She Rocks Global
By She Rocks Global
She Rocks GlobalAug 23, 2023
She Rocks meets Marta Etienne, and together we celebrate our 50th epiosde!
We did it! Today we are thrilled to publish our 50th guest of She Rocks Global. We are so grateful to everyone who has joined us in conversation and to every one of our listeners. You rock! In this episode, you’ll meet Marta - the godmother of She Rocks Global. Marta is a true connector and enabler of global communities. Find out about how she has been so special to She Rocks Global and learn about what makes her rock. Happy 50th!
LinkedIn: Marta Etienne
She Rocks meets Ndey Jobarteh
If you listen to this episode and a fire in your belly hasn’t been ignited then you might need to listen to our conversation with Ndey again. This passionate activist speaks to us about what it means to bring a feminist approach to her activisim whilst giving an unflinching account of the cost of her activism. We were left inspired and we hope you will be too. Let us know what you think and keep rocking.
LinkedIn: Ndey Jobarteh
She Rocks meets The One who Sings
The One who signs is a storyteller, an actress, a singer and an artist, but what most defines her is capacity to evolve, and to connect with others and to nature through community. By healing her own childhood she reframes herself and enables others to do it in an elastic space: The feminine force. Meet her on this rocking episode of She Rocks Global and share with us your main takeaways!
The One Who Sings
She Rocks meets Deborah Palacios Wanzo
Today’s episode features our very first guest from Brazil. Deborah is a mother, a startup founder and a believer in the fact that in order to change the world, we have to pay attention to those closest to us. Keep listening right to the end of the episode and see what happens when this cheeky guest turns the tables on us. Enjoy and keep rocking!
She Rocks meets Lola Shoneyin
Lola describes herself as a creator. We loved exploring with her about what it means to show up for one’s community. One of us in this conversation gets a little excited about Lola’s writing so bear with us as a host morphs into a fangirl. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Keep rocking!
LinkedIn: Lola Shoneyin
She Rocks meets Samyukta Rupakheti
In this episode we zoom into South Asia and spend time with Samyukta from Nepal. Samy is disarmingly honest about how she navigates life as a serial entrepreneur who happens to be the mother to a growing boy. The conversation is warm and inspiring and if you keep listening you get a few hard-earned lessons from one of the most prolific entrepreneurs that we have met. Have fun with this conversation, let us know what you think and keep rocking!
Facebook: Samyukta Rupakheti
She Rocks meets Ximena Alemán
Ximena never imagined when she studied corporate communications that she would end up writing the Open Banking story in Latam. She experienced the journey from her personal and professional perspective with a common denominator: how she builds relationships! Meet Ximena and enjoy her story of self awareness! A great conversation can rock the world, which one rocks yours?
LinkedIn: Ximena Aleman
She Rocks meets Spoon Carrey
Get ready to meet Spoon, a remarkable natural connector who excels at creating multicultural spaces that foster collaboration and community. With an unwavering passion for breaking barriers, She empowers artists to unleash their unique talents and thrive within German-speaking Europe. Join us and embrace the electrifying energy of this rocking lady.
Malawi/ Konstanz, Germany
Facebook: Sourmilk Bookings Spoon Carrey
Picture credit : https://www.pfefferproduktionen.de.
She Rocks meets Tara Purnell
Meet Tara, from Washington DC, she defines herself as a wellness professional by empowering people to feel better most of the time. Positive energy, breath work and music are her allies for an holistic approach to collective care and wellbeing. She is a pleasure activist who challenges herself and invites others to explore their own way of pleasure. Listen to this episode and share your thoughts on our social media channels! Keep Rocking!
LinkedIn Tara Purnell
Washington DC, USA
She Rocks meets Patrice Gordon
Patrice is a woman who brings her gifts into every room that she enters. How refreshing to be in conversation with a woman who recognises what her gifts are and uses them to follow her Purpose. Patrice takes us on her journey through her world in a moment where she is blazing a trail for leaders and boy does her light shine bright. Join in this conversation. Let us know what you think and keep rocking!
