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Now, more than ever, there is a thirst for meaning and substance. People want to go beyond scrolling, scripted reality and filters and get to the heart of the story. The Millie Podcast is for women who want to rip up the script and explore new ideas, places, and possibilities. Each episode, Millie Travels creator & Millie podcast host, Chelsea Brown will introduce us to an extraordinary woman who inspires a new way of thinking and invites us to see the world in a different way. Think about it: Isn't it when we open up, get vulnerable and share our stories that we really connect, laugh, cry, and ultimately grow and expand our perspective? Together, let's uplift the conversation – and each other. Learn more @themilliecommunity, Millie.ca.

Now, more than ever, there is a thirst for meaning and substance. People want to go beyond scrolling, scripted reality and filters and get to the heart of the story. The Millie Podcast is for women who want to rip up the script and explore new ideas, places, and possibilities. Each episode, Millie Travels creator & Millie podcast host, Chelsea Brown will introduce us to an extraordinary woman who inspires a new way of thinking and invites us to see the world in a different way. Think about it: Isn't it when we open up, get vulnerable and share our stories that we really connect, laugh, cry, and ultimately grow and expand our perspective? Together, let's uplift the conversation – and each other. Learn more @themilliecommunity, Millie.ca.

Location:

United States

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Now, more than ever, there is a thirst for meaning and substance. People want to go beyond scrolling, scripted reality and filters and get to the heart of the story. The Millie Podcast is for women who want to rip up the script and explore new ideas, places, and possibilities. Each episode, Millie Travels creator & Millie podcast host, Chelsea Brown will introduce us to an extraordinary woman who inspires a new way of thinking and invites us to see the world in a different way. Think about it: Isn't it when we open up, get vulnerable and share our stories that we really connect, laugh, cry, and ultimately grow and expand our perspective? Together, let's uplift the conversation – and each other. Learn more @themilliecommunity, Millie.ca.

Language:

English


Episodes

Luisa Kahlfeldt, Berlin-based Product & Industrial Designer and Co-Founder & Creative Director of Sumo

6/16/2022
Meet Luisa Kahlfeldt, an award-winning product and industrial designer, creative consultant, and co-founder of Sumo, the Berlin-based creative lab behind the award-winning Sumo Baby reusable cloth diaper. This next-generation diaper uses pioneering skin-caring materials that are gentle on babies, and the environment. Luisa and her co-founder, Caspar Böhme, launched Sumo in 2019 because they wanted to design status-quo-challenging products that make daily rituals more beautiful. Prior to...

Duration:00:44:36

EstElle Penain, French Author, Poet, Artist and Intentional Speaker

5/13/2022
In this episode we welcome Paris-based, EstElle Penain, a French author, poet, intentional speaker, well-being practitioner, artist, and Founder and Director of Elliberty, a trainings and events production company based in Paris, France. For 20 years EstElle has been practicing the spiritual initiations of yoga, art therapy, and meditation. She was called to a deeper exploration of sound meditation and the healing power of quantum and vibrational medicine, including mantras and Sufi matrix...

Duration:00:44:34

Stella Johnson, Greek American Photographer and Educator

4/21/2022
Stella Johnson is a passionate and open-hearted photographer and educator – and this shines through her work. Her approach to photography is thoughtful and deliberate: Stella takes the time to not only get to know her subjects, but to also cultivate lifelong relationships with them – whether they are people or places. Stella is widely recognized for her skill and unique vision, receiving a Core Fulbright Scholar Grant to photograph in Mexico in 2003, and Fulbright Senior Specialist grants...

Duration:00:47:34

Shona Gupta, founder and CEO of Marharindee Skincare Line

4/7/2022
In this episode we welcome Shona Gupta, the founder and CEO of Marharindee, a multidimensional skincare line that combines ancient Indian wisdom with CBD science.Like her skincare line, Shona is a force of nature. A passionate and digitally-savvy leader, when Shona couldn’t find products for her own unexpected skin issues, she created them herself. Despite launching at the height of Covid-19, Maharindee.com gained traction in the highly competitive skincare market place, due in large part...

