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
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
S6E19 In Conversation with Asheesh Advani - A Positive Mindset Can Change The World
Welcome to the second to last episode of Season 6. We hope you have enjoyed the DecodingSDGs series. We are honoured to bring guests from diverse communities together to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. ’In this episode, our host, Lady Mariéme, invited the restless entrepreneur and CEO of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, Asheesh Advani. Asheesh Advani Graduated from Wharton School and Oxford University. He is a Technology entrepreneur. Currently, President and Chief Executive Officer, Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, one of the largest youth services organizations in the world. With operations in over 100 countries, JA serves more than 10 million young people annually with programs designed to create pathways to employability and entrepreneurship. JA has over 120 million living alumni worldwide, including many successful business leaders, speakers and social entrepreneurs. They discussed his journey, his work at JA worldwide, and how we can include more youth on a global platform like JA. He is on a journey to transform the future by providing substantial programs in Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy & Work Readiness to young people worldwide. He strongly believes in the credibility of UN SDGs to bridge the global digital skills gap by providing a common language that helps build inclusion with a collective objective. This man of impact will inspire you with his resolve to re-skill the youth force and build confidence to scale opportunities.
June 17, 2022
S6E18 In Conversation with Faraja Kotta Nyalandu (Davos Special) - Why Effective Curriculums Matter
Here is the final special episode straight from Davos 2022 of Season 6, Decoding Sustainable Development Goals. Our host, Lady Mariéme, went live from the prestigious event to feature girls from the Rwanda Coding Academy. The girls shared a powerful message with the world leaders. In addition to strengthening the voice of two young coders from Rwanda, she invited the Innovation Queen, Faraja Kotta Nyalandu. She is a Young Global Leader assigned by the World Economic Forum as well as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Shule Direct. In this episode, they discussed the silver lining of COVID-19. The pandemic showed the potential of technology and how access to digital means has improved the quality of life. Faraja also emphasized the need to work with policymakers for curriculum reforms while integrating future skills to thrive in the 21st century. Without SDG4, Quality Education, our world will not be able to reach its fullest potential. Listen now on all major platforms. Don’t forget to share and subscribe to the podcast if you like this content. We have launched our new Digital Platform. We want to encourage young people, particularly women and girls from marginalized communities, to learn how to code using our intuitive online and offline interface. Find out more via our website and social media.
June 14, 2022
S6E17 In Conversation with Bob Moritz (Davos Special) - The Life-Long Learner Who Believes in Youth Potential
Our Davos 2022 Season 6 specials continue wth Lady Mariéme, our tireless host for another episode of Decoding the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She invited Bob Moritz, Global Chairman of PwC, and they discussed the Future of Work, the Global Skills standards Framework, and the skills taxonomy of the World Economic Forum Reskilling platform, where both seats as council members. The young people listening to this Podcast could learn a lot from Bob's leadership journey and his advice on how they should approach their future. The Pandemic has put the value of human talent into the spotlight, making it a core strategic priority for companies. Bob profoundly cares about helping people grow to reach their full potential. He mentioned that he is a lifelong learner. The man is committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels like they belong. For 1 billion people to be reskilled by 2030, we must have at least a common and universal language for skills. Listen now on all major platforms. Please share it and subscribe to the podcast if you like this content. 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. We count on your generosity.
June 03, 2022
S6E16 In Conversation with Rhea Mazumdar Singhal (Davos Special) - Meet the Woman Fighting for a World Without Plastic
In this Davos Special, Lady Mariéme shares her learnings. She was truly honoured to have participated in this post-Covid 19 event and showcased our young girls. The Girls in Kakuma Refugees Camp and Rwanda Coding Academy were featured live from Davos. The girls in Kakuma spoke on Radio Davos, hosted by Robin Pomeroy for the first time in history. On top of featuring the brilliant girls. She invited Indian, New Delhi based entrepreneur Rhea Mazumdar Singhal. She is doing fantastic work on climate change issues, sustainability, and gender equality. Rhea is the founder and CEO of Ecoware. Ecoware is a one-stop shop for eco-friendly products that are 100% natural, compostable, biodegradable, and easily affordable. Both discussed their positions as young global leaders of the World Economic Forum. Rhea shared her journey, passion, dedication to sustainability, and a better world for all. Don't forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Listen now wherever you get your Podcast.
May 30, 2022
S6E15 Rwanda in Focus: Experience in the Field
Lady Mariéme, the founder and CEO of iamtheCODE, made an inspiring appearance at this year’s E-learning Africa Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. She showcased our new platform to leaders and local heroes from all over Rwanda who are transforming the world one day at a time. She visited the Rwanda School of Academy and demonstrated the platform to the pride of Africa, the girls and boys learning how to code. She was honoured to have witnessed their vigour in becoming the most significant asset for our continent. With the facilitation from our partners, Kilimajaro Blind Trust, Lady Mariéme also visited some young visually impaired students, which brought tears to her eyes. We are doing all we can to make the entire content in Braille so that those who need it most will have access. The students and teachers of HVP Gatagara School for the visually impaired also listened to one of our Decoding SDGs episodes. They expressed their love and understood the challenges of gender equality in the 4th Industrial Revolution. As she said, technology does not discriminate; people do. Please check it out if you have not seen the iamtheCODE Digital platform. In this episode, Lady Mariéme shares more knowledge about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, which provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Stay tuned as we have more guests lined up for this season. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Listen now on all major platforms. Our previous episode features The Childwall Valley primary school girls who are fantastic. Please listen to their joint episode with Rachel Brown Fennis.
