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Chasing Parity is a podcast by SheSyndicate, a nonprofit dedicated to closing the global economic gender gap. On this show, we excavate at the coal face of gender disparity through interviews with social entrepreneurs, gender lens funders, academics, and women at the top of their industry, turning their unique perspectives and personal stories into actionable insights that provide waypoints for others passionate about making change. In each episode, we dive into a different facet of the 267-year gap, explore unique impact approaches and unpack some of the stories that hold women and diverse leaders back. Chasing Parity is an honest, intellectual, fun podcast for women and men striving to make the world more equitable for everyone.

Chasing Parity SheSyndicate

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Chasing Parity is a podcast by SheSyndicate, a nonprofit dedicated to closing the global economic gender gap. On this show, we excavate at the coal face of gender disparity through interviews with social entrepreneurs, gender lens funders, academics, and women at the top of their industry, turning their unique perspectives and personal stories into actionable insights that provide waypoints for others passionate about making change. In each episode, we dive into a different facet of the 267-year gap, explore unique impact approaches and unpack some of the stories that hold women and diverse leaders back. Chasing Parity is an honest, intellectual, fun podcast for women and men striving to make the world more equitable for everyone.

    Closing the Gender Finance Gap in Southeast Asia, Building Partnerships with Intention & Following Your Intuition with Shuyin Tang

    Closing the Gender Finance Gap in Southeast Asia, Building Partnerships with Intention & Following Your Intuition with Shuyin Tang

    Our guest for this episode is Shuyin Tang, a Partner at Patamar Capital, a leading impact investing firm in Southeast Asia. Shuyin is responsible for Patamar's investing activities in the Mekong region and has led investments into education, financial technology, employee benefits and healthcare companies.
    Shuyin also spearheaded Patamar’s gender lens investing efforts, including managing one of the first gender lens investing funds in Southeast Asia, the Investing in Women Fund. She is also the co-founder and CEO of the Beacon Fund, a boundary-breaking fund for female entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia's emerging markets. In this episode, Shuyin and I talked about the impact of the work she is doing, the innovation of  female entrepreneurs, inspiring case studies of their clients, the biggest thing she learned as a person, and more.
    Shuyin was named one of Australia's "100 Women of Influence" by the Australian Financial Review in 2015 and an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2016. She currently serves on the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women’s World Banking, a global NGO promoting women’s financial inclusion. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University where she was also awarded the University Medal.
    Listen to Shuyin’s advocacy and stay tuned until the end as she shares her personal advice on how to make a change and impact with the work you do.

    Resources/Links
    Beacon Fund
    Intro to Mezzanine Finance

    • 44 min
    Super Pops, Turning Negatives into Positives & Challenging Social Norms with Katrina Edillor

    Super Pops, Turning Negatives into Positives & Challenging Social Norms with Katrina Edillor

    Our guest for this week’s episode, Katrina Edillor, the Head of AX Ventures at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners & Board Observer at The Benevolent Society. In her current position, Katrina leads CCEP Ventures in Australia, the Pacific, and Indonesia and manages its investment portfolio.
    Adding to her skills and portfolio, Katrina drives commercial partnerships that scale start-ups and help CCEP sell more beverages and she also represents CCEP Australia in the Board of Western Australia Return Recycle Renew.
    But in this episode, Katrina shared the struggles and obstacles that she experienced with her family and how her experiences transformed her into the woman that she is today, driven, purposeful, and determined. She also opened up about the important values that she and her husband share to make her role as a parent and a career woman work.
    A strong  force in the industry and with a heartfelt story to tell about family, overcoming obstacles, turning trials into a positive experience, and giving back to the community, listen to Katrina’s inspirational story about her life journey. 
    Resources
    Katrina's Linkedin
    Becoming Superpops Pod 

    • 40 min
    Building Innovation, Confidence, Getting Your Ideas Heard & Having a Go with Susan Oliver

    Building Innovation, Confidence, Getting Your Ideas Heard & Having a Go with Susan Oliver

    Listen to this episode as the Chair at Alice Anderson Fund, Susan Oliver, shares her experience and expertise in rebuilding stakeholder trust and finding potential in legacy assets, all whilst mapping a path for a company to succeed into an unknown future.

    Susan has been involved in the governance of global companies since 1996 including IFM Investors, Transurban Group, and the restructure of Centro Group, but before that, she also had a long career in technology and futures consulting, culminating with leading the Commission for the Future for the Australian Government.

    This conversation with Susan is very eye-opening especially for promising women-led startups in the pipeline. She also has other interests in a range of not-for-profit causes. Currently, she sits on the board of the Melbourne Theatre Company, The Wheeler Centre and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. She helped found The Big Issue in Australia and co-founded Scale Investors to fund female-led startups.

