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iamtheCODE Podcast

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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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Elevating Humanity| S4E14: In Conversation with Yasmin Waljee - The Power of Justice and Legal Support for Charities
In this week episode of season 4, Lady Mariéme talks to Yasmin Waljee, an international lawyer who has been key to establishing and embedding a pro bono culture within Hogan Lovells. Yasmin has advised on issues relating to compensation for victims of crime and terrorism including the July 7 bombing victims, the right to life, and regularly works on public policy issues in this area. She is the Vice-Chair of Mosaic, the HRH Prince of Wales led an initiative to support young Muslims and their peers growing up in deprived areas whilst breaking down the barriers and suspicions with British Society. Lady Mariéme was impressed by his commitment to justice and humanitarian causes.  Enjoy the Podcast!
July 23, 2021
Elevating Humanity Special Edition| S4E13: In Conversation with Joseph D'Cruz - Championing Sustainable Development Through Innovation
Our Season four continues with fabulous guests.  In this week episode, Lady Mariéme discusses with Joseph DCruz, Special Advisor, Strategic Planning & Innovation at UNDP- The United Nations Development Programme how to champion sustainable development through technology and innovation. Joseph and his team are building a global sustainable development network that taps into the creativity and expertise of solutions-finders worldwide, connected through a worldwide platform for sharing expertise resources and solutions more rapidly and seamlessly than ever. They are focused on solving the world’s most complex problems — ending poverty, ensuring healthy lives and well-being, providing affordable and clean energy, reducing inequalities and so on.  Both met as Global Future Council members of the World Economic Forum, where they helped shape global policy. Lady Mariéme was fascinated by his knowledge of Sustainable Development, Poverty, the environment, and how he is engaging Businesses and the Government to make systematic changes. Enjoy the Podcast.
July 16, 2021
Elevating Humanity Special Edition| S4E12: In Conversation with Mariah Levin - The Power of Community and Possibilities
In this week's episode, Lady Mariéme Jamme invited Mariah Levin, the Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders (Foundation of the World Economic Forum). They both met years ago in China when Mariah joined to lead and support the young global leader’s community. At the age of 14, Mariah understood that the world was not fair. Lady Marieme said: “She felt safe in her hands. As a young global leader, I knew that she would listen to my concerns, to what I wanted to get out of the community without bringing judgement or prejudice. ”If you don’t know the #YLGcommunity, they are 1,400 members and alumni of 120 nationalities. They are innovators, entrepreneurs, technology pioneers, educators, activists, artists, journalists, and more. They discussed the Power of the community, working with her beautiful team and colleagues and learning how to pivot quickly from offline to online through challenging times. Let’s not forget that 124 million children worldwide are out of school, and 250 million are not learning basic skills due to poor quality education.  If you like this content, please share it and subscribe to the Podcast. We count on your generosity. We are a small team dedicated to making the world a better place by creating inspiring content for people who want to do better and be better. Remember to Donate to our foundation; every amount counts.  DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Mariah's personal opinion.
July 9, 2021
Elevating Humanity Special Edition| S4E11: In Conversation with Basetsana Kumalo - The Power of Philanthropy
Welcome to this special iamtheCODE Podcast episode. World-renowned media personality, Miss South Africa 1994, Philanthropist, Businesswoman, author, mother and activist Basetsana Kumalo, joins Lady Mariéme Jamme, host of the iamtheCODE Podcast, to discuss her journey. She discussed how has Covid-19 has affected her businesses and why she feels the need to give back to the world. As young global leaders of the World Economic Forum, both met many years ago, where Lady Mariéme shared her story with a group of leaders. Lady Mariéme recalls the kindness and empathy Basetsana gave her after her talk. Warm hugs and words of comfort. Basetsana shared how she keeps herself healthy, gracious, and grounded, surrounded by her family and husband. She discusses her book, relationship with late South African President Nelson Mandela, being a leader and learning to give back through philanthropy. Basetsana has recently joined iamtheCODE as a Patron and joined our Board of Advisors. We are sure that her story, grace and humanity will inspire our girls worldwide, especially those who do not have a family or loved ones.  Enjoy listening to this episode! Remember to share it with your friends, we appreciate all the support.
