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Diary of a Female Leader features the journey of a variety of females that have reached leadership roles in the so-called male dominating environments. The podcast intends to support females that are considering to enter such environments in making a decision based on the stories our guests will share with us.

Diary of a Female Leader Paloma Ortiz Lopez

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Diary of a Female Leader features the journey of a variety of females that have reached leadership roles in the so-called male dominating environments. The podcast intends to support females that are considering to enter such environments in making a decision based on the stories our guests will share with us.

    Interviewing Pamela Fierst Walsh, former Senior Advisor on Conflict & Critical Minerals. - "I would really encourage you to work on the confidence you bring to communication"

    Interviewing Pamela Fierst Walsh, former Senior Advisor on Conflict & Critical Minerals. - "I would really encourage you to work on the confidence you bring to communication"

    Welcome to Diary of a Female Leader! 🎙️

    In this episode, we have the privilege of sitting down with an exceptional leader, Pamela Fierst-Walsh, whose expertise lies in conflict and critical minerals, minerals supply chain dependencies, and global risk. Her passion for the clean energy revolution has driven her to become a recognized authority in these fields.

    Pamela's impact is profound; she played a pivotal role in transforming the U.S. diplomatic approach to critical minerals. Through her close partnership with the U.S. interagency, she spearheaded the creation of State Department policy, leading to crucial diplomatic partnerships with governments worldwide, including Australia, Canada, and the European Union.

    But Pamela is not only a diplomat; she's a fierce advocate for women's empowerment and mentorship. Her dedication to these causes shines through her involvement with organizations like the Women's Foreign Policy Group. Her remarkable contributions have earned her recognition as a Top 100 U.S. Corporate Responsibility Influencer.

    In this episode, we explore Pamela's journey, her insights into global risk management, the critical minerals landscape, and her unwavering commitment to women's empowerment. Her story is not just inspiring; it's a beacon of empowerment and a testament to the change-makers among us.

    Join us as we delve into Pamela's remarkable career, her dedication to positive change, and her vision for a more sustainable and inclusive future.
    Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to Diary of a Female Leader for more enlightening conversations with leaders who are shaping our world.

    #Leadership #Minerals #CriticalMinerals #Empowerment #Podcast

    • 37 min
    Interviewing Claudia Tornquist, President and CEO, Director at Kodiak Copper - "the tides are changing...there are more opportunities for women in "male-dominated" industries than a few years ago"

    Interviewing Claudia Tornquist, President and CEO, Director at Kodiak Copper - "the tides are changing...there are more opportunities for women in "male-dominated" industries than a few years ago"

    Welcome to another episode of Diary of a Female Leader! 🎙️

    In today's conversation, we have the privilege of sitting down with Claudia Tornquist, the CEO, Director and Chairman of Kodiak Copper Corporation and a Director of American Lithium Corp and Silver One Resources. Claudia's journey is a testament to the heights women can reach in traditionally male-dominated industries, particularly in the mining sector.

    Claudia's career spans impressive roles, including General Manager of Business Evaluation at Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining companies. What makes her journey truly remarkable is her fearless pursuit of her passions. She's left stable and content positions to follow her entrepreneurial spirit within the mineral resources industry, redefining her role as a modern treasure hunter.

    In this episode, Claudia shares her insights into the mining industry, her experiences as a woman in leadership, and the valuable lessons she's learned along the way. Her story is not just inspiring; it's a source of guidance for anyone looking to excel in their career, embrace change, and shatter glass ceilings.

    Join us as we delve into Claudia's remarkable journey, her contributions to the mining industry, and her vision for the future. If you're interested in leadership, mining, entrepreneurship, or simply looking for inspiration, this episode is a must-watch.

    Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to Diary of a Female Leader for more empowering stories and insights. Together, let's celebrate and learn from trailblazers like Claudia who are shaping the future of industries and leadership.

    #WomenInLeadership #MiningIndustry #Entrepreneurship #Empowerment #Podcast

    • 31 min
    Diary of a Female Leader - Season 2 is here. Embrace the past, shape the future with Lorna Teasdale

    Diary of a Female Leader - Season 2 is here. Embrace the past, shape the future with Lorna Teasdale

    Welcome to the Second Season of Diary of a Female Leader! 🎙️

    In this special episode, we're taking a captivating journey back to the 1980s, a time when the healthcare industry was predominantly male-dominated. Join us as we sit down with the incredible General Practitioner, Lorna Teasdale, who defied expectations and paved the way for future generations of female healthcare professionals.

    Lorna's story is a testament to how much society has changed in one a few decades. She was one of the few women in a field where gender diversity was rare. Her journey not only inspires but also showcases the remarkable progress we've made.

    Discover how Lorna's experiences in the 80s have contributed to the transformation of the healthcare landscape and society as a whole. Her story is a reminder that there are no limits to what women can achieve, even in traditionally male-dominated industries.

    If you're a trailblazer, a dreamer, or someone who believes in rewriting the rules, this episode is a must-listen. Let Lorna's journey inspire you to shatter ceilings, pursue your passions, and create the future you want.

    Subscribe now to be part of this empowering conversation!

    Join us on www.diaryofafemaleleader.com as we celebrate the achievements of remarkable women and the progress we continue to make together.



    Together, we can redefine the future.

    • 26 min
    Interviewing Alexandra Pascal - Thibout, Regional Commercial Controller for Copper Africa of Glencore

    Interviewing Alexandra Pascal - Thibout, Regional Commercial Controller for Copper Africa of Glencore

    Step into the world of "Diary of a Female Leader" as we embark on an awe-inspiring journey with Alexandra, an extraordinary woman in the realm of commodities. Born in the charming city of Paris, her life's path took root in the serene countryside of Picardie, just an hour's drive north of the bustling metropolis.



