Equivalence means of same value, a prerequisite notion to anyone interested in increasing gender equity in our societies.
We want to open a dialogue about this notion of equivalence and how it looks like in everyday personal actions and corporate decisions.
We invite change agents: men and women who are making it happen in their team, industry and communities to have open conversations about their journey, practical tips, moments of doubt, and epiphanies.
Equivalence podcast is a part of EVE list, a not for profit organisation offering an unbiased source of info to people who aspire to make informed decisions and grow their career in companies who care about gender equity.
EP 12 - Changing the game in recruitment
Attracting, Retaining the best talent, and creating workspaces that are not only diverse but also inclusive is the challenge of tomorrow’s enterprises. So how do we recruit for success in a global, complex, and fast-paced world? How can we use technology to support us especially in areas where we humans may not always have it right? Sophie and Helen discuss her entrepreneurial journey and her new venture, Diversely.
EP11 - Women in films: Fighting gender violence
Sophie chats with Multi Award-winning, film producer and director, Vibha Bakshi. An amazing conversation about ordinary men taking extraordinary actions, courage, determination, and how all of us can be active in fighting gender-based crimes.
Her last documentary SON RISE was selected to be part of the #HeforShe campaign and showed around the world to showcase the power of male allyship in changing cultural mindsets.
They also talk about making movies, keeping artistic decision making, financing, and Bollywood!
EP 10 - Gender equity in emerging technologies: women in cryptocurrency
Crypto has been the best performing asset class over the last year.
Bitcoin has consistently earned higher returns as compared to stocks, except in 2018. Still today, Bitcoin transactions account for just under 9% by women.
Furthermore, the lack of diversity in crypto has deep and lasting implications beyond the sense of a need for equal opportunity.
In this episode, Sophie discusses with an expert and early adopter of Bitcoin, Dubai-based lawyer, and certified blockchain expert, Irina Heaver the future of crypto's market and why women need to get in the game.
EP 09 - Women in tech: building a career in sales
Women are the future of B2B sales. Although they currently hold less than one-third of B2B sales jobs, research shows that women salespeople often outperform men.
Following the Covid lockdown, the ways we interact with customers is more flexible, Less travel heavy. Coupled with more women taking business buying roles, these trends pave the way for more women in sales roles. Since sales is a fast track to the C-suite, more women in sales will eventually lead to more women in leading positions.
In this episode, Sophie discusses with Sue Stephens building a career in tech, bold career moves and the great opportunities for women in sales.
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EP 08 - Gender equity in the Arab world: women in boardrooms
Sophie and Diana discuss what led her and her co-founder, Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan to found Aurora 50, a social business developing sustainable strategies to increase gender equity in boards of directors, but also current trends, and tips to develop a board career.
2020 saw a noticeable slowdown in the rate of increase for female representation on boards, with a gain of only 0.6 percentage points If the trend over the past four years continues it may take until 2029 for women to comprise 30% of corporate boards, and until 2045 to reach 50% (source: Women on Boards report progress by MSCI)
In the UAE, the regulator - Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA), has stipulated that women must represent 20% of directors on listed company boards. However, women currently hold only 3.5% of these board seats.
Ep 07 - Women in the Church
Sophie and Katia discuss Katia's journey from medical practitioner to ministry, the place of women in the Church and and what gender equity brings to its message and mission in the world.