18 episodes

CEO of FL, Griselda Togobo hosts "In Conversation With", which are discussions with guests focussed on personal stories, leadership, the journey, the challenges faced and how they have been overcome. These are practical, relatable discussions for women, to utilise in their day-to-day lives.

Griselda Togobo In Conversation With..‪.‬ Griselda Togobo

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CEO of FL, Griselda Togobo hosts "In Conversation With", which are discussions with guests focussed on personal stories, leadership, the journey, the challenges faced and how they have been overcome. These are practical, relatable discussions for women, to utilise in their day-to-day lives.

    EP18. Shaking off societal expectations will unlock your full potential | Sophie Adelman, CEO of The Garden

    EP18. Shaking off societal expectations will unlock your full potential | Sophie Adelman, CEO of The Garden

    "Failure allowed me the opportunity to go on, experience other things and opened doors for me in different ways."

    — Sophie Adelman

    Sophie Adelman is the Cofounder & CEO of The Garden, a seed stage venture-backed startup building a Community for the Curious.  The Garden brings together people who love to learn for the joy of learning with passionate experts and with each other for Garden Talks & Conversation Circles. Garden Talks, covering topics that crosscut science, the arts and society.

    She previously cofounded and led Multiverse (formerly known as WhiteHat), a UK & US scale up business, that is building an outstanding alternative to university through apprenticeships.  After stepping back from Multiverse in 2020, she spent time at Index Ventures as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence where she worked with existing portfolio companies, supported on new investments, and incubated The Garden.  Sophie is an active angel investor, mentor and champion of the UK Tech Community.

    In this episode of the leadership podcast, Griselda engages Sophie Adelman on how shaking off societal expectations unlocked her full potential👏👏👏

    Key topics discussed in this inspirational interview were:

    · The journey to starting Multiverse

    · How to handle the pressure of drifting and dabbling in low-paid jobs

    · How to build back your confidence after a dip

    • 41 min
    EP17. Changing the landscape of mental health care | Dr Ekaterina Malievskaia, Compass Pathways

    EP17. Changing the landscape of mental health care | Dr Ekaterina Malievskaia, Compass Pathways

    "I was the only person in the room who was not taking no for an answer. I  said to myself, ‘He absolutely will get better' and he did.”— Dr  Ekaterina Malievskaia Dr Ekaterina Malievskaia leads innovation at COMPASS. 

    Ekaterina received her medical degree from St Petersburg Medical Academy  in St Petersburg, Russia, and then moved to the US where she completed  her Internal Medicine residency training.  She worked in private practice, academic medicine and public health for  more than 15 years in the greater New York area. She was a Clinical  Instructor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as a  Research Professor at City University of New York. 

    After moving to London in 2011, Ekaterina worked in global health and  medical philanthropy, focusing on improving outcomes in maternal and  child health.  She founded COMPASS Pathways with her husband George Goldsmith in 2016,  having experienced at first hand the challenges in accessing  evidence-based and effective mental health care for a family member. In this episode of the leadership podcast, Griselda engaged Ekatarina  Malievskaia, Co-Founder of Compass Pathways, on starting a mental health  care company that is taking the world of mental health care by storm. 

    Key topics discussed in this inspirational interview were:  

    - The journey to starting a mental health care company·   

    - Finding solutions to help tackle mental health·  

     - Securing funding to support compass pathways  

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    • 42 min
    EP. 16 - Admiral Maria "Lore" Aguayo, P.E

    EP. 16 - Admiral Maria "Lore" Aguayo, P.E

    We are delighted for you to read and listen to this episode of Griselda Togobo in conversation with Rear Admiral Maria Lore Aguayo, P.E., the first female commander of NAVFAC Atlantic. Admiral Aguayo is making history and breaking new grounds in the USA navy.

    “There are many times where there may be opportunities out there which may be challenging and may be difficult, but I guess the way I’ve seen it is – don’t take the easy path”.

    These are the words of Rear Admiral Lore Aguayo when asked how she was able to break the glass ceiling to become the first female commander of NAVFAC Atlantic.



    Here are some key topics discussed:

    · How to succeed in challenging situations

    · Having the right mindset needed to succeed

    · How to have the right mentors to help you succeed

    · How to train yourself to see opportunities

    · The qualities that make one an exceptional leader.