May 20, 2022
S6E14 In Conversation with Rachel Brown Finnis & Students from Childwall Valley School - Enabling Girls through the Power of Sport
Happy Friday! - In this week's episode, Lady Mariéme invited her co-hosts, students from Childwall Valley Primary School, Liverpool, to welcome former England Goalkeeper and Team GB2012 for the 2012 London Olympics, Rachel Brown Finnis. She is now a media pundit for BBC/BT Sport. Rachel's journey as a sportswoman started at the age of 8, and she is humbled by how far women's football has come since then - even if there are still many barriers ahead. In this episode, Rachel and our young leaders discuss the critical role of sports in advancing sustainability and mental health globally. She has been an inspiration to everyone, and her invaluable expertise in being a sportswoman is something we can all learn from. Congratulations to all the girls. Listen now on all major platforms. Please share it and subscribe to the podcast if you like this content. 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. We count on your generosity.
May 14, 2022
S6E13 In Conversation with Jayathma Wickramanayake - Special 100th Episode
In continuation of our Girls in ICT Day celebrations, we have reached our ‘Special 100th Episode’. Lady Mariéme, our esteemed host was joined by our humble guest, Jayathma Wickramanayake, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. Her extraordinary journey started as a community mobilizer, and when she started a youth-led non-profit called ‘Hashtag Generation’ from Srilanka, her birthplace. She shared her journey of being the UN Youth Envoy while focusing on the biggest challenges faced by youth. Jayathma and Lady Mariéme share a passion for providing access to knowledge and technology to youth while closing the digital gender divide. They Both seat as Board members of the ITU Generation Connect Visionaries. Listen now on all major platforms. Don’t forget to share and subscribe to the podcast if you like this content. We have launched our new Digital Platform. We want to encourage young people, particularly young women and girls from marginalized communities, to learn how to code using our intuitive online and offline interface. Find out more via our website and social media.
May 06, 2022
S6E12 In Conversation with Doreen Bogdan-Martin - Access and Safety for All
Hello From Kakuma, we welcome you to this special iamtheCODE Podcast episode. We celebrated Girls ICT Day in Kakuma Refugee Camp, where Lady Mariéme hosted the Podcast after two years of not meeting the girls. She also launched the iamtheCODE Digital Platform. She was joined by Doreen Bogdan-Martin is Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union, the Secretariat of ITU-D. She was elected at the 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai and was named the first woman in the 153-year history of the ITU to hold an elected office. Previously, Bogdan-Martin was Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership from 2008-to 2018. Bogdan-Martin also serves as the Executive Director of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. They are both passionate about giving girls access to technology and innovation. As mentioned, we are also celebrating the launch of our new Digital Platform. We want to encourage young people, particularly young women and girls from marginalized communities, to learn how to code using our intuitive online and offline interface. Find out more via our website and social media. Don’t forget to subscribe and share the podcast if you like this content.
April 30, 2022
S6E11 In Conversation with Madga Wood - Digital Education and the Technology within (Girls ICT Day week Special)
Lady Mariéme welcomed Madga Wood, Chief Learning Officer of the Microbit Foundation, to celebrate our upcoming 100th episode. We have had six seasons, from how can coding collides with mental health to discovering your purpose. Truly grateful to have you all listening. We had extraordinary guests who shared so much with us. The Microbit Foundation has made a donation to iamtheCODE and we are grateful that the girls can continue coding. Magda is excited to be working with teachers and students to make creative, quality educational materials that people like and use. She shared that her background is in anthropology. Both discussed their experience in digital education product and content design and development, creating award-winning tools and materials for teaching and learning. Content is King, and thank you so much for donating micro: bits to iamtheCODE Girls. Currently, Lady Mariéme is in Kakuma to meet the girls after nearly 2 years. She will be showing our new digital platform to the girls. Enjoy the conversation. Don’t forget to subscribe and share the podcast if you like this content.
April 25, 2022
S6E10 In Conversation with Robert Boer - The Future of Food ('we are what we eat')
Easter special: In this episode, our host Lady Mariéme Jamme explores the relationship between what you eat and how you feel, including tips on incorporating healthy eating into your life. She shared her struggle with food and dieting. She said that eating one meal a day caused her many problems when she was young. Not having any nutritional education was challenging. This week’s guest is Dutch-born Robert Boer, Investor and Program Director at Blue Horizon Corporation. He built and ran UBS’s Global Visionaries program identifying and supporting impact-driven entrepreneurs at the forefront of tackling some of the world’s most challenging social and environmental problems. He was also leading the plant-based movement moderating Future of Food panels at UHNW and GFO events, integrating the topic in CIO research and facilitating access to plant-based investment opportunities. Robert and Lady Mariéme share a passion for food, and he was supportive of the creation of iamtheFOOD. Listen now on all major platforms. We count on your generosity. Don’t forget to subscribe and share the podcast if you like this content. .
April 15, 2022
S6E9 In Conversation with Alison Adams and Childwall Valley Primary School Girls - The Power Of Building Sustainable Cities
In this episode with the girls of Liverpool from the Childwall Valley Primary School, Lady Mariéme spoke about the Power Of Building Sustainable Cities with Alison Adams, the new chief executive of ChristchurchNZ. Originally from the UK, Adams started her business career as a brand manager for Unilever after graduating from Cambridge with a first-class honours degree in natural science. She spoke to the girls about her life journey and what she loves about her work. Alison enjoyed talking to the girls. My co-hosts asked excellent questions; listen up and tell us what you think. Our learning this week is a quote from Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund. She said: “Children cannot be what they cannot see. Girls need role models and people who can see them for who they are." Please share it and subscribe to the podcast if you like this content. 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. We count on your generosity.
