The Girls In Movement is a project which is connecting young children with founders and influencers across the world. We want to provide a platform where young children can ask questions and help them get involved in the startup world.
Poorna Bell | Author and Journalist | Episode 46 | Girls In Movement | Podcast Series
Episode 46 is one to miss this week - we talk to Author and Journalist Poorna Bell who has recently published her new book, Stronger.An award-winning journalist, charismatic motivational speaker, published author and influencer, Poorna Bell works extensively across several areas including women's journalism, women in business, fitness and strength, body image, wellness, mental health and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion. The former UK Executive Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for HuffPost, Poorna now works as a freelance journalist and editor for titles including The Guardian, Red magazine, Stylist, Grazia, Women's Health and the Daily Telegraph. A popular public speaker and event facilitator, Poorna also received Stylist magazine's Rising Star Award at their inaugural Remarkable Women Awards 2019.
We speak to Poorna today about her new book, her journey as a journalist, women in colour and the importance of role models.
Poorna’s debut book, Chase the Rainbow, was published in 2017, to high acclaim. The personal memoir is the story of one man’s journey with mental health told by the woman who loved him. Poorna's third book, Stronger, came out last week. The part manifesto, part memoir is inspired by Poorna's journey to find physical strength following her husband's passing, after which she became a competitive powerlifter and the book aims the help lay a roadmap for how women can tap into their own physical and mental strength. Poorna also hosts See My Strong, a personal blog which champions stories of womxn and fitness traversing all races, ages, body shapes and sizes, aiming to inspire and empower beyond the mainstream.
Using her social media platforms for good, Poorna was named on the Marie Claire Verified power list 2019, which champions women who use Instagram to amplify positive messages, inspire others and open difficult conversations with honesty and candour. An avid weightlifter, Poorna credits the sport for helping her throughout her grief, providing her with not only physical, but mental strength, body confidence and resilience too. Her work in the fitness space and position within the diversity and female empowerment conversation has led to a number of high profile collaborations with brands including NatWest, Bupa, Lululemon, Sweaty Betty and Sport England's This Girl Can campaign.
A judge for The Mind Media Awards, Poorna is also the chair of the print category for judging the Own Media Awards. She has also sat on the judging panels for the prestigious The British Book Awards, Sony World Photography and First Women Awards.
Working in every facet of the media, Poorna has regularly been a guest on TV and radio with appearances including BBC 5Live and BBC Radio 4. Additionally, she is also a regular guest on podcasts, including Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place and The Book of Man with Professor Green.
Kishan Bodalia | Doctor and DJ | Episode 45 | Girls In Movement | Podcast Series
We are in conversation with Kishan Bodalia this week, who is the founder of NHS sessions - Doctor and DJ!
Episode 45 we discuss Kishan’s work during the pandemic as a Doctor, working in the respiratory ward. After qualifying and graduating as a Doctor, Kishan had only worked in the NHS for 8 months, before he was faced with a brand new challenge of COVID.
Throwing all of his energy into the global pandemic and supporting the NHS, he also bought his passion for music in to the mix.
Creating NHSessions which bought together communities all over the world with one common interest - Music!
Kishan is currently working as a doctor and his passion as a DJ is only growing - he had incredible celebrities and artists supporting NHS sessions from start to finish. Such as @jon_hosking @joshdenzel, @katiepiper_, @jonasblue and many more.
Kishan has some exciting summer plans after securing a gig of a series of televised stadium events.
Tune in and leave your comments below.
Priya Sidhu | Beauty, fashion & Lifestyle | Episode 44 | Girls In Movement | Podcast Series
We talk to Priya Sidhu, known across the globe as an incredible content creator, we talk about lockdown life, her new love for yoga and how her family relationships have built up her resilience.
We discuss Priya’s incredible brand that she has built over social media and how her content creation allows her to channel her passion in beauty, fashion and lifestyle. Priya also had one of her recent Tik Tok's hit 1Million, so it’s definitely worth taking tips.
