23 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.

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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.

    EP 23 Dr. Margaret Korosec – How To Empower Yourself & Find Your Authentic Voice

    EP 23 Dr. Margaret Korosec – How To Empower Yourself & Find Your Authentic Voice

    "Don't be afraid to embrace your full potential, find mentors who guide you, and always have the courage to find your voice, regardless of the setting. This is the essence of female leadership, and it's within each of us." - Dr. Margaret Korosec, Head of Online and Digital Education Department, University of Leeds.

    Our CEO, Griselda Togobo, recently had a fantastic conversation with Dr. Margaret Korosec, the lead at the University of Leeds' Online and Digital Education Department, who shared pearls of wisdom and her candid experiences, highlighting the importance of pursuing one's passions and the significance of not letting setbacks define one's path. This conversation was recorded in Helix at the University of Leeds; https://digitaleducation.leeds.ac.uk/helix/

    The big question is, why are the challenges of female leadership so significant? Well, these challenges are often deeply rooted in societal norms and expectations. Margaret's journey is one of remarkable resilience and personal growth amidst it all. For Margaret, it's not just about reaching the top but doing so with inner strength and the knowledge that she's staying true to herself and her values.

    Margaret Korosec is the Dean of Online and Digital Education at the University of Leeds, leading on establishing a design ecosystem to support and scale online education and a digitally enabled student experience. She has recently led the development of Helix, a creative space to encourage experimentation and enable radical internal and external collaboration.

    • 55 min
    EP 22 Sheridan Ash – From Model to Tech Innovator: Empowering Women in Technology

    EP 22 Sheridan Ash – From Model to Tech Innovator: Empowering Women in Technology

    "Be brave and take risks. Don't be afraid to speak up and challenge the status quo. The world needs more women leaders who are willing to make a difference." - Sheridan Ash



    A story of triumph in the face of adversity.

    From modest beginnings, Sheridan's journey is unusual and inspiring. Dyslexic, she left school at sixteen without formal qualifications. She became a single mother while pursuing a career in fashion modelling. Her fashion career abruptly ended on her impending motherhood, driving her to find a new way to provide for herself and her son. 



    Enjoy this conversation on a journey of motherhood, education and a career in technology. Sheridan Ash is the Founder and Co-CEO of Tech She Can.

    About Sheridan Ash


    Sheridan has two roles - leader in Technology Innovation at PwC UK, and Founder and Co-CEO of the charity Tech She Can. At PwC, working with the Board, she helped transform the 24,000-employee firm into a leading technology-enabled professional services firm. She’s a thought-leader on the importance of technological innovation and its contribution to productivity in the UK, emphasizing its ethical implications and impacts on diversity and inclusion.

    • 58 min
    EP 21 Julianne Antrobus – Feeling The Fear And Doing It Anyway – A Leading Woman in Nuclear Energy

    EP 21 Julianne Antrobus – Feeling The Fear And Doing It Anyway – A Leading Woman in Nuclear Energy

    “Never turn down an opportunity. A door opens for a reason. Open it, go through it, and don’t have regrets because it will take you somewhere else.”

    - Julianne Antrobus.



    How do you go from feeling the fear to embracing the fear?

    Meet Julianne Antrobus, a Leading Woman in Nuclear Energy and a Forward Ladies Awards Alumni.

    From a young age, Julianne had a real curiosity about the world around her. This thirst for knowledge, and a passion for environmental science and technology, would eventually lead her to a career in nuclear energy.
    As a young graduate, Julianne found herself fielding two job offers. One was as a consultant with a consultancy firm. The other opportunity was an offer to join a large blue chip company named British Nuclear Fuels. While considering which path to pursue, a friend questioned how she could take on a consultancy role without any real world experience post-university. Taking those words to heart, she decided to take the job with British Nuclear Fuels to gain the experience she knew she was lacking.

    In this episode, Griselda sits down with the inspirational Julianne Antrobus to discuss her career, highs and lows and secrets to embracing fears.



    About Julianne Antrobus
    Julianne Antrobus is the Global Head of Nuclear for PA Consulting - a technology and innovation consultancy firm based in the United Kingdom. She has worked in the Nuclear Sector for over 20 years. Julianne is a previous recipient of Forward Ladies’ National STEM Ambassador Award in recognition of her ongoing contribution to early-stage careers and mentoring. 

    • 58 min
    EP. 20 Succeeding in A Man's World, Leadership Lessons from Leanne Caret, One of Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women

    EP. 20 Succeeding in A Man's World, Leadership Lessons from Leanne Caret, One of Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women

    " You need to have empathy and be part of a community because nobody's success is singularly your own".

    - Leanne Caret


    How do you go from not being considered "management material" to running a $34 billion business? What does it take to succeed in the male-dominated world of aerospace and defence?

    Meet Leanne Caret, a major force in global business. 

    Leanne didn't dream of taking to the skies in a spaceship as a child, but it's undeniable that aerospace is in her blood. Three decades ago, her parents worked on the Apollo mission; today, Leanne worked on Artemis, the sister rocket to Apollo, which will place the first woman on the moon in a new era of human space exploration.

    Having spent her whole career at Boeing, the company has shaped Leanne's philosophy around leadership. She has since developed her unique framework for success founded on four guiding principles - Grit, Gumption, Gratitude & Grace.

    In this episode, Griselda sits down with the inspirational Leanne Caret to discuss her career, highs and lows and success framework.



    About Leanne Caret
    Leanne Caret is a Retired Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space and Security. Leanne is a major force in global business. In 2021, Fortune Magazine named Leanne to its Most Powerful Women list for the fifth consecutive year.  In addition to being a 2019 inductee of the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Leanne is a Royal Aeronautical Society Fellow and an Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow.

    • 48 min
    EP. 19 Success, Survival and Sacrifices - Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng, First Black Female Vice-Chancellor

    EP. 19 Success, Survival and Sacrifices - Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng, First Black Female Vice-Chancellor

    "I have realised that it's a very short time we have on this earth. We have to live it well. I do good because it makes me feel good. When people around me are comfortable, I can be comfortable. I'm not interested in people-pleasing. I want to do good. When I do good, it's for me. When I challenge a situation, it's because I really believe it needs to be challenged. I don't play to the gallery."

    Mamokgethi Phakeng is a Professor of Mathematics Education and Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has published over 80 reviewed articles and five edited volumes. She is a B1 NRF-rated scientist, which indicates she has considerable international recognition. She has been invited as a speaker and visiting professor at international conferences and universities worldwide.

    She has won several awards for her research and community work, including the Order of Baobab (Silver) bestowed upon her by the President of South Africa in April 2016 and the CEO magazine's most influential woman in academia in Africa in 2015. Mamokgethi has served and continues to serve on several notable boards in South Africa and Africa.

    In our first podcast for 2023, Griselda sat down with the inspirational vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng, on her Success, Survival, and Sacrifices to becoming the First Black Female Vice-Chancellor.

    • 51 min
    EP 18. Shaking off societal expectations will unlock your full potential | Sophie Adelman, CEO of The Garden

    EP 18. 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

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