Co-hosts Zeinab & Trisha aim to share unique and authentic stories from leaders across the world. They engage in casual, entertaining and informative conversations to explore a variety of topics. They share the learning journeys and educate young people on business from usual and unusual industries – whether you are at the start of their professional experience, finishing their MBA, or considering the next steps in their career journey. Sit down, grab yourself a latte, and be ready to be inspired!
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How to be curious in your career with Femtech Advisor & Investor, Maaike Steinebach
Maaike Steinebach is a seasoned international Executive with over 20 years’ experience in Managing Director & CEO roles. Her career has spanned the UK, Singapore, China and Hong Kong, across companies such as Fortis Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Visa. Having discovered her passion for advancing the femtech sector, she has now founded her own business to support and grow this industry and has taken on a role as co-CEO of Femtech Association Asia. Maaike is also passionate about connecting and elevating women in the tech sector and has co-founded the Women in Tech Association in Hong Kong.
How to network authentically with Venture Capital Partner, Casey Renner
In this episode, we speak with Casey Renner, an Operating Partner at VC firm, OpenView, who has been with the firm for almost 8 years. Casey is known as OV's master connector – they joke that she knows basically anyone and everyone in the B2B software industry. In her role as Operating Partner, she manages the team that runs OpenView's network of industry experts, advisors & corporate partners. She's built her career around networking and because of that, has great insights on how to build your own network.
How to lead using the principles of positive psychology, with Dr Suzy Green
Dr. Suzy Green is a Clinical and Coaching Psychologist (MAPS) and the founder of The Positivity Institute, an organisation dedicated to the research and application of Positive Psychology in workplaces and schools. Suzy is a leader in the complementary fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology having conducted a world-first study on evidence-based coaching as an Applied Positive Psychology. She holds several academic positions at universities in Australia and the United Kingdom and is globally renowned for her research. We speak with Suzy about how to combat workplace stress, manage negativity bias, and create a culture of coaching.
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How to realize your ambitions and dreams with tech leader & film actor, Zoe Cunningham
Zoe Cunningham is an award-winning technology professional and currently a Director of Softwire Technology, voted the #1 Best Place to Work in the UK 2023. She won Business Leader of the Year at the UK Women in IT Awards 2019 and has been selected by the BBC as the Brightest Woman in Britain. Zoe also works as an actor and she recently played the lead role in Marianna Dean's upcoming debut feature film Breaking Infinity, which will be released later in 2023. Zoe has published three books, including "Galvanising the Geeks" the tech leaders’ handbook for inspiring technical teams.
How to build products in an economic downturn with Senior Director of Product Management, Poorvi Shrivastav
Poorvi Shrivastav is a seasoned product leader and general manager with over 15+ years of experience at leading high performing global teams at tech companies such as Microsoft, Salesforce, Hubspot and now Meta, where she is a Senior Director of Product Management. In her tenure, she has successfully proven product market fit, driven business growth, and implemented a product centric culture. She is passionate about sharing product best practices and learnings. Poorvi has also advised and invested in tech startups, and has been a member of the Forbes Technology Council.
In this episode, we deep dive into what product management is and how to adapt your product strategy during a difficult economic environment.
3:22: Product management vs project management
7:35: Prioritizing features
10:55: Measuring impact of products
14:10: Building products during a recession
21:27: Why Product needs to partner with Finance
24:30: Mistakes to avoid during uncertain times