Inspirational women in business discuss the issues that matter, giving their insight and opinions to help you progress your career.
'International Men's Day shouldn't be in opposition to International Women's Day' – Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, founder of IMD
International Men’s Day on the 19th November aims to celebrate the value men bring to the world, their families and communities, highlight role models and raise awareness of men’s wellbeing. We talk to its founder Dr Jerome Teelucksingh about the need for IMD, why it shouldn’t be in ‘opposition’ to International Women’s Day and how highlighting the positive contributions of everyday men is important for a balanced, inclusive society.
Ep 34 - ‘I’m a woman of intent’ – talking ambition and record setting with Judge Jasmine Twitty
In 2015, at the age of 25, Jasmine Twitty became the youngest ever judge to be appointed in the USA. Five years later, and now a senior judge in the state of South Carolina, her career has fast-tracked her to international renown, as well as making her a role model for young women and women of colour wanting to enter the legal profession. In the latest everywoman podcast episode, she talks about the drivers that have propelled her forward in her life, including being intentional in all things and the power of being ‘of service’ to a community — as well as what it feels like to challenge ‘norms’ in society at intersections of age, gender and ethnicity.
Ep33 - “Progress is a question of ability, not disability.” — Lemon Tree Hotels’ Aradhana Lal
A leader in its field for diversity and inclusion, with a goal to recruit from a far larger pool of candidates, free the talents and change perceptions of marginalised people in India.
Aradhana Lal, the chain’s Vice President of Brand, Communications & Sustainability Initiatives, is a key driver of this mission, which gives jobs and careers to those who have been marginalised through domestic violence, acid attacks, learning and physical disabilities and socioeconomic factors.
With 17% of Lemon Tree Hotels’ workforce now made up of Opportunity Deprived Indians, the number is growing — and with it the success of the initiative and reputation of the hotel chain for its ambitious and collaborative approach. In the latest everywoman podcast episode, we talk to Aradhana about why progress is a question of ability not disability and the power of business culture to change the world around it for the better.
Ep 32 - “I hope they think twice and apply” – driving diversity in Oxbridge education with Catherine Arnold, Master of St Edmund’s College
When Catherine Arnold became the 15th Master of St Edmunds College in October 2019 she brought the tally of female heads of colleges across Cambridge University to 50 percent. An impressive statistic, considering women weren’t even allowed to become full members of the 800-year-old university until 1948. One of Oxbridge’s most diverse and international colleges, St Edmund’s was founded over 120 years ago to house Catholic students, previously excluded from the university for centuries. As such, inclusion was at its core from the start – and it became the first male Cambridge college to accept women in 1969. As the college celebrates ‘50 years of women at St Edmunds’ this year, Catherine discusses female role models, the structural and perceptional challenges of inclusion around an Oxbridge education and how St Edmund’s continues to focus on creating a space for academic excellence without barriers.
everywomanBookClub ep.2 - You Are an Artist by Sarah Urist Green
A few years ago, curator and presenter Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel around visiting a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working, creating and making. The result is this beautiful coffee table book, which invites you to get in touch with your own inner artist, with a range of assignments you can fit into your day to inspire creativity and creative thinking. You don’t need to draw, paint or sculpt for this book to work magic on your creative juices; Green simply asks that you keep an open mind as you go on this journey and discover how creativity — whether that’s switching up your selfie-taking style, making a rug, or learning to better empathise with diverse groups — can benefit your life and career in untold ways. In this everywoman Book Club podcast, we invite Sarah to share some of the standout moments from her grand art tour, and uncover some of the many benefits of undertaking these assignments to spark creativity.
Ep 31 - Always look on the bright side: How to change your perspective…by reading the news
With modern news offering a relentless focus on negative events it’s easy for us to understand this agenda as ‘reality’ – something that Positive News, a daily online and quarterly print magazine dedicated to ‘constructive journalism’, is aiming to challenge. In this podcast episode, we talk to Acting Editor Lucy Douglas on the power of perspective, and the importance of engaging and empowering readers and giving them reasons to be hopeful about the future.