This is a series of conversations with women at the top of their game about how they got there - triumphs, tribulations and trust in their gut. How they did and whether it was all worth it.
Illustration by Clare Mallinson
Music by John Chambers
30...To Love Your Imposter and Use It For a Fab Career with Rita Clifton CBE
When you wake up in a cold sweat, when your hands are clammy and you start to struggle to breathe, when you walk into a room with new people and fear you're about to be found out...imposter syndrome has struck.
Business titan Rita Clifton CBE has felt her fair share of this and has used her flaws to shine.
She reveals how to love and leverage your imposter; why Hillary Rodham Clinton is her new best friend and what the Queen did (or didn't say) when she awarded her the honour of CBE.
29...To Make Sex Scenes Compelling And Consensual with Intimacy Director Ita O’Brien
Sex on screen can be deeply uncomfortable to watch but worse still, to perform if it's not done right.
That's where Ita O'Brien comes in. The intimacy director is the secret behind some of the most compelling scenes of TV this year.
Remember the unhurried sex between Marianne and Connell in Normal People; when Arabella doesn't give her consent to sex without a condom in I May Destroy You and the exploration of sex in all its guises in Sex Education. That's her.
Hear how she does it.
28... To Go From Actress To Author With Crime Thriller Novelist Anna Downes
Anna Downes is the author of this Summer's most addictive crime thriller The Safe Place. It's her debut novel and in this episode she reveals her journey from actress to traveller to mum to writer and opens up about how the writing process helped her manage anxiety.
27:...To Succeed In Life Like An Olympian with Coach Katherine Moore
Katherine Moore coached 10 Olympians in her career as a trainer and she now applies those principles to the world of business.
In this episode we talk about how to take control of your confidence and unleash your potential by exploring her four domains of resilience.
26:..To Use My Past To Power My Future with Jeweller and Gemologist Vania Leles
"We don't grow up in Africa thinking that someone will rescue us. We grow up thinking that we have to do it for ourselves."
Vania Leles is the first African woman to own a fine jewellery store on London’s Bond Street. She is fighting for representation of African countries beyond the mines of Congo and into the bourses of Switzerland.
We talk about coming from a single parent family in Africa; becoming a social worker in Camden; modelling in NY & how she hopes to fix diamond's diversity problem.
25:...To BOTH Thrive in Love and Work As A Dual-Career Couple...with INSEAD Professor Jennifer Petriglieri
Professor Jennifer Petriglieri has spent over a decade researching how people’s close relationships shape who they become professionally and personally, and for the past 6 years she's been studying the lives of dual-career couples.
In the episode we explore how many couples are spending all this time together during the covid lockdown but feel like they’re drifting apart. She give tips on how to thrive together for your career and your relationship success.