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In the Power Done Differently podcast, you’ll meet powerful, passionate women from around the world who are doing power differently. From politicians to artists, entrepreneurs to c-suiters, anti-capitalists to actual royalty, this is no echo-chamber. We explore big things, speak candidly and hold space for disagreement. We laugh with each other and we learn from each other. Because power doesn’t have to corrupt us. It can connect us. It can change everything for the better. And I want you to ...
 
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This week’s Power Done Differently guest is on a mission to get people drinking better, and talking more. Former ad executive, turned entrepreneur, Dee Charlemagne is Co-Founder of AVEC Drinks, a line of premium, better for you mixers that bring 21st century values to a market still mostly stuck in the past. A first generation American, born and ra…
 
Imagine being told you only had five years to live unless you ditched your high-stress lifestyle ASAP. Well, that’s exactly what happened to high-flying entrepreneur and former tech marketing exec Jennifer LeBlanc. Jenn is the Founder and CEO of Palo Alto-based ThinkResults Marketing, ranked as the 10th fastest growing private company in Silicon Va…
 
Quite the opposite of many of my Power Done Differently guests, Divya Gugnani never had huge aspirations growing up. Instead, all she wanted was to be a mid-level lawyer living in suburban utopia; white picket fence and all. But 60+ investments and a talent for co-founding successful start-ups are proof of her ‘accidental’ entrepreneurial story, an…
 
Deliberate, brazen and direct, Anna Soubry is one of the most outspoken figures in UK politics, and yet she’s also someone who refuses to get her fingers dirty in the cesspits of populist extremism. In this week’s Power Done Differently episode, the former barrister, journalist, MP and Government Minister joins me as we dissect the decline, and tri…
 
Everybody watches porn. Nobody talks about watching porn. Former BBH America Chair Cindy Gallop is adamant that this needs to change, and since her 2009 Ted Talk on socialising sex went viral, she’s been driving the discourse on that area we’re all the “most f*cked up” about. The Founder of the world’s first crowdsourced social sex platform, Make L…
 
Ok, the cat’s out of the bag: Tell It Like It Is... is no more. But don’t worry, you'll still get your weekly dose of echo-chamber free conversations that keep you thinking for days to come. We’ve been on a sabbatical, learned a lot of things about ourselves and have come back more grown up, more nuanced, and ready to embrace our own power with a b…
 
In my final replay before season two, I simply had to reshare this delicious bite-sized episode with Andrea Gamson, Co-Founder of Social Starters and winner of the WISE100 award. Andrea gave me so much brilliant content as you’ll remember that I couldn’t cram it all into the first episode! While both episodes were full of sage advice, this bonus ep…
 
A woman of colour will be the Vice President of the United States tomorrow. Read that again. No coup attempt could stand in the way of that monumental diversification of power and we need to talk about it again. On this special episode, originally aired days after the November election, I was joined by a quartet of leading women in politics to disc…
 
A facist coup, an impending impeachment and a Twitter ban for Trump - January 2021 has seen the political discourse of the last 4 years come to a violent head. This episode, recorded last year with the Lincoln Project’s Tara Setmayer is now more relevant than ever, as we approach the inauguration ceremony encased in a cloud of volatility. But it's …
 
Deep breaths everybody - we made it to 2021. What a year 2020 has been. A lot of pain for a lot of people, and some joy too, certainly for me. I’m so grateful to the awesome women who have agreed to share their time, both on the episodes released to date and in the brilliant content I’ve got coming your way in 2021. While I take a few weeks off ove…
 
You know how leftovers can sometimes be the best bit of a gutsy meal? Well, it’s the same with a big plate of podcast - there’s always rich pickings in the editing process, and they’re just too good not to share. We simply had to make a delicious bite-sized episode for international lawyer Amanda Brill, because she had so much to talk about. In thi…
 
How much is a single year of your life worth? It may surprise you to learn the government has a price...and it’s probably less than you think.. Discover the shocking truth about the economic value of human beings, with health-tech pioneer Maryline Marquet. Maryline is the VP of Operations for APACMed, the Asia-Pacific Medical Technology Association…
 