Duration:00:38:24

Ricarda Bochat, Coordinator of the Open Kitchen Program at Give Something Back to Berlin

3/24/2022
In this episode of The Millie Podcast we welcome Berlin-based Ricarda Bochat, coordinator of the Open Kitchen program at Give Something Back to Berlin, a multi-award-winning association that connects migrants, refugees, and locals to build an open and inclusive society. Give Something Back to Berlin (GSBTB) challenges the status quo and creates a better way for newcomers to integrate. Last fall, Millie Podcast host Chelsea Brown, travelled to Germany and joined Ricarda for her innovative...

Duration:00:45:15

Bonus Panel Discussion: Celebrating International Women's Day #BreakTheBias

3/8/2022
Happy International Women's Day! We hope you enjoy this passionate panel discussion between three dynamic, gracious, and smart Canadian women who will, at different points in the episode, reassure you, inspire you and encourage you. This globally recognized day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It also serves as a call to action to accelerate women's equality! First, where it all started: The United Nations; who established and celebrated the...

Duration:01:09:49

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu DBE FRCN, UK’s First Sickle-Cell & Thalassemia Nurse Specialist

3/3/2022
We are honoured to welcome Dame Elizabeth Anionwu DBE FRCN to The Millie Podcast. Recently named a ‘BBC 100 Women of the Year’, Elizabeth is Emeritus Professor of Nursing at University of West London, and the UK’s first sickle-cell and thalassemia nurse specialist. She has continued her work into retirement, recently bringing the nation’s attention to the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on Black and Asian communities. Many people heard her name for the first time at the Brit Awards,...

Duration:01:00:01

Certified Emotional Intelligence & Neuro-Life Coach, Karlyn Percil

2/17/2022
‘Our purpose is always walking beside us’ Karlyn Percil, Toronto-based speaker, author and CEO of KDPM Consulting Group, says her idea for KDPM, and her journey to entrepreneurship, was always with her (even if she didn’t always know it). Karlyn’s life – from growing up in St. Lucia, moving to Toronto and embarking on a fast-paced financial career, to her experience of microaggressions in the workplace and her subsequent burnout – was always preparing her for KDPM. Transforming her...

Duration:00:58:59

Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, Nadine Kaadan

2/3/2022
We are thrilled to welcome award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, Nadine Kaadan. Born in Syria and based out of London, her books have been published in several languages, reaching a worldwide audience of children. We caught up with Nadine in London last fall and we know you’re going to find her as refreshing and inspiring as we do. Nadine champions empowered and inclusive representation in kids’ books so that every child can see themselves in a story. Her work, as she...

Duration:00:44:30

Resilience, Human Rights & Rejecting the Status Quo with Pauline Schmidt

1/20/2022
As senior media manager, Pauline plays a pivotal role at Save the Children Germany and the Human Rights Film Festival, Berlin. A dedicated human rights activist and feminist, Pauline’s not just smart, she’s wise. We learned so much about the history of Germany’s East / West divide through her family’s all-too-common story of heartbreak and resilience. Escaping East Germany with her mother when she was still in her belly, Pauline’s personal experiences fueled her passion to help refugees. At...

Duration:01:02:28

Style & Purpose with Claudia Cusano, Writer and Editor in Chief at NUVO Magazine

4/12/2021
Claudia Cusano is the writer and Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning NUVO Magazine. NUVO combines style and purpose, profiling people, fashion, design, travel, architecture and more. Founded by Claudia’s father in 1998, NUVO is a family enterprise. They approach luxury from a place of style and appreciation – not monetary value. After Claudia graduated from UBC with a degree in sociology, she travelled to Italy, taking time off to figure out her next steps. Her father called and asked her...

Duration:00:56:14

Jenn Harper, Founder of Cheekbone Beauty: A Warrior for Indigenous Youth

3/30/2021
An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty, a Canadian, Indigenous-owned, cruelty-free cosmetics company. Jenn launched Cheekbone Beauty in 2016 after a series of life-changing events: this included finding sobriety and in 2015, awakening from a dream that inspired her to create a company that would help indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand. During Cheekbone’s infancy, Jenn endured a heavy personal loss with the suicide of her...