April 08, 2022
S6E7 In Conversation with Anthony Muiyoro - The Importance of Young Girls Voices in Cybersecurity
Lady Mariéme sits down with Kenyan Born Anthony Muiyoro, the current curator of the Nairobi Global Shapers Community, the World Economic Forum initiative, and an Associate Director on Cybersecurity and privacy leader at KPMG. Previously he led EY’s Cybersecurity, privacy and trusted technology practice for East Africa, where he helped organizations build trust, and more secure and resilient technology infrastructures. Anthony shares his upbrings and experiences after his father gave him a piece of great advice on consensus and collaboration. He calls himself an authentic and inclusive leader, at the forefront of Cyber security development in Africa. He joined our host on this Season 6 with the theme “Decoding the UN Sustainable Development Goals” to discuss the importance of young girls’ voices in Cybersecurity. We all know that computing professionals’ actions change the world. Anthony and Lady Mariéme talked about issues of Cybersecurity, privacy, and what his father taught him. Listen more to learn from our extraordinary guests. Don’t forget to listen to our hosts' learning this week. She sums her week’s work with one word: Perseverance. Never give up!! Please share it and subscribe to the podcast if you like this content.
April 02, 2022
S6E8 In Conversation with Elaine Smith-Genser - How to Leave Your Mark On The World
How to Leave Your Mark On The World This Podcast is a tribute to Simon Smiles, a former impact investment pioneer at UBS. He is a young global leader, a father, and a husband who the community of Young Global leaders got to know through his presence, kindness, influence and advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Lady Mariéme invited Elaine Smith-Genser to share a tribute about Simon and tell us about her new family, love and stepmotherhood. Elaine is Brazilian born working for the United Nations Joint Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Both leaders are passionate about advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. They care about the community and express their condolences to Simon’s Family. Simon was a great person that supported iamtheCODE in its infancy. He was genuinely kind and cared about our community. We are very sorry for this passing. LifeHack lesson: This week’s learning is: follow your intuition, your gut feeling. As you grow, you must listen to your body and mind. Take Action; time is critical, and also, if you can, please help others. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Kindly share it. Please share it and subscribe to the podcast if you like this content. 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. We count on your generosity.
April 01, 2022
S6E6 In Conversation with Dr Ibilola Amao – Learn to master your skills to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs
Our Season Six continues “Decoding the UN Sustainable Development Goals”. We welcomed our phenomenal guest, Dr Ibilola Amao, a Nigerian Engineer principal consultant of Lonadek Services. When her late father – a trained civil engineer – discovered she loved science and math, he encouraged her to pursue studies in this area. She feels we need to increase the quality of the new graduates in Africa. She spoke to Lady Mariéme about her journey and her love of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and gave some great advice on how to master your skills and leave a legacy. Dr Amao believes we must aspire to be excellent citizens and never give ourselves excuses. She also called for Africans to collaborate, reach out and work hard. Lady Mariéme appreciates her and thinks she is a wise woman and an asset to our continent. She wishes African leaders listened more to women in Technology like Dr Ibilola Amao. Make sure you follow her on social media. Please share it and subscribe to the podcast if you like this content. 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. We count on your generosity.
March 18, 2022
S6E5 In Conversation with Young Women - Engaging on the SDGs for International Women's Day (Tormead School)
Happy Friday, and thank you so much for your support, love, commitment and kindness. In this week's episode, Lady Mariéme welcomes young women from Tormead School, a private all-girls in Guildford, as her co-hosts. We launched the iamtheCODE Tormead Podcast, where girls will decode the UN Sustainable Development Goals and share their experiences with other girls in the world including the Kakuma Refugee Girls in Kenya. In this historic week, girls used their voices to break the bias and talk about "gender equality today for a sustainable world" for the first time in history. Lady Mariéme Jamme is working with young students worldwide to help them be part of the iamtheCODE Learning Programme and Podcast. We are coming together under the theme “Gender Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” and call for climate action for women. She spoke to the girls and help them set up the podcast. She feels the girls are well guided and down to earth and must share their ideas. They are the leaders of tomorrow. Don't forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Kindly share it so the world can hear the voices of young girls all over the world. Remember to Donate and support all our young girls. We need your help. Learn about the UN SDGs, incorporate them into your business's daily life, and please help us advance them. We can transform our world together. Thank you for your support. Follow us on Instagram @i_amtheCODE
March 11, 2022
S6E4 International Women's Day Podcast FT Mayor Of Liverpool Joanne Anderson and iamtheCODE Girls (Childwall Valley Primary)
Join us on this very special and historical occasion to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD)! We are joined by the Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson alongside girls from Childwall Valley Primary School for an incredible, eye-opening and inspiring podcast. Lady Mariéme Jamme is working with young students worldwide to help them be part of the iamtheCODE Learning Programme and Podcast. We are coming together under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” and call for climate action for women. In today’s episode, you will hear the voice of young girls and Mayor Joanne Anderson who was elected as Liverpool’s first female Mayor in May 2021, after serving as a councillor for Princes Park ward for two years. She is proud to be the first black woman to be directly elected as a Mayor in the UK. I was honoured to meet her in Liverpool, where we will be launching our coding club. Join us on March 8th to hear girls from Joanne, girls Liverpool, Tormead, and many more. Follow us on Instagram @i_amtheCODE
March 08, 2022
iamtheCODE Podcast - International Womens Day Teaser ft iamtheCODE Girls
Join us on March 8th to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), iamtheCODE is hosting a virtual event on March 8th, 2022, at the Tormead School in Guildford. Lady Mariéme Jamme is working with young students worldwide to help them be part of the iamtheCODE Learning Programme and Podcast. We are coming together under the theme “Gender Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” and call for climate action for women. In today’s episode, you will hear the voice of young girls and Mayor Joanne Anderson who was elected as Liverpool’s first female Mayor in May 2021, after serving as a councillor for Princes Park ward for two years. She is proud to be the first black woman to be directly elected as a Mayor in the UK. I was honoured to meet her in Liverpool, where we will be launching our coding club. Join us on March 8th to hear girls from Joanne, girls Liverpool, Tormead, and many more. Follow us on Instagram @i_amtheCODE
March 04, 2022
S6E3 In Conversation with Tim Unwin - A Paradigm Shift is Needed to Advance the UN SDGs
Welcome to the new season of the iamtheCODE podcast! This week’s episode welcomes Professor Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. Tim is a long friend of Africa who has written many books about Digital interventions for the marginalised communities, especially the disabled. His book “Reclaiming information & communication technologies for development” inspired our host. He was the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) from 2011-2015, where he travelled intensively to Africa and Asia. He was appointed Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St George in 2016. Tim was born in England and had a mathematician mother who inspired him to love technology and innovation. He worked intensively with marginalised communities and advised the government in getting the right policies in ICT4D (Information and Communications Technologies for Development). Both touch on their long friendship and appreciation to collaborate and work together. Remember to Donate and support our girls. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Kindly share it. Be a hero. Don’t forget to learn about the UN SDGs, incorporate them into your business’s daily life, and please help us advance them. We can transform our world together.