     
    Alexandra's thirst for knowledge was insatiable, and she quenched it by pursuing a multitude of degrees in Law and Management. Her academic prowess led her to illustrious institutions such as Panthéon-Sorbonne University and Paris-Sud University, where she honed her expertise in Business and Financial Law. Venturing further, she embraced the global stage, enrolling in the prestigious Master of Business Administration Global Asia program offered by Columbia, London, and Hong Kong Business Schools.

     
    A decade of dedication and determination saw Alexandra flourish at Glencore, a renowned Swiss company, commanding respect in the production and trade of commodities. Focused primarily on Copper and Cobalt, she also lent her expertise to the company's Oil Department, displaying her versatility in this multifaceted industry.

     
    Her ascent within Glencore's ranks was a testament to her tenacity, moving fluidly between roles spanning Legal and Commercial realms. Presently, as the Regional Commercial Controller for Copper Africa, Alexandra's leadership is emblematic of her unwavering commitment to excellence.

     
    One of the most significant milestones in her journey came when Alexandra was recognized as one of the Top 100 Inspirational Women in Mining. The accolade, earned at the tender age of 29, provided her with a platform to advocate for greater female representation and contribution in the extractive industry. Her powerful message on the potential benefits of diversity resonated far beyond the mining community.


    Amidst the tales of triumph, Alexandra holds a treasure trove of stories from her time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she ventured as a counsel for a Cobalt operation. Her experiences navigating the challenges of an unfamiliar environment offer invaluable insights into the resilience and adaptability of a young female leader.


    Join us in this riveting episode as Alexandra's life unfolds from her idyllic upbringing in the French countryside to her audacious foray into the world of commodities. Prepare to be inspired by her journey of courage, grit, and passion, as she continues to make her indelible mark in a domain that knows no bounds.

    • 51 min
    Interviewing Estelle Levin-Nally, founder and CEO of Levin Sources

    Interviewing Estelle Levin-Nally, founder and CEO of Levin Sources

    Our eight guest is Estelle Levin-Nally, the founder and CEO of Levin Sources, as our esteemed guest. Join us as we explore Estelle's remarkable journey from childhood dreams to becoming an internationally recognized leader in sustainability and responsible sourcing of minerals.

    Our host, Paloma Ortiz-Lopez, engages in an intimate and
    candid conversation with Estelle, unearthing pivotal moments and personal anecdotes that have shaped her extraordinary career. We begin by delving into Estelle's early aspirations, from dreaming of becoming a stewardess to trying her luck as a jazz and blues singer. Listeners will be captivated by the unexpected twists and turns that ultimately led her to forge a successful path in sustainable development, conflict minerals, climate change, feminism, and corporate social responsibility.

    Estelle shares her transformative experiences, recounting the profound impact of engaging in conversations with people from diverse backgrounds during her journey. These interactions played a crucial role in shaping her passion for building sustainable and equitable mineral value chains, ultimately paving the way for her remarkable achievements.

    Some of the topics covered in the conversation were: Childhood and studies, the importance of speaking up and networking, founding a
    business whilst being pregnant of the first baby, the threat of burning out,
    the topic of confidence, male champions needed to achieve male-female equity, work-life balance is important for both men and female as a contributor to achieve equity and equality at work, continuous education at later stages of a career.

    Throughout the episode, Estelle's authenticity shines through as she candidly discusses her own struggles with confidence, revealing
    that even highly successful individuals face moments of self-doubt. Her
    reflections serve as an inspiration to listeners, highlighting the importance
    of perseverance and resilience on the path to realising one's goals. As Estelle would say: Go and get it!

    • 40 min
    Interviewing Michele Ashby founder of Ashby Consulting Enterprises Inc. and Chief Executive Officer and founder of Denver Gold Group Inc.

    Interviewing Michele Ashby founder of Ashby Consulting Enterprises Inc. and Chief Executive Officer and founder of Denver Gold Group Inc.

    Our seventh guest is Michele Ashby founder of Ashby Consulting Enterprises Inc. (ACE LLC), a consulting firm that provides corporate board training and certification through her unique program, ACE Board Certification for Women. Her diverse background includes 30 years as a gold specialist/analyst, financial expert, independent corporate director and successful entrepreneur. She was named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado for 2019 by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce for Women for her work in training 1,000 women for corporate board directorships; in 2022, she was selected as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining by Women in Mining UK. She previously served as an independent director for Mene, Inc., Lithium X and McEwen Mining and was an Executive Consultant with McGhee Productivity Solutions as well as Chief Executive Officer and founder of MiNE, LLC. Ms. Ashby was also the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Denver Gold Group Inc., a Colorado not-for-profit corporation organized and operating as a trade association for the mining industry. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in finance from Regis University.



    Join us on an incredible journey as Michele unveils her fascinating career choices. From her early aspirations of becoming a compassionate nurse to the awe-inspiring path she embarked on as a single mother turned stockbroker, prepare to be captivated by her resilience and determination. Delve into the twists and turns of her life as she confronted various obstacles while pursuing a degree in finance. And brace yourself for the thrilling finale as Michele conquers the world of mining, rising to the pinnacle as one of the esteemed executives. Tune in to this extraordinary podcast and witness the extraordinary transformation of a true career trailblazer.

    Michele will also provide some nuggets of gold about what can women do to position themselves in more board level positions.

    • 47 min

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