This wide-ranging podcast series aims to provide access to a more personal perspective on the work of global figures and everyday heroes. It celebrates humanity and the work we do in order to make this world safer, more diverse, just, fun, and empowering to all, and aims to inspire the listener to look at global topics with fresh eyes and sometimes even learn about domains one would never hear about any other way. A podcast that connects the dots and inspires thought.
Tessy Antony de Nassau Floessel's Zoom o'Clock with HRH Princess Märtha-Louise of Norway
Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise was born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo on 22 September 1971. She is the oldest child of His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja. She has one brother, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon.
The Princess was named after her father’s mother, Crown Princess Märtha, and her great-great grandmother, Queen Louise, the mother of King Haakon VII. A constitutional amendment adopted in 1990 established the right of eldest born child to succeed to the Throne regardless of gender; however, as the amendment entered into force long after the Princess and Crown Prince were born, it was decided that males would continue to take precedence over females for children born prior to 1990.
Princess Märtha Louise became engaged to the author Mr Ari Behn on 13 December 2001. The couple were married in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on 24 May 2002. Bishop Finn Wagle presided over the ceremony. In 2016 the couple decided to part ways, and they were divorced in 2017.
The Princess and Mr Behn have three daughters, Miss Maud Angelica Behn, born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo on 29 April 2003, Miss Leah Isadora Behn, born at the couple’s summer home, Bloksbjerg at Hankø, on 8 April 2005 and Miss Emma Tallulah Behn born at Lommedalen on 29. September 2008.
All three were christened in the Palace Chapel: Miss Maud Angelica 2 July 2003, Miss Leah Isadora 16 June 2005 and Miss Emma Tallulah 20 January 2009.
The Princess lives with her daughters in Lommedalen, in Bærum outside of Oslo.
Princess Märtha Louise undertakes official engagements as a representative of the Royal Family in areas concerning persons with disabilities.
She is also active as patron of eight organisations, and as Chair of Princess Märtha Louise's Fund. Allocations from the fund are awarded to projects that aim to benefit children with disabilities.
The Princess is a member of the board of Stiftelsen Vi (the Vi Foundation), established to work on behalf of disabled people for the equal right to a meaningful life.
Princess Märtha Louise has long been engaged in cultural work, and especially in disseminating traditional Norwegian fairy tales to a wider audience. Among other activities, she has starred in a storytelling series on Norwegian television. The Princess is the author of several books and audiobooks, and has participated in the production of television programmes for children.
The Princess established a sole proprietorship on 1 January 2002 under which she conducts her independent professional activities in the cultural sphere and as a Rosen therapist. As of that date she has been subject to Norwegian tax laws.
From 2007 to 2019 The Princess ran Astarte Education/Soulspring with Ms Elisabeth Nordeng. In 2018 she established the YouTube channel Hest360 with Mr Geir Kamsvåg.
Tessy Antony de Nassau's Zoom O'Clock with Entrepreneur Emma Kay
Emma Kay can speak authoritatively on women’s safety, women’s right to equality of safety on British streets and her own experience of gender harassment.
She is also an entrepreneur who is passionate about developing the WalkSafe app’s unique safety features and keeping it free for women to download.
Emma can also speak on parenting, as knife crime soars and young men in particular are at risk, meaning more parents and their older children are downloading WalkSafe.
Emma Kay is the co-founder of WalkSafe and her impassioned social media posts following the murder of Sarah Everard meant the free app was downloaded over half a million times in just two weeks.
Mother of two, she is determined to fund the app so it will remain free to women and other vulnerable groups.
A former beautician, Emma came up with the idea of the app at dinner with her extended family after describing her own experience of gender harassment and what she felt would help. Fortunately, her brother-in-law is a technology expert, and he was able to devise the first generation WalkSafe app.
Emma describes the WalkSafe app as the ‘app that shouldn’t have to exist’ but as the daughter of a policeman, she has a pragmatic approach to women’s safety and the WalkSafe app is testimony to that philosophy.
It is the only app to give users a live map which shows where recent crimes have occurred, so women can choose a safer route home. It also has a tap feature if women feel threatened which alerts their chosen safety contact and a ‘dead woman’s switch’ which send alerts if the tapping suddenly stops, giving a precise location that the police can then use should the user be abducted.
Emma is passionate about creating greater awareness for WalkSafe, which is funded by the brands’ other ventures, so it can be available free to those that need it.
And, as the app also records knife crime, Emma says that more and more parents need to be aware of the app as young men are in danger from knife crime which rose 25% following the last lockdown easing.
She is available for broadcast and media interviews. Please contact: Emma or Jess at CMS firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
*A recent YouGov poll for UN Women found that seven out of 10 women had experienced some form of sexual harassment in public.
· This number was nearly nine out of 10 for younger women.
· Over half of women had experienced catcalling
· Four out of 10 had been groped or faced unwelcome touching
· A third of women had been followed
· One in five had faced indecent exposure
Tessy Antony de Nassau's Zoom O'Clock with Luxembourgish Minister of Family and Integration Corinne Cahen
Minister Corinne Cahen is President of the DP political party in Luxembourg and Minister of Family, Integration and the wider region of Luxembourg.
Bei den Parlamentswahlen vom 20. Oktober 2013 wurde Corinne Cahen in die Abgeordnetenkammer gewählt. Am 4. Dezember 2013 wurde sie erstmals Regierungsmitglied und trat als Ministerin für Familie und Integration und als Ministerin für die Großregion in die Koalitionsregierung aus Demokratischer Partei (DP), Luxemburger Sozialistischer Arbeiterpartei (LSAP) und Grünen (déi gréng) ein.
Nach den Parlamentswahlen vom 14. Oktober 2018 wurde Corinne Cahen am 5. Dezember 2018 zur Ministerin für Familie und Integration sowie zur Ministerin für die Großregion in der Koalitionsregierung aus DP, LSAP und déi gréng ernannt.
Tessy Antony de Nassau's Zoom O'Clock with Luxembourgish MP Djuna Bernard
Djuna Bernard is a Luxembourgish MP at the Green party. She is the youngest MP in Parliament as well as the Vice President of Parliament.
She is also the Coordinator of the WOSM Area of operation : "Spreading our message" and the Board Member of Mérite Jeunesse Luxembourg
In her spare time she is also an active Scout.
Tessy Antony De Nassau's Zoom O'Clock with Mrs Biliana Sirakova, EU Youth Coordinator
Mrs Biliana Sirakova, EU Youth Coordinator at the European Commission in Bruxelles.
9 Opportunities for young Europeans | by European Commission | Oct, 2021 | Medium
European Youth Portal | European Youth Portal (europa.eu)
Tessy Antony de Nassau's Zoom O'Clock -- Tessy's Keynote at UCLA for the Bruin MUN students
Amazing podcast and look forward to more episodes!
Well done! I look forward to hearing more about inspiring women. Really love the format as it is short and concise.
I am here to say , that I very much enjoyed your podcasts. In these difficult times I have found many entertaining things to watch and listen to , such as your inspiring podcasts as you talk about the different things. I try to listen to them as often as I can , when I have free time , as I am currently to online schooling . I feel like if you need the help to broadcast your social media’s I could very much help. I am very fond and happy to see what you talk about , as our families are well connected.
Amazing podcast very heart warming loved this listened to it 4 times over when I can best podcast I have come across all year ❤️