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.
Sach Kukadia | Founder, SecretSales and 7879 | Episode 48 | Girls In Movement | Podcast Series
Sach Kukadia is a serial entrepreneur, non-executive director, chairman, board advisor and angel investor. He launched his first start up, SecretSales.com at the age of 22 and over a period of 10 years, raised £18m through leading Venture Capital Institutions and drove annual sales of £48m. In 2015 SecretSales was the 68th fastest growing company in the UK as awarded by the Sunday Times. He eventually sold the business to a London based Private Equity firm in 2017.
In October 2021, Sach launched 7879, which is the first sustainable luxury jewellery house to offer wearable bullion in the form of recycled pure gold and platinum jewellery.
Sach remains chairman of Rehaus, a digital marketplace for used designer furniture as well as advising a number of high profile business in the direct to consumer markets.
Sach has been awarded the following accolades:
Debrett’s 500 Most influential in Great Britain (2015 & 2016)
Top 100 BAME Leaders in Business 2016
Etail Power List top 50 (2015 & 2016)
Entrepreneur of the year 2015 (AAC)
Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 (GBEA)
Dhillan Bhardwaj | CEO, Ratchet Clothing | Episode 47 | Girls In Movement | Podcast Series
Welcome everyone to the Girls in Movement podcast where we talk to founders and influencers from all over the world. We welcome Dhillan Bhardwaj to the show...what an incredible podcast, lots of laughing, when is there not!
Dhillan decided to quit college to start a unique and affordable unisex clothing brand for people who wanted more than what you would find on the high street.
Dhillan started Ratchet when he was 16 years old, his weekend job was washing cars at his uncle's garage for £1 a car. From 2012 Ratchet has been worn by Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Drake, Rihanna and more.
Never going to fashion school nor studying anything to do with fashion - he taught himself everything when it came to tie dye. Because every item is handmade, they all looked the same but they were not all the same, every item was different in its own quirky way.
Every item sold on Ratchet Clothing is hand dyed, hand made and hand printed.
Ratchet Clothing has always grown organically, Dhillan says him and his customers are more like a big family - "they've supported me since day 1"
"I've always said Ratchet has gotten to where it is today because I involve my customers in everything I do. What I achieve in the brand is what we've all achieved, I wouldn't be where I am today with the support of you all."
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.
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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.