July 2, 2021
Elevating Humanity Special Edition| S4E10: In Conversation with Phyllis Kurlander Costanza - The Power Of Using Wealth For Good
In this week episode, Lady Marieme Jamme speaks to Phyllis Kurlander Costanza, Head of Social Impact, CEO UBS Optimus Foundation. Both met a few years ago when iamtheCODE was founded. They discussed the education of young girls, vaccine equity, food for adolescent girls, their reproductive health, family planning, and general health. UBS was the first organization to fund the iamtheCODE program. Phyllis started working at UBS in 2011; she was instrumental in reshaping the UBS Optimus Foundation’s strategy, helping clients fund impactful philanthropic programs like iamtheCODE that improve children’s lives and fight climate change globally. Prior to this, she was with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and also served as a CIFF board member for eight years. Before joining the non-profit sector, Ms Costanza worked for more than a decade as a management consultant in Washington, DC and Vienna, Austria and lived and worked in Kyiv, Ukraine, on a USAID program involving the privatization of state-owned enterprises. She also worked for New York State Governor Mario Cuomo, advising on policy and politics in Manhattan, and started her career working for Prudential. DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Phyllis's personal opinion.
June 25, 2021
Elevating Humanity Special Edition| S4E9: In Conversation with Dr Waheed Arian - Seeing Refugees Through Our Eyes.
As we celebrate World Refugees week, Lady Mariéme reflects on her time in Kakuma Refugees Camp and invites Dr Waheed Arian, a British doctor and radiologist born in Afghanistan and founded a telemedicine charity called Arian Teleheal. Waheed is now a citizen, serving in the National Health Service. He told Lady Mariéme that he sees refugees through his eyes. He has written a book to share his journey.   Despite the pandemic, the number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution and human rights violations in 2020 rose to nearly 82.4 million people, according to UNHCR’s latest annual Global Trends reports released today in Geneva. This is a further four per cent increase on top of the already record-high 79.5 million at the end of 2019. Together we heal, learn and shine with new opportunities. Let’s not forget Refugees. DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Dr Waheed's personal opinion.
June 18, 2021
Elevating Humanity | S4E8: In Conversation with Naza Alakija - The Power of Building yourself through adversity
Lady Mariéme Jamme talks to Iranian born Naza Alakija, who founded the Sage Innovation Centre. Naza is a Humanitarian who supports women and girls and organisation improving the lives of the most marginalised in society. She has supported refugees in Afghanistan and communities in Nigeria and is doing fantastic work around climate change issues. She courageously shared her journey with Lady Mariéme and why her mother is the backbone of her existence, and how is she grateful for it. Her mother supported her and gave her the values she cherishes today. Lady Mariéme was impressed by Naza’s sense of worth and how she learnt to build herself and give back to society using her platform and Agency.
June 11, 2021
Elevating Humanity | S4E7: In Conversation with Christopher Schlaeffer - The Power of Building Trust
The Power of Building Trust. In this week’s episode, Lady Mariéme Jamme welcomes her friend, Austrian born, London based and iamtheCODE Patron, Christopher Schlaeffer. Christopher is a European tech Entrepreneur and an expert in the telecom industry. He was part of the launch of the Android platform, which we all use today. They both have known each other for a very long time. They travelled together to Kakuma Refugee Camp to meet the young refugees, along with Christopher’s friends and daughter. As the Patron of iamtheCODE, Christopher discusses why supporting organisations like this can create and give equal opportunity to young marginalised girls. Lady Marieme says, "Christopher made me trust people more as a leader who never knew what trust is and showed me that every moment in someone's life is an opportunity to do good and be at the service of another human being." You can listen to other seasons for more inspiration. Amazing Takeaways. If you like this content, please share it and subscribe to the Podcast. We count on your generosity.