February 25, 2022
S6E2 In Conversation with Tidjane Dème - Investing in African Entrepreneurs to Advance the SDGs
As part of the "Decoding Sustainable Development Goals - Season 6", Tech Investor, Former Google Country Director, General Partner at Partech Tidjane Dème, sits down with our host, Lady Mariéme. A Pioneer and Father of two beautiful girls open up about fatherhood and how the pandemic changed his life and taught him lessons. He also shared his thoughts on the African tech Ecosystem reflected on his time at Google. Tidjane thinks investing in Africa today is the right thing to do as it is smart money. He also mentioned that Africa is the most profitable region in the world. It has extraordinary talent and businesses. He wants to be remembered for the people he has enabled throughout his work. Lady Mariéme acknowledged how Tidjane trusted him to organise the first event Google hosted in Africa. This pioneering event gave the first thousands Africans their Gmail addresses. She said: "I was honoured to host the event and work with him to bring Google to Africa. I enjoyed our conversation and learnt a lot from this remarkable man." Remember to Donate and support our girls. Learn about the UN SDGs, incorporate them into your business's daily life, and please help us advance them. We can transform our world together.
February 18, 2022
S6E1 In Conversation with Sanda Ojiambo - How To Put SDGs To Work With Business
Welcome to the iamtheCODE Season 6 podcast. We are super excited and honoured to announce the launch of our new Season six podcast series, an intentionally themed global weekly podcast that explores the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. A collection of 17 global goals will be decoded by world leaders and young people worldwide. The SDGs were designed for countries, but they are useful for businesses as frameworks when developing their own sustainability targets. In this Episode, Lady Mariéme Jamme welcomes Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, to discuss mobilizing Businesses to embed the SDGs in their strategies. Sanda took the role during the Pandemic and shared how honoured she is to lead this fantastic organization. She emphasizes the importance of private partnerships in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The UN Global Compact agency is a voluntary initiative based on C.E.O commitments to implement ten universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. It was launched in July 2000 during the late Kofi Annan’s regime as U.N Secretary-General. Sanda will be inaugurated at the virtual U.N Global Compact Leaders’ Summit.
February 11, 2022
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E19: In Conversation with Joanna Peña-Bickley - "You Are The Designer Of Your Life"
Joining Lady Mariéme Jamme on this final episode for season 5 is Joanna Peña-Bickley, CEO, DesignedByUs.org, Head of Research & Design, Alexa Devices at Amazon to share her story and how she came to learn how to design her own life and now passing this to a new generation of designers through mentoring and mobilisation. She is often called “the mama of design”. She brings designers, artists, editors, creative directors, entrepreneurs and everybody in between to have a conversation about empathy design. Lady Mariéme got to know Joanna a few years ago and sits on her foundation's board. Joanna discovered her purpose after conversing with her grandmother, who said to her that her skin colour was a privilege and would benefit her greatly one day. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Kindly share it. Be a hero. Help us promote and spread the word.
January 28, 2022
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E18: Four Key Elements To Discovering Your Purpose with Lady Mariéme
Saturday Special💕 In this week's episode, Lady Mariéme’s shares the lessons she has learnt over the decades and says there are four key elements to discovering your purpose that we should think about as part of our growth. She said we must dare to be visible, but we should have a strategy and a plan before seeking too much and unnecessary visibility. Once we start establishing our credibility and gaining trust from our peers, it is imperative to maintain relationships and be knowledgeable about a topic. A credible person is someone whose actions match their expressed values. The combination of visibility; credibility leads to profitability, meaning people will pay you for your time and services, will refer and recommend you. The last key element is humanity. Lady Mariéme shares her view on how we can learn to be kinder, empathetic and more compassionate towards each other especially post covid-19. People will make mistakes and fall short, but being honest by telling them what they have done wrong is better than cancelling or ghosting them. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Please kindly share it with your friends, colleagues and loved ones.
