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The DEI Discussions

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    Nadia's Talent Surgery Podcast - Leigh-Anne Jansen, Global Head of People at Elwood Technologies

    ​On this insightful episode of The Talent Surgery, Nadia is excited to be joined by Leigh-Anne Jansen, Global Head of People at Elwood Technologies.Leigh-Anne reveals how to stand out in a competitive industry, the importance of putting people first and the different people strategies used to enhance workplace culture. Leigh-Anne shares the dynamic work she does at Elwood Technologies such as hiring, onboarding, growing great teams, creating diverse workforces, retaining talent, building communities, employee value propositions and gives us an insight into how firms can grow and succeed across the market. Stream on your chosen podcast platform:​​

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    Nadia's Women of FinTech – Bronwyn Boyle, Chief Information Security Officer at Mambu

    ​Welcome back to another episode of the Women of FinTech. Today, Nadia is delighted to welcome Bronwyn Boyle, Chief Information Security Officer at Mambu, to the show. Bronwyn has worked for a number of the industry's leaders over her 20+ year career in leadership executive positions. She is award-winning in the Security in FinTech community and is here today to share her incredible journey. The pair discuss diversity within the FinTech security sector as Bronwyn expresses her thoughts on how we can open up socioeconomic diversity by helping improve people's paths to employment.She shares, "It’s a great time for the industry to be looking at more creative approaches that help build apprenticeships or on-the-job training and other elements that will help social mobility."This is a hugely insightful episode covering many ways in which we can all #WalkTheTalk for true inclusion within the financial technology sector.​Stream the full episode below.Spotify​​Apple​​Buzzsprout​​

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    The Maternity and Paternity Stories of FinTech | Christian Zeiler-Muñiz, General Manager US at Luno

    We're delighted to bring you a new episode of The Maternity and Paternity Stories of FinTech! And this time Nadia is joined by Christian Zeiler-Muñiz, General Manager US at Luno.Each episode of this series is an eye-opening exploration of a topical issue- and Christian's discussions with Nadia doesn't stray from this trend. Christian shares his personal paternity story, offering us a revealing look at the early conflict between parenthood, work, and the guilt on both sides. DE&I conversations tend to focus on levelling the playing field, and Christian applies this to the maternity and paternity experience too. We look at the conscious efforts we need to take to ensure hiring and onboarding parents (at every stage of the parenting journey) is reflective of and empathetic towards sometimes difficult situations.We get an exclusive look at the culture of Luno, and how this is proactively supporting parents. And Christian shares the policies and practices we can all replicate to better our businesses.Let's Listen. Let's Learn. Let's Walk the Talk.Listen to their full conversation below.​​And listen on all other streaming platforms here.​​

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    Nadia's Women of FinTech Podcast with Kim Nilsson, CEO & Co-Founder or PeripherAi

    ​Welcome back to another episode of the Women of FinTech. This week, Nadia is pleased to introduce Kim Nilsson, CEO of PeripherAi, to the show. From Astrophysicist to CEO and Co-Founder, Kim has been exposed to many diverse experiences throughout her career. After switching career paths, an MBA inspired her to become a leader and founder of a data science business which she used to help people with STEM backgrounds get into the industry. Kim also shares her recent findings of gender imbalance within the sales space and discusses what leaders can do to encourage equal opportunities for women."DEI is something that you can never let go of... every action, every decision must be analysed with DEI in mind, relentlessly."Listen to their full conversation below. ​Spotify​Apple​Buzzsprout​

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    Nadia's Maternity and Paternity Stories of FinTech Podcast - George Vaizey, Financial Planning and Analysis Lead at Luno

    Welcome back to another episode of the Maternity and Paternity Stories of FinTech. This week, Nadia is excited to welcome George Vaizey, Financial Planning and Analysis Lead at Luno to the show.George is a commercially focused finance professional and joins Nadia today to discuss what actions leaders can take to build a truly inclusive workplace for new parents.Sharing his personal paternity story, George offers us an eye-opening look at how his shared parental leave really benefitted him and his family, as they recently had a child during the pandemic.George also explains how the shared parental leave works as part of the Luno benefits scheme.  We gain an exclusive insight into the workplace culture of the firm, and the pair also discuss the importance of not having to compromise work and spending time with your children.This is an important conversation we all need to have, as we discuss the different processes companies can do to better their DEI practices.Stream on your chosen podcast platform:​Connect with us on LinkedIn.For all marketing enquiries, email marketing@harringtonstarr.com. ​

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    Nadia's Women of FinTech | Lesley Li, CEO and Co-Founder of u impact

    On this episode of the ground-breaking Women of FinTech Podcast, Nadia is joined by Lesley Li, CEO and Co-Founder of u impact.The pair initially met in 2019 when Lesley was beginning her founder and investment journey- and the developments since then have been incredible!After over a decade in banking, Lesley shares what made her reconsider her career path and reject the short-term thinking of the industry- and exchange it for one driven by mission, value and purpose.u impact has a fascinating story and has a truly exciting future. Lesley's honesty around taking the leap of faith to start u impact is eye-opening, and we are reminded of what it takes to kickstart an idea: Curiosity, Courageousness, Obsession and Persistence.Thank you Lesley for joining us on the show! You can stream the full episode on all major podcast streaming platforms below.​And listen on all other streaming platforms here.

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    Nadia's Women of FinTech with Scarlett Sieber of Money 20/20

    ​Welcome back to another episode of  Nadia's Women of FinTech. This week, Nadia is joined by Scarlett Sieber live in Amsterdam at Money 20/20 Europe. Scarlett is Money 20/20's Chief Strategy & Growth Officer and is here to share her personal journey into the FinTech world as well as talk about her and Sophie Guibaud's recently published book 'Embedded Finance'.We also get an incredible insight into the making of Europe's largest FinTech event and the creative process behind some of the themes and experiences that took place. Scarlett shares, "I feel like my responsibility here at Money 20/20 specifically, but even as a woman in this industry, is to help elevate the voice of others."This is a fascinating episode starring a truly inspiring woman!​Stream the full conversation below.​​​​

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    Nadia's Humans of FinTech Podcast – Simon Sear, Partner | Value Creation, Armstrong

    ​Welcome back to another episode of the Humans of FinTech. This week, Nadia is thrilled to welcome Simon Sear, Partner at Armstrong, to the show.Simon is a seasoned Innovation, Change and Transformation leader and joins Nadia today to discuss what actions leaders can take to build truly inclusive, thriving workplaces.Describing his career as "three acts", Simon leads us through his personal journey from a Psychology degree, to leading innovation across large organisations, to today. Simon's vast career has exposed him to the realities of building and leading diverse teams.While a psychology background helped him learn to be empathetic towards others, Simon talks about how being a parent taught him how to encourage others to grow and "shine in the world" under his guidance.The overarching theme of this conversation is The Ego. Simon believes that good leaders put their egos to one side to allow for other ideas to grow.Simon is a true advocate for building diverse, supportive work environments. This episode is full of forward-thinking ideas to encourage everyone – no matter their seniority – to build stronger networks in their workplace.​Stream their full conversation below.​​​​