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

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

April 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.

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

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

April 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.

#15 - Yonah Welker: From Research Technology to Neurodiversity

#15 - Yonah Welker: From Research Technology to Neurodiversity

March 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. 

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

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

March 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.

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

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

March 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.

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

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

March 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?

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

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

February 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 has helped thousands of women overcome PMS and menopause, including stress and anxiety, with a well-researched approach, without using drugs or hormones.

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

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

February 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.

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

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

February 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.

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

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

February 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.