Summer is a time for slowing down, reflecting on the year so far and setting some goals for the future.
Here at Everywoman, we’ve been hosting monthly podcasts since January 2018, with some of the most inspirational figures in business and beyond. Discussing a wide variety of topics that could impact you and your career, from social media to diversity and inclusion, our podcast seeks to develop, educate and connect ambitious women in business.
So to help inspire you over your summer break, why not listen to six of our favourites? And for the full list, subscribe to the Everywoman podcast, available on iTunes.
1. SUBVERSION, PRAGMATIC FEMINISM AND WHY YOU SHOULD DITCH THE GUILT’ WITH KATHRYN JACOB, CEO OF PEARL & DEAN
As co-author of The Glass Wall, Kathryn Jacob uses a lifetime of working in male-dominated businesses to talk frankly about employing pragmatic feminism to find success strategies and ways to flourish. Whether that’s ‘showing off at work’, ditching the ‘guilt’ of being a working mum or defining what success looks like, she pulls no punches in this funny and fearless episode.
The benefits to slowing down are legion – improved creativity, focus, wellbeing and – ironically – more productivity. And while business culture is catching up, the revolution has to be an individual shift. In this fascinating episode, we talk to author of the global bestselling book In Praise of Slow, Carl Honoré about the optimum tempo of life and work –and how you can start to make a choice to become more, rather than just do more.
The menopause is a time when our bodies and minds can undergo profound natural changes - but why don’t we talk about it more with each other, our families and employers, and why can’t this journey in a woman’s life be as positive and powerful as any other? Sports therapist and performance coach Melina Healy works with women going through the menopause to help them rethink their relationship to it – and argues that the menopause should be part of any progressive business’s wellbeing package.
4.SPEAKING… AND LISTENING IN A DIGITAL AGE. TIFFANY ST JAMES ON THE CREATIVE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONNECT BUSINESS WITH ITS AUDIENCES
The future is here, and it’s digital – but for digital transformation strategist Tiffany St James, power lies in the people and the culture that tech is embedded in. In this episode, we talk to her about how social media has changed the way in which businesses engage with their audiences, how they get it right – and how they get it wrong – and the importance of embedding a culture of innovation.
Male agents of change have a powerful part to play in advancing gender parity and are an essential part of the conversation, says Sky COO for UK and Ireland, Chris Stylianou. In this episode, we talk to him about the role of male allies, why moving toward a balanced workforce makes real business sense and how taking action is the key to real change for forward-thinking businesses.
6.WHY WELLBEING IS THE NEW KPI, WITH AUTHOR OF THE ORIGINS OF HAPPINESS PROFESSOR LORD RICHARD LAYARD
If we judge our society by how happy we are then what implications does that have for business, government and how we live our lives? Director of the Wellbeing Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE and co-author of The Origins of Happiness, Professor Lord Richard Layard, talks about the role of women in driving a ‘happiness revolution’ and whether units of happiness could become a KPI for the future.