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iamtheCODE Podcast

iamtheCODE Podcast

By iamtheCODE
The Global Tech Movement iamtheCODE inspirational new podcast features phenomenal, entrepreneurs, storytellers, educators, artists, writers, digital leaders and philanthropists. Carefully selected guests are encouraged to motivate the next generation of young people through their unique journeys.

The Host Marieme Jamme gives visibility to their stories while sharing her personal life story to inspire young marginalised girls who otherwise will not have access to these mentors and leaders unique stories. Each series focuses on a different theme relevant during this pandemic period and beyond
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Reinventing Yourself | E13: In Conversation with Tolullah Oni: The Hidden Power of Curiosity
In the final episode of Season 2, Lady Marieme spoke to Tolullah Oni, a public health physician-scientist and urban epidemiologist and a young global leader from the World Economic Forum. Oni won numerous awards. She is also an Honorary Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Cape Town, where she leads the Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE). Tolullah and Lady Marieme discussed the power of curiosity and how to get more girls into STEM subjects. She aims to promote science and research as critical drivers of development in Africa through a coordinated approach between science, policy, and society role players, to identify creative strategies to address complex population health and broader societal challenges.
November 6, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E12: In Conversation with Felipe Resck: The Humble Journey to Gratitude
In this special episode, Lady Marieme spoke with Felipe Resk, IT Manager from Unilever in Sao Paulo, in Brazil, where they met a few years ago. Felipe volunteered within the organisation, mobilised his colleagues, and demonstrated outstanding leadership in helping organise events and scale in Brazil. Organisations can be blindsided and miss out on opportunities to be inclusive in their strategies and genuinely leave people behind; our guest took the opportunity to do good and be part of something bigger than himself. Lady Marieme is very proud of Felipe, whom she thinks found his journey to humility and gratitude.
October 30, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E11: In Conversation with John McArthur: Building a Better World for All
On this United Nations Week, Lady Marieme Jamme welcomes John Mcarthur, a senior adviser to the UN Foundation. John is a senior fellow and director of the new Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution, which is launching today, October 21st. He serves as a member of the UNICEF Advisory Group. In 2018 he co-founded the "17 Rooms" initiative as a new approach to catalyzing action for the Sustainable Development Goals. He served as manager and then deputy director of the UN Millennium Project, where he supported leaders like Kofi Annan, then UN Secretary-general, and many more. Lady Marieme and John met at Yale University as Young Global Leaders. They formed a friendship based on mutual respect, learning from each other, and holding each other accountable. He convinced her that progress is possible, especially if you have the right people demanding change.
October 21, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E10: In Conversation with Myriam Sidibe: Clarifying Your Purpose Through a Global Mission
In this Global Handwash Day 2020, Lady Marieme Jamme spoke to Dr. Myriam Sidibe. She is one of the world's only people with a doctorate in public health focused on handwashing with soap. She is one of the driving forces behind the creation of Global Handwashing Day, which recognises the need to raise awareness of handwashing with soap as a simple but lifesaving habit that can prevent disease. Myriam worked at Unilever and wrote Her book "Brands on a Mission" which was released in May 2020. She is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School.
October 15, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E9: In Conversation with Alex Benay: Changing Systems For a Better World
Alex Benay, former Chief Information Officer of Canada, joined Lady Marieme for a candid conversation about his journey. They both sit on the World Wide Web Foundation board and are passionate about making digital policies inclusive.  Alex currently serves as a Partner with KPMG, leading the national digital transformation practice helping governments and Fortune 500 companies. Lady Marieme said technology has no gender, no age, no class, no colour; we are building the world's most significant pipeline of technologists and are doing service to humanity by including the less fortunate. Leaders like Alex Benay are aware of their privilege and taking responsibility;  for that reason, our girls will have a chance in the tech sector.
October 9, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E8: In Conversation with Lin Kobayashi: The Power of Paying it Forward and Planting Seeds of Hope
This week, Lady Marieme Jamme's guest is Japanese Lin Kobayashi School Founder and Chair of the Board UWC ISAK Japan. After working for the United Nations, she dedicated her life to giving young people an opportunity through scholarship and education.   Kobayashi believes that educating a society's lower class is the most effective way to democratize and change a nation.  She said a leader does not necessarily have to be a politician or an entrepreneur. Lady Marieme and Lin are both young global leaders of the World Economic Forum and judges of the Prestigious Global Teacher Prize.  They shared the power of planting seeds of hope in young people's lives, investing their future, and making education systems better for all, not just for the few. Jamme profoundly believes that education offers young girls and boys the future they deserve. For more on iamtheCODE, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
October 4, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E7: In Conversation with Amina Mohammed: When Humanity and Leadership Collide
In this 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and 5th year since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, Lady Marieme Jamme is joined by a special guest this week. Mama Amina Mohammed as she calls her. She is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, a mother to all of us, an African sister, a friend, and a grandmother. Jamme said that behind every title, there is a human being. Both met and spent time together three years ago when Lady Marieme was nominated as a Unicef and Bill and Melinda Gates Goalkeeper in 2017. She recalls her encouragement, kindness, love, and empathy when nobody was there for her. Mohammed held her hand so tight before she went to pick up her award from Former Unilever CEO Paul Pollman. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. Please check them on our website: Follow us on Twitter.