January 22, 2022
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E17: In Conversation with Lisa Witter - Finding Your Purpose Through Public Service
Lady Mariéme welcomed Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, CEO at Apolitical Foundation, Lisa Witter to the podcast. Lisa has dedicated her life to enabling public servants to learn to serve humanity by creating a space where they learn and gain knowledge. She recently launched the Apolitical Foundation to help young people find information and advice in public service. Lisa and her team look for solutions that will help Government and policymakers to enhance their learnings and give them the best skills to serve us. Lady Mariéme recalls Lisa supporting her in a time of need and is very proud to call her a friend. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Kindly share it. For more on the iamtheCODE Podcast, check us out: On Twitter – @i_amthecode On Instagram - @i_amthecode
January 14, 2022
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E16: With Lady Mariéme Jamme - 'Twelve Lifehack Lessons To Start Your 2022'
Welcome to the first iamtheCODE podcast episode of 2022! Lady Mariéme's twelve Life Hack lessons to start your #2022: Listen to the full episode to dive deeper into the lessons she has learned over the last couple of years. We wish you a Happy New Year at #iamtheCODE and hope you can use these tips to work towards your goals and improve your mindset. Lady Mariéme’s twelve Life Hack lessons to start your #2022: 1. Self Love 2. Never compare yourself with other people 3. Be consistent 4. Fear kills your creativity 5. Pursue a meaningful life 6. Ask for help; People can't read your mind. 7. Work with people who share your values and visions. 8. Be honest with yourself and people 9. Learn a new skill 10. Improve your communication and strategy 11. Be grateful 12. Maintain and Build Relationships Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Remember to Donate to our foundation; every amount counts. Please share our episodes on Apple Podcast, Spotify and the iamtheCODE Website, plus all previous episodes. If you’re enjoying our leaders, please do subscribe, and if you can, do give us a rating. Thank you for your ongoing support and positive feedback; we enjoy hearing from you. For more on the iamtheCODE Podcast, check us out: Via our Website – https://www.iamthecode.org/podcast/ On Twitter – @i_amthecode
January 07, 2022
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E15: In Conversation with Rain Newton-Smith - Transforming Lives Through A Shared Purpose
New Year’s Eve, Podcast Episode As we end the year 2021 with over 82 inspiring episodes, our host and producer @mjamme welcomes UK Chief Economist Rain Newton-Smith to reflect on how the pandemic impacted livelihoods, businesses and the challenges faced by millions during 2021. Rain and her colleagues have been at the centre of the UK Economy. They made sure the impact of the Covid-19 did not destroy businesses and livelihood and provided business leaders with advice on the UK economic outlook and global risks. They helped to develop the economic policy response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Rain’s commitment has doubled down on the purpose-driven spirit on which she has built her reputation. She believed through a shared purpose; change can happen at the core of every company. Both young global leaders passionately talked about how climate change should be linked to economics. As a Chief Economist at CBI, The Confederation of British Industry, we are proud and honour of her work. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Remember to Donate to our foundation; every amount counts. Please share our episodes on Apple Podcast, Spotify and the iamtheCODE Website, plus all previous episodes. If you’re enjoying our leaders, please do subscribe, and if you can, do give us a rating. Thank you for your ongoing support and positive feedback; we enjoy hearing from you. For more on the iamtheCODE Podcast, check us out: Via our Website – https://www.iamthecode.org/podcast/ On Twitter – @i_amthecode #DiscoveringYourPurpose
December 31, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E14: In Conversation with Leena Nair - Leading With Purpose And Humanity.
In this short episode before Christmas, our host Lady Mariéme Jamme spoke to Leena Nair, the first female, first Asian, youngest ever Chief Human Resources Officer of Unilever. She became Chanel’s New Global Chief Executive Officer and will start in her new role in 2022. She worked for 30 years at Unilever and will take the reins at the 112-year-old fashion house founded by Coco Chanel. Leena shared the challenges she had during Covid19. She lost her mother, who was her greatest strength. Leena spoke to the Kakuma Refugee Girls in Kenya before leaving her role at Unilever. She supported iamtheCODE during her tenure at Unilever, and we are truly grateful. Leena told the girls to support each other as sisterhoods matter. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Kindly share it. Remember to Donate to our foundation. We need your support. DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Leena's personal opinion.
December 24, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E13: In Conversation with Lily Lapenna - How To Reinvent Your Life With Purpose
Joining Lady Mariéme on this week’s iamtheCODE Podcast is a woman who pushed boundaries in the finance industry and coached businesses with an eye on the future through leadership, collaboration and impact. Lily Lapenna MBE says even amid the lockdowns, setbacks, living in a new country and restrictions of the past years; she couldn’t think of a world without travel and the possibilities it brings to discover herself and get to look after his beautiful children, set up her new business and support her clients. MyBnk, Founder and CEO, believe that bringing people together to create change is the most important thing she has learnt in her career. Her new company GLEOW supports businesses, governments, youth to tackle important challenges, capture opportunities and dream up new solutions. She talks about driving equality and system change in various ecosystems and why everyone in society must pull in the same direction to make a change. Please share our episodes on Apple Podcast, Spotify and the iamtheCODE website, plus all previous episodes. If you’re enjoying our leaders, please do subscribe, and if you can, do give us a rating. Thank you for your ongoing support and positive feedback; we enjoy hearing from you. Remember to Donate to our foundation and support our girls. Enjoy listening, iamtheCODE Team DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Lily's personal opinion.
December 17, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E12: In Conversation with Jon Gosier - Bringing Change Through Problem-Solving
In this episode, Lady Mariéme spoke to Jon Gosier, Founder of FilmHedge and Southbox Entertainments. Today, Jon is a Financier in the Film industry; he wants to help the African stories be heard, and the Black Excellence told. Before becoming a film investor, he travelled to Africa, where he co-founded the first innovation hub in Uganda called the Hive Colab. His company was supported by Lady Mariéme and hosted the first events related to climate change in Africa. She travelled in more than 30 countries with Apps4africa. Jon loves Africa and has transformed lots of lives with his ideas and pioneering work. As mentioned by Lady Mariéme "I am really proud of his achievements". Please don't forget to share our podcast with your loved ones. Be a hero!! Donate to the iamtheCODE Foundation. DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Jon's personal opinion.
