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Lack of a female perspective in the top tier of business and technology has never felt as pressing as it does today. The future of humanity is being shaped by a handful of giant tech corporations, all of them founded and run by men - in The West and in The East alike. Tech-Philosopher and Entrepreneur Somi Arian discusses the lack of female presence in leadership roles in Business and Technology, with academics, industry leaders, and thinkers from across the world as together they brainstorm how to change this narrative.

Lack of a female perspective in the top tier of business and technology has never felt as pressing as it does today. The future of humanity is being shaped by a handful of giant tech corporations, all of them founded and run by men - in The West and in The East alike. Tech-Philosopher and Entrepreneur Somi Arian discusses the lack of female presence in leadership roles in Business and Technology, with academics, industry leaders, and thinkers from across the world as together they brainstorm how to change this narrative.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Lack of a female perspective in the top tier of business and technology has never felt as pressing as it does today. The future of humanity is being shaped by a handful of giant tech corporations, all of them founded and run by men - in The West and in The East alike. Tech-Philosopher and Entrepreneur Somi Arian discusses the lack of female presence in leadership roles in Business and Technology, with academics, industry leaders, and thinkers from across the world as together they brainstorm how to change this narrative.

Twitter:

@somiarian

Language:

English


Episodes

#27 - Elle Russ: Reclaiming Health through Confidence

7/30/2021
Elle Russ is a best selling author, film and TV writer, public speaker and seasoned coach. Elle is a great example of someone who has taken her health into her own hands after she struggled to get an accurate diagnosis and solution to her thyroid. She has had a very impressive trajectory, from a career in tech to gaining success in the media and her unique approach to health and wellbeing.

Duration:01:13:13

#26 - Robert Baker: Gender Balance & Inclusion in the Workplace

7/21/2021
Robert Baker is CEO of Potentia Talent Consulting Limited and an active investor in women-led companies, and an active advocate of equality in the workplace. Robert and Somi raise the issue of gender imbalance in the world of business and express their views and experiences in areas, where the uneven playing field was shining through, and propose a call to action for a change in the ways these everyday instances are dealt with in order to work towards a future with an even playing field...

Duration:00:42:13

#25 - Valerie Alexander: The Next Generational Shift & Happier Corporate Culture

7/16/2021
Valerie Alexander is an author, speaker, screenwriter, director and CEO of Speak Happiness. Valerie takes us on a journey of knowledge and deep understanding of why gender inequalities in the workplace still exist, and how the forces of change emerging with future generations are slowly beginning to shift the paradigms towards a world with greater equality and happiness.

Duration:00:48:32

#24 - Dr. Warren Farrell: Revisiting the Gender Paradigm

6/18/2021
Dr Warren Farrell is a political scientist, activist and author, writing extensively on the subject of men’s and women’s issues. Warren and Somi discuss the differences of perspective between men and women, pressing upon the importance of being able to see the line, which separates differences from just common misconceptions, and how such awareness can help us resolve the ongoing power struggle and hence move towards a fairer future.

Duration:00:52:46

#23 - Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett: Understanding Human Emotions

6/4/2021
Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett is a Psychologist, Neuroscientist, Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, and the author of “How Emotions Are Made” and “Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain.” Dr Lisa shares with us the scientific approach on how emotions are made, and the Affective Science of human brain, giving us a new perspective on the many common inequalities between, as well as within the different genders, races/ ethnicities, and classes both in the professional world as...

Duration:01:11:01

#22 - Sue Nelson: The Woman, Who Got It All (At 50+)

5/27/2021
Sue is a woman who just does it all, she is a Business Woman, Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, Investor, Artist and Writer, and that is just to name a few. Sue shares her incredible story on how she fulfilled her career dreams after the age of 50, and gives valuable advice and insights about how to build a successful business. Her effort is an inspiration to everybody.

Duration:00:54:20

#21 - Caroline Dowd- Higgins: Success, Self Reinvention, and Social Norms

5/12/2021
Caroline Dowd- Higgins is the Vice President of Career Coaching and Employer Connections for the Ivy Tech Community College system, the author of the book “This Is Not The Career I Ordered,” and the “Your Working Life” podcast show host. Caroline and Somi discuss the relevance and importance of transferable skills, the role of science and technology in changing the long acquired gender norms, and how achievability is measured in the world of success for both women and men.

Duration:00:56:04

#20 - Professor Diana Walsh Pasulka: Women, Technology, Religion, and Philosophy

4/30/2021
Diana Walsh Pasulka is a professor of Religious Studies at the UNCW and the author of, “American Cosmic,” and “Heaven Can Wait.” Her work focuses on Religion and Technology. Somi and Diana discuss the lack of a female presence in the top tier of religion and philosophy, their love of Nietzsche and the future of technology, religion and philosophy.

Duration:01:37:18

#19 - Professor Sara Seager: The Science of Life & Self Discovery

4/23/2021
Sara Seager is a Professor of Planetary Science, Physics, Aerospace and Engineering at the MIT, known for her work on the search for extrasolar planets. Sara is FemPeak’s first Sherpani for our Confidence vertical where she will help women gain confidence to reach new heights in their life and career. It was an absolute pleasure and honour to sit down with Sara, and talk about her inspirational journey.

