30 episodes

Join Nadia Koski, a digital media industry leader and creator, in authentic and empowering - also occasionally hilarious - conversations on Women Lead. Women Lead is a podcast dedicated to the important leadership topics, challenges, and achievements that professionals, particularly women, experience in the workplace. Through in-depth discussions with guests, Nadia explores what it takes to build your career, lead with empathy, and help the next generation of young leaders rise to take the reins in their industries.Based in Florence Italy, Nadia Koski brings more than sixteen years of experience as a team leader and global content director at an international digital media and ad tech organization, as well as a background in fashion and artist management, publishing, and digital startups. The podcast explores unique insights from all voices in the global media space, in a refreshing format meant to inform, inspire, and make you laugh.

Women Lead The Digital Distillery

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Join Nadia Koski, a digital media industry leader and creator, in authentic and empowering - also occasionally hilarious - conversations on Women Lead. Women Lead is a podcast dedicated to the important leadership topics, challenges, and achievements that professionals, particularly women, experience in the workplace. Through in-depth discussions with guests, Nadia explores what it takes to build your career, lead with empathy, and help the next generation of young leaders rise to take the reins in their industries.Based in Florence Italy, Nadia Koski brings more than sixteen years of experience as a team leader and global content director at an international digital media and ad tech organization, as well as a background in fashion and artist management, publishing, and digital startups. The podcast explores unique insights from all voices in the global media space, in a refreshing format meant to inform, inspire, and make you laugh.

    Applying Strategic Mindset to Expand Your Career with Vesselina Markova-Kauffmann

    Applying Strategic Mindset to Expand Your Career with Vesselina Markova-Kauffmann

    In this episode, Nadia Koski interviews Vesselina Markova-Kauffmann, Brand Partnerships Leader Retail at TikTok. They discuss Vesselina's series, #EmpowerHerFridays, where she interviews inspirational women and shares their stories.
    Vesselina talks about her career journey, from studying politics to finding her passion in marketing and sales. She emphasizes the importance of negotiation and debate to arrive at win-win solutions for herself and with her clients. Her insights on strategy, personal branding, and the power of saying ‘no’ are just a few of the big takeaways from this conversation. Nadia and Vesselina both agree that effective communication is key to career development.
    They also explore how long-term, strategic thinking and self-reflection can influence your decision-making, and how we can develop our self-confidence by seeking feedback. Vesselina also emphasizes how the power of asking for help and relationship-building based on understanding others’ needs enhances relationships and long-term growth.


    LINKS


    #EmpowerHerFridays on LinkedIn
    Connect with Vesselina Markova-Kauffmann on LinkedIn


    BOOKS
    Multipliers
    Impact players 


    Produced and Hosted by Nadia Koski
    Engineered by Phil McDowell
    Project Lead Dennis Kirschner

    You can contact the show at womenleadpodcast@the-digital-distillery.com
    or go to the website.

    Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram

    • 47 min
    Learn From Six Top Leaders in Media on Combatting Gender Bias and Promoting Inclusion

    Learn From Six Top Leaders in Media on Combatting Gender Bias and Promoting Inclusion

    In this special episode of Women Lead, host Nadia Koski grabs all the best content from her recent International Women's Day webinar, which explored the vital topic of inclusion and gender bias in the workplace. The insightful discussion with her six stellar female leaders and panelists was rich with takeaways and "a-ha" moments.
    Franziska Brückner, Group Lead Digital Media & Tech, VodafoneLena Schütze, Team Lead Client Services & Consulting, DouglasLaura Alexander, Head of Pan Regional, GroupM NexusDaniela Grilnberger, Group Head Communications Design (Client: LEGO Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Initiative Media GmbH Dr.-Ing. Mira Vasic, Co-owner and Senior Partner, InTouch Female Leadership & Career Academy Katja Brandt, CEO DACH MindshareYou will learn:
    How to ask for what you're worth and obtain it.Actionable solutions to address the gender pay gap in our professional careers.How to create more inclusive teams by helping women and minority groups in their career advancement.How to create change today in your company by addressing career advancement for women.FURTHER DEVELOPMENT
    Eurostat statistics indicate that women's gross hourly earnings were on average 12.7 % below those of men in the European Union (EU) and 13.6 % in the euro area.
    The European Commission's Welfare Development Plan for 2023-2030
    Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025.
    More info on gender data US from Pew Research
    World Economic Forum’s 2023 Global Gender Gap Report
    BOOKS & PODCASTS
    Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez / Podcast "Visible Women"
    F*ck Being Humble Community / Book
    Produced and Hosted by Nadia Koski
    Engineered by Phil McDowell
    Project Lead Dennis Kirschner

    You can contact the show at womenleadpodcast@the-digital-distillery.com
    or go to the website.

    Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram

    • 42 min
    International Women's Day 2024 Special: Invisible Women with Alina Heiner

    International Women's Day 2024 Special: Invisible Women with Alina Heiner

    It is International Women's Day in 2024 and today we wanted to bring you a special episode for the occasion.

    In this conversation, Nadia Koski and Alina Heiner discuss the book 'Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men' by Caroline Criado Perez.

