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Have you ever wondered what it takes to start your own business? Welcome to Her Own Boss, the podcast and community created by recent graduates to help young women find their inner entrepreneur...

Instagram: @herownbosspodcast
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Website: www.herownboss.co.uk
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Today we are back with Sonya Barlow, the award winning founder of Like Minded Females Network, TedX speaker and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant. Sonya gives us some amazing advice on the way we should view our failures, as well as how to overcome them and become more resilient in the process. Like what you hear? Check out our other minisodes with Sonya on using LinkedIn for your personal brand and overcoming imposter syndrome. Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Today we're joined by Annie & Mofe Amusu. As well as being sisters, Annie & Mofe are also business partners, e-commerce experts & entrepreneurs, having owned businesses ranging from clothing personalisation to coaching between them. They are also the founders of Epiphannie A, the UK's first black haircare and beauty comparison website. This episode is packed with tips and tricks for entrepreneurs on building business relationships, handling customer service dramas and maintaining your confidence as a founder. Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Today we're joined by Hannah Awonuga, Global Head of Colleague Engagement for Diversity & Inclusion at Barclays and founder of Rarity London career coaching. Hannah helps us understand what unconscious bias is and how we can all be more consciously inclusive, creating more accepting spaces and becoming better allies. Want to know more? Check out our other minisode with Hannah on standing up to micro-aggressions. Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Grab a snack and join us for today's episode as we talk to Lauren O'Donnell, founder of food start-up Oatsu. Oatsu is a line of plant-based, gut-friendly breakfasts designed to fill the gap of affordable, healthy meals to start the day. Lauren tells us about the realities of start-up life, how to adjust from being a corporate employee to a founder, and where to turn to if you're just starting your entrepreneurial journey. Enjoy! Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
In this minisode, Winnie Annan-Forson joins us to help you get ready and nail that new job. Winnie has performed roles from project management to internal audit, alongside winning awards for her work as a diversity & inclusion specialist at Barclays. Winnie is also a co-founder of Excellerate Black Futures, an organisation dedicated to supporting and developing black talent.  Winnie uses her expertise to outline how to prepare for a new job, avoid impostor syndrome and develop confidence during your first few days. Liked this minisode? Let us know on Instagram or LinkedIn & check out some of our others on succeeding in job interviews and building the perfect CV. Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
It's time to celebrate Father's Day, which means we're back with another special episode! We speak to Dan Reed and Ruth Marsden about how they are working towards gender parity and overcoming stereotypes to do with parenting, both inside and outside their families. They also share some advice for 20-somethings on navigating and owning your career. Ruth Marsden is the founder of bettercup, a sustainable menstrual cup business, and mother to Jet and Nova, while Dan Reed is a marketing professional and founder of Career Dad, an online community and podcast dedicated to connecting dads. Dan is also father to Theo and Xanthe. Happy Father's Day! (3:13) - BetterCup, Career Dad and working towards gender parity (10:45) - How family and career impact each other (19:50) - Overcoming societal expectations at work and at home (26:06) - Teaching the next generation about work (28:02) - Advice for 20-somethings (31:10) - Advice for entrepreneurs (32:34) - Confidence and raising sons & daughters Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Today we're speaking to Amari Korpal about a topic very close to our hearts, graduate uncertainty! Amari graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2019 and is the founder of The Graduate Diary, a blog and Instagram page dedicated to sharing the stories of recent grads. In this episode, Amari talks about how she felt towards the end of university, and how she managed her uncertainty and stayed positive as a recent graduate. What are your thoughts on graduating? Let us know on Instagram and LinkedIn: Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Welcome to Season 4! We're kicking off this season by speaking to Izzy Obeng, an entrepreneur, business coach and professional speaker. Izzy is the founder of Foundervine, which helps women and young people from underserved communities start businesses by connecting expert mentors and successful companies with ambitious young entrepreneurs. Izzy shares her experiences working with underrepresented entrepreneurs, as well as some exciting stories about the people she has met on the way. Hope you enjoy! Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
What better way to end season 3 than with the amazing Tiwa Ogunlesi. Tiwa is a globally recognised life coach, international speaker, positive psychology specialist and founder of Confident and Killing It.  In this minisode, Tiwa tells us what confidence means to her and shares some incredible tips to help us all build a positive, confident mindset and block out the negative thoughts that often hold us back. Take a look at some of our other minisodes on imposter syndrome, self-belief and how to stop apologising. Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