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    EP. 15 - Mary Ann Sieghart, Author of 'The Authority Gap'

    EP. 15 - Mary Ann Sieghart, Author of 'The Authority Gap'

    Join us for an online leadership discussion with Mary Ann Sieghart, Author of 'The Authority Gap' Book.  

    This thought-provoking discussion is hosted by Griselda Togobo - CEO of FL.   Key Topics The Authority Gap provides evidence of the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives.  It highlights the scale of the gap that persists between men and women and its impact on women’s perceived authority, competence and leadership ability.  

    You will learn: 

    What the authority gap is  


    How to narrow the authority gap  
    The confidence trick  
    How to address and counteract systemic sexism 
    Practical tips on creating personal change 

    About Mary-Ann: Mary Ann Sieghart spent 20 years as a senior editor and columnist at The Times and won a large following for her columns on politics, economics, feminism, parenthood and life in general.  She has presented many programmes on BBC Radio 4, such as Start the Week, Fallout, Profile, Analysis, One to One and a clutch of one-off documentaries. Most recently she presented Fallout, a series of Radio 4 programmes on the possible outcomes of the Coronavirus.   

    About Your Host Griselda Togobo: Griselda Togobo MPhil, ACA, is an international corporate consultant and trainer. She is also a multi-faceted entrepreneur, engineer and chartered accountant. At her core, she is a commercially focused business consultant, but it is her experience as a black woman in the corporate world that drives her.

    • 42 min
    EP.14 - Gill Fielding, Self Made Millionaire & Wealth Expert

    EP.14 - Gill Fielding, Self Made Millionaire & Wealth Expert

    Join us for an online leadership discussion with  Gill Fielding, Self-Made Millionaire & Wealth Expert   



    This thought-provoking discussion is hosted by Griselda Togobo - CEO of FL.  

    Key Topics 


    Gill's journey to becoming a self-made millionaire and wealth expert 
    The importance of financial education 
    You will also learn key attributes of effective financial leadership and how to overcome challenging times in your career.  



    This uplifting thought-provoking discussion is hosted by Griselda Togobo - CEO of FL.   



    About Gill Fielding: Gill Fielding is a self-made millionaire with a no-nonsense, positive approach to finance and a personal mission to educate the nation in managing and improving their own financial position. She strongly believes that financial education should be taught in schools to safeguard people’s financial future. Gill is a qualified Chartered Accountant, runs several businesses and has held several high-profile roles in the city. Gill is well-known for her appearance on Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire where she gave away nearly £250,000 to good causes. She has also been a Celebrity Egghead (BBC2); a guest at Hotel GB (Channel 4) and a business expert on The Apprentice – You’re Fired show (BBC2). Gill is currently a financial expert for a monthly phone-in show on BBC Radio and has also contributed to ITN and Channel 4’s election coverage. She makes regular appearances as a financial commentator for the BBC. ITV and CNBC channels as well as appearing in many other tv shows. In 2009 Gill co-founded, and now owns, Fielding Financial which she set up in order to help anyone and everyone achieve what she describes as ‘financial freedom’. She has also written a number of books that are practical hands-on guides to wealth creation, and a DVD entitled Riches, where she shares her Seven Secrets of Wealth and aims to help people transform their lives.

    • 52 min
    EP. 13 - Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chair at Mastercard

    EP. 13 - Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chair at Mastercard

    Ann Cairns role as Executive Vice Chair, involves her representing Mastercard around the world, focusing on inclusion, diversity and innovation. She plays the important role of senior ambassador and executive leader and sits as part of the company’s global management committee.

    Prior to her current appointment, Ann was President of International Markets responsible for the management of all Mastercard customer-related activities in over 200 countries. Ann brings more than 20 years’ experience working in senior management positions across Europe and the U.S. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2011, Ann was head of the Financial Services Group with Alvarez & Marsal, CEO of Transaction Banking at ABNAMRO and held senior positions at Citigroup.

    Ann is currently chair of ICE Clear Europe, owned by the Fortune 500 company Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). She is also global chair of the 30% Club and the chair of the Financial Alliance for Women. In addition, Ann is the lead non-executive board member for the UK government’s department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is a member of the UK government’s AI Council.

    She has a Pure Mathematics degree and honorary doctorate from Sheffield University and a M.Sc. with research into medical statistics and honorary doctorate from Newcastle University.

    • 50 min

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