LinkedIn: Patrice Gordon
She Rocks meets Pamela Potrie
Pamela joins the conversation with Maca and Nwabisa from Berlin. Pamela is a rocking lady from Uruguay who has lived around the world and in her words, has a diverse experience of diversity. This is a fascinating conversation with a guest who describes aspects of her life that could be seen as challenges by most but she frames them as an opportunity for her to make an impact in the world whilst having a lot of fun. Let us know what you think and keep rocking!
LinkedIn: Pamela Potrie
She Rocks meets Bistra Kumbaroska
What are the words that haven’t met? What does it look like when we think about not leaving a legacy on this earth? What is more? These are some of the questions that Bistra, our Macedonian guest, living in Vienna, brings answers to during this latest episode of She Rocks Global. Join us in conversation with this human who adores connecting with other humans. May this episode rock your world!
LinkedIn: Bistra Kumbaroska
Company IG: @heartbeatsinco
Company LinkedIn: Heartbeats Innovation & Communication
She Rocks meets Lovelyn Nwadeyi
In today’s episode, Maca and Nwabisa meet Lovelyn. Lovelyn describes herself as a trusted advisor. She is a Nigerian individual who grew up in South Africa and has meandered her way to live in The Netherlands. We dig deeper into the notion of trust and its importance when driving for humans to do right by each other. Lovelyn takes us through some examples of her work experiences and let’s just say that you might find yourself doing a lot of research after this episode. Let us know what you learn!
LinkedIn: Lovelyn Nwadeyi
Facebook: Lovelyn Chidinma Nwadeyi
She Rocks meets Sonja Kresojevic
What does it feel like when you meet parts of yourself for the first time? What does it look like when we start understanding that innovation cannot happen without relationships with ourselves and others? What does it look like when a previously successful corporate strategist decides to regain her femininity by embracing the artist in her? All of these questions and more form part of this fascinating conversation with Sonja, who terms herself a Serbian Force. Listen in and may your world be rocked!
LinkedIn: Sonja Kresojevic
She Rocks meets Amanda Molenaar
Meet Amanda, a former diplomat that today coaches expats and globetrotters . Listen to her story of transformation and self development. She shares how her life changed not only because she moved from Latam back to the Netherlands, but by reframing her perspective, by connecting with her feelings and intuition . We very much enjoyed the conversation:), we hope you too! Leave your impressions on our social media channels @sherocksglobal!
LinkedIn: Amanda Molenaar
She Rocks meets Pía Carrau
Pia is Uruguayan, mother of two, and the CEO of one of the main Wineyards in Uruguay. Listen to her dream of sharing a part of her country to the world by telling the story of the wines of her family. How she deals with working in a male-dominated industry while running a family business. Not an easy challenge. Share your comments with us on our social media channels @sherocksglobal ! #perfectyimperfect
LinkedIn: Pia Carrau
She Rocks meets Priya Jeram Patel
Welcome to our 5th season! We are so excited to introduce you to Priya. A filmmaker and storyteller from South Africa that not only will be sharing a perfectly imperfect conversation with us, on this episode, but will also be responsible for editing this whole season with her production company 400 seats. Listen to her story about connecting people and bringing stories to life while redefining her identity to be her best self for success. Share your insights on our social media channels! Keep Rocking
LinkedIn: 400 seats
She Rocks meets Blanka Supe
Meet Blanka! A serial entrepreneur that has recently landed in Serbia with a new project after living 10 years in SF . She will share why she decided to leave the States, how she reinvented herself once again, and why she chose Belgrade to settle down. We also dig into the challenges of enjoying her life even when she is so passionate about her job. It was an amazing conversation for Zoja and me, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did :) .
Meet Blanka deeply by her social media accounts : Linked in : Blanka Supe .
She Rocks meets Carmen Correa
Maca and Zojaj spend time with Carmen from Uruguay. A powerhouse of a guest - Carmen is a self proclaimed dreamer who is immersed in changing the world for the better for women in Latin America and beyond. Join us in this episode as we journey with Carmen through her experiences and fascinating insights.
