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The Greater than 11% podcast explores roles and opportunities within the creative industries with the aim of improving diversity.

We promote, provide a platform and shout about awesome women and those identifying as non-binary.

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The Greater than 11% podcast explores roles and opportunities within the creative industries with the aim of improving diversity.

We promote, provide a platform and shout about awesome women and those identifying as non-binary.

    Career & Life Coach - Isabel Sanchez

    Career & Life Coach - Isabel Sanchez

    For episode 80 we are joined by Coach and Co-Founder of Hack Camp, Isabel Sanchez.

    Isabel’s career started off in social enterprise and then merged with the tech sector working with the likes of Lifeline & Just Giving. Most of her roles revolved around working with people - establishing collaboration with clients, colleagues and developing others. As a result, her passion for empowering people led her to pursue a career in coaching.

    Together with the wonderful former Greater than 11% podcast guest, Samira Musa, they founded Hack Camp - coaching to enable ambitious young leaders to transform their lives from the offset. In addition to their coaching, their fist initiative ‘Future Leaders’ was put together and launched in a matter of weeks in response to The Black Lives Matter movement. They are currently focusing on arming the next generation of young Black leaders with the right tools and methodologies to reach their full potential.

    Isabel discusses why she was drawn to coaching, her personal approach and shares her and Samira's vision for Hack Camp and Future Leaders.

    If you want to learn more about Hack Camp and get some coaching you can do so here: https://www.hackcamp.co.uk/

    Isabel and Samira are currently raising funds for their 2nd cohort of Future Leaders you can contribute to here: https://www.hackcamp.co.uk/future-leaders

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    • 39 min
    Panel Discussion - Allyship: A Verb Not A Noun

    Panel Discussion - Allyship: A Verb Not A Noun

    Allyship: A Verb Not A Noun

    In this month’s panel show, Crystal and Renee are joined by Aluma, the owner and founder of ADN photography and Beth Foster, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead for Alphabet and Chief of Staff for the Black Googler Network. 

    Aluma shares her personal experience of the past few weeks; ranging from the exhaustion to personal growth. 75% of respondents to our poll said they didn’t know what Allyship means so we discuss Allyship fully and practically. What it looks like, what it feels like and crucially, that it is rooted in action. Beth discusses how intentions matter less than impact and her own Allyship journey. 

    Tune in for an honest, touching, kind and hopeful discussion about the small bold actions we can all take, to further racial equity and for a deep yet highly practical understanding of Allyship and what it entails. 

    Resources which were discussed listed below:

    READ: 

    White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.
    https://www.waterstones.com/book/white-fragility/robin-diangelo/9780141990569

    WATCH: 

    White Fragility YouTube Video by Robin DiAngelo.
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ey4jgoxeU&feature=youtu.be&t=89

    READ: 

    All BAME Ain’t The Same
    https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/why-bame-aint/1672936

    READ: 

    Natives by Akala 

    https://www.waterstones.com/book/natives/akala/9781473661233

    ACT:  

    Write to your MP using this template to make Black histories mandatory in the national curriculum
    https://www.theblackcurriculum.com/action

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    Foley Artist - Louise Brown

    Foley Artist - Louise Brown

    For episode 78 we headed to South West England - to Bristol precisely and are joined, virtually of course, by Foley Artist, Louise Brown.

    To flag, we had a bit of a dodgy Zoom line at times, so there is a little static here and there but nothing too unbearable.

    Louise breaks down exactly what it is a foley artist does. From hugging bowls of water for a shark film to walking on the spot for up to 8 hours. Ok, it is a lot more complex than that, but you'll have to listen to the episode to hear it from the metaphorical horse's mouth... or should I say hoof?

    With a burning desire to work in the music industry, but with no understanding of how or any industry connections, Louise made the decision to jack in her job at a factory and do a BTEC followed by a degree in Music Technology. Whilst doing a summer job with an unplanned visit Pinewood Studios she discovered foley and this began a long and slow slog to break into the industry - even having to ignore and push on after being directly told by her boss at the time 'women can't do sound' 😱.

    Louise pulls back the curtain and shares some trade 'foley secrets' - who would have thought paper clips attached to leather gloves would double up as claws? She also breaks down the whats and hows when working on a brief for the likes of BBC's Doctor Who or Netflix's Sex Education.

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    • 50 min
    Panel Discussion - Content in the time of Covid19

    Panel Discussion - Content in the time of Covid19

    A note prior to details about this panel discussion. 
    We recorded this episode before the tragic news of the murder of George Floyd broke. We, like many others across the globe, are both shocked and angered by systemic and brutal racism that continues to cost lives, is completely and utterly criminal and causes engulfing waves of pain for individuals and communities. Greater than 11% has diversity at its core, is anti-racist and is both an ally and supporter for equality for all. 
    There is a proliferation of information on how to get involved, support, get educated on tackling racism and with the best will in the world and sincere desire to get contribute to change, it can feel a tad overwhelming. We have found the Obama Foundation’s (https://www.obama.org/) Meet Anguish With Action (https://www.obama.org/anguish-and-action/) website really valuable in terms of educating and reflecting on the current moment and how to get involved - even in small ways. 
    We also want to give a shout out to a charity promoted by a former >11% guest and absolute legend who we adore, Collette Phillips. Charity So White (https://charitysowhite.org/) is on mission to root out symptomatic widespread institutional racism in the UK’s third sector through education. If you have the means and are seeking to support anti-racism by way of financial donation, you can contribute to the vital work they do via this link (https://charitysowhite.org/donate) .
     
