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HER ambition

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HER Ambition celebrates a generation of female leaders opening doors for the next.

We’ll be hearing from female CEOs, Medics, Lawyers, Psychologists, Scientists, and many other inspiring women. Each of whom want to help us, the next generation of women, to make the most of our talents, develop our confidence, and make smart decisions.

Spotlight Her, Learn from Her, Succeed like Her.

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Student Mini-Series! Ep3 - Jade Bowler (Part 1)
My guest today is someone who has motivated hundreds of thousands of young people across the WOLRD to study better, live life to its full and ultimately be the best version of themself. Her youtube channel, Unjaded Jade, is bursting with positivity, warmth and it is definitely my place to go for that happy, warm feeling on the internet. My guests today is non-other than the queen of StudyTube herself; Jade Bowler. YouTuber, student and now published author. Join Jade and Josie as they discuss female perfectionism at university, Jade's motivations for starting Youtube, and how we can get out of our comfort zones at university. Jade's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4-uObu-mfafJyxxZFEwbvQ Jade's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unjadedjade/ Jade's AMAZING book 'The Only Study Guide You'll Ever Need': https://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-Study-Guide-Youll-Ever/dp/1788704193 Email us: partnerships@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on Twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
32:54
September 16, 2021
Student Mini-Series! Ep2 - Victoria Ayodeji
Victoria Ayodeji is a recent Cambridge geography Graduate. She was the only person from her school cohort to receive an offer from Oxbridge Victoria has spent the last 5 years speaking, mentoring and advocating on behalf of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to overcome barriers to higher education. During her time at university, she was nationally recognised with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Student Social Mobility Awards and Most recently she received the prestigious McKinsey Achievement Award for 2021. In this episode, Victoria and Josie discuss all things Gap years, university and the importance of education! Useful links from Victoria: Sutton Trust InsideUni Zero Gravity Project Access Target Oxbridge IntoUniversity Career Ready Jack Petchey Foundation Taking Up Space book interview she did for the Cambridge student newspaper, Varsity: https://www.varsity.co.uk/interviews/18215 Gap year panel she did with the organisation InsideUni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4kS_Y_73Vc&t=16s Gap year opportunities: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/gap-year/gap-year-opportunities Gap year video I with her  friend Drew who is a Law Graduate from Robinson College, Cambridge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTUpT-RNmJM&t=0s Victoria's Black Ballard article: https://blackballad.co.uk/views-voices/how-i-planned-a-life-changing-gap-year?listIds=5b5f1f6edb9c1ace614b73a0 Gap year video by YouTuber Ibz Mo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3bjo4p1Xc4&t=0s Email us: partnerships@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on Twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
31:44
September 9, 2021
Student Mini-Series! Ep1 - Joana Bapitista
Welcome to our Student Mini-Series! Where each week we’ll be talking with an influential student about her experience at university, her mistakes and successes, and her advice on we can make this year at uni the best it can be. Joana Baptista is a multi-award winning social entrepreneur, public speaker and activist AND Economics & Management student at the University of Oxford. Her social enterprise She., works to reverse taught prejudice by taking classic fairytales and rewriting them with a modern twist, and has reached over 15 countries and received endorsements from the likes of Peter Tatchell and Miriam Margolyes OBE. Joana is also the co-founder of UniPear, an initiative to help minority and disadvantaged school students receive offers to Oxford University. Joana is also a 2 time TEDx speaker, with other notable talks including speaking for Facebook’s International Women’s Day, and to HRH Princess Anne. Joana is the winner of several awards including the WeAreTheCity Rising Stars Entrepreneur and Startups Award, InspiringJuniors 2018, Women in Tech Most Promising Junior 2018, and the youngest ever recipient of the Women of the Future Young Star Award In this episode, Joana and Josie discuss the habits that got Joana through her first year at Oxford and how to get out of your comfort zone in freshers week (even when you are insanely nervous!). Connect with Joana: Instagram: @jozeeebo Twitter: @joanadbaptista  Her Businesses: @shedotmovement and @hellounipear Email us @ partnerships@thinkherambition.com Connect with Josie on Social media: LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Instagram: josiesequeirashuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
33:58
September 2, 2021
S2 Ep5 - What it Takes to Launch a Business with Fiona Grayson