September 23, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E6: In Conversation with Racquel Moses: The Power of Humility
Lady Marieme Jamme is joined this week by Racquel Moses, CEO of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator. Moses is from Trinidad and Tobago and has served in several executive-level positions at large multinational organisations and is a true Caribbean leader and woman in technology. Moses shares how she is finding her space as a leader while staying grounded and humbled.  Lady Marieme is impressed by her determination and willingness to give the Caribbeans visibility through tech and innovation and work on climate change issues.
September 18, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E5: In Conversation with Muna AbuSulayman: The Power of Generosity
This week, Queen of reinventions and an iconic Arab media personality. Muna AbuSulayman joins Lady Marieme Jamme in an empowering and inspirational episode. The pair discusses a variety of global topics and issues and use their life experiences to advise the iamtheCODE girls around the world. In 2007, Muna became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to be appointed by the United Nations Development Program as a Goodwill Ambassador. Muna AbuSulayman is named as one of the most influential Arabs, as well as, one of the most influential Muslims in the world due to a unique and diverse cross-functional work experience. Lady Marieme invited her to share her journey as a leader to inspire young girls growing up in the world’s most challenging places.
September 11, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E4: In Conversation with Ebony Beckwith: The Power of Mentoring
Ebony Beckwith, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Salesforce, joins Lady Marieme Jamme on a unique and exclusive podcast conversation. In this episode, both shared how a mentor-mentee relationship can be transformational for individuals and communities and support sustainable development. Ebony was named one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley for her work in philanthropy and internationally in education and workforce development. Lady Marieme invited her to share her journey as a leader and asked her to advise our young girls growing up in the world's most challenging places.
September 4, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E3: In Conversation with Dana Leong: The Healing Power of Music
Dana Leong is a Japanese-Chinese American, two-time Grammy award-winning musician, UBS Global visionary, and Young Global Leader. He is a composer and a producer. He joined Senegalese Tech Entrepreneur Marieme Jamme for a candid conversation on the healing power of music. His distinctive sound is an emotionally mesmerizing combination of electronic rhythms and uplifting traditional global tapestries.  In this episode, he shared his experience as a musician, his strategy during the lockdown, and how music heals our souls and helps us deal with trauma.
August 21, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E2: In Conversation with Emmanuel Jal: Who Owns Your Mind
Award-Winning Musician Emmanuel Jal started his life as a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan in the early 1980s. Having not seen each other for over ten years, he caught up with Senegalese tech entrepreneur Lady Marieme Jamme and talked about his life and journey. In this episode,  he shares his story for social-emotional learning through art, business, and philanthropy. He offers experiences with music, healing, education, and healthy living - so that together he can create real, global awakening.
August 14, 2020
Reinventing Yourself | E1: In Conversation with Biola Alabi: The Power of Storytelling
Nigerian Award-winning filmmaker, Storyteller, TV Anchor and Entrepreneur Biola Alabi joined Marieme Jamme to open our NEW Reinventing Yourself series. Post-COVID 19, we will all need to reinvent ourselves and find new ways to connect, share, design and learn from each other. In this episode, Biola shared her life under lockdown and called for more kindness and compassion in how we see ourselves as human beings. Biola is a storyteller and believes in the power of oral history. You can listen to these new iamtheCODE Podcast episodes on Apple Podcasts,  Spotify and the iamtheCODE website, plus all previous episodes.
August 7, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E12: In Conversation with Kanika Dewan: Discovering Our Resilience Through Art
For this last episode of our Resilient Souls Conversations Season 1, Mariéme Jamme spoke with Indian Entrepreneur, Kanika Dewan. Kanika is a former investment banker and a campaigner against corruption. She has earned a place in the 'Guinness Book of World Records' for her fantastic design and artistry work. Kanika and Mariéme shared their passion for art and design. Against all the odds, she remains humble, engaged, and genuinely kind. She has been challenging social norms, looking after her family, and living her dream in building her "Sustainable Happiness" project.
July 29, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E11: In Conversation with Shoukei Matsumoto (Part 2): The Power of Solitude
In an enlightening and spiritual moment, Marieme Jamme converses with  Buddhist Monk Shoukei Matsumoto. In this episode, they talked about the power of solitude and how we can face our fear during this covid19. Matsumoto taught us to understand that we come on this earth alone; we live alone and die alone. A great lesson to love and take care of ourselves.
