muller-Stuler : Is AI sexist?
In 2018 Amazon terminated its trial artificial intelligence (AI) recruiting tool after discovering it discriminated against women. This tool was created to trawl the web and spot potential candidates, rating them from one to five stars. But the algorithm learned to systematically downgrade women’s CV’s for technical jobs such as software developer. Although Amazon is at the forefront of AI technology, the company couldn’t find a way to make its algorithm gender-neutral. Its failure reminds us that AI develops bias from a variety of sources. There's a misconception that algorithms are supposed to be built without any of the bias or prejudices that influence human decision making, but the truth is that an algorithm can unintentionally learn bias from a variety of different sources. Everything from the data used to train it, to the people who are using it, and even seemingly unrelated factors, can all contribute to AI bias. On today's episode we have renowned thought leader and Ch…
Jan 10, 2021
Transitions: Looking back and moving forward with Ros Dumlao
Welcome to 2021! It's pretty clear we're still in the middle of a disruptive era. How are we going to transition into this uncertain new year and at the same time stay grounded? Looking back and moving forward is a discussion with my friend Ros Dumlao, a hard-nosed journalist turned communications professional with a collection of experiences from Chicago,Colorado, Mississippi and Germany. Currently working at the International Paralympics Committee, Ros shares some lessons we can learn from athletes with disabilities who've had to adjust to a world that is not designed for their convenience. Together, we reflect on the year that was and how we envision transitioning into this New Year - both having experienced it very differently.
Dec 31, 2020
Reflections on Surviving a Strange Year
In this episode I reflect on the year that was. 2020 was objectively a hard year. But despite setting goals, life still happened and the goal post had to be adjusted yet again. I had to find a way to be flexible and patient. I also reveal our top 5 episodes downloaded this year! Thank you for listening!
Dec 16, 2020
Meera Remani: How Imposter Syndrome affects women of colour?
Imposter Syndrome is this chronic feeling when the voices in your head tell you that you are not good enough? But for women of colour and so many other women as well, cultural stereotyping is a double edged sword for so many women. We chat to leadership coach Meera Remani on her experiences with Imposter Syndrome as woman of colour. Meera is a multicultural leadership expert and coach supporting individuals and teams achieve success on their goals and elevate their life quality. She combines her 16 years of successful leadership experience across the USA, India, Germany and Poland, in companies such as P&G and Amazon, across-functions such as IT, Supply Chain and Consulting, with coaching best practices to support clients. The impact of her work extends to individuals, teams and organizations across the world, including Singapore, Dubai, Europe and the USA. She is originally from India, and now resides in Munich, Germany with her husband.
Nov 30, 2020
How to tell your story: Lessons I've learnt from a Rob Bell's writing class
Have you ever thought of writing a book, or sharing your personal journey? In this episode I joined a Rob Bell's writing class online and learnt so much about storytelling and how to own your voice, whether it's personal branding or blogging or writing a book. Here's some great tips. Women tend to make their voices small to accommodate other people, but our stories can be used to free and inspire so many other young women to transform their lives just by sharing our experiences. How to make your story engaging and how to navigate sensitive events that you aren't ready to share...It's all on this episode!
Nov 15, 2020
Diversity in Tech: Abadesi Osunsade Founder and CEO of Hustle Crew
Abadesi Osunsade is a creative technologist with professional experience in growth and product roles at leading tech companies like Product Hunt, Elpha (YC S19), HotelTonight, Amazon and Groupon. Her current role as Vice President of Global Community and Belonging of Brandwatch enables her to make strategic decisions that change the narrative for underrepresented groups in the tech space. Her book Think Big, Hustle Hard inspires minority groups to never give up on their tech dreams. It is a collection of Osunsade's learned life experiences on how to navigate one's career in the industry. As the founder and CEO of Hustle Crew, a diversity-in-tech community and training company, she is committed to sharing high-impact tools and frameworks with her audience to optimise inclusion in their daily decisions. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast called Techish.
Oct 23, 2020
RUSHTUSH: How this fitness mom upscaled and digitised her personal training business
Rushda Moosajee, founder of the lifestyle brand RushTush Life upscaled her business into a digital brand. The pregnant mom of two, doubled her business's turnover this year with the help of a supportive creative team. She talks about what it's like to be a Muslim woman in the fitness industry and how digitising her business turned her into something of an 'unfortunate influencer.' What's the secret to her go-getter mindset? Listen to find out.
Oct 12, 2020
Lorenna F. Santos: How to navigate your start up journey as an underrepresented founder
*Lorenna Feliz Santos *– is the Chief Executive Officer of DiaM Life. The vision behind DiaM originated from her personal story of having two children with Type One Diabetes. This single mum of 3 wasted no time in getting her medical tech company started in order to optimise the medical health care system regarding diabetes behaviour patterns. Born in the Dominican Republic in 1979 and growing in New York City, Lorenna attended the prestigious La Guardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts and majored in Theater. She shares her entrepreneurial journey as a Hispanic women making headway as an underrepresented founder in the tech industry.