She Rocks meets Andy Robert
Andy Robert rounds up this season’s trio of guests from Uruguay. Andy has created a business that merges architecture with technology. Her thoughts around her work and life had Maca and Zoja enthralled. Whilst running a business, Andy is also mom to human and fur babies. Andy espouses the notion of being perfectly imperfect and is a delight to listen to.
She Rocks meets Lee Zuk
Lee is a serial entrepreneur and she’ll remind us how much partnerships and people around us are important for the work we do and the life we live. Her mission to empower women so they can empower those around them has led her to a lot of stuff — from trying to improve fertility health to starting the first female angel fund in South Africa. We hope you’ll enjoy this episode as much as Nwabisa and I did!
She Rocks meets Doris Leung
In this episode you’ll meet Doris, a social entrepreneur from Hong Kong. For most of our conversation, you will hear how she turned every problem into, not only a lesson, but into action as well. We’ll hear how her business grew by solving the difficulties of people with disabilities, and of our senior citizens. And, then, how her own struggle with cancer led her to stop being workaholic and to appreciate life again. We hope this episode will ground you, as it did us, and will help you get to the thing you are putting off for years. Enjoy!
She Rocks meets Saray Khumalo
You know the saying about no mountain being high enough? Well, in today’s episode, Zoja and I spend time with Saray Khumalo - a global speaker and peak leadership expert. During our chat we learn more about what drives Saray to keep climbing and to make sure others climb with her. It was our pleasure to chat with Saray as you’ll find out that she stops at nothing to achieve her goals that inspire others. When you are done listening, be sure to get yourself a copy of her book, “My Journey to the Top of the World…And the life lessons I learned along the way.”
Meet the Makers Special: She Rocks meets Zoja Kukic.
This is the last part of Meet the Makers special, in which Nwabisa and I interview Zoja in this very special stage of her life: maternity.Welcome Danilo! Enjoy an honest and deep conversation with a serial entrepreneur,who has been one of the main builders of the digital and tech ecosystem in Serbia. She shares how she deals with the work life balance and her challenge to do great things without overworking. Listen about what drives her and how she is creating impact today promoting girls in stem.
Meet the Makers Special: She rocks meets Maca Botta.
In the second of the 3-part Meet The Makers special, we spend some time with Maca. Happily tucked away in her home at the beach in Uruguay; Maca enthusiastically shares with us the revelations of being a successful woman, who after she sold her first business, has been starting new things all around. We will also hear what she learned by spending time with her beloved grandmother, and how her body taught her to keep away from stressful situations. Maca is a fire starter and we hope that this is an episode that will warm your soul.
Meet the Makers Special: She Rocks meets Nwabisa Mayema.
After more than 27 interviews with women from all corners of the world, we thought it is time for you to get to know us, your hosts, better. This is the first episode of the Meet The Makers special, where we spend time with Nwabisa. This super networker from South Africa will share details of her personal and business journey. You will hear how she went from a successful entrepreneur herself, to someone who supports dozens of entrepreneurs. Enjoy while she opens up about the parenthood decision her age has brought upon her, and let’s all learn from this interview how to set up boundaries and stay true to ourselves.
She Rocks meets Maryse Elliott
In this week episode, you will meet Maryse, a global citizen with a French passport and a multicultural background, mother of three actually living in the Netherlands. She will share how she reinvents herself from her PhD in chemistry to academic publishing, how she challenges herself running marathons and how she works to be true to herself. Enjoy !
She Rocks meets Diamond Greer Jones
Meet Diamond! She is a creator and coach based in Chicago, deeply passionate about changing culture and circumstances through safe spaces to connect with ourselves. Diamond talks to us about how she coaches people to experience ease and joy. She holds space for you to unravel, dance, and rebuild as your Innermost and Highest Self. We hope you’ll find moments that resonate with you during this conversation. We did! Enjoy and keep rocking! Dive deeply on our guest social media accounts : IG : @lapeliegood, LinkedIn: Diamond Greer Jones or her website : https://www.lapeliegood.com/
She Rocks meets Nicole Banister
She Rocks meets Erika Halonen
She Rocks Global meets Eliada Griffin-EL
In this episode, we are in conversation with Eliada - an academic, a mother, a wife. Eliada’s passion for building community in order to unleash innovation is infectious. So is her delight in answering the questions that we surprise her with. We hope you find this conversation delightful too. Keep rocking!
