47 minutes | May 7, 2023
Sanjeev Singh: Negotiations
Sanjeev Singh has over 40 years of experience in film acquisition and distribution in South Africa. As Head of Acquisition and Distribution of Videovision Entertainment, Sanjeev has acquired films across genres for distribution. These range from small independent documentaries, Foreign Language and Arthouse films to multi-million dollar blockbuster films. Recent acquisitions include Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, Wolf Totem, The Little Prince, I Am Woman, and Oscar Nominee, Les Miserables. Sanjeev has executive produced a number of motion pictures made under the banner of Videovision Entertainment, among which are Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Kite, More Than Just A Game, the Oscar Nominated Yesterday, Red Dust, Barack Obama: People’s President and more. He was also associate producer on Bravo Two Zero, Sarafina! and Cry, The Beloved Country and Co-Producer on the hit SA Television Series, Imbewu: The Seed and House of Zwide. In 2020 he was appointed as an Executive Committee member and Vice Chair of the Independent Producers Organization of South Africa.
49 minutes | Mar 21, 2023
Zahirah Marty: What it takes to be a Travel Influencer
Dubai based content creator, entrepreneur and TV presenter, and host of US based travel show, Great Getaways, has been awarded ‘Best International Program’ at the Taste Awards in Los Angeles.Marty, who is based in Dubai for over 12 years, joined the Allen Media Group in early 2022 as the host of Great Getaways and Pets.TV; channels that focus on travel, lifestyle and wildlife around the world.An avid traveler and destination curator, Zahirah focused much of her content for the show in the first year in and around the continent of Africa, with plans to expand to the Middle East in upcoming weeks.Over the last few years, Zahirah has worked with many leading travel and tourism stakeholders from airlines to global hotel groups, and luxury mobility partners. Having visited many incredible destinations, this year sees the launch of Zahirah’s group tours, where she will host small groups of enthusiastic travelers around some of her favorite locations in the world, including her home city of Dubai.When she isn’t traveling or creating destination content, Zahirah draws on her PR and marketing background, as well as her unique training skills to host corporate training sessions, panel discussions around travel and destination marketing, and speaks at leading global events. This year she was the keynote speaker at Africa’s first influencer conference held in Johannesburg, and was invited to speak at the Global Marketing Summit. Zahirah has worked with leading travel brands such as Visit Dubai, One and Only Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Four Seasons, Audi and many more.
22 minutes | Mar 8, 2023
Celina Lee : Bridging the Digital Divide
Celina is the CEO and co-founder of Zindi. Zindi is the leading professional network of data scientists in Africa.She has a passion for unleashing the power of data for social good. Celina's work has expansively bridged across the private and public sectors and across various development areas including financial inclusion, micro and small enterprise development, market system development, gender, climate change, and public health. She has lived and worked in countries throughout Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa.We talked to her about bridging the digital divide across cultures and gender. https://zindi.africaIf you want to build your personal brand, you can sign up for our storytelling workshop here. You can learn : How to use storytelling to build your online presence and increase visibility. https://thehypewomen.com/online-workshops
16 minutes | Feb 25, 2023
My word for the year: Pronoia
Pronoia is the belief that the world around you is conspiring for your good. And especially when it feels like it isn't going your way, wouldn't it be nice if you believed it would? Becuase if you think it, perhaps you can manifest it into being. Do you have a word for the year?
31 minutes | Jan 7, 2023
Wendy Brune: Tips to get you hired
In this episode with senior manager for talent acquisition and experience, Wendy Brune - we discuss all the tips to secure yourself a great job offer. Wendy shares some insights on the hiring process, how to negotiate your salary, what to look for in a good work environment and what are some of the red flags when it comes to new hires.
45 minutes | Nov 27, 2022
The Power of Personal Branding with Sina Port
Sina Port is an entrepreneur, storyteller, strategist & passionate teacher dedicated to creating and scaling purpose-driven brands that change the world. In her day job she is Head of Communications for United Voices at Addidas, while on the side she is building her personal brand. We talk about practical tips of how to grow your personal brand and create the kind of content that you love to consume.
18 minutes | Oct 22, 2022
Why am I seeing Gingko trees everywhere?
Take a listen to find out more about the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon or as it is commonly known the Frequency Illusion, and how it affects our daily decision making and the world that we perceive to be true.
