38 episodes

Lack of a female perspective in the top tier of business and technology has never felt as pressing as it does today.

The future of humanity is being shaped by a handful of giant tech corporations, all of them founded and run by men - in The West and in The East alike.

Tech-Philosopher and Entrepreneur Somi Arian discusses the lack of female presence in leadership roles in Business and Technology, with academics, industry leaders, and thinkers from across the world as together they brainstorm how to change this narrative.

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Lack of a female perspective in the top tier of business and technology has never felt as pressing as it does today.

The future of humanity is being shaped by a handful of giant tech corporations, all of them founded and run by men - in The West and in The East alike.

Tech-Philosopher and Entrepreneur Somi Arian discusses the lack of female presence in leadership roles in Business and Technology, with academics, industry leaders, and thinkers from across the world as together they brainstorm how to change this narrative.

    #38 - Daniel Sharaiha: The Dynamics of Gender Equity, It all Starts at Home

    #38 - Daniel Sharaiha: The Dynamics of Gender Equity, It all Starts at Home

    Daniel Sharaiha is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Customer Experience at Bank al Etihad in Jordan.


     


    Daniel and I had much to talk about given my Middle Eastern background and how familiar I am with the culture in the region. I really enjoyed this conversation as I learned about what Daniel and his peers are doing to increase gender equity in the Arab world and in Jordan in particular. 

    • 26 min
    #37 - Karen Laos: How Women Give Up Power and How to Get It Back

    #37 - Karen Laos: How Women Give Up Power and How to Get It Back

    Karen Laos is the Founder and CEO of Karen Laos Consulting, she is also a keynote speaker and communication expert for women business leaders.


     


    I first discovered Karen as a guest speaker on FemPeak, where she spoke about five ways that women give up power, and how to get it back. In this conversation, we take a step further and unfold the tendencies that women, in particular, have that causes them to give up power, and consider ways to reclaim your stance and own it confidently.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #36 - Jennifer Greyson: The Future of Crypto is Female

    #36 - Jennifer Greyson: The Future of Crypto is Female

    Jennifer Greyson is a business owner, global advocate for crypto's empowerment of women and sits on the board of the Kerala Blockchain Academy. She is recognised as one of the top 50 female influencers in Crypto and top 100 people in Blockchain. 


     


    In this conversation, Jen and I go into the philosophy of technology and what makes today’s world more feminine than ever before, why we should trust our intuition and most importantly tips on how anybody can achieve financial freedom with crypto.

    • 56 min
    #35 - Joti Balani: Women in Tech Space, a Rising Revolution

    #35 - Joti Balani: Women in Tech Space, a Rising Revolution

    Joti Balani is a Conversational AI Architect and Founder and Managing Director of Freshriver.ai. She is also FemPeak’s Lead Tech Skills Sherpani. 


     


    What I love about Joti is that as a conversational AI architect she has a strong understanding of both the technology and the philosophy and psychology of training Artificial Intelligence systems to be more human-centric. 


     


    In this conversation, Joti and I unfold how the revolution is changing our way of living, why it is crucial to have more women in the tech space and how to get there.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #34 - Jessalyn Dean: Entrepreneurship and Finding Your Purpose

    #34 - Jessalyn Dean: Entrepreneurship and Finding Your Purpose

    Jessalyn Dean is a certified CPA, Founder of Dune Consultants and a Financial Literacy advocate, as well as FemPeak’s Lead Finance and Wealth Sherpani. 


    I met Jessalyn on Clubhouse and my first impression of her made me realise this was someone I wanted to work with. Her daring and courageous character is something that will inspire many women out there. 


     


    In this conversation, Jessalyn and I talk about the difference between an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur and how to decide which one you’re built for.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #33 - Catherine D’Ignazio: True Feminism & Closing the Gender Data Gap

    #33 - Catherine D’Ignazio: True Feminism & Closing the Gender Data Gap

    Catherine D’ignazio is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Data + Feminism Lab at the MIT. She is also an artist and software developer who focuses on feminism and data literacy. 


    Catherine has also co-authored a super interesting and eye-opening book, Data Feminism, about what I call the female data gap.


     


    I found our conversation super inspiring, touching upon subjects of culture, history and religion, digging deep into the roots of gender data and its biases, inaccuracies, and even its non-existence.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

runlolarun5767 ,

Worth the listen!

These carefully curated podcasts truly represent the Founder’s mission to raise women’s socioeconomic status through technology. Definitely worth the listen & share!

Fiercedreamer3 ,

Thank you for making this

There are not female voices in this space. Thank you for making this. Super interesting.

Esthersept ,

Why we need more women in Tech

Very interesting podcast with honest discussion about the issues facing women getting into Tech. Worth a listen

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