She Rocks meets Lauri-Ann Ainsworth
Lauri is our first guest from the Caribbean. Her conversation with us has her sharing the strategies she uses to remain perfectly imperfect. Lauri is an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs who brings joy and ease into all that she does. We hope you have as much fun learning with Lauri as we did. Keep rocking!Get to know Lauri-Ann deeply through her social media accounts: IG @lauriannainsworth, LinkedIn Lauri-Ann Ainsworth, Fb Lauri-Ann Ainsworth
She Rocks meets Mohale Mashigo
In today’s episode, we are in conversation with Mohale Mashigo - an award winning author, and in her words, storyteller. We have a big conversation around superheroes, what it means to be supported, how we keep rocking as women and how to surround ourselves with women. It’s a really great episode full of insight from Mohale. We hope you enjoy it, keep rocking!
She Rocks meets Wendy Williams
In this episode you will enjoy an unconventional conversation between Nwabisa, Maca and Wendy Williams, our first US guest. She shares how she coped with being a woman in the business world; creating her own leadership style based on impact and collaboration. You will learn how she manages fear of the unknown and how she daily works on her purpose . Enjoy and share with us your impressions and stories!
She Rocks meets Aliza Napartivaumnuay
Meet Aliza! She is based in Thailand and deeply passionate about social innovation. Aliza talks to us about what it means to be a social entrepreneur and a woman in leadership whilst trying to make sense of her life as a daughter with ageing parents. We hope you’ll find moments that resonate with you during this conversation. We did! Enjoy and keep rocking!
She Rocks meets Nilam Sari
In this episode, you will meet Nilam, a 38-year old Indonesian entrepreneur who is behind a food chain with 1600 outlets in 10 countries, and a new company in the making — a cosmetic company with a very bold mission. But, we will not talk about business too much. You will hear how her rebelliousness in early age made her feel pressured that she needs to succeed later on, in both business, marriage and family. You’ll hear a story about infidelity, mental and physical abuse, but also about striving for happiness. Enjoy!
She Rocks meets Heuda Guessous
She Rocks meets Sarah Chantler
Allow us to introduce you to Sarah, a South-African doing her PhD in the UK. For years, Sarah is a nutritionist working with male rugby teams and we will hear great stories about becoming a part of the team when you are an evident outsider. We’ll also talk about the challenges of the global pandemic from a perspective of a single person living far from family and closest friends. Enjoy and share with us your impressions and stories!
She Rocks meets Rocío González
In this episode, you will meet Rocío, an architect, serial social entrepreneur and builder of things from Argentina. She identifies herself as a navigator, and that requires bravery. This is exactly what this conversation explores. How does she stay motivated to start new big projects? Why she loves imperfection and stopping when it’s enough. And the toughest question of all — how to know when it is enough.
She Rocks meets Patricia Gannon
In our conversation with Patricia, an Irish woman living in Serbia, Zoja and Nwabisa, we explored the concept of what it means to be curious, what it means to stand your ground and what it means to collaborate. And how all of this has enabled Patricia to navigate through her life with courage as a time she finds herself having to make monumental decisions.
She Rocks meets María Riccetto
A first celebrity in She Rocks Global podcast! In this episode, we will be talking with María Riccetto from Uruguay, world renowned ballerina, who after years in NY, came back to Montevideo. We will talk about finding the balance between career sacrifice and personal life, managing society expectations and fighting pressures. Maria is a true celebrity in her home country and beyond, but still, what she talks about sounds very familiar and relatable. Enjoy and we look forward to hearing your feedback!