My guest today is someone who knows what it really takes to launch a business. And in fact, has spent the last three years committed to debunking the #GirlBoss myth and providing honest realities of what really goes on behind the scenes as a female founder. @FionaGrayson is the Founder of @meetCandid - the UK's first Benefits Programme for all female business owners in the UK. Fiona discusses her mentality around success, why we need to separate success from our Instagram following and her alternative vision of the #GirlBoss Movement. Find out more about Can.Did [formerly She Can. She Did]: Instagram @metcandid https://meetcandid.com/ Email us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
30:23
July 15, 2021
S2 Ep4 - Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE on Women in STEM
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is a prodigy in every sense of the word. Aged 11, she was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing and was just 20 years old when she received her Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Oxford. So as I’m sure you can tell, she’s potentially the most intimidating guest we’ve ever had on. But thankfully, for me (and the rest of young women), Dr Anne-Marie has channelled her wealth of experience and pioneering spirit into co-founding Stemettes, an award-winning social initiative dedicated to inspiring the next generation of young women in STEM. Stemettes has exposed almost 50,000 young people across Europe to Anne-Marie’s vision for a more diverse science and tech community. Anne-Marie was awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to young women in STEM and in 2020 was voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK by Computer Weekly. Dr Anne-Marie discusses how the world will change when there are 50:50 of men and women in tech, why she started Stemettes and the most important thing you can do to start a successful career. Connect with Anne-Marie on Instagram: notyouraverageami Email us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
39:22
July 8, 2021
S2 Ep3 - Finding Your own Career Trajectory with Theodora Bakare
My guest today is Theodora Bakare, the co-founder of thinkHER ambition. ThinkHER Ambition is a social enterprise on a mission to upskill the next generation of female leaders and the powerhouse behind this podcast. Theodora is passionate about breaking down barriers that young women face and wants to provide us with the tools and knowledge to turn our dreams into a reality. Theodora is recognised by Powerful Media as a Future Leader, with experience in both business analysis and project management. She currently works for a global bank working on large transformation projects. Listen as Theodora discusses the importance of perseverance and tenacity, the skills of a business analyst and a beginners guide to email etiquette. Theodora’s Linkedin: Theodora Bakare Theodora’s Instagram: Theobass_ Email us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
32:51
July 1, 2021
S2 Ep2 - Mental Health and Women in Medicine with Dr Radhika
Dr Radhika Thakrar is a Youtuber, Instagrammer, and doctor committed to showing what life as a doctor is REALLY like. So much so that throughout lockdown, she has been blessing over 14000 of us on Instagram and YouTube with her brilliant unpolished feed of life working in paediatrics. Whether it’s sharing her tips to keeping house plants alive or her shifts at the hospital, Radhika is authentic, open, and uplifting and shares her experience as life as a doctor and everything in between. In this chat, Radhika discusses the complexities and challenges of being a woman in medicine, as well as sharing her brave mental health journey from university to becoming a doctor. Radhika’s Instagram: DoctorRadhika Where you can find support: Anxiety UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk Mind - www.mind.org.uk Samaritans - www.samaritans.org.uk or phone 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Young Minds - www.youngminds.org.uk B-Eat for Eating Disorders - www.b-eat.co.uk Specifically for doctors and medical students: Frontline-19 - https://www.frontline19.com You Okay Doc? - https://youokaydoc.org.uk Duty to Care - https://www.dutytocare.info London Nightline - https://nightline.org.uk Email us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
40:41
June 24, 2021
S2 Ep1 - Why Men Win at Work with Gill Whitty-Collins
WELCOME TO SEASON TWO!! What would the world look like in a matriarchy? What is the umbrella theory? How can we find our Confident Core? Our INCREDIBLE guest this week is someone who has been described as "the driving force in the fight against gender discrimination" and is responsible for me filling up an entire notes page on my phone just of quotes from her amazing book. ;) Today I am joined by Gill Whitty-Collins, Author of Why Men Win at Work and ex-Senior Vice President of Proctor and Gamble. Learn how to (expertly) deal with getting talked over in meetings, how to find your confident core and how to have a successful conversation about gender equality. Connect with Gill: Website: https://gillwhittycollins.com LinkedIn: @ Gill Whitty-Collins Instagram @gillwhittycollins Twitter @gwhittycollins Buy Gill’s wonderful book at https://www.booksetc.co.uk/books/view/-9781913025625 Email us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
45:29
June 17, 2021
Ep6 - Finding a Mentor and Self-Promotion with Sharon Hegarty
The LAST episode of season 1 is here! My guest today is a woman who opens doors for more women. Sharon Hegarty is the Mobile Marketing Director of Samsung. Sharon has an amazing career working for Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk, 3 UK and Vodafone. Hear Sharon’s tips on how to get a mentor, the types of people she thinks the marketing industry needs and why she’d call her autobiography “Thanks Mum.” Read Samsung's research on gender equality here: https://news.samsung.com/uk/new-research-by-samsung-reveals-gender-equality-is-a-reality-for-less-than-one-in-five-uk-workers Email Us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
