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#46 How Seedcamp co-founder Reshma Sohoni’s unwavering optimism helped her succeed

Reshma Sohoni is the co-founder of Seedcamp. As one of the most important women in Europe's startup and technology ecosystem, Reshma Sohoni works with founders of 300 portfolio companies and interacts with around 3000 startup founders every single year. Reshma founded Seedcamp in 2007, creating a diverse team of founders, makers, operators, executors, investors and tech-enthusiasts who actively promote early-stage tech. In the 11 years since founding, Seedcamp has amassed 300 portfolio...


#45 – How Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase is creating a world she wants to live in

Robin Chase is the co-founder of Zipcar and the author of Peers Inc. Robin is a serial entrepreneur within the mobility and transportation sectors with a special focus on sustainability. Her mantra is to “everyday, create the world you want to live in”, meaning she’s helping to create cities that are livable, environmentally sound, and full of joy for all who pass through them. Working closely at the intersectionality of transportation and climate change, Robin is a passionate advocate of...


#44 – How founder turned investor Soraya Darabi started investing in the future of living well

Soraya is the founder of Trailmix Ventures, a venture investment firm focused on the future of living well. About Soraya: Soraya began her career as manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she positioned the global news leader on social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, partnered with startups large and small, and established award winning campaigns. She went on to co-found the application Foodspotting, named by Apple and Wired Magazine as an...


#43 - Activist & actress Sophia Bush on owning your wins and how to listen to the “gut of the gut”

Sophia Bush is an actress and activist. After debuting on-screen in the 2002 comedy Van Wilder, Sophia went on to have major roles in the television series One Tree Hill as well as films including John Tucker Must Die, The Hitcher and The Narrows. From 2014 to 2017, she starred in the NBC police series Chicago P.D. Alongside her acting roles, Sophia effectively leverages her Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blog platforms to raise awareness of world events, causes and political campaigns –...


#42 - Deutschland ‘83 & ‘86’s creator & writer Anna Winger on how to create a hit TV drama

Anna Winger is the creator and screenwriter of hit television dramas 'Deutschland 83’ and ‘Deutschland 86’. For 15 years, Anna worked as a freelance photographer before switching to write her first novel, ‘This Must Be the Place’ as well as personal essays for The New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She then went on to create and write the screenplay for the hugely successful Deutschland ‘83 and ‘86 trilogy series which broke international...


#41 – How ski-mountaineer Tamara Lunger first faced death then never stopped exploring

Tamara Lunger is a high-altitude ski mountaineer. A big Thank You to The North Face for making it possible for us to record this episode with Tamara. Tamara was born in Bolzano, northern Italy, as the daughter of ski mountaineer, Hansjörg Lunger, she started ski mountaineering in 2002. Since 2009, Tamara has been a high-altitude climber meaning she makes her ascents without oxygen. On 23 May 2010, Lunger became the youngest ever female climber (aged 23 years, 11 months, and 17 days), to have...


#40 – founder Ara Kratz on finding your path without following the recipe

Ara Kratz is the founder of Newly launched in June 2018, is a science-based company that supports health, wellness and wellbeing through the application of microbiome science in people’s everyday lives. has succeeded not just in translating science into a beautiful product, but in translating science, period. is currently setting the gold standard in a future where microbes play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Talking to Ara so soon...


#39 – #Girlboss founder Sophia Amoruso on how to redefine success

Sophia Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal Vintage; author of #Girlboss; and founder of Girlboss Media. About Sophia Sophia started Nasty Gal Vintage from her bedroom at the age of 22 and grew it into one of the world’s fastest growing companies. In 2016, she was named one of the richest self-made women in the world by Forbes, and Netflix created the show Girlboss based on her story. When the company subsequently filed for bankruptcy, Sophia founded Girlboss Media bringing events,...


#38 – How Reddit’s Anna Soellner communicates with and on behalf of 300 million active users

Anna Soellner is Director of Communications at @Reddit. With over 300 million active users spread across 138,000 different communities on the number 6 most trafficked website in the world, it’s fair to say Anna Soellner has a pretty daunting role as Reddit’s Director of Communications - a website which positions itself as “the front page of the internet”. Recorded live at The European Communications Summit in Berlin, Anna shares her personal journey from working in governance alongside...


#37 – How to cultivate your own leadership style with executive coach Carolyn Coughlin

Carolyn Coughlin is an executive coach, facilitator, and leadership development specialist. Carolyn’s journey began as a management consultant first at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and later at McKinsey & Co. She was introduced to the idea of adult development shortly after leaving the corporate world 15 years ago, and instantly felt passionate about helping people not only to grow into their biggest selves, but also to live as fully as they can. Throughout all of her work, Carolyn acts as a coach...


