Lithuania is a country built on dreams by the people who believed in a liberal, prosperous, and democratic nation. 30 years after independence, the Lithuanian Dream podcast is telling the stories of the people who are making those dreams a reality today.
053 - When More is Not Better? Interview with Roger Martin
In 2017, Roger was named the world’s #1 management thinker. He has written 12 books and 29 Harward Business Review articles. It is a huge honour to have Roger on the podcast especially because we will be talking about some key issues Lithuania as a country and its businesses are facing today.
052 - What is the Good Country Equation? Interview with Simon Anholt
In his career Simon Anholt has advised the Presidents, Prime Ministers, monarchs and governments of nearly 60 countries, cities and regions, helping them to engage more productively and imaginatively with the international community.
In our episode we will talk about his most recent book "The Good Country Equation: How We Can Repair the World in One Generation" and how his experience can be used to address key challenges international community is facing.
The Good Country Index https://www.goodcountry.org/index/about-the-index/
The Good Generation https://www.goodcountry.org/the-good-generation/
The Good Country Equation (my new book) https://www.goodcountry.org/book/
His TED Talk http://www.ted.com/talks/2036
051 - Communities for women that bring innovation with Justina Klyviene
Women's only networking groups have flourished in recent years. From single events, to women only mentorship programs or even networking groups at work, these programs became hugely popular.
Pandemic highlighted some of the structural problems.
Distribution of domestic work. As schools went online, women seemed to be the most affected, compared to men: more stressed, more likely to say they worried their income would suffer, more worried they might have to put themselves at risk because they couldn’t afford to stay at home.
Domestic violence. Movement restrictions aimed to stop the spread of the coronavirus may be making violence in homes more frequent, more severe and more dangerous.
The gender pay gap. As well, women in EU on average still make about 86 percent of what a man earns.
The gender investment gap. Women business owners receive significantly less early stage investment, while on average deliver more than twice as much pay back for investors, making women-owned companies better investments for financial backers.
On the other hand, according to the recent Baltic Startup Scene Report (https://about.crunchbase.com/blog/2020-report-baltic-startup-scene-shines-after-a-lackluster-2019/) Looking at data from the past 2 years, the Baltics have the same 13% diversity ratio as for the past 20 years, indicating that little to no progress has been made in improving the diversity of founding teams.
There are a number of networking groups for women in Lithuania who are aiming to change that. Including Women go tech mentorship program and the Alter state: https://www.alterstate.org.
Today we speak with Justina Klyvienė. She is the founder and managing partner of the Future Leadership innovation lab and a co-founder of the Alter State, a global community for women willing to innovate. Justina is also an organiser of the First Women Innovation sprint in Lithuania.
Women enterpreneurship extra links:
- EU commission https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/supporting-entrepreneurship/women-entrepreneurs_en
- BCG Why Women-Owned Startups Are a Better Bet https://www.bcg.com/de-de/publications/2018/why-women-owned-startups-are-better-bet
- ‘‘I Feel Like I Have Five Jobs’: Moms Navigate the Pandemic’ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/parenting/childcare-coronavirus-moms.html
- A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/world/coronavirus-domestic-violence.html
- Gender pay in the EU: https://ec.europa.eu/info/policies/justice-and-fundamental-rights/gender-equality/equal-pay/gender-pay-gap-situation-eu_en
- Human rights in Lithuania: https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/europe-and-central-asia/lithuania/report-lithuania/
- 2020 Report: Baltic startup scene shines after a lackluster 2019
050 - Saving Lithuanian heritage around the world with Augustinas Zemaitis
Meet Augustinas Žemaitis. He is the owner of True Lithuania, the largest English-language non-news website about Lithuania, covering sights, history, arts, travel advice, traditions and more.
He also runs “Global True Lithuania”, which is a bilingual encyclopedia of Lithuanian heritage sites outside Lithuania. He has visited over 1000 of Lithuanian churches, cemeteries, famous burials, monuments, Lithuanian-named places and other similar sites in some 40 countries over 5 continents, locating and photographing each of them, and listening to the stories of local Lithuanians where possible.
Here are some useful links for you:
http://www.truelithuania.com - The largest English-language non-news website about Lithuania
http://global.truelithuania.com - Encyclopedia of Lithuanian heritage sites abroad
http://map.truelithuania.com - Map of Lithuanian heritage sites in North America
049 - Lithuania in the Culture Trip with Kasparas Asmonaitis
How do travellers see Lithuania?
We invited traveler and a writer Kasparas Ašmonaitis for a conversation about his traveling experience and work for Culture Trip writing about Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
After this episode you will never look at Lithuania's turism the same again.
Listen by clicking links in the comments.
048 - The greatest artist of Lithuania M.K. Ciurlionis with Kurt Van Eeghem
In this episode we talk with radio journalist and an author Kurt Van Eeghem about one of the greatest Lithuanian artists of all times M. K. Čiurlionis.
Music: M. K. Čiurlionis - Miške
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I’m of Lithuanian decent and I have been enjoying this podcast! I really hope to visit Vilnius someday, but for now this is great. Ačiū!
This podcast is a delightful trip through time and history of Lithuania, the land of my grandparents. I love learning about not only the history and geography of Lithuania but the new progressive country it has become.
This podcast compliments my trip to Lithuania last year. Keep up the excellent work!
(Valio means Hurrah in Lithuanian! :) This show has some great stories and I love listening to them. Recommend!