6 episodes

Women’s empowerment guru and social entrepreneur Lynne Franks takes a fortnightly look at what is happening for women in the world today and how we can grow into our full potential as leaders in community, business and as changemakers in the creation of a sustainable, positive future for all.

Love and learn with Lynne’s forthright chats, conversations with inspirational women and men plus simple exercises from her Seed platform to support and nurture you to grow.

Frankly Speaking, with Lynne Franks & Friends Lynne Franks

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    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Women’s empowerment guru and social entrepreneur Lynne Franks takes a fortnightly look at what is happening for women in the world today and how we can grow into our full potential as leaders in community, business and as changemakers in the creation of a sustainable, positive future for all.

Love and learn with Lynne’s forthright chats, conversations with inspirational women and men plus simple exercises from her Seed platform to support and nurture you to grow.

    Love after death, with Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer-Bird

    Love after death, with Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer-Bird

    “The most life affirming book ever written about death”. Good Grief is a book about love written by journalist and co-founder of the Women's Equality Party Catherine Mayer, and her mother, the arts PR Anne Mayer-Bird, after they became widows a mere 41 days apart from each-other. Going straight from being widowed and losing the loves of their lives, to going into lockdown, Lynne discusses with Catherine and Anne their journey, and how they came to write the part practical and part personal book together.

    You can buy Good Grief at the SEED Store.

    To find more episodes and information about the podcast, go to lynnefranks.com/podcast. From there, you will also be able to learn more about Lynne’s work and her Power of 7 Women’s Leadership retreats and coaching.

    If you like what you hear, and want to find out more about our community of like-minded women who believe in living and working in alignment with the feminine values of collaboration, authenticity and most of all, love, you can learn more at seednetwork.com and join the community in the SEED Hub Club by visiting theseedhub.club.

    You can find Lynne on Instagram at @lynnejfranks, Facebook @lynnefranksobe, Twitter @Lynne_Franks, LinkedIn @Lynne Franks OBE.

    This episode was produced by Lynne Franks and Tanya Anastasiadis.
    Production support and graphics by Lotte Micklethwaite.

    Feminist in Westminster with Stella Creasy MP

    Feminist in Westminster with Stella Creasy MP

    This week Lynne talks to Labour MP Stella Creasy. She is a feminist in Westminster and an incredibly effective campaigner and activist. For over ten years in politics she has been a champion for her community and across the UK.

    From fighting to make misogyny a hate crime, to tackling the exploitative “Buy Now, Pay Later” schemes, Stella discusses how it’s not enough to have an analysis of the unfairness in the world, but examines how to move from anger to action. In what she describes as the AAA perspective, Answers, Allies, and Actions, she describes her experiences working across parties in Westminster to create space to move issues forward with solutions.

    In a world where peaceful protest and activists are under attack, there is still hope and space for change.

    To find more episodes and information about the podcast, go to lynnefranks.com/podcast. From there, you will also be able to learn more about Lynne’s work and her Power of 7 Women’s Leadership retreats and coaching.

    If you like what you hear, and want to find out more about our community of like-minded women who believe in living and working in alignment with the feminine values of collaboration, authenticity and most of all, love, you can learn more at seednetwork.com and join the community in the SEED Hub Club by visiting theseedhub.club.

    You can find Lynne on Instagram at @lynnejfranks, Facebook @lynnefranksobe, Twitter @Lynne_Franks, LinkedIn @Lynne Franks OBE.

    This episode was Produced by Lynne Franks and Tanya Anastasiadis.
    Edited by Podiant.
    Production support and graphics by Lotte Micklethwaite

    Women in the film industry with movie producer Alison Owen

    Women in the film industry with movie producer Alison Owen

    This week Lynne talks to her friend, the hugely successful film producer Alison Owen.

    As a single mother in London, Alison forged her path in the film industry by starting out on student films and eventually building an outstanding career. Her credits as a producer include Moonlight and Valentino, Elizabeth, Sylvia, Shaun of the Dead, Proof, The Other Boleyn Girl, Brick Lane, Chatroom, Saving Mr Banks, Tulip Fever, How to Build a Girl and the upcoming The Witchfinder's Sister.

    As well as discussing her career from the beginnings to today, Lynne and Alison also discuss the BLM, #MeToo and Time's Up movements, and the need for systemic change across the industry.

    More and more women are becoming in charge of the narrative and we are seeing the waves of new exciting artists like BAFTAs Rising Star Award winner Bukky Barkay paving the way forward in the film industry.

    To find more episodes and information about the podcast, go to lynnefranks.com/podcast. From there, you will also be able to learn more about Lynne’s work and her Power of 7 Women’s Leadership retreats and coaching.

