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Nat Al-Tahhan: Am I going to be who I am or am I going to conform to society?

Nat Al-Tahhan is a designer, game developer, illustrator and recreational body builder. We talked to her about how she designed her life to work for her. We spoke about how we define success, how we create balance and how we see the signs of burnout. We have marked this episode as explicit due to some…

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Katie Top Tips: There’s always another way

You want something bad enough – it will come to you – it just might not come to you in the way you expect or want it to. Katie’s top tip is that there is always another way, in her case, she has been very focused on making her passion project a reality and turning…

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Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi: It’s bigger than paying the bills…. It’s rooted in purpose for me.

Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi was due to launch her new business BCohCo in April 2020, then COVID struck and everything changed. Katie talks about how she used it as a time to learn and grow. Very quickly what had seemed to be a huge challenge for the business became a perfect storm for collective learning, giving the…

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Jess Top Tips: Find someone who will call you out

Jess’ Top Tip is to find people who will call you out, whether that be friends or mentors. In Jess’ case she needs someone when she is getting too “hyperactive”. The key point is to develop relationships that are honest and not always putting rose tinted glasses on your scenario. This is something that takes…

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Jess Saumarez: Find me in a field and that is probably my happy place

Jess Saumarez, is a co-founder of Hedira and a serial entrepreneur. She has been in the start up space since leaving University. We talk to Jess about how she’s a “flyer” not a “fighter” under stress. We ask her how she has successfully found a co-founder and mentors (clue: she has never had to ask…

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Top Tip: The game isn’t over until the buzzer goes off.

We discuss Shivani’s top tip: Which uses her favourite basketball analogy “The game isn’t over until the buzzer goes off” So if you are determined to reach your goal and you are still in your game then keep going. We also get under our own skin and look at how we respond to stress. Becky…

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Shivani Lamba: Keeping your mind where your hands are

Shivani Lamba, Founder, Brightlobe, was born in Sweden to Indian parents, moved to London then the States. By a very young age she was coding, then researching at the National Institute of Health at age 16. She attributes this to knowing at an early age that it was up to her “to make a life…

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Top Tip: What’s the worst that can happen?

Zara Nanu, CEO Gapsquare, told us that when she is facing barrier’s or waining confidence she asks herself “what’s the worst that can happen?”. Is this something that works for us? Not always and not in all situations. Sometimes it is a great thing to ask yourself and can be the boost you need to…

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Zara Nanu Part 1: I’m a very laissez faire type of person

When Zara Nanu, CEO of Gapsquare had children everything changed. Where there had been no barriers suddenly there were barriers. Gapsquare was born from the question: is there a way to overcome those barriers together? As groups of women? Using technology and data to inform us of the disparity and to show us when improvements…

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Zara Part 2: Go Big or Go Home

Zara Nanu, CEO of Gapsquare, has had her fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to finding investment as a woman. So her team have allowed the saying “Go Big or Go Home” to become a rallying call (even though it started as a joke). In this episode we discuss the issues around the…

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