#36 – How InStyle’s Editor in Chief Laura Brown champions "badass women" with a reach of 30+ million

Laura Brown is the Editor in Chief of InStyle magazine. Laura spent eleven years at Harper’s Bazaar, rising to the role of Executive Editor before moving in 2016 to head up one of the world’s most successful fashion media brands. At InStyle Laura is responsible for the print magazine (which reaches 1.8 million readers every month), 13 international editions and digital across all platforms as well as the voice, content, strategy and brand extensions that reach 30+ million women across the...


#35 – How Tina Roth Eisenberg aka @swissmiss turned her side projects into businesses

Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka @swissmiss) is the founder of CreativeMornings - a global monthly lecture series; TeuxDeux - a to-do list app; Tattly - a design-led temporary tattoo shop; and Friends Work Here - a co-working space in New York City. Swiss-born Tina started swissmiss in 2005 as her personal visual archive and watched it grow into one of the internet’s most popular design journals with over 1 million visitors a month. After working in several prominent NYC design firms Tina decided to...


#34 – How to make resilience and adversity your friend with author Ama Marston

Ama Marston is the author of “Type R - Transformative resilience for thriving in a turbulent world” and a thought leader on the topic of “transformative resilience”. In today’s world we’ve become ever-more focused on “bouncing back” and “recovering” from periods of stress, adversity and resilience. But Ama is reframing the ways we talk and understand these challenges, so that we can use them to our advantage. “Adversity is a terrible thing to waste” she says, and by helping us to check our...


#33 – Refinery 29’s Amy Emmerich on how to hustle (positively)!

In our first ever live episode recorded at Hamburg’s OMR Festival, we speak to Amy Emmerich - Chief Content Officer at Refinery29. As Chief Content Officer, Amy oversees all Refinery29 content with an audience footprint of over 500 million. During her time in leadership with the platform, Refinery29 has launched numerous successful franchises and content brands; as well as scoring exclusives with leading female voices including Cecile Richards. This success is thanks in part to Amy’s 20...


#32 – ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis – “What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received?”

Rebecca Jarvis is the ABC News chief Business, Technology & Economics correspondent; the host and managing editor of the podcast No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis; and the host and managing editor of Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis. After studying economics in college, Rebecca began her journalism career writing for Crain’s Chicago Business and Business 2.0 alongside gruelling hours working in investment banking and foreign currency trading. This early experience on the trading floor proved...


#31 - Reboot’s Ali Schultz on how to practice radical self inquiry and enhance your leadership

Ali is co-founder and COO of Reboot is first and foremost a coaching platform - a place where Ali and her team take on the mental models that CEOs and founders use to make decisions so that they can reaffirm their business relationships, enhance their leadership and greater practise resilience. As a coach Ali is skilled in getting her clients to tap into their innermost sense of self to find the original source of their creativity, often helping them to tune into motivations...


#30 – Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin on hacking habits and happiness

Gretchen Rubin is a New York Times bestselling author, podcaster and happiness expert. Gretchen started writing about happiness almost ten years ago, at a time when it wasn’t as much a part of our everyday dialogue as it is now. Over the years Gretchen has worked incredibly hard to identify not just her own core beliefs about happiness and habit forming, but also those which apply to a wider understanding of how different personality types respond to the inner and outer expectations which...


#29 - How Rianie Strydom became one of South Africa’s leading winemakers

Rianie Strydom is the General Manager and Winemaker at Haskell Vineyards and Dombeya Wines. A graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, Rianie decided to become a winemaker at the age of 14 working in Burgundy, Bordeaux and travelling extensively throughout Europe, America and Australia before returning to South Africa to work within her native country’s terroir. After ten years as winemaker at Morgenhof Estate, Rianie took up the dual role of General Manager and winemaker at Haskell...


#28 – How venture capitalist Ann Miura-Ko became “the most powerful woman in startups”

Ann Miura-Ko is co-founding partner at FLOODGATE, an early-stage venture capital firm. As the child of a NASA rocket scientist Ann grew up, literally, surrounded by emerging technologies in California’s Silicon Valley. And as a young champion debater (she placed first in the National Tournament of Champions and second in the State of California whilst at high school), Ann forged a considerable skill set which has since helped her complete a PhD at Stanford (a place where she now a lecturer...


#27 – Facebook’s VP of Product Design Margaret Stewart about leadership lessons and career advice

Margaret Stewart is the VP Product Design at Facebook. Margaret credits being the youngest child of 9, as well as having initially studied Theatre as incredibly useful tools in the collaborative nature of all her work today. She then did a graduate studies at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunication Program before starting her career at Tripod - one of the big homepage building sites in the first era - and rising up the ranks through the design teams at Google Search and...