50 episodes

Welcome to Sisterhood Works - the podcast powering women’s careers. 

Whether you’ve got a five-year plan, or an ambitious dream, AllBright is your global sisterhood, and we’re here to help you blaze your trail.

We know that it just takes one woman to change another woman’s life. We know that mentoring works, and we know that community changes careers.

Each week on Sisterhood Works, hosts Debbie Wosskow OBE, Anna Jones and Georgie Abay speak candidly to remarkable women about their career journeys. You’ll hear from incredibly high-profile powerhouses like Candice Brathwaite and Anna Whitehouse, to the extraordinary, ordinary women who power workforces around the world.

No matter who you are, there’s a seat at the AllBright table for every woman on a mission.

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Welcome to Sisterhood Works - the podcast powering women’s careers. 

Whether you’ve got a five-year plan, or an ambitious dream, AllBright is your global sisterhood, and we’re here to help you blaze your trail.

We know that it just takes one woman to change another woman’s life. We know that mentoring works, and we know that community changes careers.

Each week on Sisterhood Works, hosts Debbie Wosskow OBE, Anna Jones and Georgie Abay speak candidly to remarkable women about their career journeys. You’ll hear from incredibly high-profile powerhouses like Candice Brathwaite and Anna Whitehouse, to the extraordinary, ordinary women who power workforces around the world.

No matter who you are, there’s a seat at the AllBright table for every woman on a mission.

    Manuri Gunawardena On Going From University To CEO

    Manuri Gunawardena On Going From University To CEO

    Today’s guest is the extraordinary HealthMatch CEO Manuri Gun award ena who is well-aware of the power of female role models. And as you all know, sisterhood is what drives AllBright. The first woman in her life to inspire her was her mother. Then, there was the VP of IP and litigation at Google, who she met by chance at a party in San Francisco. They got talking, and she ended up being one of HealthMatch’s angel investors. There’s also the former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s wife Lucy Turnbull, who is an investor in the company. And of course, Madame Clicquot, who was arguably the first female entrepreneur. Networking has played a huge part in Manuri’s journey.  

    HealthMatch is on a mission to overcome a huge bottleneck in the medical research industry, allowing for faster and more efficient access to life-changing medication. 120,000 patients have created profiles on HealthMatch and 11,000 people have been in clinical trials in just two years. The company is growing – and fast.  

    So, it’s no wonder Manuri is the winner of the prestigious 2021 Veuve Clicquot Bold Future Award, which puts bold  trailblazing women in the spotlight, and celebrates their achievements in honour of Madame Clicquot. Today on Sisterhood Works, I speak to Manuri about her career journey. We talk about what is was like going straight from university into a CEO and founder role, raising capital and building a team, and of course, why what being bold means to her.  

    Let’s meet Manuri 

    Go to healthmatch.io 

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    • 28 min
    Melanie Travis On Getting Demi Moore As Her First Investor

    Melanie Travis On Getting Demi Moore As Her First Investor

    How do you get Demi Moore to invest in your company? That’s the question we ask Andie Swim founder Melanie Travis whose very first investor check came from the famous actor. The answer is to create a purpose-driven company that changes the way women shop for swimsuits. From the very beginning, Andie Swim has focused on being an inclusive brand dedicated to great fits (they’ve never used the term plus size and always used real human fit models rather than computers to fit their swimsuits). 

    In this episode, we talk all about building a company from scratch and the grit that involves, the role of social media in brand building and why she’s on a mission to change the swimwear market for women. We hope you all learn as much about brand building as we did – and maybe even how to get a celebrity investor write your first cheqye. Let’s meet Melanie! 

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    • 32 min
    Niomi Smart On Self Care & Sustainable Living

    Niomi Smart On Self Care & Sustainable Living

    In this week’s episode, Niomi Smart, the founder of vegan and natural skincare brand, Smart Skin, and author of bestselling plant-based recipe book, ‘Eat Smart’, chats to AllBright co-founder, Anna Jones about becoming an entrepreneur and launching her skincare brand.  

