13 episodes

Welcome to The Sistr podcast with me Emma Sayle, where I talk frankly to some of the fiercest female trailblazers in the game from all walks of life. Finding out their highs, their lows and what fuels the fire in their bellies that’s made them get to where they are today. Hoping that you can go away with your own fire stoked a little bit more. I’m a founder, CEO, mum of 3, sportswoman and an opinionated pain in the ass on a mission to prove that women really can have it all.

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Welcome to The Sistr podcast with me Emma Sayle, where I talk frankly to some of the fiercest female trailblazers in the game from all walks of life. Finding out their highs, their lows and what fuels the fire in their bellies that’s made them get to where they are today. Hoping that you can go away with your own fire stoked a little bit more. I’m a founder, CEO, mum of 3, sportswoman and an opinionated pain in the ass on a mission to prove that women really can have it all.

    Ep. 12 Wild Life - Ellie Bradshaw

    Ep. 12 Wild Life - Ellie Bradshaw

    About Wild Life Botanicals

    Wild Life Botanicals is the pioneering creation of Cornish Sea Salt co-founder, Ellie Bradshaw. 
    As a full-time working mum, Ellie’s search for a sophisticated social alternative to traditionally high ABV wines, Champagnes and Prosecco’s was left a little flat.
    With her background in luxury food, drink and hospitality teamed with an appreciation of plant power  – Ellie’s dream of creating an ultra-low alcohol sparkling wine that dialled back on alcohol at the same time dialled up on the health and wellness benefits began to grow.

    Following months of innovative product development with a specialist team including a highly respected naturopath and medical herbalist; a leading international oenologist; an award-winning taste and sensory developer; master brewer and food scientist, Wild Life Botanicals looks set to raise the bar in the dynamic NOLO choices.
    Crafted in Cornwall and unlike anything else on the market, Wild Life Botanicals is a new kind of drink for a new generation of conscious drinkers that want a no limits way of life with no compromise.

    About Sistr
    Sistr's, a dedicated platform for women to connect, share and learn. 
    On Sistr, professionals gain access to a network of qualified female experts covering a whole range of industries and skills, to help them grow their business.
    Sistrs can chat with other Sistrs via the platform on a variety of business topics, find out about and attend a carefully curated events schedule and choose to work together beyond the platform, hand-picking from a network of Sistrs to create their own advisory board and build out a team of elite female professionals to move their business forward. 
    Qualified in their respective fields with proven evidence-based experience, Sistrs can chat, participate in forum discussions or commit to mentoring for just one hour per month which they do so with no expectations in return.  However, they’re aware that their consultancy can lead to forming beneficial relationships beyond the initial hour. Creating real opportunities Sistr to Sistr.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 10 Invisibobble - Sophie Trelles-Tvede

    Ep. 10 Invisibobble - Sophie Trelles-Tvede

    The idea for the Invisibobble began to form in Sophie‘s first semester at University. University is a time in a girl‘s life where she wears her hair up constantly. Whether you put it up whilst studying to avoid it getting in the way of your books or on a night out when you want to keep from getting too hot, it is an everyday necessity.
    Sophie loved the ponytail look but one thing kept bothering her. She suffered from headaches every morning and always had that kink in her hair that we all know and hate.

    Now we won't spoil it for the podcast but that was the motivation behind Invisibobble.
    It's now being distributed in over 70 countries worldwide!

    A bit about Sistr
    Sistr's, a dedicated platform for women to connect, share and learn. 
    On Sistr, professionals gain access to a network of qualified female experts covering a whole range of industries and skills, to help them grow their business.
    Sistrs can chat with other Sistrs via the platform on a variety of business topics, find out about and attend a carefully curated events schedule and choose to work together beyond the platform, hand-picking from a network of Sistrs to create their own advisory board and build out a team of elite female professionals to move their business forward. 
    Qualified in their respective fields with proven evidence-based experience, Sistrs can chat, participate in forum discussions or commit to mentoring for just one hour per month which they do so with no expectations in return.  However, they’re aware that their consultancy can lead to forming beneficial relationships beyond the initial hour. Creating real opportunities Sistr to Sistr.

    • 41 min
    Ep. 9 Hannah Shergold - The Art of Doing You

    Ep. 9 Hannah Shergold - The Art of Doing You

    In this episode, we talk to the wonderful Hannah Shergold about her journey from Helicopter pilot to an artist. 

    Hannah Shergold is an exciting and gifted painter and sculptor.  In June 2018, having left her role as an Army helicopter pilot only three months earlier, she hosted her first solo exhibition on Pall Mall in the heart of London's art district.  Simultaneously she was selected to be the Invictus Games artist for Team UK and raised over £50,000 through the auction of 6 paintings. She also won the only Wild Card position for the 2019 Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and featured in episode 2 where she painted Ashley Walters. 



    A bit about Sistr
    Sistr's, a dedicated platform for women to connect, share and learn. 
    On Sistr, professionals gain access to a network of qualified female experts covering a whole range of industries and skills, to help them grow their business.
    Sistrs can chat with other Sistrs via the platform on a variety of business topics, find out about and attend a carefully curated events schedule and choose to work together beyond the platform, hand-picking from a network of Sistrs to create their own advisory board and build out a team of elite female professionals to move their business forward. 
    Qualified in their respective fields with proven evidence-based experience, Sistrs can chat, participate in forum discussions or commit to mentoring for just one hour per month which they do so with no expectations in return.  However, they’re aware that their consultancy can lead to forming beneficial relationships beyond the initial hour. Creating real opportunities Sistr to Sistr. 