Sep 24, 2020
Laura Lewandowski: How to be better than you know
Laura is a top 30 under 30 journalist from Berlin, an entrepreneur and podcast host of Redbull's Innovator Sessions. Her Youtube channel called, Meet your Mentors - launched only 4 months ago - is making waves because she's secured some of the most influential thought leaders like Gary Vee, Jay Shetty and Sophia Amarusso. Her mission is to inspire new ways of thinking and working. Here's some of her tips on productivity and being a self-starter.
Sep 14, 2020
In Conversation: Challenges of raising biracial kids
An honest conversation with two mums, Laura Mbugua-Mwaura, an American married to a Kenyan living in SA - raising two biracial boys and Joan Atiko, a Kenyan mum married to a German living in Switzerland. We discuss challenges and experiences of what it's like to parent biracial kids and how to encourage a strong sense of personal identity- in the background of all the racial stereotypes and systematic racism they may face.
1 hr 12 min
Aug 29, 2020
Against all odds: Yolandi Van Der Watt survived 2 bullets to the head
Divorce Lawyer and litigation attorney Yolandi Van Der Watt survived a deadly divorce shooting that claimed the lives of three other people, including her father. After doctors declared a 1 percent chance of survival, Yolandi determined to beat the odds, fought back to regain her health. After eight months of being in recovery she returned back to her legal practice. She currently continues to fight for justice even in a backlogged and seemingly unfair legal justice system. Women litigation lawyers, like Yolandi, are some of our unsung sheroes.
Aug 2, 2020
Saray Khumalo: How she conquered Mt Everest and other mountains in her life
*Saray Khumalo* is a Zambia-*born* South African explorer and mountaineer. In May 2019, she became the first black African woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At the age of 47, this mother of 2 achieved her personal goal of submitting the highest mountain in the world. But this wasn't her first time. She had tried to conquer Everest three times before and in 2019 she finally succeeded, earning her the title of the first black African women to reach the top of Mt Everest. She talks to us on how she has achieved this summit mindset because we all have mountains in our daily lives.
Jul 21, 2020
Clara Hahn: The importance of celebrating Milestones
In today’s episode we chat to Clara Hahn on the power of celebrating milestones, especially during this pandemic - when so many women are burning out, stressed and still feel like they have to be productive. Clara is a business coach for creatives and entrepreneurs. Born in the South of Germany, she has a background in dance and artist management. She also has a serious passion for living her life on her own terms. This single mom of a 2 year old daughter now live together in Berlin where Clara offers individual coaching and group coaching for creative people who want to build a strong and authentic foundation for their business.
Jul 7, 2020
Busi Sizani: How to talk about Race and Inclusion in the workplace
Busi is a People Development Business Partner at Uber. She is also a global leader in diversity and inclusion where she partners with the Executive leadership at Uber to create inclusion for underrepresented minorities as a global co-chair for the Black at Uber employee resource group.
Jun 25, 2020
Melissa Romero : How to make yourself visible in the workplace
Melissa Romero, founder of the Lean In in the Netherlands talks about her experience of overcoming bias, visibility in the workplace and shameless self promotion.
Jun 15, 2020
Siv Ngesi: Can Men be Feminists?
Sivuyile “SiV’ Ngesi is one of SA’s most dynamic performers, whose diverse talents have seen him making waves in the South African entertainment industry. He is a sought after comedian, popular television presenter, prolific actor, MC. and Producer, and a social media sensation. His accolades include The Mail and Guardian’s Most influential young South African 2011, one of Destiny Man’s most influential men under the age of 40, You magazines most stylish celebrity, GQ’s top dressed man for 2014, a coveted place in the Cosmo sexiest man calendar 2015, and a place in the MDB Top 10 best working South African actors overseas. His recent cover for Men's Health in South Africa was a revolutionary act as he used the platform to raise awareness for Period Poverty. For every copy of the May issue sold, a pack of sanitary pads was donated to schools for girls from impoverished backgrounds. Siv brings the topic of menstruations into the realm of men's conversations as well because…
Jun 3, 2020
Twaambo Kapilikisha: How to say no and not fall into the likeability trap
Twaambo is a business and life coach who runs the Confidence School in Berlin. She talks why some women struggle to set boundaries and how to set them without feeling guilty.
May 24, 2020
Conversations women need to have with their boss.
Sadhana Sahaye and Laura Thomas, the creators of the South African podcast 'The F Word' join us for a chat about making the workplace more inclusive for women and other conversations women need to be having with their employers.
May 11, 2020
Anne-Flore Marxer: How to bring a feminine narrative in a male dominated space
World Champion snowboarder and first time filmmaker of the award winning documentary - A Land Shaped by Women, Anne-Flore Marxer is empowering women by bringing a feminine narrative to outdoor sports. Filmed in Iceland, which has been ranked first in gender equality by the U.N. nine years in a row. Anne-Flore Marxer talks about how she fought for equal prize money for women in snowboarding and how the film came about.