December 11, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E11: In Conversation with Lucy Doughty - The Power of Giving with Purpose
In this special episode and our first live show, Lady Mariéme sits down with the founder of #ConversationLoves, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Lucy Doughty, to discuss her upbringing, life journey and philanthropic work. In this candid conversation, Lucy shared her own experiences as a child in the Dominic Republic and how it has shaped her to discover her true calling: to help others in need and understand the Human Factor. She explains that being yourself, accepting your struggles, letting go of what is not yours, surrounding yourself with love, kindness, family, and friends can help you have fulfilled life. She loves organising events with friends to have conversations that can uplift, educate and enlighten women. Lucy is a homemaker; she loves flowers, good food and adores her boys. Lady Mariéme fell in love with her authenticity, generosity, grace and kindness. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast. Kindly share it. 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. Thank you for all your donations for #GivingTuesday, November.
December 03, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E10: In Conversation with Dr Yuhyun Park - Decoding Digital Intelligence
Lady Mariéme Jamme welcomed her fellow young global leader of the world economic forum and friend Dr Yuhyun Park, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DQ Institute, to discuss their friendship and digital journey. The conversation explores how Dr Park pioneered The Digital Intelligence Standard. In this episode, Dr Park candidly shared her early years in Korea and her experiences in multiple sectors before creating her Non-for-profit company, the DQ Institute. In the stillness of Covid19, she wrote a book IQ EQ DQ, “New Intelligence in the AI age”, to help Businesses, Government, and educators have a better standard for Digital Citizenship, Competitiveness and Identity. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Podcast and listen to other episodes. You can now give us a listen wherever you get your Podcast. We are a small dedicated team committed 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 Yuhyun’s personal opinion.
November 26, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E9: In Conversation with Clementine Nkweta-Salami - The Power of Conducting Humanity
Lady Mariéme welcomed Clementine Nkweta-Salami, Director of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to the iamtheCODE Podcast. The conversation covers their shared passion for service, mentorship, collaboration and leadership. They discussed her early years in her law practice, where she realised she was far removed from the individuals she wanted to help. She reached out to UNHCR to serve for a few years. But before she knew it, many decades had passed. “It is important to look behind the numbers and remember that refugees are real people. They have joy and fear, and hope. They want to take care of their families, break a dependent lifestyle and assume full responsibility for themselves and their families. It is challenging to express the joy and satisfaction that you get from this.” Education has been her passport to achieving her full potential. “An educated girl grows into an educated woman, and she will be the backbone of her community” Clementine is passionate about mentoring girls to get the best possible education they can. Clementine sees learning opportunities in everything we do; often it is about finding the confidence to unleash the powers we have within ourselves. Her work story moved from dealing with corporations to individual human beings. She is committed to everyone in all walks of life understanding what protection, support and assist refugees mean. She shared with Lady Marieme about her leadership style. “I am like the conductor of an orchestra. Every one comes with the ability to play a particular instrument. My job is to say what piece of music we play, and everyone in the team plays their instrument to the best of their ability. If we don’t listen, then we have a cacophony. When we work well together, we have harmony.” Don’t forget to subscribe to our Podcast! You can now give us a listen wherever you get your Podcast. We are a small dedicated team committed 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 Clementine’s personal opinion.
November 19, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E8: In Conversation with Caroline Kuhnert - Finding your purpose through a Mindful Leadership
Lady Mariéme welcomed Caroline Kuhnert, Member of the Executive Committee at UBS Wealth Management for a conversation about the principles she holds and the possibility of using wealth for good. They shared their passion for leadership, mindfulness and dreaming of a better future for girls all around the world. Caroline was instrumental in raising funds and supporting iamtheCODE right from the very beginning. Caroline grew up in a little town in Austria. The only girl in a family of boys, Caroline was hungry to make her own path outside of her village. ‘I wanted to see the world and influence the world’. Caroline’s Father instilled great values in Caroline about being disciplined about the way you start the day and organise yourself. Caroline is thoughtful every day about the impact she has."I can influence the world around me by doing small things. Treating people with trust, kindness and compassion. If you set out to do something. You do it. You don’t give up when it gets difficult." Caroline talks about the toughness you need to be successful and the challenges you need to give yourself. She is very well respected in the Wealth Management industry. She wanted to work in an area where she could help the developing world. She also wanted to be financially independent and a career in Finance offered her everything she needed to discover her purpose. She said: "We need to challenge the status quo". She offers incredible advice for moving outside of your comfort zone to achieve all of your dreams. Follow Caroline on Linkedin here. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Podcast! You can now give us a listen wherever you get your Podcast. We are a small dedicated team committed 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 Caroline’s personal opinion.
November 12, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E7: In Conversation with Bill Liao - Finding Your Purpose Through Listening
Lady Mariéme welcomed Bill Liao, Entrepreneur and founder of We Forest, to the iamtheCODE Podcast. They shared their passion for climate activism, technology and mentorship. The Financial Times has recognised Bill Liao as one of the Top 100 Minority Ethnic Leaders in Technology. Bill grew up in Melbourne Australia. He was bullied at High School and experienced racism. He then discovered Computing. After many years of self-discovery and teamwork, Bill rebuilt himself as a person with a mission. He understood that Integrity unlocked the code to success. In this episode, Bill tells Lady Mariéme ‘I didn’t find my purpose, I designed it. Bill is concerned with anyone who doesn’t listen or is anti-science. He wants the world to love science and believe in it. He set up Coder Dojo and three years ago this merged with Raspberry Pi to become the leading coding organisation in the world. He founded We Forest to bring the science of permaculture to reforest areas of the world where Mother Earth needs help to heal. He travelled by land and sea for thirteen years. Bill started flying again after sufficient funds had been pledged to plant 100 million trees. This is a powerful example of Bill’s personal integrity. Bill now lives in Ireland with his family and is inspired every morning. He is grateful for life and passionate about Climate Activism. In this episode, Bill shares tips to unlock your superpowers and design your purpose. ‘Even more powerful than speaking is asking’. Bill believes that Listening is a Super Power and that Integrity and collaboration are essential. A generous Mentor, Bill has spent time sharing his advice and guidance with many people including women and girls. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Podcast! You can now give us a listen wherever you get your Podcast. We are a small dedicated team committed 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 Bills's personal opinion.
