Jack Dodd describes himself as a human who talks about mental health. I came across him thanks to a powerful LinkedIn post he made about how boys get sad too, in which he called to normalize expressing emotion, sometimes at work
Nawar Alsaadi is a Senior Portfolio Manager in ESG investing at Canada Post and previously worked as a long-only portfolio manager. He has led product development for ESG product research and spent time as a private ESG investor.
Hardeep Rai is Group Chief Executive Officer at The Kaleidoscope Group of Companies, which enable disabled individuals to realize their full potential and find their purpose by enabling them to learn new skills, find their dream job or start their own business. Kaleidoscope Investments invests in disabled individuals with great ideas enabling them to launch their own businesses. Hardeep is a prominent advocate for the rights of disabled people, particularly in the City of London network, and is driven by an agenda of social impact and inclusion.
In Series 2 of the 2022 podcast we discussing taking a stand – a stand against climate change, against bias, against recruitment processes that aren’t generating the results and against stereotypical thinking. We hear from another 10 inspiring guests from around the world. From the academic who realized he could make a better impact with his sustainable finance agenda in the world through publishing papers and writing books, to the fund manager with a passion for improving after school education to a head of asset management who is changing the recruitment process from the ground up.
Charna Ambers is founder of CB Design NY, which specializes in corporate brand and marketing design for clients across a range of industries, including in particular healthcare, lifestyle, and real estate.
Our conversation starts with her upbringing in upstate New York, her first roles and how she came to the decision to launch her own firm. We talk about her vision for branding and design, and how she builds her network. We delve in particular into her LinkedIN strategy, and how she was an early adopter on the platform and has ultimately garnered more than 30,000 followers.
Avigail Bar-Timor Rosen is currently a Business Operation Associate at Payoneer. Prior to this she was a community manager at “Women in Hitech”, which has more than 14 thousand members. Avigail continues to promote and work for the representation of women in the Israeli tech industry.
Kimberly Smith – On the Transformative Power of Listening and the Transformative Impact of Education
Kimberly Smith is Head of Capital Formation at Techstars. She was previously Director of Marketing and Investor Relations at Owl Creek Asset Management and before that worked at Davidson Kempner and ABN AMRO. She holds a number of Board Roles and is an active advocate for education.
Helena Baker grew up in London and has a background in journalism and copywriting. Since moving to Israel in 2019 she has founded English Speaking Network, one of Israel’s premier networking group. She describes herself as a Pro Schmoozer and LinkedIn Queen.
In our discussion we talk about the early days of her career, why she was motivated to strike out on her own and what drove her move to Israel. We discuss her experience as a business owner, and whether being a female business owner has presented particular challenges.
Fran Jakubowicz is CEO at SunHouse Marketing, a firm that generates leads and conducts social media and digital marketing for clients across verticals including Medtech, Pharma, Fintech, Startups, Law, Consumer Goods, Education and SAAS. She previously held a range of director of marketing positions across firms in Israel and Canada, and is a passionate advocate for entrepreneurs across Israel.
In our discussion Fran discusses her own career journey, and how she bounced back from a sudden career setback that sprung from a recession. The silver lining of this setback was that it served as a catalyst to boost her own entrepreneurial plans, and she shares some thoughts on dos and don’ts when starting one’s own business.
Helen Gottstein is the founder of Loud and Clear Training, a communication and presentation strategy business where she serves global clients from her Israel base. She has had a long career in training women to get heard, inclusion and diversity training and presentation skills. Today, she shares her tips both as a founder and women’s advocate.
Our conversation starts with Helen’s youth in Australia and what influenced her in becoming a feminist at the age of 19. We trace that journey through her move to Israel, and her ongoing advocacy for and training in communication skills.