June 4, 2021
Elevating Humanity | S4E6: In Conversation with Kelly Buchanan - The Power of Collaboration
Host Lady Mariéme showed us the Power of Collaboration in this week episode when we celebrated Africa Day and reflected on the death of George Floyd, who died last year in May. Lady Mariéme spoke to iamtheCODE Trustee, a young global leader of the World Economic Forum and Senior Vice President at Mastercard, Kelly Buchanan. Kelly discusses her struggles and her path to becoming a woman in tech. Both shared the time they had after their YGL journey from Kakuma Refugee Camp. Kelly also talks about being a mother and working from home and adapting during Covid-19. Lady Marieme highlighted the importance of mentoring and said that “Mentoring for me is a transaction based on empathy, compassion and kindness.” DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Kelly's personal opinion.
May 28, 2021
Elevating Humanity | S4E5: In Conversation with Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr - How to Unleash Your Inner Power
Lady Mariéme Jamme talks to Nigerian Born Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr, Founder of “She Roars”, a global community supporting women to unleash their inner power by speaking up about their truth and authentic self. She is a writer, storyteller, and movement builder who impacts global narrative based on her belief and championship of the Power of people to change the world. Chidiogo shared how her later mother inspired her to build communities and support women. Both discussed how mothers write the history of their children and how we also should learn the African concept of Ubuntu ( I am because we are). You can pre-order her book on Amazon.
May 21, 2021
Elevating Humanity |S4E4: In Conversation with Wadia Ait Hamza - How Young People Are Shaping Humanity
Lady Mariéme talks with Wadia Ait Hamza, Head of the World Economic Forum Shaper community, about how proud and privileged he is to lead a community of young people who are shaping the world. Wadia tells Lady Mariéme that “no one should be ashamed of their privilege but should be ashamed if they do not use that privilege for a collective purpose,” he also revealed how his father inspired him to be humble, collaborative, have integrity, and focused on changing the world. Wadia is committed to giving young people safe spaces, platforms, and opportunities to express themselves and be seen. Season 4 continues with a new episode every Friday. Remember to follow iamtheCODE on social media @i_amthecode on Twitter / Instagram.
May 14, 2021
Elevating Humanity |S4E3: In Conversation with Lerato Mbele - The Power of Self-Discovering Through Stillness
This week’s episode on our Season 4 features Lerato Mbele. If you want to be inspired, then this episode is for you!  Lerato’s podcast is sure to give you the motivation you need to succeed, just as so many people in Lerato’s professional and personal life have inspired her. Lerato tells Lady Mariéme about her journey throughout her career, from an intern to the successful journalist and broadcaster she is today and how her family has encouraged her to achieve this by teaching her that if she sets her mind to something, she is more than capable of achieving it. Lerato is proud of her South African heritage and tells Lady Mariéme about her mission to champion African women throughout her work and personal life. Listen to the full episode to find out more about Lerato, the inspirational people she has had the pleasure of interviewing, and her passion for equality.
May 7, 2021
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Elevating Humanity |S4E2: In Conversation with Nazir Afzal OBE: Justice and Equality
The new ‘Elevating Humanity’ series of our podcast continues this week with Lady Mariéme Jamme’s latest guest Nazir Azfal. Nazir talks to Lady Mariéme about the work he did as a UK prosecutor, including how he has helped change the law on forced marriage by creating a protection order that has saved 2800 lives to date. Nazir has received an OBE for his amazing work for justice and tells Lady Mariéme that “we are stronger as a community than we are as one”. Nazir also discusses his experiences of racism and the importance of teaching equality to the next generation to prevent discrimination.
April 30, 2021
Elevating Humanity |S4E1: In Conversation with Paul Polman - Moral Leadership
Lady Mariéme is joined by Paul Polman to kick off the new season and discuss their shared passion for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which Paul played a role in developing. Paul has made such a positive impact throughout his career in supporting both people and the planet. His support and leadership contributed to the lives of 27,000 girls across the world through his work with iamtheCODE. The former CEO of Unilever is now the co-founder of Imagine. Imagine is an organisation with strong links to the SDGs that encourages the private sector to step up and be more responsible by helping in Imagine’s mission to eradicate poverty, prevent climate change, and fight for equality. Not only has Paul created positive change through his work with Unilever, Imagine, and iamtheCODE, but he is also the vice-chairman of the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, which helps to provide assistive technology to enable visually impaired people to advance in education.  This is not a podcast you want to miss! Listen now to find out more about Paul Polman and his influential work in advancing the SDGs and promoting moral leadership.