33 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Rahel Demant: Are You for Real?
Rahel Demant is the co-founder of XR Bootcamp, a global academy for VR/AR development and training. She co-founded VR First, a global network organisation of over 850 universities and 410 Science Parks. Since its foundation in 2016, she has led the program to a network of thousands of developers. XR Bootcamp further supports the extended reality Creators community with free and open lectures and knowledge-sharing groups. Rahel’s mission is to demo-cratise VR/AR development worldwide through various support, teaching, and funding programs. I wanted to chat to Rehal more about augmented reality and how it will play a role in business and our lives. She is passionate about tech, and I was curious to pick her brain about tech trends for the not so distant future, are we going to be hanging out in the metaverse and what are the pros and cons of virtual reality.
28 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Agile Leadership with Isabelle Gerard
Isabelle Gerard is an Agile Leadership Coach for the Addeco Group. Based in France, her mission is to coach teams to become new leaders in a changing business landscape. Her mission is to help teams embrace a new mindset and adopt new ways of working where everyone has a place and a role. Essentially Isabelle is determined to reinvent traditional traits of leadership to something more inclusive and empowering. https://isabellegerard.com
35 minutes | Aug 26, 2022
Forging a Career in a Foreign Country with Vidya Munde-Müller
Vidya Munde-Müller was voted as one of Germany's most inspiring women over 40. Born in an Indian slum she was the first woman in her family to go to college. She shares her key lessons born from taking risks as the Founder of smart donation and engagement platform Givetastic. Vidya has learned from her mistakes and has it as her life goal to make the world a better place through entrepreneurship. With 10 years’ experience in the telecom and internet industry and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Vidya is now helping other entrepreneurs navigate the ins and outs of building a business as the Director of the Founder Institute in Frankfurt. Full of innovative ideas, this wonder woman is also collaborating with some universities to create a mental health app.
44 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Margaret Hirsch: The Power of Reinvention
Forty three years ago, Margaret Hirsch helped found the family’s mega appliance store, Hirsch’s in South Africa. Today, Hirsch’s own 19 Hirsch branches nationwide, it's quite an achievement for the company's humble beginnings. As Executive Director at Hirsch’s, Margaret has evolved into the brand's ambassador.Margaret is a champion of women’s empowerment, having been there once herself. When she was 12 her father died leaving her mother to fend for herself and two small children. Margaret’s strong sense of survival and her positive attitude helped pull her family through the tough times. Having had to battle from an early age, she was determined to get ahead. Margaret went back to get her matric certificate at the age of 60, by the age of 70 she had her degree, and her MBA, all while working full time on the business. Margaret regards herself as a “jack of all trades”. Having done the selling, invoicing, demonstrating, being a delivery person on the trucks, installing and demonstrating in customers' homes and generally taking care of everything at Hirsch's for the past 43 years. “We have built Hirsch’s from a tiny little “mom and pop’s” store to a billion rand company and I hope that I will be an inspiration to others to know that they can live their dreams as well,” she says.Personally I loved that Margaret has improved and reinvented herself to accommodate the changing landscape of the business world, taking on social media marketing like a pro. I chatted to her about her how she's had to reinvent herself over the years. So much wisdom was imparted.
57 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Forging a Career in a Foreign Country with Mamuteane Mmutle
What's it like to forge a career in a foreign country, without the support structures and networks? Over the next few weeks, we chat with various women who are forging a career in a foreign country and we go into their mindset of how they overcame the culture shock, the language barriers and all the structures that prevent foreign women from climbing the corporate ladder. In this episode we chat with Mamuteane Mmutle. As the Managing Director for Lucid Berlin GmbH, Mamuteane Mmutle leads a team of creatives committed to conceptualising, designing, and implementing sustainable and innovative digital solutions with partners and clients committed to creating sustainable projects that positively impact communities and the planet. In the past, she has also led scores of international teams toward efficiency through the concept and implementation of business processes with full project budget accountability. After over a decade of orchestrating multidisciplinary teams, her talents include needs analysis, customer experience enhancement, and quality assurance. Mamuteane Mmulte earned her Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and Management from the Mikpark Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa. She spearheaded multidisciplinary teams in the Financial, energy, NGO, Development corporation, and Government sectors within her career. Some of the most recent clients include Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Swiss foreign office, African Union Commission, and the Centre for women's global leadership. Her expertise won the Star Performer Award from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) in 2004 and 2005. Mamuteane enjoys bringing structure and function to physical spaces when she's not bringing order out of chaos.
