Somi Arian Podcast
#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.

#7 - Kerry Fulton: On Lack of a Female Perspective in the Film Industry

#7 - Kerry Fulton: On Lack of a Female Perspective in the Film Industry

January 29, 2021

Film Industry Veteran and Founder of Evenfield Entertainment, a company that finances and produces films by women with an ambition to balance popular culture.

As late as 2020 only 15% of films were written or directed by women and Kerry talks about what this means for our society and for women’s economic and cultural status.

#6 - Professor Alessandra Cassar: Do Men and Women Compete In a Different Game?

#6 - Professor Alessandra Cassar: Do Men and Women Compete In a Different Game?

January 22, 2021

Professor Alessandra Cassar directs the master’s program in International and Development Economics at the University of San Francisco. 

She uses both field and laboratory experiments to study individuals' behaviour. She explores women’s competitiveness in the socioeconomic realm and argues that female biology means that women compete differently and play an entirely different game than men and that we should change the system, not the woman.

#5 - Sara Milne Rowe: Peak Performance, Purpose Energy & Moments that Matter

#5 - Sara Milne Rowe: Peak Performance, Purpose Energy & Moments that Matter

January 20, 2021

Sara Milne Rowe is a Leadership Performance Coach and the author of The SHED Method.  

In today's podcast, Somi and Sara discuss how to harness the power of purpose energy and develop deliberate habits in preparation for the moments that matter and what female leaders need most to succeed in their career.

#4 - Laura Burkemper: The Power of Financial Literacy, and How Men and Women Differ in the Business World

#4 - Laura Burkemper: The Power of Financial Literacy, and How Men and Women Differ in the Business World

January 18, 2021

Laura Burkemper is a Adjunct Professor, Saint Louis University, CEO of Cartel Strategies. She teaches a course on “New Venture Feasibility” which is ranked 10th out of 2,600+ entrepreneurship programs. 

Somi and Laura discuss the factors affecting women’s climb to the top tier of business, underlining the importance of financial literacy and how it can boost women’s financial freedom and create a desire to generate wealth.

#3 - Dr. Leah Austin: Biohacking, Living In The Fast Lane, and Women’s Health

#3 - Dr. Leah Austin: Biohacking, Living In The Fast Lane, and Women’s Health

January 11, 2021

Our guest on today’s episode is Dr. Leah Austin is a GP and Nutritional Therapist who specialises in Chronic, Hormone, Gut, and Nutrigenomics health.

 

As Somi’s doctor, Leah keeps her feet on the ground as Somi tries to push the boundaries of biohacking female biology starting with herself. In this episode, Leah warns that living in the fast lane will take a toll on your body but if that’s what you really want to do there are ways to support your body along the way.

#2 - Joshua Meredith: Why We Need More Women in Technology & How to Make it Happen

#2 - Joshua Meredith: Why We Need More Women in Technology & How to Make it Happen

January 11, 2021

Joshua Meredith is the Director of Career Advising and Technology at Yeshiva University, teaches Ethics at Yeshiva, Georgetown University, and Muhlenberg College, and is the Chair of Hoya Hacks, the Georgetown University Hackathon. 

 

Somi and Joshua discuss some of the ethical aspects of the lack of female presence and perspective in the top tier of business and technology and how to overcome this.

#1 - Dr. Sophie Bartsich: Succeeding as a Female Surgeon, Challenges & Opportunities

#1 - Dr. Sophie Bartsich: Succeeding as a Female Surgeon, Challenges & Opportunities

January 11, 2021

Dr. Sophie Bartsich is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and the founder of a Biotech company that’s in search of a potential vaccine for breast cancer. 

In today’s podcast, Sophie shares her story of becoming a plastic surgeon, and the challenges and opportunities facing women.