Duration:00:44:06

#18 - Pamela McCorduck: Women in Artificial Intelligence: Where Is Everybody?

4/16/2021
Pamela McCorduck is an author of books about the history and philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, the future of engineering and the role of women in technology. She is the author of the groundbreaking, Machines Who Think, 1979, which was one of the fundamental materials for all pioneering AI engineers of the last half century. Pamela’s most recent books, This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with Artificial Intelligentsia follows a more personal story of one AI spectator, from her...

Duration:00:44:29

#17 - Hélène Guillaume: Your Female Biology Is Your Unfair Advantage

4/9/2021
Hélène is the Founder and CEO of WILD.AI and Millennials Partners, and a Virgin Startup Mentor. Hélène and Somi discuss women in sports, mathematics and technology, the “pink and blue” gender myth, and why we should celebrate female biology. Hélène is inspirational, and super fun to listen to.

Duration:00:41:42

#16 - Rick Rowan: How Wearable Bioelectronics Will Benefit Women's Health

4/2/2021
Rick Rowan is the CEO and Founder of NuroKor Bioelectronics, a medical company that specializes in non-implantable electroceuticals, and bioelectrical medicine. Following his appearance at the December Conference for Women in Business & Technology by FemPeak, Somi sits down with Rick, who explains the power of bioelectronic technology on a deeper level, addressing the ways how wearable technology can make a revolutionary impact on female- specific health issues.

Duration:00:23:05

#15 - Yonah Welker: From Research Technology to Neurodiversity

3/26/2021
Yonah is a Tech Explorer, Tech Startup Founder & Creator. Following their appearance at the December Conference for Women in Business & Technology by FemPeak, Somi sits down with Yonah exploring the unconventional yet ambitious ways that could not only make closing the data gap possible, but also create a world with zero exclusion.

Duration:00:59:17

#14 - Dr. Mitzi Krockover: Investing in FemTech, and the Future of Women’s Health

3/19/2021
Doctor Mitzi Krockover is the Principal & Senior Consultant at SSB Solutions and a FemTech Angel Investor. Following her appearance on the December Conference for Women in Business & Technology by FemPeak, Somi sat down with Mitzi to dive deeper into the still widely overlooked, yet vital subject of the complex female health issues, how FemTech is making millions of women’s lives easier, and the potential gaps that new businesses and startups should look out for.

Duration:01:15:22

#13 - Toju Duke: Representation of Race and Gender in Today’s Tech Industries

3/12/2021
Toju is Google’s Product Lead for EMEA and a Machine Learning Fairness Program Manager working closely with women. Following her appearance at the first Conference for Women in Business & Technology by FemPeak, Somi sat down with Toju to discuss matters of race and diversity in the business and technology landscape, closing the gender gap, and feeding our algorithms with non biased data.

Duration:00:29:23

#12 - Christophe Georges: Women in Technical Roles: Why Don’t We Have More of Them?

3/5/2021
Christophe Georges is the President and CEO of Bentley Motors in the Americas. Somi and Christophe explore a widely held but less openly discussed belief that women are not as good at coding, engineering, or more technical jobs and that they are naturally more drawn to tasks that require human interaction such as in human resources or marketing. Is this true or is it cultural and societal conditioning?

Duration:00:47:15

#11 - Maryon Stewart: Embracing the ‘M’ word - Rethinking Menopause Through Health Tech

2/26/2021
Maryon Stewart, is a leading figure in all things related to women’s health and especially around the experience of menopause. Maryon Stewart is a renowned healthcare expert and author of 28 self-help books. She is often referred to as the Pioneer of the Natural Menopause Movement, has had her own TV show and contributed to many other TV shows and series and has written regularly for magazines and newspapers including the Daily Mail . Over the last 28 years, through her legendary career, she...

Duration:00:48:47

#10 - Cobey Flynn: Being Resourceful: How Women Do More with Less

2/18/2021
Cobey Flynn is the Global Vice President of United Mint Campus, and mentors innovators at multinational corporations and startups. Cobey argues that women in business do more with less. While this makes women resourceful, it’s time to give women the opportunities that will enable them to operate at a much higher scale.

Duration:01:15:43

#9 - Rita Kakati-Shah: Diversity & Inclusion: From Ticking a Box to a Change of Heart

2/10/2021
Rita is CEO/Founder of Uma and an award-winning gender, diversity, inclusion and career strategist, speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Rita and Somi tackle hard questions regarding diversity and inclusion and how to navigate this sensitive topic in the modern workplace.

Duration:00:44:23

#8 - Justine Southall: From Heels to Heights, the Modern Woman in the Modern Workplace

2/5/2021
Justine Southall is ex-Managing Director of Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Justine and Somi start from a discussion of high-heels to the different social and cultural norms and structures that impact women’s ability to reach the top tier of socioeconomic status. Most importantly they brainstorm how to change this narrative.

Duration:00:50:48