    • 38 min
    Ep. 8 Bird & Wolf - Emma Roberts

    Ep. 8 Bird & Wolf - Emma Roberts

    Founder Em Roberts talks about all things BIRD + WOLF……
    When I was growing up my mother had a boutique selling second hand designer clothes. Women used to come to the shop and sell their unwanted or unworn designer clothes and of course, buy more whilst there! It was the perfect example of sustainable shopping – and that was back in 1985!
    So, when I was searching for ‘army style’ jackets I realised the answer was  staring me in the face. Use the real thing!
    Not only does the durability and the quality of the products surpass a lot of todays factory made clothes, the sustainability factor was a no brainer. From my experience working in my mothers boutique to use clothes that were already made seemed to me to be a very ethical and sensible thing to do. I love that many of our jackets have had a journey, I love the distressed look of them.
    I love the wear and tear and some have the most amazing darning work on the collars! Also, some have the most incredible array of badges.






    Another element of Bird + Wolf, that I love is it’s gender neutrality. I remember getting annoyed as I kid that mens and womenswear was separated. To be dictated which type of clothes to wear kind of got to me. Why couldn’t I go into the mens department and buy that t- shirt or that jacket? I felt as a teenage girl people would be looking at me weirdly. Why couldn’t all the clothes be in one section?’ Why do we have to be told what certain genders should wear? That is why I love the fact that all our clothes can be worn by everyone.


    A bit about Sistr
    Sistr's, a dedicated platform for women to connect, share and learn. 
    On Sistr, professionals gain access to a network of qualified female experts covering a whole range of industries and skills, to help them grow their business.






    Sistrs can chat with other Sistrs via the platform on a variety of business topics, find out about and attend a carefully curated events schedule and choose to work together beyond the platform, hand-picking from a network of Sistrs to create their own advisory board and build out a team of elite female professionals to move their business forward. 
    Qualified in their respective fields with proven evidence-based experience, Sistrs can chat, participate in forum discussions or commit to mentoring for just one hour per month which they do so with no expectations in return.  However, they’re aware that their consultancy can lead to forming beneficial relationships beyond the initial hour. Creating real opportunities Sistr to Sistr. 

    • 27 min
    Ep. 7 Losing Grace - Athena Mandis & Liz Farahadi

    Ep. 7 Losing Grace - Athena Mandis & Liz Farahadi

    In this episode, we talk to two of the women behind Losing Grace. A short film highlighting the impact of domestic abuse.

    https://greenlit.fund/project/losing-grace

    The Story
    Losing Grace is a gripping short film thriller that keeps audiences guessing and leaves them with their hearts in their throats. Grace is forced to flee with her mother Louise, from her abusive father, John, only to be tracked down with dire consequences.
    Louise  has suffered years of psychological abuse at the hands of John. But getting help has proven difficult. Feeling her own sanity fraying, and failing to convince anyone that her charming and respectable husband is the culprit, she is left with no alternative but to run where he can’t find her or their daughter Grace. Desperate to protect Grace she forces her to abandon her life and go on the run. With no access to money and support, Louise is desperate. But Grace is saddled with a fragile mother for whom she feels responsible, even when she can’t see the reasons for her decisions. Grace longs to be normal and hang out with friends, but her mother’s unstable state takes its toll.
    This is a short film, 12 minutes, and like all great short films, subtlety is key. Louise's emotions are heightened and what is true and what is not, teeters on the edge. We want to bring this world of fear to the audiences, to put them inside the grey area of reality - how things may appear and how things may feel when one is inside them. How do we know when someone is ever telling us the truth?

    A bit about Sistr
    Sistr's, a dedicated platform for women to connect, share and learn. 
    On Sistr, professionals gain access to a network of qualified female experts covering a whole range of industries and skills, to help them grow their business.
    Sistrs can chat with other Sistrs via the platform on a variety of business topics, find out about and attend a carefully curated events schedule and choose to work together beyond the platform, hand-picking from a network of Sistrs to create their own advisory board and build out a team of elite female professionals to move their business forward. 
    Qualified in their respective fields with proven evidence-based experience, Sistrs can chat, participate in forum discussions or commit to mentoring for just one hour per month which they do so with no expectations in return.  However, they’re aware that their consultancy can lead to forming beneficial relationships beyond the initial hour. Creating real opportunities Sistr to Sistr. 

    • 33 min
    Ep. 6 Walking down the Aisle 8 - Lauren Stevenson

    Ep. 6 Walking down the Aisle 8 - Lauren Stevenson

    In Episode 6 we talk to Aisle 8 Founder and Director, Lauren Stevenson. We talk about setting up a business, PR and how to deal with mistakes. 


    A bit about Sistr
    Sistr's, a dedicated platform for women to connect, share and learn. 
    On Sistr, professionals gain access to a network of qualified female experts covering a whole range of industries and skills, to help them grow their business.
    Sistrs can chat with other Sistrs via the platform on a variety of business topics, find out about and attend a carefully curated events schedule and choose to work together beyond the platform, hand-picking from a network of Sistrs to create their own advisory board and build out a team of elite female professionals to move their business forward. 
    Qualified in their respective fields with proven evidence-based experience, Sistrs can chat, participate in forum discussions or commit to mentoring for just one hour per month which they do so with no expectations in return.  However, they’re aware that their consultancy can lead to forming beneficial relationships beyond the initial hour. Creating real opportunities Sistr to Sistr. 

    • 38 min

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