July 24, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E10: In Conversation with Soulaima Gourani: Female Leadership Through Resilience
This week Podcast episode features Moroccan-born Danish tech entrepreneur Silicon Valley-based Soulaima Gourani. Through the many challenges she faced in her life, she became a fearless leader and a true connector. And she continues to push her limits. She recently co-founded the  “Women Reignite Inc,” a company helping women make better decisions in life. Both Marieme and Soulaima are Young Global Leaders from the World Economic Forum. They spent time and got to know each other at Yale University through the World Economic Forum and attended a 21st-century leadership course. Soulaima is known for her Keynote talks, coaching, and training sales teams.
July 17, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E9: In Conversation with Yemi Babington-Ashaye: Embracing Our Fear Through Resilience
To celebrate black excellence and support the #Blacklivesmatters movement, Senegalese Tech Entrepreneur Marieme Jamme converse with Nigerian Economist, President of United People Global, Yemi Babington-Ashaye. Former Head of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum,  Yemi developed and executed a strategy to empower youth by building the Global Shapers Community to over 450 cities in 170+ countries and territories. A brilliant and grateful leader, someone who understands the power of uniting people, making connections, and building communities. He regularly collaborates with corporations, governments, non-profit organisations, and individual leaders. Throughout his career, he has advised the head of states and businesses. He has also been teaching, coaching, and mentoring young people across the world.
July 12, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E8: In Conversation with Nomzamo Mbatha: Accelerating Humanity with Refugees
In this episode, Senegalese Tech Entrepreneur Marieme Jamme spoke to  Nomzamo Mbatha, South African Award-winning Actress of the Paramount’s forthcoming Coming 2 America. She will co-star alongside Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, and Tracy Morgan in the sequel to the 1988 comedy classic.  A UNHCR Goodwill ambassador, Nomzamo Mbatha, also represents global brands with a purpose and social mission. They both met at the UN, where they were both invited to speak alongside Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed.  Nomzamo shares her journey as an actress and as a humanitarian. She has got the desire to stand her truth, help amplify the voice of the refugees, and give them visibility. She is a humble and extraordinary human being. We spoke from her home in LA, where she is currently in quarantine.
July 10, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E7: In Conversation with Adrian Monck: The Importance of Creating Safe Spaces for the Voiceless
This week Podcast episode features the first-ever conversation between Marieme Jamme and Adrian Monck from the World Economic Forum. They bonded when they both spent a week together on a learning journey in the Kakuma Refugee camp. Kakuma camp & Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement is home to nearly 200,000 refugees and asylum seekers. Adrian explains why he believes in the importance of creating safe spaces for the voiceless. He also provides an update on his personal life and how he finds peace and healing after overcoming many frustrations. He recognizes his privilege and power and loves to use his creativity and leadership to give back. He enjoys working with his brilliant and talented creative team.
July 6, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E6: In Conversation with Oulimata Sarr: Building Coalition of the Willing During Covid19
Marieme Jamme caught up with Oulimata Sarr from Senegal where they both came from but with a different childhood path. She's currently leading Women Economic Empowerment issues in West Africa and Central Africa for UN women as their Regional Director. Oulimata is a change agent in Africa. A well-loved and respected leader. She has shown leadership in gender space through pushing for policy change and calling for the "coalition of the willing". Sarr also talks about her upbringing, the opportunity she has to have a good education. As an African, she learnt to use her influence to share knowledge,  connect agencies and mentor women so they can become economically independent in Africa and beyond.
July 1, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E5: Pride Month Special with Milly Lacombe
In this special pride month episode, Marieme Jamme converses with the top, renowned Brazilian journalist, Milly Lacombe. She is well known for her straight-talking and writings. Lacombe thinks we need to cure people with love. She fights for discrimination against the LGBTQ community and all people who feel invisible. Being rejected for exploring her sexuality as a "lesbian" gives her the courage to stand up for others. Lacombe talks about courage, self-love, privilege, humanity, and tolerance. She shares what she believes in being privileged as a white person and how this can be used with responsibility for a good cause.
June 27, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E4: In Conversation with Japanese Monk, Shoukei Matsumoto (Part 1): His Life as a Monk
Young Global Leader and Japanese Buddhist monk, Shoukei Matsumoto from the Komyoji temple in Tokyo, discuss his life as a monk to Marieme Jamme. He also talked about the meaning of life and how to find a purpose in these difficult times. He sees himself as an altruist. His book: "A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind" is published by Penguin Books Ltd. Shoukei recommends adopting Buddhist concepts and practices for a more peaceful and meaningful life during this #Coronavirus period.