33:43
May 20, 2021
Ep5 - A new DAYE for periods with CEO Valentina Milanova
Have you heard of a pain-relieving tampon? Today’s special guest is someone whose story is one of ABSOLUTE innovation and inspiration. At the age of 26, Valentina Milanova is the CEO and Founder of Daye, the female health research company best known for its incredible pain-relieving, CBD-infused tampons. Daye’s tampons have featured in the FT, Forbes, the BBC and The Guardian and represent a real step forward in improving women’s health across the world. In this fabulous episode, we discuss how Valentina pitches her tampons to a room thats 90% male investors, the (hilarious) questions some of them have asked and her personal story that inspired her to start Daye. Find out more about Daye here: https://yourdaye.com/ Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
30:46
May 13, 2021
Ep4 - From Law to Marketing to Communications! - with Funmi Williams
This episode is for those of us who (STILL) can’t decide what career we want! Our guest today is Funmi Williams! A communications specialist at HSBC. Funmi is proof that your career path does not have to be linear. In this episode, we are learning how she transitioned from law to marketing to communications. Listen to Funmi’s advice (and expertise!) on how to battle through the uncertainty, doubt and external pressures of choosing a career, and more importantly, how to choose a career that you love. Connect with Funmi on LinkedIn: Funmi Williams Email us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
29:52
May 6, 2021
Ep3 - #StillMarching with Dr Helen Pankhurst CBE
My guest today is Dr Helen Pankhurst CBE! Helen Pankhurst is a women’s right activist and author of Deeds Not Words, the Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now. As you may have guessed by her surname, Helen is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and the granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst; the leaders of the British Suffragette Movement. Helen is the senior advisor to CARE International and in 2019 was appointed a CBE for her services to Gender equality. And every year she leads the International Women’s Day March in London! In this incredible episode, we discuss why it’s so important that we call ourselves feminists, the changes we need in society to reach gender equality, and passing on the baton to our generation! #stillmarching Email us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
27:04
April 29, 2021
Ep2 - Uncovering Your Potential with Yota Trom
My guest today is someone who is all about uncovering potential - or as she calls it, her Dynami. Yota Trom is the founder and CEO of the Woman in Tech Club, a community that encourages diversity in the tech industry. Yota is also an expert leadership & career coach with a passion for teaching us how to find our authentic leadership style.  Before this, Yota had a high-profile career working for Amazon and Yahoo and uses her experience to empower women and champion gender equality in the tech industry. In this episode, we discover what working in tech is actually like, and how to find our key strengths to uncover our full potential. Connect with Yota on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yotatrom/ Find more about the Women in Tech Club at https://www.womenintechclub.com/ Email us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on Twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
30:54
April 22, 2021
Ep1 - Networking for the Terrified with Lola Olaore
WELCOME TO SEASON 1! Our guest today is Lola Olaore, a networking superstar! Lola is the founder of thinkHER Ambition, the powerhouse behind this podcast, and so, the perfect first guest. Using her vast experience, Lola is giving us all her advice on how to network when you’re terrified, the kind of future leaders the world needs, gap years, and how we can use our challenges to position us for success. Lola is the recipient of the Yahoo Finance Future leader award and Financial Times top 50 inspirational Ethnic-Minority Future Leaders. On top of that, Lola has been selected as a G20 UK youth delegate and is an ambassador for One Young World. Connect with Lola: Instagram: lolaola LinkedIn: Lola Olaore Email us: hello@thinkherambition.com Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @ thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @ HER ambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
28:42
April 15, 2021
Welcome to HER Ambition
Subscribe for free now and listen to the very first episode of the HER ambition podcast before anyone else - launching on the Thursday 15th April 2021. I’m Josie Sequeira-Shuker and welcome to the HER ambition podcast, the podcast that celebrates a generation of women opening doors for the next. This podcast is for ambitious young women. Especially young women who, like me, are at the beginning of their career, wanting to succeed, wanting to do well, and wanting to learn directly from women who have already made it. So come join me to learn directly from women who are in the industries and positions you want to be in. Follow Josie on Instagram: @josiesequeirashuker Follow Josie on LinkedIn: Josie Sequeira-Shuker Follow us on Instagram: @thinkherambition Follow us on twitter: @HERambition Follow us on LinkedIn: thinkHER ambition
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April 7, 2021