We talk about the challenges and joys in her family life, with her dad passing away when she was young she had to step up and become a role model for her younger sister.
We also discuss the taboo of mental health in South Asian communities and how important it is to talk about struggles and build a routine in to your day.
Incredibly humble individual who bares all on the Girls in Movement podcast, enjoy!
Chloe Handelman| Empowerment coach | Episode 43 | Girls In Movement | Podcast Series
Chloe is an NLP Mindset and Empowerment Coach, helping entrepreneurs and leaders navigate their subconscious mind and emotions so they can create authentic success and unlock their infinite potential in their life and work. She’s obsessed with helping her client build radical self-trust and confidence leading to more alignment, balance, and authentic expression.
Having spent 5+ years working for corporations and traveling for 3+ years connecting with entrepreneurs from around the world, Chloe recognises the deep need for empowering entrepreneurs and employees with the internal resources to create and maintain mental and emotional balance. Chloe is also a breath coach and EFT practitioner who uses the breath and tapping to support her clients in cultivating more presence and balancing their nervous system so they can enjoy and succeed in the life they are creating for themselves.
Outside of her mindset coaching business you can find Chloe weightlifting, traveling, adventuring outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She lives for silly humor, deep conversations, awkward dancing, and authentic connections.
Stacey Dooley | Journalist and Presenter | Episode 42 | Girls In Movement | Podcast Series
Polly Dhaliwal speaks to popular journalist and presenter, Stacey Dooley in episode 42 of the Girls in Movement podcast.
This episode is bought to you during lockdown with lots of laughs, honest conversations and some sneak peaks into what’s coming up in 2021!
Stacey is best known for her incredibly insightful documentaries which well and truly push us to the limit and bring hidden stories from across the world - to our TV screens at home.
Stacey has made over a whopping 80 documentaries and has been investigating stories for over 12 years and I can safely say she’s one of the UK's most celebrated journalists.
In this episode we talk about how Stacey has gone from spritzing perfume in Luton airport to interviews on the front line with ISIS. We talk about the early days of her career from filming Blood, Sweat and T-shirts and uncovering the truth behind fast fashion across the globe.
Stacey talks about some of her favourite documentaries and how she switches off from her work...can't beat a bit of Little Mix!
We couldn’t go a whole 30 mins without talking about fashion, Stacey mentions 2 brands that she’s been using recently @byrotationoffical and @hurr so check them out on Instagram.
2021 brings even more documentaries - Stacey returns to Springfield to revisit the topic of mental health and spends time with the doctors, patients and families. Stacey talks about her new series of Stacey Sleeps over and of course her new show, This is my house!
Sit back, relax and listen to our conversation with the incredible Stacey Dooley!
Tas Dhaliwal| Blogger | Episode 41 | Girls In Movement | Podcast Series
Episode 41 is coming from across the pond in Canada with the incredible Canadian blogger and queen of creating content Tas Dhaliwal.
Tas is a content creator on Instagram and Youtube. Her content is focused on beauty and fashion as well as lifestyle. She promotes authenticity by focussing all her content around self love and being the best version of yourself.
Tas talks to Polly about how she has stood out in such a saturated fashion and beauty market and continued to grow her following and subscriber base on Youtube. She talks about the time she has had to create content during lockdown whilst she is currently not at school - and how she wants to continue to do this once she has finished school.
Tas talks about how creating videos on Youtube took her out of her comfort zone but allowed her to take the brand to the next level, with over 89,700 subscriber, consistency and authenticity was key!
Lovely podcast doing incredible things
I love this podcast and the project behind it.
I love the ambition of Girls in Movement. It’s also very nicely done. Listening always feels so worthwhile and I can’t wait to hear the next episode!
Watch this space!
This is my go to podcast for my morning commute!
I love the short bursts of interviews, with true inspirational men and women.
I have been watching Girls in Movement grow into an informative open forum for anyone whether they have a start up or they have been in the industry for years. From each podcast I love that you can be inspired and relate it to your daily life.
I cannot wait to see the guest line up for 2020! Watch this space.