She Rocks meets Bezawit Eshetu
In this episode, you’ll meet Beza from Ethiopia. Beza worked in the non-profit sector for most of her career, in her home country and abroad, but four years ago she stepped into the private sector. The conversation took various turns — we started talking about the green economy, then discussed why it is important to support women to grow and ended with a personal perspective. Beza talked about one specific segment of her fight with society expectations, which we are sure, many of you listening will also recognise. At least we did.
Get to know our guest through her LinkedIn account : Bezawit Eshetu
She Rocks meets Alexandra Gómez Bruinewoud
In this episode, you will meet Alexandra Gomez, a lawyer specialized in a very unusual area — football. Most of you operating in male-dominated working environment will relate with what Alexandra is sharing. We’ll also talk about the change one goes through during a career, and how our approach to various things transforms — from work, through family to building better opportunities for those who come after us. Enjoy!
She Rocks meets Inya Lawal
In this episode of She Rocks Global, Maca and Nwabisa spend some time with Inya from Nigeria. She is a social entrepreneur who describes herself as a happy girl. This filmmaker is a powerhouse! We talk about mentoring, she tells us what it means to live with dyslexia and she declares that one day she will be a zillionaire.
Get to know our guest deeply by her social media accounts: IG and TW @sarahinyalawal, FB and Linked In Sarah Inya Lawal.
She Rocks meets Sonja Dakic
Sonja is a serial entrepreneur, and for her, running a business and having kids are very similar. And that is exactly what makes her story even more interesting, from the way she talks about the problem-solving and social focus of women entrepreneurs to her story about exiting her first business. When she talked about her exit, Zoja and Maca didn’t have anything else to add, that was exactly the same way the process went on for them — so hopefully this will be useful for the ones who are going through a similar process.
She Rocks meets Selina Bebaako-Mensah
In this episode, Zoja and Nwabisa have a sprawling conversation with the warm Selina.
Selina is a champion of reinvention and has followed career paths in the law, broadcast journalism and is currently a fashion designer in Ghana. We talk about how sometimes choosing your path means disappointing those you love. We talk about body positivity and we talk about the search for true love. Oh, we also talk about Beyonce and Beyonce’s mother showing Selina Beb brand the recognition that it deserves.
Get to know our guest deeply by her social media accounts IG: @selinabeb and @selinabm, Tw: @selinabeb, Fb: Selina Bebaako-Mensah
She Rocks meets Leonie Joubert
"We can't edit ourselves anymore, we can't be polite, we can't be timid anymore."
Society has an unspoken expectation that women should remain polite and obedient. No more of that! This must-listen episode has Leonie talking to us about being disobedient in the face of challenges that need our urgent attention. It's not easy so we also explore the toll of being a disobedient woman takes on one.
Get to know our guest deeply by her social media accounts Tw: @LeonieJoubert Tw: @P_nauts Fb : Leonie Joubert Fb: The Psychonauts
She Rocks meets Asanda Ngoasheng
"A lot of people want people who are bridge builders and I always say I am a disruptor"
Join us as we explore the power that lies in the simple word that is "no". Asanda talks to us about self-care whilst being a disruptor, she presents the world view of a nurturer who is also a disruptor.
Get to know Asanda deeply by her social media accounts : IG: @astarwriter FB: Asanda Ngoasheng
She Rocks meets Ange Muyubira
"I believe in it (entrepreneurship) because I find that it is a way of creating; making what you believe in without sitting and waiting for life to make it happen"
Ange literally moved across continents, learned new languages and was displaced from her home country, not once but twice, and yet each and every time she chooses to look for and find opportunities for herself and others in places you wouldn't even dream of looking in. Find out more by listening to this fascinating conversation.
Get to know Ange through her social media accounts
Fb: Ange Noelle Muco
Fb: Kaz' O' zah Art
She Rocks meets Carryn Ortlepp
"Every now and then I do brave and stupid things that are very well planned."
Many of us spend a lot of time thinking about how we think we need to show up in the different parts of our lives. Carryn lives through a number of different worlds where she has realised that the best way for her to show up each time is to show up as herself - no separation between Work Carryn and Home Carryn - just Carryn. Perfectly imperfect.Check out our guest social media to get to know her truly TW: @carrynpeta IG: @cazinct