    Niomi reveals some of the secrets to how she created a global mindful living community with over 1.6m YouTube subscribers and Instagram followers. They also dive into how we can all embrace mindful living and be more sustainable, and discuss how to cultivate the optimum self-care routine, to help fight back against burnout. 

     

    About Niomi: 
    Niomi Smart is the founder of vegan and natural skincare brand, Smart Skin and author of best-selling plant-based recipe book, ‘Eat Smart’. As a wellness and lifestyle content creator, Niomi inspires a global audience of more than 4.6 million people to look, live and feel better. Having fronted campaigns for global brands such a Land Rover, Dior Beauty and Adidas, Niomi is a champion of the progress not perfection ethos, putting conscious living at the heart of everything she does. Her digital platforms are the perfect one-stop for wellbeing and self-love; alongside her regular sustainable lifestyle and healthy living series, ‘What I Eat In A Day’ and 'Smart Chat.'  

    As an Ambassador for the Charity 'Women for Women International' she is proud to support their initiatives to empower women in conflict zones and bring their work to the forefront. She is also the founder of 'Smart Swap', a successful clothes swap event. Niomi was the UK face of L'Oréal Botanicals, the all-natural, vegan haircare brand and is the creator of the L’Occitane lipstick, Sweet Rosé. 

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    • 40 min
    Chrissie Rucker OBE On How I Built One Of The UK’s Fastest-Growing Retailers

    Chrissie Rucker OBE On How I Built One Of The UK’s Fastest-Growing Retailers

    In this week’s episode of Sisterhood Works, hosted by our co-founder Anna Jones, Chrissie Rucker OBE, founder of lifestyle brand, The White Company, reveals how she built her phenomenal empire. 

    Anna will take you behind the scenes of Chrissie’s work and straight into the story of her career progression. They discuss everything from leadership challenges to the importance of positive role models, and what each of us can do to help encourage women to start their own businesses, reflecting Chrissie’s work on the ‘Women Supporting Women’ initiative. 

    Chrissie will be sharing advice from her 27 year career, how she has navigated the ever-changing world of retail to become one of the UK’s fastest-growing multi-channel retailers, and that ever-elusive ambition of work/life 'balance’. 

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    • 29 min
    Nova Reid On Becoming Anti-Racist

    Nova Reid On Becoming Anti-Racist

    Do you know how to be a good ally? Nova Reid’s new book The Good Ally might surprise you – in it she shares her experience as a Black woman in the UK and how racism affected her from as young as seven years old. But she also talks about how sometimes, well-meaning, liberal white women can cause the most harm. It’s a confronting but incredibly important topic, and in our conversation today she shares why it’s vital that we all get comfortable with being uncomfortable. She also tells us about her experience providing the expert commentary on race for the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and about how to have those difficult conversations with friends and family that we’d all prefer to avoid.  

    Let’s hear about why we need to start talking… 

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    • 31 min
    Anna Whitehouse On The Future Of Work For Women

    Anna Whitehouse On The Future Of Work For Women

    In the last five or so years, Anna Whitehouse has launched Mother Pukka, become a radio and TV, presenter, published three books, launched FLEX APPEAL – the campaign for more flexible working for everyone - and become a mother to two girls. She is quite simply unstoppable – and making real change for women in the world.  

    Today, you’re going to hear about her debut fiction novel Underbelly, which was written with her husband Matt. It’s the story of Lo and Dylan, two women striving to earn a living and raise their kids, both driven to unravel by the pressure, both driven to rage by the versions of each other they see on social media.

    We’re also going to talk about Anna’s career journey. We cover the highs and lows, and of course, all the bumps along the way. Because as we all know, careers and life in general is bumpy no matter what path you take. Let’s meet my incredible friend Anna.  

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    • 37 min

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Inspiring conversations with incredible women!

If you like listening to the truth behind other women’s journeys and stories (in career and life) these conversations are refreshingly honest. A fab podcast with successful and inspiring women - love it!

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Diverse, inclusive and inspiring!

Sisterhood Works is one of my favourite podcasts - the founders of AllBright Anna Jones and Debbie Wosskow are super inspiring and I love their mix of guests. Women from all ages and stages of life, all with lots of wisdom to share.

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