    If you like what you hear, and want to find out more about our community of like-minded women who believe in living and working in alignment with the feminine values of collaboration, authenticity and most of all, love, you can learn more at seednetwork.com and join the community in the SEED Hub Club by visiting theseedhub.club.

    You can find Lynne on Instagram at @lynnejfranks, Facebook @lynnefranksobe, Twitter @Lynne_Franks, LinkedIn @Lynne Franks OBE.

    This episode was Produced by Lynne Franks and Tanya Anastasiadis.
    Edited by Podiant.
    Production support and graphics by Lotte Micklethwaite

    Women in the music industry with singer-songwriter Hattie Webb

    Women in the music industry with singer-songwriter Hattie Webb

    This week Lynne talks to her friend the singer-songwriter and harpist, Hattie Webb about her experiences as an artist and as a woman in the music industry. Playing music with her sister Charley since they were children, The Webb Sisters were chosen by Leonard Cohen to join his international tour, performing over 400 concerts around the world to 5 million people. Hattie has also collaborated with Sting, recorded with The Lumineers, and toured with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

    Hattie is an amazing musician in her own right, having released her first solo album To The Bone in 2017 which was critically acclaimed and what Leonard Cohen called “Flawless, uplifting and utterly original”. She is now working on her second solo album ‘Wild Medicine’ which is due out in the fall.

    Discussing stories from her time touring the world, to her work as an ambassador for the organization AAFDA (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse), this episode also includes a very special performance of Hattie’s new song Wild Medicine, which is the inspiration for this week's SEED exercise.

    Hattie's music and work can be explored on her website. Her new film and song “Never Just Your Daughters” released on International Women's Day 2021 can be found at hattiewebbmusic.com/media or watched on YouTube .

    To find more episodes and information about the podcast, go to lynnefranks.com/podcast. From here, you will also be able to learn more about Lynne’s work and her Power of 7 Women’s Leadership retreats and coaching.

    If you like what you hear, and want to find out more about our community of like-minded women who believe in living and working in alignment with the feminine values of collaboration, authenticity and most of all, love, you can learn more at seednetwork.com and join the community in the SEED Hub Club by visiting theseedhub.club.

    You can find Lynne on Instagram at @lynnejfranks, Facebook @lynnefranksobe, Twitter @Lynne_Franks, LinkedIn @Lynne Franks OBE.

    This episode was Produced by Lynne Franks and Tanya Anastasiadis.
    Edited by Podiant.
    Production support and graphics by Lotte Micklethwaite

    Orsola de Castro, Sustainable Fashion Pioneer & Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution

    Orsola de Castro, Sustainable Fashion Pioneer & Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution

    This week Lynne looks at the world of fashion, from her past founding London fashion Week in the 80’s, to the present and importantly looking at what's next for fashion. Is sustainability in the industry another trend or is there a genuine mood for lasting change?

    Joining Lynne this episode is the sustainable fashion pioneer Orsola de Castro, founder of Fashion Revolution, to discuss her new book Loved Clothes Last: How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act. They discuss everything from Orsola’s start in the fashion industry, to how she co-founded Fashion Revolution after the cataclysmic events of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, through to the movements growth on Twitter using the #whomademyclothes hashtag and how it helped expose the lack of transparency in the detrimental environmental, and often hidden human costs.

    To find more episodes and information about the podcast, go to lynnefranks.com/podcast. From here, you will also be able to learn more about Lynne’s work and her Power of 7 Women’s Leadership retreats and coaching.

    If you like what you hear and want to find out more about our community of like-minded women who believe in living and working in alignment with the feminine values of collaboration, authenticity and most of all, love, you can learn more at
    seednetwork.com and join the community in the SEED Hub Club by visiting
    theseedhub.club.

    You can find Lynne on Instagram at @lynnejfranks, Facebook @lynnefranksobe, Twitter @Lynne_Franks, LinkedIn @Lynne Franks OBE.

    You can buy Orsola’s new book Loved Clothes Last: How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act at the online SEED Store here.

    This episode was Produced by Lynne Franks and Tanya Anastasiadis.
    Edited by Podiant.
    Production support and graphics by Lotte Micklethwaite

    International Women's Day launch with Romy Fraser

    International Women's Day launch with Romy Fraser

    Lynne is joined by eco-business woman pioneer, Romy Fraser, the natural health advocate who founded the global success, Neal's Yard Remedies in London’s Covent Garden in 1981.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Freds-nads ,

Great, thought provoking podcast.

Really enjoyed the MP Stella Creasy podcast.

Two powerhouses’ of women.

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