Jennifer Dowling Rowe is a wearer of many hats. She’s the Co-Founder of Headwaters Volatility Solutions, a pioneering hedge fund alternative, she’s a marathon runner, and oh yes - she’s a mother to six children! Find out how she’s managed (hint - it’s not about being perfect).. Jenny and I dive headfirst into why running a business is like a marria…
 
What would you do if you were told your hair dye was the cause of your chronic skin condition, and the chemicals from it would remain in your body for months after use? For Dr. Manisha Singal, Hospital Chief Medical Officer, and Co-Founder of the prestige skincare company Aaethera Beauty, the answer lay beyond a cocktail of synthetic medications, a…
 
There’s something unnerving about the phrase ‘mild cocaine habit’, but Lisa Kohn owns it. She opens up with me about the stories behind her latest book, 'To the Moon and Back: A Childhood Under the Influence in which she details her turbulent childhood and early adulthood as a cult survivor', and her battle with addiction. There’s so much in Lisa’s…
 
Imagine a consulting firm, but instead of crafting powerpoints and spreadsheets, you help teams connect and collaborate….with food! Well, that’s what Michal Levison has done by launching (or should we say ‘lunching’) Seasoned Moments. Michal has been on a mission to use food as a gateway to create relationships, fight burnout and fuel innovation. S…
 
A woman of colour will be the Vice President of the United States. This is monumental for the diversification of power and we need to talk about it. On this special episode, I’m joined by a quartet of leading women in politics to discuss the result of the 2020 US Presidential Election. What does it mean to see the first woman hold the office of Vic…
 
BAFTA Award winning Executive Immersive/XR Producer and fellow transatlantic import Muki Kulhan joins me to talk about her 20 year career creating groundbreaking content for music, broadcasting, and entertainment. Muki and I delve into everything from her time developing mobile games for The Osbournes (yes, those Osbournes) to the benefits of virtu…
 
It's not often someone switches careers as drastically as Frankee Adams. She’s gone from anti-sexual violence advocate to perfume entrepreneur by way of a fast-paced career in sales, building her own brand and business model from scratch, launching the perfume subscription service Bare & Bond. Frankee shares with me what it means to look after your…
 
If elected, Dianne Morales would be the first woman, and woman of colour to be Mayor of New York City. She’s been challenging the white dudes in suits tropes we’ve seen since the beginning of time her whole career. The former CEO of a community driven non-profit, Dianne wants to shake up the system from the top down, and describes herself as 'an al…
 
When leading media consultant Arhandha Tayal is feeling that ever-present voice of imposter syndrome (oh yes, it affects her too despite having 12 years at the BBC under her belt), you know what she does? She gets out her CV, looks at her achievements and says to herself, "I am AWESOME!". What a tactic! In this episode, Arandha and I talk about div…
 
Tessy Antony de Nassau is a former Princess of Luxembourg, but that’s honestly the least interesting thing about her! She’s also a humanitarian, activist and social entrepreneur who is currently pursuing a PHD in integrative medicine. Tessy and I talk about combating burnout and depression in public, people wanting her to work for free, and the lau…
 
It’s time to rethink our biases. This week, I invited Republican Tara Setmayer, Conservative Political Commentator, podcaster and Senior Advisor to the Lincoln Project, to a brilliant conversation which transcends political boundaries. Despite sticking points on less comfortable topics such as abortion, this episode really highlights how we have fa…
 
Joining me on this week’s episode is Sahar Schwaninger, Founder and CEO of the culture & mindset development consultancy, Human Harbours. In this candid, deep and often touching episode, Sahar talks about being born in Iran during the revolution, fleeing the country with her parents at an early age, and how in becoming a mother herself, she was abl…
 
You know how leftovers can sometimes be the best bit of a gutsy meal? Well, it’s the same with podcasts - there’s always rich pickings in the editing process, and they’re just too good not to share. I simply had to make a delicious bite-sized episode for familiar voice Alexa Shoen, Author of #ENTRYLEVELBOSS and internet career guru - Alexa gave me …
 
A high flying lawyer representing clients in the arts, films and television industries, as well as investors, innovators and multinational corporate entities surely doesn’t have time for anything else, right? Wrong! Amanda Brill, top international immigration lawyer and Name Partner of the law firm TL Brill Parisi also volunteers for Age UK, and ha…
 