April 23, 2021
Building Inclusion SEASON FINALE | S3E18: In conversation with Evelyn Namara - Women in Stem and the Power of Health
Last episode of Season three features Ugandan Tech Entrepreneur Evelyn Namara. Lady Mariéme Jamme invited her mentee to share her incredible journey. Evelyn is passionate about looking after your health and is an advocate of iamtheCODE’s work, which is why she is an iamtheCODE global ambassador. Lady Mariéme and Evelyn discuss the importance of STEM education and making sure the internet is accessible to everyone globally. Evelyn also tells Lady Mariéme about her company Vouch Digital which aims to provide transparency and prevent fraud and corruption. Make sure you listen and subscribe to our Podcast.  Season 4 coming soon...
April 9, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E17: In conversation with Priya Shah - When Arts and Technology Collide
Easter Special ✨🐰 - When Arts and Technology collide 🎨 Lady Mariéme’s guest on this week’s podcast is Priya Shah. Priya is an artist and talks to Lady Mariéme about her business Mia Kora (translated as ‘100 gold coins’) and her business’ initiative ‘Frame It or Wear It,’ which consists of Priya printing her artwork onto scarves. Priya was born and brought up in Kenya, and Kenya influences a lot of her work. Her Kenyan roots have also instilled a love of wildlife and conversation into Priya, which is why Mia Kora helps to raise vital funds for conservation charities. Priya has a strong connection with iamtheCODE. She has previously created a design for her beautiful scarves that features the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a considerable part of the iamtheCODE’s mission. Priya was invited by Lady Marieme to join her to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, where she visited the schools that iamtheCODE works with. Priya passed on her expertise by teaching the girls to express themselves through drawing mandalas. To the girls’ delight, Priya then put their artwork onto scarves.
April 2, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E16: In Conversation with Nimco Ali - The Power of Authenticity and Acceptance
The Power of Authenticity and Acceptance (Warning: This podcast features a discussion of sensitive topics, including FGM, which may be upsetting for some listeners) This week’s podcast features a candid conversation between our very own Lady Marieme Jamme and social activist Nimco Ali OBE. Lady Marieme met Nimco at a conference where Nimco was discussing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Nimco herself has experienced FGM and is now working tirelessly to put a stop to it. She is the co-founder and CEO of The Five Foundation. This non-profit organization aims to end FGM and provide funding for African women working in African grassroots projects fighting against FGM. Nimco’s work is changing so many girl’s lives for the better. Nimco talks to Lady Marieme about her experience of moving to England from Somalia at a young age, her family, the importance of staying true to yourself and being kind to yourself, and her book is called ‘What We’re Told Not to Talk About (But We’re Going to Anyway).
March 26, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E15: In Conversation with Victoria Alonsoperez - The Power of Invention
During this week's podcast, Lady Mariéme Jamme is joined by Victoria Alonsoperez, Entrepreneur and inventor of Chipsafer, a platform that has made a huge impact in her home country Uruguay by tracking and detecting anomalies in cattle behaviour to help farmers better manage and care for their livestock.  Victoria's innovative work has earnt her many accolades, and in 2013, she won the Best Young Inventor Award from the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Lady Mariéme met Victoria when she mentored her as a judge at the International Telecom Union Event in Thailand. Victoria presented her innovation in 2013 to world leaders. Both are a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders. Victoria is passionate about Space and STEM education.
March 19, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E14: In Conversation with Adrian Lovett - The Power of the World Wide Web.