November 05, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E6: In Conversation with Edwina Dunn - Finding Your Purpose Through Data.
Lady Mariéme welcomed Edwina Dunn, Big Data Pioneer and founder of Dunnhumby & Starcount, to the iamtheCODE Podcast. They both shared their love for data. Dunn was awarded an OBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Data and business in the UK. Along with their husband, Clive Humby, she co-founded Dunnhumby, the company which pioneered data-driven marketing through the Tesco Clubcard loyalty scheme. She is now chief executive at data science consultancy Starcount and also spearheads the What I See Project - a not-for-profit initiative to promote the voices and experiences of women from around the world through the medium of film. Edwina grew up in the UK and shared her career experience in male-dominated spaces. She didn’t have many women who guided her. That’s why she encourages girls to pursue career paths needed in society and go for something that they’re passionate about. Edwina wants to see a strong presence of women in male-dominated spaces to create more leaders and role models for girls. Hence, she started The Female Lead platform to celebrate stories of women. She believes that “You can’t be what you can’t see.” Don’t forget to subscribe to our Podcast! You can now give us a listen wherever you get your Podcast. We are a small dedicated team committed 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.
October 29, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E5: In Conversation with Elizabeth Nyamayaro - Finding Your Purpose Through Humanity
Lady Mariéme sits down with award-winning humanitarian and former United Nations senior advisor on gender equality, Elizabeth Nyamayaro. Born in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth has worked in the global development community, has held leadership roles at the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, and UN Women. She overcame so much as a young girl. Elizabeth has an inspiring story and has written her first book called; “I am a girl from Africa.” Both discussed the power of the collective and humanity. Elizabeth said, “We can’t be it until we see it,” meaning we need more role models. She also mentioned that her story is the story of millions of girls. She also spoke fondly about her grandmother “GoGo,” who is still her spiritual guide and has greatly inspired her on her journey. Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast! You can now give us a listen wherever you get your podcast. We are a small dedicated team committed 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 Elizabeth's personal opinion.
October 22, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose #DayOfTheGirl SPECIAL EDITION| S5E4: Four Remarkable Speakers In Conversation with Lady Mariéme - 'Young Women With Purpose Taking A Seat'
Four young remarkable women from Nigeria joined Lady Mariéme to co-host this Day of the Girl special episode. This weekly podcast is about remarkable young women from Nigeria who are on this show to talk about themselves and share their challenges with world leaders. We learned from their journey and the issues they are facing in their countries. Olumuyiwa Ogunmade is focused on Girl Child Rights, Girls Out of school education, Early Marriage, Representation of Women in politics and access to Economics. Christiana Onoja - talked about workplace discrimination; Technology, Entrepreneurship. Eleanora Boyo- Stigmatization of women with disabilities; sexual and reproduction health for persons with disabilities; fashion for empowerment; societal inclusion. And Angela Muruli, program officer at UN women, representing UN women and supporting the girls. Our host, Lady Mariéme Jamme, shared her journey with the girls and how she became a coder. She encouraged young women to learn to gain the right skills to find the right jobs. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast. Listen now wherever you get your podcast. 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 the speaker's personal opinion.
October 15, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E3: In Conversation with Bhushan Sethi - How To Enable Global Citizens To Find Their Purpose
In a rare candid conversation with Lady Mariéme Jamme, Bhushan Sethi, a joint global leader on people and organization at PWC, reveals what he believes is the key to build and enable global citizens to find their purpose. During his interview, he was in New York, where he is determined to support businesses to support their employees. Both co-wrote an article recently on how thinking like global citizens can usher in a fairer world. Bhushan is very focused on the future of work and creating an empathetic, diverse, and inclusive workplace. They also discussed how to balance the productivity and wellness of remote teams. Each time you support iamtheCODE, you are elevating young women and girls globally. I hope you have received our invitation to join us next week. Disclaimer: The views expressed during the interview are Bushan’s personal opinion.
October 08, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E2: In Conversation with Nicola Sharon Mendelsohn - The Power of Living with Purpose and Gratitude
Lady Mariéme is joined by Lady Nicola Sharon Mendelsohn, VP EMEA of Facebook, for a candid conversation on living with purpose and gratitude. By Examining her life during the pandemic, Lady Nicola shared how grateful she has been surrounded with love and kindness. Both also talked about how the pandemic has shown the world the power of technology and connectivity, which has helped people come together and extend kindness and compassion miles apart by raising funds for communities in need. She shared their commitment to improving Africa’s global competitiveness and created tangible socio-economic benefits because connectivity is really at the heart of their mission as an organisation. A strong advocate for flexible working hours, Lady Nicola also shared with Lady Mariéme the strength to speak up and ask for help when needed, especially because mentors have been instrumental in her career and growth. She leads with compassion and kindness, strong values that are important at iamtheCODE and our young girls. Each time you support iamtheCODE, you are elevating young women and girls globally. Listen now wherever you get your Podcast. 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 subscribe to the Podcast and donate to our foundation. Every amount counts. Let us know how this message has inspired you. DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Lady Nicola’s personal opinion.
October 01, 2021
Discovering Your Purpose| S5E1: In Conversation with Aissatou Diajhate - The Power of Discovering Your Purpose
Welcome to Season 5. We're so pleased to start this season with you. Thank you for listening. Lady Mariéme’s guest in this first episode is Aissatou Diajhate, CEO Advisor Mastercard Foundation. She got to know Aissatou earlier during the pandemic, where she joined one of our calls to understand more about iamtheCODE. Lady Mariéme was genuinely impressed by her understanding of the African continent and what we need to do to make an impact. Aissatou has led global programs and her life mission is to educate, teach, mentor, and facilitate transformative interventions that lift victims and survivors of social injustice to a position of leadership and agents of change. Remember to subscribe to the podcast and donate to our foundation. Every amount counts. Let us know how this message has inspired you. **DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are Aissatou's personal opinion.
