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Using your voice & harnessing the power of Gen Z with Winnie Ogwang

Using your voice & harnessing the power of Gen Z with Winnie Ogwang

November 30, 2021

This week's guest  Winnie Ogwang, co-founder of Living Proof. The idea came about in 2020 when Winnie and her co-founders saw the power of  innovation skills in the hands of young people - pulling out stories and insights from their communities quickly and authentically. Simply because of trust. Genius. It’s clear they have the fearless raw energy and commercial instincts that businesses desperately need. And they’re the diverse young audience that organisations need to become future-fit.  

Born and raised in South-East London, Winnie is grounded in the culture of altruism of her immigrant community, which so often fills the gap the state leaves behind. 

Winnie brings expertise in operations and specialises in participation through roles at Camden Council.

Winnie is shaped by her lived experience as the child of refugees and is passionate about creating opportunities for young people to learn how they can bring their whole selves to work and thrive.

 

In this episode, Coni and Winnie talk about:

  • The power of using your voice
  • Harnessing the ideas and talents of young people
  • Falling in love with the problem to create a successful solutions focused business
  • The magic that can happen when we collaborate outside of our echo chamber
  • The pandemic's influence on the community and what it’s like to start a new business venture when the world is in lockdown. 

Resources:

  • MONEY TALKS: Understanding Gen Z's attitudes towards money Insights report

We hope you enjoy.

 

Find out more about Winnie

  • Web: https://www.livingproof.world
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/livingproof.world/
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/winnieogwang/

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Coni Longden-Jefferson

How the investment space has changed post-pandemic & how you can benefit with Kristina Pereckaite

How the investment space has changed post-pandemic & how you can benefit with Kristina Pereckaite

November 23, 2021

This week's guest is Investment expert and a woman at the epicentre of the Brighton entrepreneurial scene Kristina Pereckaite. Kristina has a long history of helping founders achieve their dreams. She previously managed Brighton’s largest entrepreneur Accelerator and held the position of Entrepreneurship Director at coworking space PLATF9RM.

In August 2020 she turned her attention to increasing early-stage startup investment activity in the South East - and her latest venture South East Angels was born. 

The community brings together local active angel investors and - recently exited founders who are keen on investing -  to form a knowledgeable and engaged investment network. The aim? To create the perfect forum for ambitious founders to get connected, raise funding, and access expertise to take their business to the next level.

In this episode Kristina and Coni discuss:

  • Kristina’s journey so far and her top tips for raising funds
  • Diversity in the start-up and angel investing space
  • The impact the pandemic has had on the way we fundraise and why you don’t need to live in a big city to be a successful founder! 

We hope you enjoy.

 

Find out more about and with Kristina Pereckaite:

  • Web: https://www.southeastangels.co.uk/
  • LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kristinapereckaite 
  • Podcast: https://www.brightonstartup.com/

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More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

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Coni Longden-Jefferson

Building a side hustle without burning out with Elizabeth Ogabi

Building a side hustle without burning out with Elizabeth Ogabi

November 16, 2021

This week's guest is Elizabeth Ogabi - a real multi-hyphenate and queen of the side hustle. In 2016 Liz founded For Working Ladies, a digital media platform that equips women with the tools and knowledge needed to start a successful business. The venture established Liz as one of the most influential people in the UK’s business scene and in 2019 she was named one of the UK Ambassadors of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.

Always one to have multiple projects succeeding at one time, Liz recently co-founded Leicour.com - a membership network focused on accelerating women within organisations into leadership roles. She is also the host of the How I Made It Happen podcast and recently published her first book - Side Hustle in Progress: A Practical Guide to Kickstarting Your Business. Whether it's through pursuing an entrepreneurial dream or breaking through the glass ceiling, her ultimate goal is focused on the advancement and economic empowerment of women.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Juggling full-time work with your side hustle
  • How to know when you know you’re ready to take the leap
  • Tips on how to surround yourself with the right support network
  • How to avoid burnout when pursuing your dreams
  • The power of your personal brand and how Liz managed to add ‘author’ to her ever-growing list of achievements

Resources:

Find out more about and with Liz Ogabi

  • Web:  https://www.forworkingladies.com
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethogabi/
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/for-working-ladies
  • Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-i-made-it-happen/id1487346016?uo=4

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses.

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Coni Longden-Jefferson

Bootstrapping to a multi-million pound business whilst navigating motherhood with Steph Douglas

Bootstrapping to a multi-million pound business whilst navigating motherhood with Steph Douglas

November 9, 2021

This week we are joined by Steph Douglas, Founder of Don’t Buy Her Flowers

Steph Douglas founded Don’t Buy Her Flowers in 2014, leaving her brand marketing role, to pursue an idea she had following the birth of her children. 

