This wide-ranging podcast series aims to provide access to a more personal perspective on the work of global figures and everyday heroes. It celebrates humanity and the work we do in order to make this world safer, more diverse, just, fun, and empowering to all, and aims to inspire the listener to look at global topics with fresh eyes and sometimes even learn about domains one would never hear about any other way. A podcast that connects the dots and inspires thought.
Tessy Antony de Nassau's Zoom O'Clock with the Youngest DJ in the world DJ Michelle
DJ Michelle is only 10 years old, but be not mistaken, she is not like any other 10 year old kid.
DJ Michelle has started DJ'ing at the sweet age of 5 years old after having been inspired by her father who he himself is also a DJ.
DJ Michelle has fast risen to fame online and has today over 147 thousand followers.
She has competed in the world DJ Championship in London twice and has reached 9th place as the only female participant in her group. Her story has inspired many and has reached now global publisher Blackrock who will write her autobiography which is due to be released in New York in spring 2023.
This is not all, DJ Michelle is finalising her first original track ever, she is the global ambassador to Nike and has a lot of other projects in the pipeline. A keen reader and Rubiks cube enthusiast, I am sure she will reach all that she dreams off. This episode is filled with feel good vibes, and interesting facts.
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Tessy Antony de Nassau's Zoom O' Clock with Mayor Candidate of Charlotte Stephanie de Sarachaga-Bilbao
Stephanie de Sarachaga-Bilbao, grew up in Charlotte. Her current endeavor is running for Mayor of Charlotte to improve the lives of all Charlotteans.
She is the grand daughter of Prince Alfredo de Sarachaga-Bilbao and heir of Prince Alexis de Sarachaga-Bilbao. The family was persecuted almost to extinction by totalitarian regimes and is related by blood or marriage to many European royal families. Her grandmother was Lidia Garcia de Leon y Avellaneda, of the prominent and respected Mexican political family Garcia de Leon.
Respecting the path of her ancestors but carving her own way as a woman in business she is one of a few women led millennial family offices in general and who champions economic development and societal resilience hand-in-hand.
She has worked to benefit numerous community initiatives both locally and worldwide. She has assisted non-profit organizations to raise millions for infrastructure and development of new programming, such as Generations with Norther Children’s Home in Philadelphia, which worked to end the cycle of poverty for young mothers and their newborns. She also played a part in overhauling poverty related services in the US and Israel, she helped develop and evaluate violence prevention programs, combated drug and alcohol abuse, and influenced policy benefiting economic growth and workforce development. These efforts also focused on pushing for quality employment and the importance of partnering with the Skilled Trades.
She is also a skilled deal maker and coalition builder. As an active leader in the oversight of the entire direct investment pipeline she turns organizational contrast into opportunity. and has led financial negotiations worth millions with top multi national media and real estate companies. Stephanie was named one of the most influential women of Israel due to her work innovating the fashion industry of Tel Aviv and strengthening international bonds and trade. She is also a cultural Ambassador for Le Pays Charolais-brionnais.
In her off time she loves hiking and sports outside. When not doing that she dedicates time to preserving culture and historical memory, which is fitting considering Charlotte is 4th in nation for the preservation of history. She lives in a Charlotte with her husband, a police officer, and her young daughter, Ella.
Tessy Antony de Nassau Floessel's Zoom O'Clock with Ebru Özdemir, Chairwoman of Limak Holdings
Ebru Özdemir is the Chairwoman of Limak Holdings, including the investment arm Limak
Investments. Since taking up this position in 2007, under her leadership, Limak Investments has
expanded operations in the infrastructure and energy sectors, and it provides services in energy
generation, distribution, sales and trading.
Ebru Özdemir has over 15 years of experience in project financing and development, as well as
public-private partnerships projects. Her expertise led to her election as a member of the
business advisory board of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Public-Private
Partnerships in 2014.
In 2016 Ebru Özdemir founded the Limak Education Culture and Health Foundation. The Limak
Foundation brings all the philanthropic and social projects of Limak Holding under one roof,
ensuring their effective continuity. Ebru Özdemir is especially passionate about the
entrepreneurship and girls’ education work of the Limak Foundation. One of the projects
spearheaded by Ms Özdemir aims to increase women’s participation and access in the field of
engineering and has so far been active in Turkey, Kuwait and Senegal, and has been supported by
the United Nations Development Programme. Ms. Özdemir’s commitment to gender inclusivity
drove her to co-found the 30 Percent Club, a platform aimed to develop a diverse and gender balanced
pool of talent for multi-industry businesses in Turkey.
As part of the Limak Foundation, Ms. Özdemir developed the Limak Philharmonic Orchestra
which interprets and introduces Turkish music to a global audience. Ebru’s passion for art is also
reflected through her involvement with Tate Modern in London where she is part of the Middle
East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee.
Ebru Özdemir holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey and an MBA in
International Business and Finance from Fordham University in the US. She holds memberships
at numerous organizations, including but not limited to the Foreign Economic Relations Board of
Turkey (DEİK), the Turkish-American Business Council (TAİK), Atlantic Council’s International
Advisory Board, UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development and many
Tessy Antony de Nassau Floessel's Zoom o'Clock with Activist Brittany Kaiser
From Whistleblower to Data protection Activist.
