The Brilliance Beyond Borders podcast is hosted by Chinwe Esimai – Nigeria-born multiple award-winning lawyer, trailblazing corporate executive, author, and keynote speaker who empowers women leaders to unlock their genius and live lives of impact and fulfillment. Chinwe is the author of the book, Brilliance Beyond Borders: Remarkable Women Leaders Share the Power of Immigrace (forthcoming Harper Horizon, Jan. 2022).
The podcast features inspiring conversations with highly successful immigrant women leaders, thought leaders, and world-class experts. It empowers you to embrace your highest potential and live a life of impact and fulfillment!
Special Episode - Brilliance Beyond Borders Book Interview
In this special episode of Brilliance Beyond Borders, we’re sharing an excerpt from the National Sawdust book launch event in New York City. In this episode, Chinwe is interviewed by Lynne Procope, the Ideas Zone Editor at National Sawdust. Lynne is a Trinidad-born American poet, Cave Canem fellow, National Poetry Slam champion, and co-author of the collaborative collection, Burning Down the House. Lynne and Chinwe discuss the inspiration and magic behind the Brilliance Beyond Borders book.
Leverage Your Heritage for Success with Margaret Molloy
On this episode of the Brilliance Beyond Borders Podcast, Chinwe speaks with the brilliant Margaret Molloy. Margaret is the Global Chief Marketing Officer at Siegel+Gale, the global brand strategy, design and experience firm behind the “simple is smart" ethos. She hosts the "How CMOs Commit” podcast and is the founder of WearingIrish, a passion project to tell the untold story of Irish fashion design.
They discuss the importance of culture and heritage. Margaret shared how her Irish heritage helped shape her career. Listen to learn how to leverage your heritage to build a fulfilling career and contribute to the world. For more information about our guests, visit www.chinweesimai.com/podcast.
How to Influence for Impact with Fashion & Beauty Entrepreneur CeCe Olisa
Chinwe speaks with social media icon and lifestyle influencer, CeCe Olisa. Named one of the “Top 10 New York Fashion Bloggers” by WhoWhatWear and a “person who proves you can be fit at any size” by MTV, CeCe Olisa is Founder/CEO of CoCoa by CeCe, the beauty and wellness company behind Doll Butter, and co-Founder of theCURVYcon. She currently lives in New York City. Her TEDx Talk "How to Build Self Confidence" is approaching 1 Million views and can be viewed at ceceolisa.com/tedx. To contact Chinwe or our guests, please visit www.chinweesimai.com.
Learning from the Past, Defining the Future with Holocaust Survivor Elizabeth Bellak
Chinwe speaks with brilliant Holocaust survivor, Elizabeth Bellak, and her phenomenal daughter, Alexandra. Elizabeth Bellak (born Ariana Spiegel) was born in 1930 into an upper-middle class Jewish family in Stawki, Poland.
When war broke out, Elizabeth and her older sister Renia were visiting their grandparents in the town of Przemyśl. Renia was killed in Przemyśl in 1942, but Elizabeth survived and made her way back to Warsaw along with a friend’s father who was a member of the resistance, eventually moving to New York with her mother. Years later, Elizabeth was miraculously reunited with her sister Renia’s wartime diary, in which Renia had documented their family’s experiences and shared intimate personal reflections.
For decades, Elizabeth kept Renia’s diary to herself, locked away in a vault, perhaps never to be discovered. At the urging of her daughter Alexandra, she decided to bring the story to light. St. Martin's Press published it in 2019 as Renia's Diary and the diary became an international bestseller.
In this episode, they stress the importance of learning from the past and finding unity in the values that connect us as Americans, in order to improve the world for generations to come.
To contact Chinwe or our guest, please visit www.chinweesimai.com.
Purpose and Performance Through Tech with Esther Ayorinde
Chinwe speaks to Esther Ayorinde, tech sales and go-to-market executive, who is known for her transformational leadership style, connected industry network, and business growth achievements. Esther leads Business Development globally for Cisco’s Managed Services organization, a company acquired by the Fortune 63 company in 2004. Recognized as part of the top 1% of sales at the tech giant. Her passion for tech and building high performing teams has contributed to driving continuous double or triple-digit growth in every business she’s led.
In this episode, they discuss the importance of leveraging data for optimal performance, investing in oneself to avoid burnout, and living a legacy,
To contact chinwe or our guest, please visit www.chinweesimai.com.
Lead with Feminine Intelligence
Chinwe speaks with Ekene Onu, Executive Coach and Feminine leadership expert who helps high performing women rise in their careers, increase revenue in their businesses & build thought leadership platforms by reclaiming their womanhood and leading with their feminine energy. They discuss striving for excellence in the workplace, femininity in marriage and relationships, and setting new standards of success and fulfillment.
To contact Chinwe or our guest, please visit chinweesimai.com.