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For a quick dose of inspiration listen in, as in each episode Cath talks with a highly successful woman leader, who is making a huge difference in her chosen field, to find out who and what has inspired her on her journey to where she is today.It's a bit like Desert Island Discs without the music!


Podcast: Dr Joanna Martin

She is an internationally acclaimed speaker and sought-after educator who has taught over 65,000 people on three continents.

Posted on Jul 09
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Podcast: Sophie Bennett

Sophie is an Entrepreneur, Author, Business Coach and Professional Speaker. She currently runs several businesses, is a coach to several ambitious business owners and has a growing marketing agency.

Posted on May 08
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Podcast: Sarah Wood

Sarah describes herself as accidental entrepreneur and serial academic who enjoys generating ideas, working with awesome people and making things happen – fast.

Posted on Mar 26

Podcast:Dr. Yvonne Thompson

She started the UK’s first Black Women Business Network – The European Federation of Black Women Business Owners. In addition to being awarded the CBE in 2003 for her services to women, small business and minorities, her work has been recognised internationally and acknowledged by the Mayor of Houston, Texas with her own day- Yvonne Thompson Day 4th Jan. As well as being named in Washington in the Congressional Records.

Posted on Feb 19
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Podcast: Jill Pay

With a background in business management, advertising, the private medical sector, the Employment Department Jill has also worked in the House of Commons for 18 years.

She was appointed as the first female Sergeant at Arms in 2008, which she describes as a formal job with a very formal uniform. Her responsibilities as Sergeant were security, access and ceremonial.

When she retired from the role in 2012 this was said about her contribution “Jill has played a powerful role in mentoring and encouraging other women in the House service to achieve their potential. The number of women now occupying senior posts in the House Service is some measure of the example she has set.”

Posted on Jan 22
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Podcast: Sue Lawton

Sue is Vice President of Business Development for GainXInc., a global technology firm that is leading the charge in enterprise innovation and she has extensive experience in enterprise development working within the UK, the USA and Central America.
She has MAs Human Resource Management and Social Enterprise Management and is a Visiting Fellow at the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University.
In addition to being the Global Advisor for WE Connect International, Sue is a Special advisor to the All Parliamentary Group for Women in Enterprise and a trustee of the Commonwealth Children’s League Education Fund supporting girls in emerging countries to continue their secondary education.
In 2014 Sue was awarded the MBE for promoting women’s business leadership worldwide.

Posted on Dec 18
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Podcast: Sue O’Brien

Sue O’Brien is the CEO of the Norman Broadbent Group and since assuming that role in 2008 she has grown the business to become one of the world’s leading executive search firms.
She is a founding member of the Women’s Business Council, an independent council commissioned by the Rt.Hon Teresa May in 2012, to look at pragmatic and workable recommendations to prevent women from being excluded from making a positive contribution to the UK Economy.
In January 2014 Sue was awarded the OBE for services to Gender Equality in the Workplace and voluntary services to the community.

Posted on Nov 13
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Podcast: Dr Inna Goreli

Dr. Inna Baigozina-Goreli is a partner at the global management consultancy A.T. Kearney.

With over 20 years of consulting experience serving global clients in the Chemicals, Industrial and other B2B sectors across ~20 countries , she support clients on a broad range of issues from portfolio and business unit strategy development and merger integration to commercial excellence and profitability transformation.

Posted on Oct 16
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Podcast: Tamara Ralph

Born in Australia, Tamara grew up absorbing four generations of history and knowledge of design and became passionate about fashion after watching her grandmother and mother design and create dresses for clients in their home. At the age of 12 she started creating garments for herself and friends who were eager to pay for her innovative designs and by the age of 15, she was selling her own clothes to private clients and independent boutiques in Australia.

Posted on Sep 25

Podcast: Baroness Martha Lane Fox

Baroness Martha Lane Fox is an English businesswoman and philanthropist. She co-founded in the dotcom boom of the early 2000s and has subsequently served on public service digital projects. She is a board member of Channel 4,, Marks & Spencer, and chairs the board of the digital skills charity, Go ON UK. Martha has received the CBE for services to the digital economy and charity.

Posted on Jul 02


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