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Kerstyn Comely & Suzi Godson: Do we really want to be making money from someone else’s misery?

Kerstyn Comley PhD and Suzi Godson, soon to be PhD are co-founders of MeeToo, an app that allows people to talk anonymously about difficult things with other people of a similar age or experience. The MeeToo mission is to provide mental help to everyone, everywhere by delivering pre-moderated, anonymous digital peer support which is effective,…

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Heather’s Top Tip: Hire really good people

In this episode Becky and Amy reflect on the criticality of Heather Lyons' Top Tip: “Hire really good people.” No business leader would dispute the value of this; for founders, great hires are particularly important.  We muse on the common pitfalls around hiring for start ups. We emphasise the value of hire slow and fire…

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Heather Lyons: Because these are such unprecedented times, this was an amazing opportunity to get some feedback

Heather Lyons is the co-founder of Blue Shift Coding, a company on a mission to empower young people to be more than tech consumers, to be digital creators! Heather originally trained as an architect, but had always worked in technology as a user experience (UX) designer.  In 2013, Heather was approached by some mums who…

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Kate Dimbleby’s Top Tip: Ask yourself questions because you’ll find some really interesting answers. Ask is that true?

In this week's Top Tips episode, Becky and Amy celebrate Kate Dimbleby's Top Tip: “Ask yourself questions.  Keep talking to yourself because you'll find some really interesting answers.  Ask is that true?” As business leaders, an ability to step back and understand the context within which we are making decisions is invaluable for our personal…

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Kate Dimbleby: It’s about the creative process that is what’s driving it

Kate Dimbleby, co-founder of Stornaway.io has been working for 25 years as a producer, performer, singer, songwriter, teacher and facilitator. She has recorded 6 albums and has toured the world with theatrical music shows, working with world-class musicians, writers and other artists to tell stories about women's voices. Kate has developed a structure for writing and…

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Alison’s Top Tip: Add “in your opinion” to any advice you are given. It is not a fact. You get to collate these opinions and decide what to do with them.

In this week's Top Tip episode, Becky and Amy reflect on Alison Wood's Top Tip to add “in your opinion” to any advice you are given.  She urges us to remember opinions are not facts.  You get to collate opinions and decide what to do with them.   Becky and Amy reflect on: The importance…

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Sam’s Top Tip: Don’t ever underestimate your unique perspective. If you’re lucky enough to have an idea, don’t let it go. Give it a go.

In today's episode, Amy and Becky reflect on Sam Woodham's top tip, to never underestimate your unique perspective.  “If you're lucky enough to have an idea, don't let it go. Give it a go.” We discuss the challenges of how to stick with an idea, and persist against the odds as you transform it from…

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Alison Wood: School girls were exchanging sex for sanitary products

Alison Wood is the founder of Lilypads, a social venture which aims to ensure menstruation is not a barrier to education through the sale of affordable reusable sanitary pads and provision of menstrual health education.  She created Lilypads after learning that schoolgirls in Kenya were exchanging sex for sanitary pads, to remain in education. Through…

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Samantha Woodham, The Divorce Surgery – I never liked conflict for conflict’s sake. Deep in my core I felt there had to be something better.

Samantha Woodham is an award winning family law barrister. With Harry Gates she co-founded The Divorce Surgery, which turns the traditional model of bitter adversarial legal proceedings on its head. Their unique model offers one lawyer for one couple, at a fixed fee many, many times lower than the average cost of legal proceedings.  …

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Deborah’s Top Tip: Do not assume where you are is where you should be – consider doubling or tripling your day rate at least!

In her interview with MindStyling, Deborah Coughlin, founder of Method X gives a rallying call to women, challenging us all to value ourselves professionally at a higher rate. In this episode, Amy and Becky recognise the gender pay gap is as critical an issue for entrepreneurs as it is for large corporate employees: Research in…

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