    We often think and talk about the challenges that women face in the workplace and their careers, but we don't often consider the inequality in daily life, outside of work, that feeds back into career inequality.

    Unpaid care work, safety, and data bias in health and urban planning are all part of the unnecessary challenges that women face both consciously and unconsciously EVERY day.

    Nadia and Alina discuss some of these key elements from the book and more including
    the societal expectations placed on women and the need for a more equitable distribution of unpaid care work.

    Learn with us for this International Women's Day special and...

    #InspireInclusion.


    Links & Recs:

    Book: Invisible Women
    Follow Caroline Criado Perez's podcast: Visible Women
    Caroline Criado Perez on LinkedIn

    Connect with Alina Heiner on LinkedIn
    Listen to our previous Women Lead episode with Alina, Live from Innsbruck, Austria.
    Produced and Hosted by Nadia Koski
    Engineered by Phil McDowell
    Project Lead Dennis Kirschner

    You can contact the show at womenleadpodcast@the-digital-distillery.com
    or go to the website.

    Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram

    • 47 min
    International Women's Day Teaser

    International Women's Day Teaser

    Women's Day 2024 is a crucial time to sit up and pay attention. 
    To celebrate all that women have and are achieving, but also to inform ourselves of the challenges we still need to overcome. 

    This week, Women Lead will be releasing a special episode on March 8th for Women's Day. Today we have a quick check-in on why it's so important, and what we will be talking about for the big day!



    Produced and Hosted by Nadia Koski
    Engineered by Phil McDowell
    Project Lead Dennis Kirschner

    You can contact the show at womenleadpodcast@the-digital-distillery.com
    or go to the website.

    Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram

    • 5 min
    The Mental Load Women Carry with Arianna Brown

    The Mental Load Women Carry with Arianna Brown

    In this episode of Women Lead, Nadia interviews Arianna Brown, a senior sales leader and advertising growth expert. From her global adventures to thought-provoking discussions, they explore topics like cultivating a positive mindset, embracing change, and the persistent issue of the mental load carried by women.

    They also delve into the impact of legislation on families, the media's influence on gender roles, and the progress we're making in reshaping societal norms. Arianna shares her insights on building self-confidence and the importance of sharing experiences. "Confidence comes from believing in yourself and validating your own thoughts and opinions."

    They also touch on the influence of Disney movies growing up and how those storylines have evolved in 2024 with new heroines, but most importantly, how those narratives have reinforced certain gender norms for young girls. Arianna provides some stellar recommendations for inspiring resources.

    3 Big Takeaways
    “People will essentially reciprocate the energy you put out into the world” - Arianna BrownNo one is immune to insecurity. It’s how you approach it and keep putting yourself out there. Keep trying. Keep throwing yourself into the ring!Legislation needs to support women by allowing for adequate maternity AND paternity leave, and childcare aid and support. Companies also have to recognize that more flexibility for parents can be life-changing, and ultimately help each employee be more productive.
    Inspirational Listens:

    Alicia Keys and Brené on More Myself
    She’s on the Money 
    This is work
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    Connect with Arianna Brown on LinkedIn


    Produced and Hosted by Nadia Koski
    Engineered by Phil McDowell
    Project Lead Dennis Kirschner

    You can contact the show at womenleadpodcast@the-digital-distillery.com
    or go to the website.

    Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram

    • 43 min
    Balancing Authenticity and Professionalism: How to Be Yourself while Asserting Your Expertise as a New Manager with Anna Åstrand

    Balancing Authenticity and Professionalism: How to Be Yourself while Asserting Your Expertise as a New Manager with Anna Åstrand

    In this episode of Women Lead, Anna Åstrand discusses her journey in sales and the importance of balancing authenticity and professionalism in the media industry. 

    She shares her experiences of expressing her individuality and the challenges of transitioning into a managerial role.

    The significance of open dialogue shouldn't be underestimated and listening to different perspectives to create a supportive team environment is crucial to success.
    She also reflects on her accomplishments and finds inspiration in her own journey. 

    Key Takeaways:
    Balancing authenticity and professionalism is crucial in the media industry.Open dialogue and listening to different perspectives are key to creating a supportive team environment.Transitioning into a managerial role can be challenging, but maintaining relationships with former colleagues and being open to feedback can help navigate the transition.Reflecting on accomplishments and feeling inspired by personal growth is important for continued success. Remote work offers flexibility and freedom, allowing individuals to work from anywhere and manage their own schedules.

    Produced and Hosted by Nadia Koski
    Engineered by Phil McDowell
    Project Lead Dennis Kirschner

    You can contact the show at womenleadpodcast@the-digital-distillery.com
    or go to the website.

    Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram

    • 37 min

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I love this podcast!

Amazing host, guests and topics to help me achieve my career goals! Great listen, highly recommended!

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I recently listened to the balancing family and career episode, and as a first time mom with a highly stressful career it really hit home. It was such an honest and relatable discussion. I felt so much better about my own struggles after I listened to it. Definitely a fan and can’t wait to listen to more!

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