Special Edition. The Power of the World Wide Web. The WEB is 32 years old today and on this occasion of global celebration, Lady Marieme Jamme is joined by Adrian Lovett, CEO of the World Wide Web Foundation, to discuss how we can continue to move the internet in a positive direction. The aim of the World Wide Web Foundation is to build inclusion and get everyone connected to the internet, and Adrian talks about changing people’s mindsets in order to help achieve this goal. When the web was invited in 1989, Lady Marieme was 15 years old. She recalls learning how to read and write thanks to the Web. Adrian is enthusiastic for governments, companies and internet users to all act by signing this contract,, so that together we can make the web a safe, inclusive and empowering place for all. Today
March 12, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E13: In Conversation with Salim Amin - The Power of Understanding Our History
Lady Marieme Jamme is joined by Salim Amin. Salim Amin is the chairman of Camerapix, which provides a wide range of media services. He is also the founder and chairman of the Mohamed Amin Foundation, which was launched in 1998 in memory of his late father, to provide African journalists with the tools and knowledge to tell stories to an international audience. Salim is passionate for people to learn about his late father, Mohamed Amin’s work in journalism and the archive of his work which includes 3 million images and 10,000 hours worth of videos. Just like his father, Salim takes pride in his African heritage. He aims to educate people on African history through his father’s work which often focused on expressing the traditions, people, culture, and beauty of Africa.
March 5, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E12: In Conversation with Dr. Ola Brown - The Power of Acceptable Health Care for All
Lady Marieme Jamme is joined by Dr Olamide Brown, née Orekunrin. She is a British-Nigerian medical doctor, healthcare entrepreneur, and founder of the Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Group and Director Greentree Investment Company. Both young global leaders met a few years ago at the World Economic Forum, where she shared her expertise on improving the African health system. Ola was motivated to start the Flying Doctors after experiencing the loss of her sister under difficult circumstances and to improve medical services in Nigeria. She successfully established Flying Doctors in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2007. They discussed the Power of health, what motivated her to start her company and what empowering women leaders are at the top of her agenda.
February 26, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E11: In Conversation with Ada Osakwe - Nurturing the Power of Food
Lady Marieme Jamme is joined by Ada Osakwe, Nigerian-born Business economist, entrepreneur, food lover, Founder, and CEO of Agrolay Ventures, to talk about the power of food, running a food business in Nigeria, nurturing and looking after our health through Food. Food is powerful because it has a history and affects so many cultures. Agrolay Ventures is an agribusiness investment company based in Nigeria, which invests in African agricultural food-related companies like iamtheFOOD. Both spent time in Kakuma Refugee Camp as part of the World Economic Forum learning journey, where they shared moments in a tent. Follow The iamtheCODE show on all social platforms: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook:
February 20, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E10: In Conversation with Salah Goss - The Power of Visibility
This International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Lady Marieme Jamme is joined in a rare conversation by Salah Goss, Senior Vice President, Humanitarian and Development from Mastercard, to discuss why financial inclusion matters to women and girls. Salah shared her story and upbringing and revealed the most significant life lessons that she has learned from the African continent. Lady Marieme is missing hugging and seeing our girls. Although they are doing very well, working on the UN Global Goals projects and having amazing mentors, she cannot wait to see them as soon as vaccines are available. DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Salah's personal opinion. Follow The iamtheCODE Show on all social platforms: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: Donate to iamtheCODE:
February 12, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E9: In Conversation with Susie Rodgers - The Power of Positive Impact
Our Rebuilding Inclusion series continues with Lady Marieme Jamme's guest Susannah Rodgers MBE, an accidental athlete and Disability and Inclusion Advocate. Susie has competed in two Paralympic Games at London 2012 and Rio 2016.  They are both young global leaders of the World Economic Forum, but her story and strength inspired us to invite her on the Podcast. Susie believes in the Power of positive impact, inclusion, and nurturing our soul.  We learnt a lot from Susie, and she will inspire you. Follow #iamtheCODE
February 5, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E8: In Conversation with Dave Duarte - The Power of Story-Making
Lady Marieme is joined by South African communication strategist and story-maker Dave Duarte. The Founder at Treeshake, a company that uses digital media to drive action on issues ranging from protecting the oceans to marketing major campaigns worldwide.  His work is in the intersection of digital trends, marketing, and leadership. He has been running digital campaigns in over 50 countries that have reached over a billion people. They discussed the power of story-making, creating impactful campaigns that can change lives, write, and make stories to inspire marginalised communities, so they are not left behind.