Duration:00:55:34

The 'How-to' with Maria Ergül: How to Conquer Burnout and Stress

3/23/2021
Maria Ergül is the Founder of Vägra Väggen, a non-profit in Sweden that helps people manage stress and recognize fatigue to help avoid burnout. Vägra Väggen raises money for research; creates social impact; works to remove the stigma associated with fatigue; and distributes grants to provide opportunities for recovery. In 2019, Maria received the Everyday Hero Award for raising awareness of mental health issues in Sweden. From athletics to her career, Maria has always been a high-level...

Duration:00:42:27

The Karina V Way: A Holistic Balance to a Healthy Life

3/15/2021
Karina V is a celebrity trainer, working with actress Jessica Chastain and others, a nutritionist, yogi, and wellness warrior who is on a mission to help busy people find a balanced approach to health. Listen to Karina’s journey from stressed out paralegal, to yogi, founding trainer at Barry’s, co-founder of Fit Escapes, and co-founder of the Nourish & Shine Collective. Through her own health and fitness journey, Karina started to see how mindset around food, exercise and mindfulness can...

Duration:00:35:53

Florence Akara: Ending Period Poverty & Breaking the Menstrual Taboo

3/8/2021
We are excited to celebrate International Women's Day with you and #ChooseToChallenge menstrual stigma, inequality, and stereotyping! Florence Akara is a feminist, menstrual health rights advocate, women’s rights activist and Managing Director of Femme International, an NGO in East Africa that is helping to break the barriers and stigma people face as a result of menstruation. Florence grew up in Kenya, in a family with three sisters and a much younger brother. The girls weren’t limited by...

Duration:00:41:56

Taking the Leap of Faith Towards Yourself with Palestinian-Israeli Mira Awad

3/1/2021
Mira Awad is a singer, songwriter, actress and artivista (activist through art). Born in Rameh village in the Galilee to a Palestinian father and Bulgarian mother, Mira learned how to walk the tightrope of identities from a young age: first, as girl in a male-dominated world, and then, as an Arab in Israel. Her words, music, and activism reflect this, and tell a powerful story of challenging stereotypes and public judgment, learning to embrace the fullness and entirety of her true...

Duration:00:47:15

Reviving Afghan Tradition Through Fashion with founder of Zarif Design, Zolaykha Sherzad

1/25/2021
Zolaykha Sherzad is the founder and creative director at Zarif Design. Zolay has been featured in Vogue Italia and The New York Times, and her work exhibited at the MoMu fashion museum in Antwerp, Belgium. Her company, Zarif Design, is an Afghan fashion brand based in New York, Paris and Kabul whose mission is to economically and socially empower Afghan artisans, revive tradition, and shape the future. Zarif builds bridges locally and internationally and builds peace through connection and...

Duration:00:35:39

Entrepreneurship, STEM & Startups. What Can Passion and Resilience Teach You

1/11/2021
After the events of this past year, we collectively understand the importance of resilience, determination and focusing on what matters. Ready to rebuild and rebound, embracing a spirit of hope and optimism for the new year? Then join us as we kick off the very first episode of 2021 with Dubai-based Aya Sadder, founder and CEO of Bolt, an event management company that supports startups. Aya is breaking down barriers for women in tech and creating solutions for future visionaries, all while...

Duration:00:44:53

A Journey Through Manifestation, Transformation and Food with Bianca Osbourne

12/28/2020
Bianca Osbourne is a chef, cooking expert, cooking show presenter on CTV and host of the On My Plate podcast. Born and raised in Edmonton, Bianca is on a quest to help Canadians rise to their healthiest and highest selves. Bianca has appeared on CBC Radio, Breakfast Television, GUSTO Worldwide Media and is a regularly featured expert chef on The Marilyn Denis Show. Bianca also teaches Food Media Studies and Food Business at Centennial College in Toronto. Just in time for the New Year,...

Duration:00:52:28

How to Lead with Confidence and Courage with world renowned Debi Brown

12/14/2020
Host Chelsea Brown was raised by a mother who instilled within her a passion to see the world, meet new people and be part of something bigger than herself. This episode, we get to meet her. Debi Brown is a dynamic leader who inspires excellence: Empathetic, focused on integrity, and self-described “bossy with a hug”, Debi advocates for a corporate environment with fewer bullies and more heroes. Debi has achieved major success in banking technology and operations, and is the CEO of Clarity...

Duration:00:45:58