Brittany Kaiser is the Co-Founder of the Own Your Data Foundation. She is also a Co-Founder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a nonprofit lobbying firm advancing legislative reform protecting the rights of individuals to control their digital assets. To raise awareness of data rights, she co-founded the Own Your Data Foundation, to promote digital literacy education. Brittany is also the primary subject of the Netflix Original documentary The Great Hack, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and the author of Targeted published by Harper Collins.
Tessy Antony de Nassau Floessel's Zoom o'Clock with HRH Princess Märtha-Louise of Norway
Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise was born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo on 22 September 1971. She is the oldest child of His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja. She has one brother, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon.
The Princess was named after her father’s mother, Crown Princess Märtha, and her great-great grandmother, Queen Louise, the mother of King Haakon VII. A constitutional amendment adopted in 1990 established the right of eldest born child to succeed to the Throne regardless of gender; however, as the amendment entered into force long after the Princess and Crown Prince were born, it was decided that males would continue to take precedence over females for children born prior to 1990.
Princess Märtha Louise became engaged to the author Mr Ari Behn on 13 December 2001. The couple were married in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on 24 May 2002. Bishop Finn Wagle presided over the ceremony. In 2016 the couple decided to part ways, and they were divorced in 2017.
The Princess and Mr Behn have three daughters, Miss Maud Angelica Behn, born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo on 29 April 2003, Miss Leah Isadora Behn, born at the couple’s summer home, Bloksbjerg at Hankø, on 8 April 2005 and Miss Emma Tallulah Behn born at Lommedalen on 29. September 2008.
All three were christened in the Palace Chapel: Miss Maud Angelica 2 July 2003, Miss Leah Isadora 16 June 2005 and Miss Emma Tallulah 20 January 2009.
The Princess lives with her daughters in Lommedalen, in Bærum outside of Oslo.
Princess Märtha Louise undertakes official engagements as a representative of the Royal Family in areas concerning persons with disabilities.
She is also active as patron of eight organisations, and as Chair of Princess Märtha Louise's Fund. Allocations from the fund are awarded to projects that aim to benefit children with disabilities.
The Princess is a member of the board of Stiftelsen Vi (the Vi Foundation), established to work on behalf of disabled people for the equal right to a meaningful life.
Princess Märtha Louise has long been engaged in cultural work, and especially in disseminating traditional Norwegian fairy tales to a wider audience. Among other activities, she has starred in a storytelling series on Norwegian television. The Princess is the author of several books and audiobooks, and has participated in the production of television programmes for children.
The Princess established a sole proprietorship on 1 January 2002 under which she conducts her independent professional activities in the cultural sphere and as a Rosen therapist. As of that date she has been subject to Norwegian tax laws.
From 2007 to 2019 The Princess ran Astarte Education/Soulspring with Ms Elisabeth Nordeng. In 2018 she established the YouTube channel Hest360 with Mr Geir Kamsvåg.
Tessy Antony de Nassau's Zoom O'Clock with Entrepreneur Emma Kay
Emma Kay can speak authoritatively on women’s safety, women’s right to equality of safety on British streets and her own experience of gender harassment.
She is also an entrepreneur who is passionate about developing the WalkSafe app’s unique safety features and keeping it free for women to download.
Emma can also speak on parenting, as knife crime soars and young men in particular are at risk, meaning more parents and their older children are downloading WalkSafe.
Emma Kay is the co-founder of WalkSafe and her impassioned social media posts following the murder of Sarah Everard meant the free app was downloaded over half a million times in just two weeks.
Mother of two, she is determined to fund the app so it will remain free to women and other vulnerable groups.
A former beautician, Emma came up with the idea of the app at dinner with her extended family after describing her own experience of gender harassment and what she felt would help. Fortunately, her brother-in-law is a technology expert, and he was able to devise the first generation WalkSafe app.
Emma describes the WalkSafe app as the ‘app that shouldn’t have to exist’ but as the daughter of a policeman, she has a pragmatic approach to women’s safety and the WalkSafe app is testimony to that philosophy.
It is the only app to give users a live map which shows where recent crimes have occurred, so women can choose a safer route home. It also has a tap feature if women feel threatened which alerts their chosen safety contact and a ‘dead woman’s switch’ which send alerts if the tapping suddenly stops, giving a precise location that the police can then use should the user be abducted.
Emma is passionate about creating greater awareness for WalkSafe, which is funded by the brands’ other ventures, so it can be available free to those that need it.
And, as the app also records knife crime, Emma says that more and more parents need to be aware of the app as young men are in danger from knife crime which rose 25% following the last lockdown easing.
She is available for broadcast and media interviews. Please contact: Emma or Jess at CMS email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
*A recent YouGov poll for UN Women found that seven out of 10 women had experienced some form of sexual harassment in public.
· This number was nearly nine out of 10 for younger women.
· Over half of women had experienced catcalling
· Four out of 10 had been groped or faced unwelcome touching
· A third of women had been followed
· One in five had faced indecent exposure
A Phenomenal Podcast!
It was so refreshing to listen to the soothing voices of both Tessy and Martha.
The content was sad and yet quite powerful at the same time.
Much needed to be shared and Many needed to hear.
Particularly resonated with the concept of including and empowering our children who are the NOW influencers of the new generation.
The podcast was timed well with no rushed interferences or count down time from the host.
The questions were en pointe and the delivery meticulous! It was cozy and heartwarming sitting back with my morning coffee captured, mesmerized and full of hope.
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