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    For this panel episode Crystal and Renee are joined by two Content Queens this week, Jenny Hollander, Director of Content Strategy for Marie Claire US and Lucy Ferguson, Editor for Think with Google in the UK. 
    They discuss changing content consumption appetites throughout Covid but by far the most interesting and bizarre topic discussed in Jenny's father's preoccupation with stuffed animals. The panel also shares their favourite pieces of Covid related content and the impact of Covid on their work. 
    Renee’s content recommends 
    View:
    Ruby etc (https://www.rubyetc.com/) . also on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rubyetc_/?hl=en) .
    Watch:
    The Morning Show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA7D4_qU9jo) (on Apple TV)
     
    Jenny’s content recommends
    Read:
    Marie Claire: Death Surrounds Her (https://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a32056330/nursing-during-covid-19-crisis/)
    Marie Claire: What will Covid-19 do to Pregnant Women’s Mental Health (https://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a32106421/covid-19-maternal-mental-health/) & COVID-19 Is Keeping Women From Having Kids (https://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a32210827/covid-19-fertility-family-planning/)
    Marie Claire: Surrogacy Is Complicated—Then Add a Global Pandemic (https://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a32433196/surrogacy-covid-19-ukraine/)
    Marie Claire: Fear is a Virus (https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a31933716/coronavirus-asian-american-racism/) -  COVID-19 has triggered prejudice and abuse towards Asian Americans across the country. How do we stop the infection?
    Listen:
    You’re Wrong About (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/youre-wrong-about/id1380008439)
    Desert Island Discs (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr)
    Watch:
    Little Fires Everywhere (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA8VU4wprhQ) (on Prime UK)
    Lucy’s recommends
    Read:
    Party in a Google Doc (https://onezero.medium.com/party-in-a-shared-google-doc-d576c565706e)
    Listen:
    FIP Radio (https://www.fip.fr/)
    View:
    Search trends via Think Google (https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/intl/en-gb/consumer-insights/coronavirus-consumer-search-behaviour-google-trends/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6MCzrf7i6QIVzbTtCh21dwOqEAAYASAAEgKx-fD_BwE)
    Crystal’s content recommends:
    Read:
    Guardian - Grace Dent: If God wanted me to be a size eight, would he have made Birds Eye Potato Waffles so waffly versatile? (https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/may/08/if-god-wanted-me-to-be-a

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    Children’s Media Consultant, Executive Producer and Writer - Alison Stewart

    Children’s Media Consultant, Executive Producer and Writer - Alison Stewart

    For Episode 76, Producer Ursie Downes interviews Alison Stewart. Alison is a Children’s Media Consultant and has worked as an Executive Producer and Writer. Alison has worked for the BBC for over 13 years and her most recent role was Head of Production for BBC's CBeebies channel for pre-school children. Alison has had an incredible career and it was a pleasure to learn more about what she does and the project's she's worked on.

    🛎 We need your help pushing for change: a more diverse creative industry within years, not decades. Please share the podcast with others who you think may be interested or benefit!

    💓Leave us a review/rating and we will love you forever: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/greater-than-11/id1435811372 

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    • 51 min
    Panel Discussion - Food in the time of Covid19

    Panel Discussion - Food in the time of Covid19

    Film and ice-cream pairing, Too Hot To Handle and some world class empathetic entrepreneurialism which no management course could have taught. This episode is jam-packed with goodies. In responses to our recent instagram poll, 85% of contributors said their relationship with food and cooking had changed over the last few weeks, we wanted to explore this topic and recorded Food in a Time of Covid.
    We are joined by two absolute delights:
    💃 🥑 Kate Frobisher Founder of Urban Pantry and (the best brunch place in London according to Crystal) and Code Hospitality 30 Under 30
    👱‍♀️🍦Gini Sharvill, Global Marketing Manager at Haagen Dazs, Marketing Academy Scholar and WACL Future Leaders Award winner.
    The panel discuss how lockdown has influenced (or hasn't) their; creativity in the kitchen, relationship with food on a personal level and impacted the industries they work in. Kate describes the impact of Covid19 as a small business owner and Gini shares managing the changes to communications and campaigns for a global brand Häagen-Dazs.
    As ever, we have a good old laugh and candid conversations from the highs of DIY Michelin star restaurants to daily shame cycles surrounding food. 
    You can connect with Kate Frobisher via instagram @urbanpantrylondon (https://www.instagram.com/urbanpantrylondon/) and Gini Sharvill via LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginisharvill/) .
    🛎 We need your help pushing for change: a more diverse creative industry within years, not decades. Please share the podcast with others who you think may be interested or benefit!
    💓Leave us a review/rating and we will love you forever: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/greater-than-11/id1435811372 
    Be sure to follow us:
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    🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-than-eleven/ 

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

beeniebudsandco ,

Super inspiring

This podcast is so inspiring, diverse, insightful and powerful. Listening to different careers and stories around that. Amazing! What a huge support for creative women. Renee is absolutely a great host too ☺️

180249 ,

79 - Allyship, a verb not a noun

This is an honest, thought-provoking and moving podcast that really made me think about injustice, about the patriarchy and white privilege. I now feel I understand what allyship means and how we can all take action to reduce some of the inequalities endemic in our society.

Lauren 584 ,

Thoughtful Approach to Tough Topics

This is an excellent podcast that gives an alternative viewpoint without being preachy. The host really probes and isn’t afraid to ask challenging questions - but does so in a really thoughtful manner. Particularly enjoyed the Allyship episode.

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