Inspirational women in business discuss the issues that matter, giving their insight and opinions to help you progress your career.
Ep 40 - everywomanChangemakers special: How do we stop male violence toward women?
Male violence and intimidation against women is a universal problem; it exists in every country in the world, at all socioeconomic levels and within all ethnicities. It is a problem of abuse of power, of silenced voices and often of a lack of accountability.
In the UK, misogyny is finally set to be recognised as a hate crime – something that will pass into law this autumn. But it has taken years, if not decades, of campaigning to push it over the line, Why? And why are we still debating the question around whether male violence toward women is acceptable in any society, in any form?
In this special everywoman:Changemakers podcast episode we discuss the issue of male violence toward women with guests, Tabitha Morton from the Women’s Equality Party, Ngozi Fulani and Rose Lewis from Sistah Space, Chris Green of White Ribbon UK and Jamie Klingler from Reclaim These Streets and ask where and how change can and should happen, who should be driving it…and whether it is happening fast enough.
Ep 39 - Meet the woman making waves to bring gender equality to extreme surfing
Maya Gabeira is changing the ambitions and expectations for women in the demanding and often dangerous world of big wave surfing. Having started her surfing career aged 15 on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, she is now one of a small number of elite women athletes in this traditionally macho field — and has been pivotal in breaking down barriers in a sport that only started offering equal prize money to women in 2019.
Today, Gabeira is still one of only three female big wave surfers with enough corporate sponsorship to be able to surf professionally full-time. Last year, she not only set the world record for the biggest wave — a monstrous 22.4m — ever surfed by a woman, but the biggest wave surfed that year by any surfer, male or a female, at Nazaré beach in Portugal. And her tenacity is even more impressive in light of the fact that she nearly drowned eight years ago during a ride on the same beach. In this episode of everywoman Changemakers, she talks about ambition, the power of perspective and how her career is making waves for the next generation of big wave female surfers.
0:46 - What does your world record mean to you?
2:40 - Is there any reason a woman couldn’t surf a wave as big as a man could?
4:30 - What does it feel like to be on a wave that big?
5:54 - It didn’t get as much attention as you would expect, did it?
8:28 - What effect do you think a narrowing of the gender pay gap would make?
11:00 - How did you and how does anyone get into big wave surfing?
14:05 - Did you have a female role-model when you were starting out?
15:01 - What is the difference in mentality between regular and big-wave surfing?
18:00 - How did you recover from your serious accident in 2013?
23:47 - Do you aim to hold the record for the largest wave ever surfed regardless of gender?
26:30 - What has the ocean taught you?
28:25 - What would you like your legacy to be?
Discover more about Maya and read the full transcript of the podcast here
everywomanBookClub: Can you learn to love your imposter?
The classic advice for imposter syndrome sufferers is ‘fake it until you make it’, but this leader suggest a different approach... learning to love your imposter.
In Love Your Imposter, business leader Rita Clifton CBE suggests that the traditional advice of ‘faking it until you make it’, might not be for everyone. In this deeply honest book — part memoir, part guide to forging a successful career, and endorsed by former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — the previous UK Chairman of Interbrand explores how her own Imposter Syndrome has become pivotal to her ongoing success.
Listen to our podcast with Rita, where she shares her secrets to growth and development — from using curiosity to power through boring days to judicious use of rescue remedy.
Ep 38 - “Never let a good crisis go to waste” – Gold Medal MD Lisa McAuley on facing adverse conditions
The past 12 months have been somewhat of a masterclass in crisis management for business leaders, and none more so than for those in the travel industry — struggling to respond to limited global movement and fast-changing restrictions due to the pandemic. Being in the ‘eye of the storm’ demands strong and agile leadership and a willingness to make fast and effective decisions. In this podcast episode we talk to MD of Gold Medal Lisa McAuley about how she has approached the challenges of the pandemic, the power of a cool head in adverse situations and what the future of travel looks like at the end of this year and beyond.
Ep 37 - How Girlguiding is changing to empower girls in the modern world — with Girlguiding CEO Angela Salt
Girlguiding has been a force for female empowerment since 1910, and today it is the leading charity in the UK dedicated to girls and women. But a world where the challenges and pressures faced by young women are at once familiar but also markedly different, how does the organisation ensure it stays relevant and effective in supporting its members? We talk to CEO Angela Salt about the continued power of Girlguiding to foster resilience, self-belief and leadership skills in the next generation and in laying the foundations for them to succeed in what is still, a century on, an unequal world.
Ep 36 - Reverend Joanna Jepson discusses the meaning of faith, both religious and non-religious in 2020
In a year that has tested our resilience, can having faith improve your wellbeing and ability to cope? In the latest everywoman podcast episode, author, broadcaster and coach Rev Joanna Jepson discusses the role of faith, both religious and non-religious in ourselves, our community and our world, in how we approach life’s challenges. She discusses her approach to faith — and losing faith — in her own career, which includes being the first chaplain to the London College of Fashion and an army chaplain— and the role it played in moving her to ordination at 24 with a lack of role models in the Church to lead the way.
Awesome guest and host. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a deep insight into complex topics
Superb insights, I cannot recommend it enough!