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Conversations on how to empower girls with thought leaders, innovators, educators, creatives and activists who champion girls. Working together to lift young girls to live remarkable lives.
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Gahmya recounts her journey of traveling to South Korea after Barack Obama's comments about the excellence of their education system. She tells us her first-hand findings and observations that have reshaped the way we should look at curriculums across the globe, what we need to focus on and how we can make the impact in schools children need.    You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Gahmya Drummond-Bey's website TED Talk TED X Talks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn-rWmoq7Is&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0MDTptXOYo&feature=youtu.be Teacher training Books Workshops and retreats Digital Online Learning Platform
Pediatrician, and mum of 3, Paria Hassouri joins the Elevate Podcast sharing her story with raw honesty of acceptance. We explore her journey of overcoming a parent's grief  along with the overwhelming challenges surrounding her inspiring daughter's transition during her teenage years.    Her book 'Found in Transition'.  Paria's website.   You’ll find her on social media here:    Facebook  Twitter  Instagram 
Soli Lazarus joins the Elevate Podcast and is gracious in sharing her story of raising her son with ADHD. We go in-depth into the misconceptions, and the feelings kids with ADHD go through without us realizing. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Soli Lazarus' website Yellow Sun
An entrepreneurial discussion with the co-founder of one of the most successful Brand Management companies in the world. Angela Farrugia shares her wealth of knowledge and outlines her journey to the top to inspire and encourage others that the same ability and success rests within us all.
World champion dancer and teacher Artia Zandian shares his experience of being brought up in Iran, and how he didn't let their outlawing of dancing get in the way of achieving his dream. Having not only overcome the challenge of moving from his home country to Australia, Artia also discusses mental health concerns and eating disorders, and shares what we can do to help those in need. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Artia Zandian's website
A passionate conversation with creative technologist Hannah Beder. Ramita and Hannah dive into the gender disparity in STEM, and how these roles are risking our children's curiosity to try new things. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Creatable Time's 'Kid of the Year' The Pattern Seekers by Simon Baron-Cohen
Sally Ashcroft joins the podcast and enlightens us about the highly-complex world of dyslexia. She shares resources, parenting tips, advice, and stories she has experienced throughout her career to help aid those struggling with the disorder, along with those not even aware they are part of this incredible community. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Handy Spelling British Dyslexia Association Dyslexia advice and training
The one and only Mo Gawdat joins the Elevate Podcast and shares his extraordinary knowledge about how we can invest in our own happiness. Ramita and Mo discuss loss, technology's influence in the modern world, and how our very own children have an innate wisdom within them, and how we can discover it. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat Solve for Happy book
Katherine will leave you hanging onto every word she so profoundly shares. Her interview explores the inspiration behind her award winning books and her passion to motivate our youth and adults alike to keep a sense of adventure and their imaginations alive.
Gain incredible insights into Eileen's journey, to becoming a hugely successful venture capitalist. As the child of an immigrants, growing up in America and being the co-founder of top VC firm Passion Capital in London- Eileen reveals her experiences about navigating this very male dominated space as a woman and shares helpful tips for young girls today. 
Deputy Director of Education at The Girls' Day School Trust UK, Will speaks to all the initiatives he is diligently working on to ensure girls become and remain motivated, confident learners. Learn more about the challenges and ways in which he addresses girls' education. 
Fay candidly shares the challenges she experienced during her daughter's formative school years and how as a family they found a happy place of understanding each other. 
A heart warming conversation with author, speaker, UN Youth Leader on her experiences and struggles as a student with differences and how she's working to change the narrative for the good. 
Conversations on ways to empower young girls with thought leaders, educators, innovators, creatives who champion girls.  Working together to lift our girls so they live remarkable lives and be their best selves. 
School Principal Karen Bryant joins The Elevate Podcast this episode and discusses the effect the Black Lives Matter movement has had on the wellbeing of students, as well as sharing enlightening perspectives surrounding the Black community. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Little Fires Everywhere The Hate U Give
Michelle Icard joins us this episode and shares her wealth of knowledge about the challenging life for kids in middle school. Michelle and Ramita discuss social media, how societal changes affect students' learning abilities, and how to address difficult conversations within the family. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: "Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen" "Middle School Makeover" "Free Range Kids" Michelle's website
We have the honour of being joined by the famed British/Indian comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar, creator of the hit UK comedy sketch show "Goodness Gracious Me", the hit show “Kumars at No. 42” and more recently on “Unforgotten”. He and Ramita discuss how cultural differences can alter one's career path, and how to deal with the tumultuous unpredictability along that journey. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Louis Theroux and Riz Ahmed interview School of Life
Known as the "Audacious Commander", Tiana S Clark, an award-winning filmmaker, US Airforce Veteran, and mother of four, joins the podcast and discusses what she learnt along her journey into becoming a women's empowerment coach. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Tiana's website Soci Circle Sign up for Soci Circle
In this week's episode Ramita chats with Aiko Bethea about her roles at RARE Coaching & Consulting, and Brené Brown’s Daring Way, and the Dare to Lead communities about the importance of diversity, equity and psychological safety around the workplace and how we can shape this for our youth.  You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: RARE Coaching & Consulting Aiko Bethea's website  
We are joined by none other than the Former Co-owner and Vice Chairman of the Arsenal Football Club and the former Vice-Chairman of the Football Association, David Dein. A visionary and pioneering force within the sport who transformed in many ways including founding the first women's team. He and Ramita also discuss rehabilitation within prisons, transferable learnings from the boardroom to the classroom, and advice on how to lead a successful life. You can learn more about the content mentioned in this episode by visiting the links below: Twinning Project Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby    
Comments (13)

Anita D

Really touched by this podcast and so pleased that such an important topic is being discussed. Great insights and very worth listening to!

Apr 23rd
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Anita D

A lot of great take aways, found this very helpful and encouraging! Thank you Angela and @elevate.ra for the insightful discussion. 🙌

Mar 12th
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Anita D

Just finished listening to Artia share a very touching part of his life - a topic not spoken about enough. Was very moved by it and hope others also tune in!!

Mar 10th
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Vikas Mehta

Amazing work and very thoughtful conversations! Thank you, Ramita

Mar 8th
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Nitin Narang

As a father to two boys, these episodes help me form a more balanced viewpoint of gender inclusion. Thanks for sharing Ramita!

Mar 7th
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Anita D

Download complete, let the learning journey begin!!!

Feb 24th
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Henry Liu

5 Stars all the way, love her passion and mission, I'd I had a young girl I'd know exactly where to go for mentorship , to Ramita!

Feb 13th
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Anita D

Brilliant all around, don't miss this one!!!

Feb 12th
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Anita D

Brilliant podcast, truly enjoyed listening to it and very much looking forward to the rest of the series!

Feb 12th
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Sonia Rattan

So inspiring! loved it.

Feb 12th
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Sonia Rattan

LOVE this podcast! can't get enough?

Feb 12th
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Paras Anand

Terrific podcast - enjoying every episode!

Feb 12th
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