KAAIwomen around the worldOct 17, 2022
S2E6: Organizing life with Chloé Dall'Olio, Video Director, Performer, Model and Interviewer with Italian roots.
The mic traveled to London, to talk to Chloe Dall'Olio. Chloe is a video director with Italian roots who effortlessly blends her love for theater and performance with her job at Trinny London. Tune in to learn more about her lifestyle and how she adapted her way of living when moving from Italy to the UK.
S2E5: Organizing life with Ingrid Aarsman, Tranformation Manager, Certified Quaner and Co-Author
The mic traveled to Groningen in The Netherlands, to talk to Ingrid Aarsman. Ingrid has turned her personal experience with a 'bore-out' into a compelling career helping others find their path. Her passion? Helping individuals and organizations find balance and understanding through transformative change.
S2E4: Organizing life with Carole Lamarque, best-selling author and CEO of a marketing firm
The mic stayed within Antwerp to talk to Carole Lamarque. She’s the co-founder and CEO of DUVAL UNION Innovative Marketing where she advises companies in digital strategy and Innovation. She's a proud best-selling author of three books and knows everything about community building. “I don’t see my work as a separate thing. I see marketing as being a passion, and I know it's a true luxury to be able to see this.” Listen to Carole’s story and learn more about her experience with scheduling time wisely and being able to see work as her passion. #KAAIwomenaroundtheworld #businesspodcast #marketingpodcast
S2E3: Organizing life with Laura Falcon, a senior project manager from Vancouver
The MIC traveled all the way to Vancouver to talk to Laura Falcon. Laura is a project manager, wife, and loving mom to her son Jonah who has special needs.
"I go from being a senior project manager to basically a housekeeper, teacher, and problem solver."
Listen to the podcast and learn more about the Canadian way of living and how Laura manages it all.
S2E2: Organizing life with Chisato Eda Marling, professional saxophonist
The MIC traveled all the way to Rochester New York to have a talk with Chisato Eda Marling. She is a professional saxophonist, saxophone instructor, and Manager of Education and Community Partnerships of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
"My ultimate goal is to streamline my schedule by merging my personal and teaching agendas into one calender where there's room to be flexible." Listen to Chisato's story and learn more about the cultural differences between Japan and the US and how she combines her personal life with having two jobs.
S2E1: Organizing life with Lies Eeckman, managing director of Polestar Belux
The #KAAIMIC stayed within the borders to talk with Lies Eeckman. Lies is the managing director of Polestar Belux and a busy mom of five. She can be best described as passionate and a true optimist, she lives her life to the fullest and for Lies authenticity is truly key.
" I don't like the terminology work-life balance, I love my job and I love my family and my kids, when you put these two next to each other it feels like they are competing. So for me, it's more striving towards a life balance. "
Listen now and discover how Lies combines a busy job with her family life.
S1E6: Organizing life with Anne Ludmann, general manager of a luxury hotel
The MIC stayed within the borders of KAAI's home town Antwerp to talk with Anne Ludmann. Anne is the general manager of Sapphire House in Antwerp. Anne has over 20 years of experience in the hotel business before she became the general manager of Sapphire House.
Not a day in the life of Anne is the same. According to Anne, working in the hotel business means there is no routine. It is a job that is full of surprises, sometimes good ones, sometimes less good ones. But one thing is for sure, it never gets boring.
S1E5: Organizing life with Angélique Van Gils, co-founder of a Belgian fashion brand.
Our new podcast episode is out! Our KAAI MIC stayed in our home country, Belgium, to talk with Angélique Van Gils. Angélique is the co-founder and -owner of 'Pursuit Femmes' a Belgian fashion label specialized in tailor-made suits for women.
"Communication is rule number one", listen now and discover what it's like to start a brand together with your two daughters
Listen to the podcast to discover how Angelique organizes her daily life.
S1E4: Organizing life with Mayu Yoshida, reporter and one of the co-founders of Women in Journalism in Japan
Meet Mayu Yoshida from Japan. Mayu was a news correspondent, anchor, and reporter for Thomson Reuters and Reuters news agency in Japan until she decided to become a freelance reporter.
She's one of the co-founders of Women in Journalism in Japan with a mission to spread diversity in newsrooms across the country and besides all of that she's also a mom of three children.
Listen to the podcast to get insights into the work-life balance for women in Japan and how it has changed over the years, and learn more about Mayu's decision to not adhere to the Japanese norm for stay-at-home moms.
Her best advice to women who struggle with balancing work- and family life:
“Dedicate your time and do what you love. Then maybe the time will come. What matters at the end of the day is the happiness of the family"
S1E3: Organizing life with Annie Bourdeau, CEO of a consulting firm specialized in healthcare, pharma and biotech.
Meet Annie Bourdeau from Toronto, Canada. Annie is the CEO of Amplius Business Design, a consulting firm aiming to innovate the world of healthcare, pharma and biotech. For 10 years she worked as an academic scientist, but then she decided to jump off the cliff and start her own company.
Not a day is the same in her daily life but her morning routine is very precious for her professional and private life. Never skip breakfast and take that moment to reflect, observe and listen to yourself and your family members.
" I revise my to-do list and bring out new priorities in life just by observing and listening to what's happening in the morning."
One thing is sure, when it comes to a daily routine, Annie's takeaway is to free enough time between the task on your to-do. “That allows you to properly nourish your brain, to be yourself and remain healthy”
A big part of her to-do list is spending time with her family next to her career aspirations, going from dinner together to hockey games. Listen to the podcast to get to know insights on the non-parental care system across Canada, and learn more about the differences between French- and English-speaking Canada.
Her best advice:
“Work around your kids' schedule if it's feasible and possible and delegate tasks to your family, your support system."
S1E2: Organizing life with Rasha Ezzeddine, Marketing Director from Kuwait
Rasha Ezzeddine (Kuwait) is a Belgian with Lebanese roots who lives between Kuwait and Dubai. Rasha is a marketing director in the telecom industry and a real global citizen. Despite moving around the world, she took her interest and obsession with music, books, organization and handbags from one place to the next.
Reporting to two GMs at the same time comes with long working hours. She experienced better than anyone how working life in Kuwait differs from that in Europe. Also when it comes to organizing your professional agenda.
"When I worked in Europe we were blocking time for meetings in our calendars... here I have to explain that concept to the people I work with. (laughs)"
Listen and discover the way to a healthy work-life balance in Kuwait. From external household help to the influence of families with a real sense of community. Enjoy!
Podcast intro by Ine & Helga, co-founders of KAAI.
Explore what this podcast series is all about. The co-founders of KAAI let a microphone travel across the world, to interview their #KAAIwomen community. A community of women with ambition and inspiring career paths.
The mission of the co-founders was to design a luxurious but practical business bag, that helps with keeping the lives of busy women in order. Keeping the head cool and organized is a part of the brand's DNA. This podcast series, its all about how this community organizes their lives differently in different countries. From discussing cultural organisational clichés to practical tips on how to keep a healthy work/life balance.
S1E1: Organizing life with Milan Ball, a woman in tech (US)
Milan Ball (Virginia US) moved from the fashion industry to founding PHILAN, a consumer platform to track impact. She works as a content marketing specialist in tech. While she's still getting used to being a woman in tech, she's utmost excited about new no-code developments in the industry.
Working in tech comes with working with international teams located around the globe. She like no other knows how a work schedule can differ from one moment to the next. Sometimes she starts before the sun rises, other days she meets with clients at midnight. She builds her private life around these diverse working hours.