14 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Have you ever zoomed out of your life and asked yourself what am I chasing? What is this thing called success? When I turned 30 success was something so different from what it means to me now. I was single, almost done with my degree and felt like a failure, because I was comparing my success to what society dictated success to look like. 10 years later, I revisit the definition of success and what it means to me now. Things look a whole lot different. To join our storytelling workshop, check out the link. https://thehypewomen.com/online-workshops
24 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Reverse Mentoring with Anastasia Barner
Reverse mentoring helps bring the best women to the top. Even today, it is important to encourage young women and provide them with a female role model. Men still occupy the important leadership positions in the media, business and politics.Meet Anastasia Barner, a young female founder of the platform, FEMENTOR. Recognizing that not every young woman has the support, be it for financial or social reasons, FeMentor was born to give women the network and opportunities they need to better themselves. Anastasia is also a speaker, former International TikTok Face for Deutsche Welle and placed in the Top 10 'Social Entrepreneurs of 2022' German Startup Award.
43 minutes | May 20, 2022
Empty Cages: Finding the keys to your Freedom
In the hilarious and poignant book Empty Cages: Keys to Finding Freedom, South African based author, Jess Basson discovers why she went from being a spirited, quirky, confident little girl to a thirty-something mom struggling with depression and limited self-belief. Jess lifts the lid on how the early years of motherhood impacted her mental health, with honesty and humour. She unlocks empathy for anyone who has lost themselves along the way, and drops keys that help everyone find steps to be free and flourishing.
61 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Narcissism in Leadership with Angela Roeckerath
In 2021 Angela Roeckerath, a mum of 3, successfully completed her MBA studies. The topic of her master thesis was 'Narcissism in leading positions - difference between female and male narcissism. She was a part of a team of six that conducted the world's largest study on narcissism in Germany. This study made it to the front page of the Harvard Business Manager. Angela chats to us about: - how to identify toxic narcissism in the workplace and - how to cope with it To find out whether you have narcissistic traits, take the test on: https://analysis.zortify.com/index.php/189687?lang=de-informalFollow Hypewomen on Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram. And don't forget to join our mailing list to be part of our online and in person community. https://thehypewomen.com
22 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
How To Shoot Your Shot
HOW TO SHOOT YOUR SHOT? I love when people share their stories of how they got a new position or secured a new client, just by being the first one to reach out and offer their services. Hearing people's thought processes and how they approach situations, whether they follow conventional wisdom or not. I love how some people train their brain to face their fears or the intrusive voices when they preserve with their plans and follow their visions. Women have been socially conditioned to not making the first move, or speaking out and sometimes even stand the risk of being punished or penalised for taking initiative. Once I learnt to overcome my own limiting beliefs, there have been many times when taking initiative first has shaped who I am and inspired me to take more risk. Share your story on social media of a time when you shot your shot, and tag us on LinkedIn, Hypewomen The Podcast#shootyourshot Maybe your story will encourage and inspire other women out there.
48 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
The Slap that Rocked the Internet: An Unpopular Opinion
Some say that the Will Smith and Chris Rock incident at this year's Academy Awards will forever go down in history as one of the most chaotic moments that shocked 15 million viewers worldwide. But are we really shocked? Nonhle Beryl and I weight down on the situation because it reveals some deeper truths when looked at from a different perspective. And more positively what are the conversations that this has led to for women with alopecia?
45 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Sarah Meier: Conversations for working parents
Sarah Meier, Founder and CEO of Working Parent, found that returning to work as a new mother, there were more challenges than she expected. It took her a long time to find her way. But this also made her realise that more support is needed for working parents. Sarah's organization fills that gap that is able to support families and the companies that employ parents. The aim is to normalise being your real self at work while making work a family friendly workplace.
13 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
BONUS: SHE SPLAINS
She Splains is a satire segment looking at the world's top stories in gender inequality. Featuring: - Is Alexa sexist? - South Korea's new President's gender agenda- The Gender Pay Gap Bot - Child abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Germany - Kim Kardashian's advice to women Tell us what you think about this episode. Like, Share it and leave a comment...