September 24, 2021
Elevating Humanity Bonus Epiosde| S4E18: In Conversation with David Nabarro - The Power of Mobilising and Serving Humanity
In this Special Bonus Episode of Season 4, Lady Mariéme spoke to one of her heroes, Dr David Nabarro, “Senior Advisor for the Food Systems Summit Dialogues and Special Envoy of WHO Director-General Office for COVID19. Lady Mariéme and David spoke about moral Leadership, #Covid19, vaccine equality for all, food for adolescent girls, refugees and why we should work together for the greater good. 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. Thank you for elevating humanity. Continue serving humanity. DISCLAIMER: The views expressed during the interview are David's personal opinion.
August 27, 2021
Elevating Humanity Season Finale| S4E17 Part 2: In Conversation with Alyson Stoner - The Power of Elevation Through Healing
World-renowned American Actress, Singer, Dancer Alyson Stoner shares her insight with Lady Mariéme in this fantastic Part two and the final episode of Season 4. Alyson believes that we all have a creative genius in us. She takes us deeper into her life as a young actress and today, as a humble influencer and businesswoman. She said, “What you didn’t receive, you can’t give. One of the things I learned to learn is to receive inspiration and be moved by the art in life.” Hoping to forge a deep connection with herself and learn from her tumultuous childhood, both discussed the power of elevating humanity. Alyson outlines simple practices she has adopted to protect her mental health and wellbeing and welcomes anyone who wants to make a lifelong commitment to creating a more authentic and calm life.
August 20, 2021
Elevating Humanity Season Finale| S4E17 Part 1: In Conversation with Alyson Stoner - The Power of Elevation Through Healing
The Power of Elevation through healing In this first part of the Final Episodes of Season 4, Lady Mariéme spoke to American Actress, Singer, Dancer, and Activist Alyson Stoner. She said: “It has been truly amazing to invite all these extraordinary people to come and share their life journeys with the girls and me. We have invited Alyson, an American actress, singer, dancer, and activist, to help us close this season. Lady Mariéme and Alyson met in a very unusual place – Antarctica - the fifth largest of the seven continents. It is situated over the South Pole, almost entirely south of latitude 66°30' south (the Antarctic Circle). They were part of 100 founding members of the Future Talk expedition who were invited to a four-day expedition designed to pay extreme attention to details. No technology or mobile phones were allowed. Lady Mariéme commented thus; It was the trip of a lifetime. I never thought that I would make it to Antarctica. At one stage of our journey on the boat, Alyson stood up and gave a speech that touched my heart. It was vulnerable, powerful, and full of love. She has grown so much, and I wanted to invite her to close this season. She is wise, beautiful, and does excellent work by opening her heart through play, the arts, and gratitude.” Both discussed the power of elevating humanity and healing from our past by listening to our bodies through movement. Alyson has started her new venture, a radically inclusive platform using movement to improve Mental & Emotional health.
August 13, 2021
Elevating Humanity Special Edition| S4E16: In Conversation with Marian Spier - The Power Of Visualising Your Dreams
"Be your own Chief Storyteller; visualise your dreams." This week's guest is the formidable Marian Spier, Dutch Social Entrepreneur and culture strategist, who discussed the power of storytelling and visualising your dream with host Lady Mariéme. Both met a few years ago where Marian was leading TedxAmsterdam Women and invited Lady Mariéme to give a Keynote about iamtheCODE. A fundamental pillar of iamtheCODE’s work revolves around women’s empowerment globally, a vital goal of the Sustainable Development Goals. Our mission is to build a generation of one million women and girl coders by 2030, measuring the indicators of the Global Goals and tracking progress. They spoke about fighting for yourself in life, being authentic, and staying true to your values. Marian said: “Don’t let anybody steal your dream, and do not share your dream with everybody; write your dreams down.”
August 06, 2021
Elevating Humanity| S4E15: In Conversation with Lucas Brown (Part 1) - A Human Look Beyond Diplomacy
Lady Mariéme talks to Lucas Brown, the British Consul in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Consul Brown graduated in Politics and Sociology of Latin America with Spanish at the University of Liverpool and completed an MBA at the State University of Pernambuco. He is involved in promoting sustainable economic development and engaging with the global campaign “Race to Zero”, which focuses on neutralizing emissions and decarbonising due to global climate change. Previously, the Consul worked with Supply Chain in the automotive sector, leading projects in various countries, and led the Department for International Trade’s Mining Sector in Brazil. Lucas is also building a legacy through his work with vulnerable communities. Season 4 continues with a new episode next Friday. Follow iamtheCODE; Twitter/Instagram - @i_amthecode
July 30, 2021
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 09, 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 02, 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 04, 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.
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May 04, 2021
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 09, 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 02, 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, www.contractfortheweb.org, 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 05, 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: http://Twitter.com/ Instagram: http://Instagram.com/ Facebook: http://Facebook.com/
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: http://Twitter.com/i_amthecode Instagram: http://Instagram.com/ Facebook: http://Facebook.com/ Donate to iamtheCODE: https://www.iamthecode.org/support-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 05, 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 ancestry.com 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 08, 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 01, 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 04, 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 06, 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 09, 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 04, 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: www.iamthecode.org 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 04, 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 07, 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 06, 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 01, 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 07, 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: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/iamthecode-podcast/id1508938611 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mari-me-jamme Download here: https://iamthecode.org/iamthecode-podcast Facebook: http://facebook.com/iamthecode/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/i_amthecode
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 02, 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