January 29, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E7: In conversation with Michael Bennett - How a pilgrimage helped me discover myself.
Lady Mariéme is joined by Retired American NFL Defensive End,  Super Bowl Champion, father of three girls, husband of Pele, Michael Bennett. They talk about fighting inequality in America, how he is coping with COVID and his pilgrimage to Senegal where he found his roots. Michael did a test on to find his origins. He visited Gorée Island (House of Slaves) on an emotional journey. He shared his thoughts on including black women into decision-making processes and what Kamala Harris wins means for America and more. Follow the iamtheCODE Show on all social media platforms. 
January 15, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E6: In conversation with Saadia Zahidi - The Power of Meaningful Collaboration
In 2020, Lady Marieme Jamme, travelled to Kakuma Refugee Camp to launch the Reskilling Platform Report of the World Economic Forum with young refugee girls. In this episode, she conversed to Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director New Economies and Societies. They discussed how world leaders should collaborate for an inclusive world while building back better. They both met six years ago after Lady Marieme became a young global leader. Saadia is also an author, an economist and a highly respected individual who empowers women and girls, and led the WEF Gender Report.
January 8, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E5: In Conversation with Shelley Zalis - The Power of Synchronicity
To bring in power and positive thinking in 2021, CEO @mjamme and Shelley Zalis discussed the magic that can happen when our intentions are aligned and when we work together to achieve our goals. As the CEO of Female Quotient, a female-owned business advancing equality in the workplace through the power of collaboration, she brings visibility to women, activates solutions for change, and creates metrics for accountability. Shelley is just super amazing at connecting people and actually walking the walk. She is always pushing boundaries and giving women a space to be seen as self-proclaimed chief trouble maker.
January 1, 2021
Building Inclusion | S3E4: In Conversation with Kerensa Jennings - The Power of Hope and Creation
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. In this episode, Lady Marieme speaks to Professor Kerensa Jennings, author of Seas of Snow, a thriller that we will take your breath away. She is also the BT Digital Impact Director. A pioneer in her field who has created and led unique projects to improve and develop the digital skills of people. They discussed the power of hope and unlocking the potential of young people. Merry Christmas to all of the iamtheCODE followers and listeners worldwide 💚🎄 Highly Recommend.
December 25, 2020
A Letter to Resilient Souls
This year has been incredibly difficult with the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak has left many of us feeling frightened, worried, and overwhelmed, and our staff, our support groups, our communities, and the girls of iamtheCODE are no different. Although it has been difficult, we are continuing to adapt to new ways of supporting young girls from marginalized communities and their emerging needs to ensure their wellbeing and education. Thanks to the many organizations and people who support our efforts at iamtheCODE.
December 21, 2020
Building Inclusion | S3E3: In Conversation with Ella Robertson - The Power of Influence
Lady Marieme spoke to Ella Robertson, Managing Director at One young world, a fantastic organisation supporting young people worldwide.  They discussed the work of One Young World and how they identify, connect, and promote young leaders and giving them a global platform.  Ella is a prominent young leader and using her influence to give other young people a voice and a global platform.
December 11, 2020
Building Inclusion | S3E2: In Conversation with Laura Ulloa González - The Power of Forgiveness
Lady Marieme spoke to Columbian activist and advocate of human rights, Laura Ulloa González. They discussed forgiveness, resilience, and trauma.  They were both nominated as Goalkeepers in 2017 by Unicef. Laura's story of how she has overcome many difficulties but thrives with challenges is truly incredible.
December 4, 2020
Building Inclusion | S3E1: In Conversation with Rebecca Enonchong - The Art of Being Yourself
We are kicking off our iamtheCODE Podcast Season 3 with Tech Entrepreneur and CEO of Appstech Rebecca Enonchong.  She is from Cameroon and is best known for promoting technology in Africa, boosting investment, and supporting the excellent tech ecosystem of Africa, full of brilliant innovators. She opened up about her upbringing, the lesson she learnt from her prominent father, who was a lawyer in Cameroon. Lady Marieme asked Rebecca her view on racism in society, and how can one stay true to yourself and authentic in this competitive markets.
November 27, 2020
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