    Susan is also an active angel investor through Scale and dedicated to supporting innovation and participation by women as both entrepreneurs and investors, all in all, she has contributed significantly to the innovation, IT, and arts policy agendas in Australia.

    She was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 for service to Australian society in business and an AM in 2019 for significant service to business and to women.


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    Susan Oliver
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-oliver-am-134a244/

    Scale Investors
    Website: https://scaleinvestors.com.au
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/scale-investors-ltd/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/scale_investors
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scaleinvestors/

    Alice Anderson Fund (Launch Vic)
    Website: https://launchvic.org/general/angel-sidecar

    Links from the Show
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    Australian Institute for Company Directors
    https://aicd.companydirectors.com.au

    CSIRO
    https://www.csiro.au/en/

    Golden Seeds Ventures
    https://goldenseeds.com

    Launch Victoria
    https://launchvic.org/general/staff-board

    • 50 min
    On Negotiating, Amplifying Your Voice and Leveling Up Your Career with Claire Wasserman

    On Negotiating, Amplifying Your Voice and Leveling Up Your Career with Claire Wasserman

    In this episode, our guest is Claire Wasserman, an educator, author, and founder of Ladies Get Paid, a global community that champions the professional and financial advancement of women. 
    Claire is also the host of John Hancock’s podcast, Friends Who Talk About Money. She has traveled the country teaching thousands of women how to negotiate millions of dollars in raises, start businesses, and advocate for themselves in the workplace. 
    Listen as she talks about how she got started with her mission and shares her tips for beating back imposter syndrome, finding a career champion, and negotiating successfully. Claire was named one of Marquis Who's Who 75 Most Influential Financial Leaders of 2021, as well as Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women. This episode will provide great value for anyone interested in amplifying their voice and acknowledging their worth in the corporate arena.

    Resources
    Claire's book: https://ladiesgetpaid.com/book/#order-online
    Decision-making matrix: https://fs.blog/2018/04/reversible-irreversible-decisions/

    Claire Wasserman
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairewasserman/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/clairewasserman
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clairegetspaid/

    Ladies Get Paid
    Website: https://ladiesgetpaid.com
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ladies-get-paid/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ladiesgetpaid
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ladiesgetpaid 

    • 44 min
    Steering a Career Toward Impact, Staying Flexible & Developing Pathways for Women in Technology with Grace Kohn

    Steering a Career Toward Impact, Staying Flexible & Developing Pathways for Women in Technology with Grace Kohn

    In this episode, our guest is Grace Kohn, Chief Operating Officer of SheSyndicate, a Technology & Strategy Consultant, and Founder of the TechSavvy Program. 
    Grace graduated from Duke University with a BA in Mechanical Engineering where she went on to work in technology consulting at Accenture. Today she works with SRI Executive, a global search strategy and leadership consulting firm that specializes in international development, global health, sustainability development, finance, and education, where she focuses on developing fit-for-purpose strategies, assessing and advising on organizational development. 
    Listen as we talk about her journey and how she found herself taking the road less traveled leaving a long-term partner track for a career toward impact. As the founder of TechSavvy and having worked closely with women to help upskill them for the workforce, she shares some valuable insights from her work as well as some well-grounded principles for productivity, self-growth, and staying flexible.

    • 40 min
    From Theater to Brokering Change at the UN & Navigating Parenthood with Esther Pan Sloane

    From Theater to Brokering Change at the UN & Navigating Parenthood with Esther Pan Sloane

    In this episode, our guest is Esther Pan Sloane, Head of Partnerships, Policy and Communications at United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). Prior to joining UNCDF, Esther was a U.S. diplomat for 10 years. As Adviser at the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations in New York, she was on the U.S. team that negotiated the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. She also served on the Executive Boards of UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, and UNFPA, pushing the agencies to become more efficient, effective, and accountable for results.
    Esther graduated from Stanford University with a BA with honors in English and International Relations and earned an MA in Theater and Performance from the University of Cape Town, which she attended on a Fulbright Fellowship. Prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service, Esther worked as a journalist in print, radio, and national magazines for the first ten years of her career. She also has a major interest in theatre, especially theatre that helps change governments. 
    Listen as we talk about her career path and how she found herself making finance work for the poor at UNCDF, the personal challenges she overcame, her expertise in negotiations, and advice for someone who may be navigating their journey to parenthood.


    Links:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/esther-pan-sloane-9029a5/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sloane_ep?lang=en 
    UNCDF: https://www.uncdf.org/head-partnerships-policy-communications 

    • 48 min

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