Has there ever been a catchier book title than ‘Move Fast, Break Shit, Burn Out: The Catalyst Guide to Working Well’? This week, I’m joined by the author of said catchy book, social scientist and performance coach Tracey Lovejoy. Tracy has worked as a coach with many major brands - Amazon, Facebook, Google and Vodafone, and sets herself apart from …
 
As feminist icon Fleabag put it: hair is everything. This week’s episode is ALL about hair, with former J. Walter Thompson CEO and sustainable haircare entrepreneur Lynn Power talking to me about starting a beauty company in the middle of a pandemic. Lynn, along with having the ultimate surname for this podcast, also has the best mansplaining story…
 
You know how leftovers can sometimes be the best bit of a gutsy meal? Well, it’s the same with podcasts - there’s always rich pickings in the editing process, and sometimes they’re too good not to share. I simply had to make a delicious bite-sized episode for Andrea Gamson, entrepreneur and winner of the WISE100 award. Andrea gave me so much brilli…
 
You asked for it, and you've got it. It’s my turn to sit on the other side of the studio table. Asking the questions is the familiar voice of Alexa Shoen, the first ever guest on the podcast, who probes gently and deeply into what makes me, a) so badass, and b) so Cassandra. I tell the story of the philosophy behind the podcast - why it’s needed, w…
 
Andrea Enright gives you permission not to categorise yourself. She’s a personal branding and marketing expert who doesn’t believe in boxes, unless that’s really, really what you’re into - in which case - own it! In this effervescent episode, Andrea and I discuss Andrea’s time in the Peace Corps - including moonlighting in a few SyFy Channel movies…
 
It turns out that the Beatles were right - love is all you need. But not in the way you’d think. This week’s guest, WISE100 winning trailblazer Andrea Gamson, explains how radical self love was the key to her career success and to overcoming imposter syndrome. Andrea and I also take down the myth of true love and dive into why no one talks about ho…
 
Trailblazing the way for TV technology, Terry Marsh has had a 40 year career serving as Head of BBC Schools, Vice President for European Programming at the SyFy Channel and as Executive Director of the WISE Campaign, promoting more women in STEM careers. Terry talks about why she initially turned down the BBC, and how the MeToo movement is so embed…
 
Flowers, but faster? Verity Tuck, Co-Founder of Australian e-commerce website LVLY says yes, absolutely. Getting same-day delivery of flowers and gifts across Australia is now possible thanks to Verity and her Co-Founder Hannah, who between them realised there was a gap in the market for speedy ‘I’m-thinking-of-you-right-now’ gifts. On this week’s …
 
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but if Evan Sargent had been around back then, it might well have been. Evan is the Co-Founder of the Brooklyn based creative agency, Commit, and in this week’s episode she reveals how her business model of lightning-fast brand-building - 24 hours from concept to completion - works wonders for time-strapped entrepreneurs…
 
Imagine your husband drunkenly telling your boss you hate them at a party, and then having to talk your way out of it at work. Big whoopsies. Well, that exact horror story happened to this week’s trailblazer, Rachael Amesbury, stand-up comedian and founder of content marketing agency ‘You Zig, I’ll Zag,’. Find out what makes content count as Rachae…
 
Publicist and tech start-up champion Kate Dinon has no qualms about keeping it real, with candid discussions of spicy topics from branding to breastfeeding in public. Listen as Kate and I unpack everything from why honesty is always the best policy and why Kate has serious work to do in diversity and inclusion for her own firm, Character + Distinct…
 
Each week, listen to real life examples of empowered women in leadership roles, telling it like it really is. It’s been months of hard work putting the show together (in the midst of a lockdown no less!) but it’s been worth it to bring you an all-star lineup of guests, resulting in some deliciously honest conversations. In this first episode, I’m j…
 
From politicians to artists, entrepreneurs to c-suiters, anti-capitalists to actual royalty, meet powerful, passionate women from around the world who are doing power differently in this candid interview series from entrepreneur, columnist and political news junkie Cassandra Rae Pittman. Expect to explore big things that keep you thinking for days …
 
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