June 21, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E3: In Conversation with Ambarish Mitra- On Creativity and Staying Humble as an Entrepreneur
Tech Pioneer and Investor Ambarish Mitra is the guest of Marieme Jamme in this episode.  Mitra is one of the smartest, most creative, innovative thinkers in the tech industry. He is someone whose name is almost synonymous with Augmented Reality. His company Blippar is a leading and award-winning Augmented Reality company in the UK. He is also an investor and a highly spiritual and respected entrepreneur. Both discuss how passionate they are for the tech industry and the need to stay innovative, humble, creative but respect people who pave the way for us.
June 7, 2020
Honouring iamtheCODE Global Volunteers
Listen to a conversation hosted by Marieme Jamme, featuring Rachel Nishimura, one the iamtheCODE volunteer in Brazil. She was born and raised in Sao Paulo; she began working at the age of 11 years old. Her grandfather came to Brazil from Japan in the second immigration ship, and her mother is the daughter of Brazilian native Indian. She also has Portuguese blood from her father who immigrated in Brazil.  We dedicated this podcast to all ll our incredible volunteers. The Custodian of local Wisdom. We have them all over the world. Thank you for supporting us.
May 30, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E2: In Conversation with James Chau - Part 2 - On Covid-19, Life Lessons, and the Power of Resilience
Marieme's heart to heart conversation with James Chau, Young Global Leader, broadcaster, continues. James shared some of the most meaningful moments of his upbringing and the power of generosity. He also spoke candidly about his loving parents and how they taught him to be kind and compassionate. He talked about the need for more understanding and human society, especially during this pandemic period where millions are looking for positivity.
May 27, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E2: In Conversation with James Chau - Part 1 - His Upbringing and the Power of Generosity
A heartwarming conversation between Mariéme Jamme and James Chau. Two Young Global Leaders from the World Economic Forum sharing love and the power of generosity. They have seen themselves in each other. Mariéme shared how she felt about James kindness and generosity when they met for the first time. They discuss the Power of Generosity, his upbringing and their passion for justice for the voiceless. Chau is a renowned and well respected Media personality who is the Host of The China Current and the World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador. He granted iamtheCODE the honour to discuss his childhood, why the world needs more kind, resilient, compassionate and generous souls.  He interviewed global leaders from all walk of life, such as Late Winnie Mandela, Paul Kagame, Robert Mugabe, Elton John  and Annie Lennox, notable for raising money and awareness for HIV/ AIDS. as it affects women and children in Africa.  Find out how the two found friendship through generosity, respect and love.
May 16, 2020
A Letter to Young Girls Living Under Lockdown and Covid-19
Welcome to the iamtheCODE Podcast, hosted by Senegalese British Technologist Marieme Jamme. What is happening to young girls during this lockdown and Covid-19 pandemic? The coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented event in modern history. On this episode, Jamme has written a moving letter to young girls living under Lockdown and Covid-19 during Mother's day. She empathises with young girls all around the world and community leaders. Apple Podcast: SoundCloud: Download here: Facebook: Twitter:
May 11, 2020
Resilient Souls Conversations | E1: In Conversation with Miwaza Jemimah: Transform Your Life Through Resilience
To uplift our spirit during this pandemic period, Mariéme Jamme and Miwaza Jemimah discuss how to transform your life through resilience.  Marieme explore the powerful truth of resilience, wellbeing and share some of the resources she learnt during her life to help you stay focused and resilient.  Her guest Miwaza, started her company when she was 13 years old, never been to school, through, passion resilience and determination, she managed to create her business and now working for the world-leading companies in the world.  They travelled to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, home of over 190,000 +refugees to feature young refugee girls that she calls her partners. Miwaza captured their stories with authenticity, empathy and compassion.  Find out how they both transformed her through resilience. Jamme also encourages girls to get visibility and find connections to help them in their businesses.
May 2, 2020
"Refugee is Not Written on My Back"
During the COVID 19 period - Award-Winning Senegalese technologist, climate activist and founder of iamthecode introduced the second episode of the iamtheCODE podcast featuring the amazing Kakuma Refugee Girls. The Kakuma Refugee girls share their stories and their dreams in the episode; they mention that “Being a refugee is not written on their back”.  The girls are refugees from South Sudan and Kinshasa. They have had it very tough; however, they never cease to show resilience and optimism. This podcast is a great way to uplift your emotions during this Coronavirus lockdown. Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement had a population of 196,050 registered refugees and asylum-seekers at the end of March 2020.  This is a group of extraordinary girls.
April 24, 2020
When Coding and Well-being Collide in a Refugee Camp
The start of the iamtheCODE podcasts starts in the heart of Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya. In this episode, we learn how coding is linked to the well being of our girls in the camp. The podcast features the #iamKakuma girls.
April 16, 2020