64 episodes

Each month we will bring you no holds barred discussion on the biggest issues that affect our careers and lives.

You'll hear from an individual at the top of their game on the challenges they faced and the mistakes they made along the way.

And in Ask The Hive, if you are facing an obstacle or a problem in your career, you'll have a chance to get some superb advice from people who've been there and come out the other side.

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Each month we will bring you no holds barred discussion on the biggest issues that affect our careers and lives.

You'll hear from an individual at the top of their game on the challenges they faced and the mistakes they made along the way.

And in Ask The Hive, if you are facing an obstacle or a problem in your career, you'll have a chance to get some superb advice from people who've been there and come out the other side.

    Look for the silver linings

    Look for the silver linings

    This week Sam and Simone talk about a number of new reports which focus on how the pandemic has affect working women.

    From a “silver lining” story about a rise in new female entrepreneurs to a warning klaxon about how a return to office-based work may set gender equality back years!
    They also check in on a social media poll you took part in, following the discussion last week about men-only spaces.

    This week’s Life Lessons come from Aerospace Engineer Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee

    • 22 min
    The World’s biggest eyeroll!

    The World’s biggest eyeroll!

    This week Sam and Simone discuss a new app being utilised by a number of UK employers that helps you stay socially distant from your colleagues.

    As the news reports on the Prime Minister of New Zealand’s childcare arrangements, should discussions about family life be removed from politics altogether, or encouraged?

    Plus – the ongoing challenge of female business leaders and what do you call a group of Northern Power Women? The suggestions are many and varied!

    • 21 min
    Is it business as usual for you?

    Is it business as usual for you?

    Nearly six months since lockdown started, Sam and Simone talk about the return to “normal” for many people. Commuting, school and office-based work. Is this what life is looking like for you?

    Simone and Sam also discuss a recent NPW poll into the mental health of our young people and a new report for the Girl Guides into the affect that altering images on social media has on young girls and boys.

    Presented by Simone Roche and Sam Walker

    • 21 min
    We’re at another crossroads

    We’re at another crossroads

    As summer holidays come to end, as children go back to school, there’s some big decisions to be made for a lot of companies, small and large and individuals too, about where you are going to work. This week, Simone and Sam discuss a major report that identifies 50 of the biggest companies in the UK who will not be sending their staff back to the office.

    Also, could another casualty of the pandemic be friendship?

    This week’s Life Lessons come from entrepreneur Clare Talbot Jones

    • 23 min
    Who’s checking in on you?

    Who’s checking in on you?

    Simone and Sam reflect on the fact that so many of us are still at boiling point as we try to manage homes, work, children and ourselves, often with very limited resources and they ask -who is checking in on you?

    We celebrate the first woman of colour to run on a VP ticket in the USA, Kamala Harris but reflect on the rampant misogyny that has once again revealed itself.

    This week’s Life Lessons come from police officer and role model Zoe Hingston.

    Presented by Simone Roche and Sam Walker

    • 28 min
    Don’t reach for normal, reach for better.

    Don’t reach for normal, reach for better.

    This week, Simone and Sam discuss the enormous pressure students and their families are facing after exams results were issued last week.

    New research shows that black women who have natural hairstyles are less likely to be offered a job interview than white woman, or black women with straightened hair. Have you had experience of this? How can we continue to strive for equality?

    This week’s Life Lessons come from the Scouse Scientist Holly Ellis.

    Presented by Simone Roche and Sam Walker

    • 24 min

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