Dr. Nicole Tallis on Queen Elizabeth's Little-Known Rival
As a lover of history, I was delighted to catch up with Nicola at this year's While you're here please remember to subscribe to the podcast, rate and review it. Thank you!
Developing the Workforce of the Future - Manale El Kareh
Manale focuses on the large transformation of Middle East governmental institutions, in particular the defence and education sectors. She also drives A.T. Kearney’s diversity and inclusion initiative for the Middle East, and heads the firm’s sustainability (social, economic and environmental) efforts in the region. Manale is an engineer by training and had a full professional career as a fintech entrepreneur before moving into the consulting industry. We talked about the workforce of the future – what are those skills we have to develop in ourselves and our children to be “future-proofed”. We discussed the impact this is having on education, and what the upcoming educational trends are from Finland to the UK to Singapore. I asked Manale about what A.T. Kearney is doing to retain women and she talked about their innovative, all-encompassing DIAL program (DIAL for diversity, inclusion, apprenticeship, leadership) and how they are holding leadership accountable for its implementation. Finally, we talked about what Governments can do to help move the needle. When you hear the letters "KSA" - that’s short for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it is known in business speak! Manale’s book recommendation was “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera. If you’d like to reach Manale, you can find her on . While you’re here, please remember to subscribe, rate and review the podcast – thank you!
How Women Rise - Sally Helgesen
Sally Helgesen is a best-selling author, speaker and women leadership expert. Over the last 30 years she has worked with women leaders to recognize and act on their greatest strengths. Her most recent book, How Women Rise, became the top-selling title in its field within only a week of publication. In this episode Sally shared a lot of valuable insights on the impediments preventing women from moving up and the behaviours and steps women need to take. We talked about several of the key habits from her book as well as dealing with different expectations, self-promotion, and how the businesses of today and tomorrow can greatly benefit from including women in leadership. We recorded this episode live on stage as part of the Emirates Literature Festival. If you'd like to get in touch with Sally, you can find her on or any bookstore who know what's good for them. As always, remember to subscribe to the podcast, tap a rating or write a review. Thanks!
Hatoon Kadi on Reinventing Yourself, Getting Grit and Creating Content
Hatoon Kadi is a Saudi Arabian comedienne, best known for her YouTube show . Wherever you are, please remember to subscribe to the podcast - and if available, please tap a rating or write a review. Thank you!
How to Make the Most out of LinkedIn - Michaela Alexis
Michaela is a Canadian Millennial and a LinkedIn expert, having written dozens of articles that have received millions of reads. Her LinkedIn journey started in March 2016 when an article that she wrote about landing her dream job went viral. Over the past decade, Michaela has managed the online presence of more than 100 high-profile brands and built her own personal brand to over 140,000 followers on LinkedIn. Michaela was one of the first people on LinkedIn to openly discuss mental health, self-esteem, and reporting harassment in the workplace. After her father passed away, she started a discussion around bereavement and how it affects your career. When she launched a video campaign on LinkedIn called #letsgethonest, encouraging professionals to share a challenge that they’ve had to overcome in their career – the campaign reached over 26 million LinkedIn users. Whilst our conversation mainly revolved around how to extract the most value from the LinkedIn platform, we talked about a number of other things too: from Michaela’s experience getting fired for reporting sexual harassment to self-confidence to dealing with rejection. I asked Michaela whether Millennials deserve the rap they’ve been given as entitled and needy – and I found her responses eye-opening. I have two favorite quotes from this episode: “people don’t owe you a job” and “a career is a relationship”. We recorded this show while Michaela was in Dubai, speaking at a . Please remember to subscribe to the podcast, tap a rating or write a review! Thank you.