After receiving eight bunches of flowers when she had her first baby, Steph realised the well-meaning bouquet soon lost its shine when you were the one filling vases, all while juggling a newborn and feeling overwhelmed. Steph started sending building packages to her friends who were also managing the early days of motherhood, and she saw the delight, and real emotion a thoughtful package, tailored specifically to encourage them to take a bit of time for themselves, could bring. 

With a background in corporate brand marketing, Steph knew she could “sell” a product. But the journey to building a retail business was new and unnerving; despite admitting she’s never worked harder in her life, it has always felt exactly like the right path. Originally launching for new mums, the company now offers packages for all occasions, including gifts for him, workplaces, couples and more. 

Insta: @dontbuyherflowers

Twitter: @dbhfgifts

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dontbuyherflowers 

In this episode Steph and Coni discuss:

  • Taking the leap from corporate to self-employment 
  • Growing a business whilst juggling little people
  • Having difficult conversations with your partner on sharing responsibility
  • Bootstrapping your product based business and considering investment 
  • Growing your team and getting over the fear of the first hire
  • The impact of covid on the business’s growth and success
  • Steph’s top tips for a product based business owners

 

We hope you enjoy.

Find out more about Steph:

Resources:

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

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Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

Navigating breast cancer diagnosis & treatment whilst running a business with Leeanne Adu

Navigating breast cancer diagnosis & treatment whilst running a business with Leeanne Adu

November 2, 2021

Our guest this week is Leeanne Adu, an award-winning Personal Assistant and the Founder of Leave it with Lava. After spending a decade building her brand and business, following the birth of her daughter, Leeanne decided the time was right to branch out and offer her services providing virtual business support to small businesses and entrepreneurs. 

Since then the business has begun to thrive and Leeanne smashed her goal to become fully self-employed by the end of 2019. Juggling not only motherhood and a full time business, in late 2020 Leeanne was diagnosed with stage 3, grade 3, triple negative breast cancer, which she is currently undergoing treatment for. 

Leeanne also runs the Big Hearted, a community focused Backpackers running group for those who run at a slower pace. Outside the pandemic, the group meets once a week and Backpackers provides a home for those who feel lost in the many running groups around London which only support the faster runners. In her “spare” time Leeanne loves to run and uses running to help combat her own struggles with her mental health. You can follow her many adventures on instagram

 

In this episode Leeanne and Lara discuss:

  • The importance of delegation and outsourcing for your business
  • Tips for founders who know they need to outsource but are not sure where to start 
  • How to know who the right person is for you and your business
  • Leanne's most recent journey through breast cancer treatment
  • The importance of managing expectations and having boundaries
  • Mental health, community and much more

We hope you enjoy.

 

Find out more about and with Leeanne Adu

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More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

 

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Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

From lifestyle blogging to educating a global network of paying members with Vix Meldrew

From lifestyle blogging to educating a global network of paying members with Vix Meldrew

October 26, 2021

Our guest this week is Vix Meldrew, an ex-primary school teacher, turned online educator specialising in teaching thousands of people across the world how to build their brands online and turn their audiences into raving fans, clients and customers. After leaving teaching in 2018 to go go full time as a lifestyle content creator, Vix's community turned to her for her no bs and straight talking advice on growing their platforms and services, from there she launched Grow & Glow in 2019, a membership community for anyone looking to upskill their content and marketing game whilst growing the confidence to show up online. 

In this episode Vix shares with us how she turned her side hustle passion project into a full time gig, launching a successful online membership and learning platform and how growing a support network around her has been pivotal for the success of Grow and Glow,

We talk about the importance of transparency, how to implement boundaries when juggling an online platform and thriving community and the key attributes to a successful business. 

 

Find out more about and with Vix Meldrew

  • Web: https://www.growwithvix.com/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/growwithvix/?hl=es
  • Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/vix-meldrew-59b341123/?originalSubdomain=uk

 

Resources

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

 

Join the conversation using #bossingitpod and tagging us @foundflourish on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

 

More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

 

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Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

Changing the narrative around confidence with Lauren Currie OBE

Changing the narrative around confidence with Lauren Currie OBE

October 19, 2021

This week's guest is: Lauren Currie OBE She is the Founder of UPFRONT; on a mission to change confidence and support one million women by 2023. Lauren is a Trustee of the Design Council and Pregnant Then Screwed. In 2017, Lauren was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity. 

 

As someone who runs a community for women, I see confidence (or lack thereof) coming up often as a reason why women don’t follow through on incredible ideas and well thought out plans, I also see oppression within our system every day and so wanted to find out from Lauren how she has learned to challenge the way we live and function within a society that is not built to support women. 

