For the Season Finale, I went around the world and around my memory to pick the highlights of this season. What I learnt, what I discovered, what I was impressed about. There is no bittersweet in getting to the end of a season. In fact, it is exciting to look back and remember all the amazing women that crossed my path.
Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao grew up with a love of play and a love of teaching. She became an entrepreneur early in
Khyati Sundaram is the CEO of Applied. She brings us her story about transitioning from Corporate into founding a start-up and then finding herself back on the job market being told her resume “did not fit”. At Applied, she found the perfect fit, a company that valued skills and that was helping other corporates do the same. We also talked about the pandemic, what she missed and what new habits she managed to create. Her advice for 2021? I can’t help repeat it to myself. Be as water.
As I get ready to launch this podcast, I am trying to take a deep breath. As multiple parts of the podcast got cut, I try and not get frustrated about some amazing bits of conversation we lost. We all had a fair amount of unpredictable events in the last year or two. So I will add this one to the list and stay grateful for all that Jenna shared with us, her experience of moving countries, founding a movement, seeing it halt and having the energy to do it all again. Let’s hear about Berlin Clothing Swap.
Meet Kerstin Robinson, CEO and co-founder of Nix&Kix as we talk about the business, pandemic and how to look at the future. Coming from Finance 10 years ago, she did not know much about consumer products, even less about juice. But hard work and resourcefulness were the skills she needed. And Nix&Kix is here to banish boredom and put some healthy excitement back into soft drinks.
I used to go to school with Jessica. At Harvard, we met often between parties, travels and class breaks. But this time, we met to talk about life and business. Jessica is the Founder and CEO of Bonny, the only deliciously clean and sustainably packaged fibre supplements brand on the market. On her second start-up, Jessica has many learning points to share with us on her journey leaving corporate life and setting up 2 start-ups.
Catarina had an itch to create something “hers”. Something that was tangible and ideally, aligned with her passion – wellness and nutrition. Come and meet Catarina Gorgulho with me, to talk about food that makes you feel good, and so much more!
I met Amy a few months back via a common friend. John thought we would like to meet each other and find common interests. He did not explain much. But he was not wrong. Amy has launched a business dedicated to women empowerment – Fem-Foundry. I am passionate about women empowerment. It seemed like a good fit. So today, I decided to bring Amy to the podcast to bring light to our common passion.
I have long wanted to interview Francesca Geens, creator of the Happy Self Journal. She was one of the first women I reached out to during the first season. However, there was a lot going on in the Happy Self Journal world and it was not until I exchanged emails with Francesca about her newest journal edition for 3-6 years old, that we used the opportunity to schedule a date. It was hard to stop our chat, even after we stopped recording! What she is doing for gratitude and children is just the type of thing I love!
I met Yael virtually 6 months ago in the middle of Season 1. We soon decided we would make our conversation different, so agreed to launch Season 2 together. Yael grew up loving deep conversations and today, she finds herself right in the middle of those as a therapist and as a leadership coach. I was thrilled to have my own deep conversation with her, with a special focus on letting go of control. Ironic, for my perfectionist self!
For 2021, our journey continues, strengthened by what we leave behind, hopeful for what lies ahead. We lift our souls to believe, we lift our minds from the fear, we lift our lives from the dark times that we leave behind.
This is our Moment of Lift as we get out of this crisis stronger and together.
Amazon Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher For Season 1 – Finding Growth in a Crisis, I have
Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Travelling to Nigeria on a curfew night, I met another impressive woman CEO. Each story I find,
For Episode 9 of the podcast, I head to Brazil to meet Adriana Barbosa. Adriana is not afraid of embracing change
For Episode 8, I travelled back to the US to meet Meredith Oppenheim. In January, Meredith created the Vitality Society,