For our last main episode of season 3 we're talking to Yasmin Sheikh, TEDx speaker, diversity & inclusion trainer and founder of Diverse Matters. Yasmin shares how she started out as a lawyer in the City, before founding a consulting and training company on a mission to make the workplace more accessible. Yasmin also explains how micro-aggressions can make even the most well-intended comments knock someone's confidence, while giving some great tips on how to make your products, services, and workplaces more inclusive. Check out Yasmin's TEDx talk and our minisode on micro-aggressions. Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Today Niki is joined by two of our other co-founders, Aneesah Sarwar & Lucy Moran, for a minisode all about side hustles. Aneesah and Lucy share their top tips for finding your perfect side hustle, how to use side hustles to boost your professional career development and how to manage them alongside a full-time career or studies. Check out some of our other minisodes on side hustles and burnout, and don't forget to click on the links below to subscribe and find out more about the Her Own Boss team. Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Today we're speaking to Florence Adepoju. Flow is a cosmetic scientist and founder of MDMflow, a makeup brand combining her passion for beauty, science and 90s Hip-Hop. Niki is also joined by Lucy, co-founder of Her Own Boss and one of the brains behind our social media, as well as a fellow makeup enthusiast. In this episode, Flow tells us about what it was like changing her career and how she went from making lipstick in her parents' garage to selling products in international retailers like Harvey Nichols, Topshop and Nasty Gal. Don't forget to subscribe and let us know if you want to see more from our other co-founders! Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Website: www.HerOwnBoss.co.uk  Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Today, we're talking about introversion with Daisy Simonis. Daisy is passionate about making introverts feel seen and heard through her newsletter, online community and public speaking. In this minisode, Daisy helps us understand what it really means to be introverted, as well as the strengths that introverts have when it comes to work and entrepreneurship. Even if you're an extrovert, this minisode will really help you understand more about introversion! Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Join us for our Mother's Day special with Scarlett Allen-Horton, founder of Harper Fox Partners, finalist in the BBC's The Apprentice, business partner to Lord Sugar and mother, amongst many other titles. Scarlett shares with us the unique joys and challenges of being both a mother and an entrepreneur, how to learn leadership and confidence early in your career, and of course we had to ask what it was like being on The Apprentice. Happy Mother's Day everyone! Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
In this minisode we’re talking to Sonya Barlow, the award winning founder of Like Minded Females Network, TedX speaker and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant. Sonya gives us some great tips on how to use LinkedIn to help build our personal brands, perfect if you're looking for some advice on how to get started or just wanting to improve your existing profile. Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
What better way to celebrate International Women's Day than with a special episode! We're joined by Melissa Menke and Juliet Gouldman to talk about how they celebrate and support women in their communities all year round.  Melissa is the founder and board chair of Access Afya, a social enterprise providing high quality and affordable health care in Nairobi, while Juliet is the Head of Strategic and External Engagement at Barclays Business Bank and is dedicated to removing the barriers that women and other marginalised business owners face. Looking for support in starting your business? Check out the Barclays Women in Business hub here. Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
For our first minisode of Season 3, we're joined by Tiwa Ogunlesi who shares with us how to recognise and deal with burn out. Tiwa is a globally recognised Life Coach, International Speaker, Positive Psychology Specialist and the founder of Confident and Killing It.  This minisode is packed full of tips to help you build sustainable practices to avoid burnout. Don't forget to subscribe and follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn to hear the latest: Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
Her Own Boss is back for season 3! In our first episode of 2021, we have a really honest conversation with Isobel Perl about finding your way early in your career. Isobel is founder of Perl Cosmetics and Girls in Business, a platform championing women who own or run businesses. Isobel shares her fascinating journey from school to becoming a founder, how hard it can be not to compare yourself to others and how sometimes it's okay not to be okay. Don't forget to subscribe and follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn to hear the latest: Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
It's our last minisode of season 2, and there's no better way to end the year than talking to Niamh Crawford-Walker on how to set goals. Niamh is a qualified career coach, founder of #Goals and author of The Confident Creative Goal-Setting Planner.  Today Niamh tells us how to set, define and achieve life-changing career goals that are more than just another failed New Year's resolution. Here's to a great 2021! Don't forget to subscribe and follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn to hear the latest: Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
In our last main episode for season 2, we're talking sustainable fashion with Josephine Philips, founder of Sojo, a fashion tech company which connects consumers with local seamsters to take the effort away from repairing clothes. Josephine tells us how the fast fashion industry impacts on sustainability, feminism and human rights, as well as discussing her own journey to make both her business and personal life more sustainable. Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe and follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn to hear the latest: Instagram: @HerOwnBossPodcast LinkedIn: Her Own Boss Podcast Need a transcript? Find us on Anchor and click here.
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