 

In this episode we cover:

  • Design and it’s part in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Systemic oppression and how the system is broken
  • How we can use our position or privilege to create positive change 
  • Why getting it wrong is inevitable
  • Activism in business
  • We explore the concept of rest and capitalism 
  • How to take action with confidence 

 

We hope you enjoy!

Find out more about and with Lauren Currie

 

RESOURCES

 

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

 

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Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

From finance to entrepreneurship whilst juggling a young family with Emilie Bellet

From finance to entrepreneurship whilst juggling a young family with Emilie Bellet

October 12, 2021

Our guest this week is Emilie Bellet who is the founder and CEO of Vestpod, the author of Amazon bestseller You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich and host of The Wallet podcast. Formerly working in private equity, Emilie launched Vestpod to change the conversation about money and empower women financially. Emilie started her career in private equity banking and through reflecting on her years working in finance, realized she was not saving or investing enough and could not find the support to do so. She then decided to launch Vestpod for women - as a way to provide education and a community for women to start breaking the taboo around money. Vestpod is a digital platform with a popular weekly newsletter as well as personal finance workshops and networking events. 

Emilie frequently organises finance talks for corporates and has been speaking at events (AllBright, Ellevate, Harper’s Bazaar Summit,...) and book festivals (Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Birmingham). Emilie also co-authored The WealthTech Book and has been included in the FinTech Powerlist 2019 ("Rising Stars") and is a finalist in the 2018 Women in Finance Awards (“Disruptor of the year”).

Emilie is a columnist for i Paper, and has been featured in the likes of Financial Times, Forbes, BBC News, Financial Times, Vogue, Glamour, Refinery29, Stylist, Sheerluxe, Monocle and Courier Magazine to name a few.

In this episode Emilie shares her journey from finance to entrepreneurship whilst also juggling little people. We talk about work life balance, building a business organically and the challenges that come with being a working mother in the entrepreneurial space. Emilie shares how she built Vestpod and why she built it for women specifically, she talks about why it’s so important we understand our relationship with money as well as practical tips for those looking to get out of debt, save for a rainy day and invest for their future.

We hope you enjoy.

 

Find out more about and with Emilie Bellet

  • Web:  https://www.vestpod.com/
  • IG: https://www.instagram.com/vestpod/
  • Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebellet/?originalSubdomain=uk
  • Podcast: https://www.vestpod.com/podcast 

Resources

Hargreaves and Lansdown app

Boring Money

You’re not broke you're Pre-rich

How to Save It by Bola Sol

Let’s talk money by Monika Halan 

 

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

 

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Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

Motivational tips for self-love and fearless confidence with Tiwa Ogunlesi

Motivational tips for self-love and fearless confidence with Tiwa Ogunlesi

October 5, 2021

Our guest this week is Tiwalola Ogunlesi,  a globally recognised coach specialising in positive psychology, Master Neuro-linguistic Practitioner, international speaker and the founder of Confident and Killing It. Confident and Killing It is a purpose driven organisation and community that wakes women up to their worth so they can be confident, unstoppable and dare to live the life they truly desire.

Through engaging workshops, coaching sessions and podcasts, Tiwalola equips women with the tools they need to overcome fear and self-doubt, programme their minds for success and take action in life.

Since starting in 2018 she's upskilled over 3000 women in London, NYC, Lagos and delivered engaging experiences for brands/organisations such as Google, Facebook, The Times,  Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, UN Women UK, The Wing,  Beautystack and The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. 

Find out more about and connect with Tiwalola Ogunlesi

Resources

To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.

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More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

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Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

 

Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 Trailer

October 5, 2021

Hello and welcome to the Bossing it Podcast. This series will be exploring real life stories of women on a mission to build big brands and fulfilled lives. Each guest will share the ups and downs of growing their business and get real about the challenges life has thrown their way on the road to success. 

 

Every episode will be a new adventure, discovering a fresh outlook on life and business as well as the chance to get the scoop on these founders top tips to inspire you on your own mission of entrepreneurship

 
The weekly podcast for women in business is brought to you by Found & Flourish and hosted by business owners & entrepreneurs Lara Sheldrake and Coni Longden-Jefferson.
 
 
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To find out more about this podcast and to nominate a guest visit www.foundflourish.co.uk/podcast.
 
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More about Found & Flourish

Found and Flourish is a growing network, online membership, media & events platform, aimed at empowering the next generation of entrepreneurial women and impact driven change-makers to launch, grow and scale their businesses. Join us by visiting www.foundflourish.co.uk.

 

Connect With The Hosts

Lara Sheldrake

Coni Longden-Jefferson

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