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BONUS EPISODE: A Feminist State Of The Union.

BONUS EPISODE: A Feminist State Of The Union.

April 16, 2020

A special bonus episode produced in collaboration with the Standard Hotel as part of their new audio programming platform, Sometimes Radio, and recorded in the Library Lounge of the Standard Hotel’s London outpost. 

This episode is a live recording from the Feminist State of the Union I hosted on International Women’s Day, a conversational salon about contemporary feminism featuring contributions from award-winning author Reni Eddo-Lodge, broadcaster Zezi Ifore, and Dazed Digital’s Head of Fashion, Emma Hope Allwood, and covering everything from girlboss culture and the problem with corporate feminism, to intersectionality and how we can all be ‘better’ feminists and allies to marginalised communities.

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025: Elaine Welteroth. Harnessing Ambition. Navigating Office Politics.

025: Elaine Welteroth. Harnessing Ambition. Navigating Office Politics.

October 29, 2019

As the youngest ever person to be appointed editor-in-chief of a Condé Nast title – and only the second ever African American person to hold that position – former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth was the driving force behind the magazine’s pivot to a more political, more socially conscious editorial stance that earned it an army of new readers and admirers.

An award-winning writer and New York Times bestselling author (on account of her memoir More Than Enough), Elaine has charted a pretty unprecedented course through the media industry – and she’s only just getting started.

We managed to cover so much on this episode, from existential careers crises and navigating toxic working environments, to how to approach your career role models for advice, and the salary negotiation lessons Elaine had to learn the hard way. Her story is a lesson in harnessing ambition whilst staying true to yourself, and Elaine speaks with refreshing candour about the ups and downs of being at the forefront of one of the most prestigious media brands in the world.

Buy Elaine’s memoir More Than Enough.

Follow Elaine on Twitter and Instagram @elainewelteroth.

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024: Funmi Fetto. Racism In Beauty. From Print To Digital.

024: Funmi Fetto. Racism In Beauty. From Print To Digital.

October 23, 2019

Seasoned fashion and beauty editor Funmi Fetto is something of an anomaly within the magazine world – a black journalist who’s risen to the heady heights of executive editor and beauty director of Glamour magazine, by way of a stint as beauty editor at British Vogue, and an on-going column for the Observer. She’s recently published Palette, a carefully curated beauty guide aimed specifically at women of colour that British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful has described as “ground-breaking and essential reading”.

We get deep on the subject of racism within the beauty industry, with Funmi sharing her experiences navigating the predominantly white spaces of fashion, and the wider issues that still persist when it comes to how brands interact with black consumers, from colourism and discriminatory marketing tactics to microaggressions and outright racism. Plus – Funmi gives her opinion on the so-called death of print media and how media outlets should adapt to our new digital reality, as well as a few pointers for aspiring magazine journalists hoping to break into an endlessly competitive industry.

Buy Palette: The Beauty Bible for Women of Colour.

Follow Funmi Fetto on Twitter and Instagram @funmifetto.

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023: Kate Hamilton & Emily Ames. Brands And Storytelling. Business Development.

023: Kate Hamilton & Emily Ames. Brands And Storytelling. Business Development.

October 15, 2019

Consider this episode a masterclass in brand storytelling, courtesy of Kate Hamilton and Emily Ames, co-founders of content and communications agency Sonder & Tell, which specialises in helping brands craft their messaging and figure out how best to communicate with their customers. Since setting up Sonder & Tell two years ago, the pair have worked with clients that range from food startups to sexual health apps, and earlier this year they teamed up with fashion brand Jigsaw to publish an anthology of essays by some of the UK’s leading female writers.

On this episode they share vital tips for brands trying to figure out how to do ‘content’ properly, addressing everything from the importance of creating a strong brand narrative (and how to do that), to why so many brands seem to keep getting it wrong. Plus, find out what to expect when it comes to getting a service-based business off the ground, as Kate and Emily share what they’ve learned about business development, setting their rates, and figuring out which clients and projects are going to be more trouble than they’re worth…

Follow Sonder & Tell on Instagram (@sonderandtell) or head to their website sonderandtell.com

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022: Alison Roman. Writing Accessibly. Freelance Money Lessons.

022: Alison Roman. Writing Accessibly. Freelance Money Lessons.

October 8, 2019

Food writer and chef Alison Roman look set to be the millennial inheritor to Nigella’s domestic goddess crown – funny, sharp, and (cliché though it might sound) effortlessly cool, it’s no wonder she’s developed a cult following in the US (and racked up over 200,000 followers on Instagram). A columnist for the New York Times and contributor to food magazine Bon Appetit, Alison’s also the author of two cookbooks – Dining In, a best-selling collection of recipes published in 2017, and the forthcoming Nothing Fancy (out October 31st).

On today’s episode we talk about how she navigated the hyper-masculine world of restaurant kitchens as a young woman, the money lessons she’s learned since becoming self-employed four years ago, and the effect having a huge Instagram following has had on her career, both good and bad. 

Nothing Fancy (Hardie Grant) is out on October 31st.

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021: Sharmadean Reid. Raising Investment. Predicting Trends.

021: Sharmadean Reid. Raising Investment. Predicting Trends.

October 1, 2019

You’ll likely already be familiar with beauty and tech entrepreneur Sharmadean Reid, who made her name within the beauty industry through WAH, the nail salon and beauty brand that kicked off the nail art trend globally, and went on to shape beauty and girl culture around the world.

A serial entrepreneur, Sharmadean has now turned her hand to the tech world with Beautystack, and on this episode she shares what she’s learned about building culturally influential brands and businesses over the years, touching on everything from social media strategy and trend forecasting, to raising investment and managing your company finances.

Follow Sharmadean (@sharmadeanreid) and Beautystack (@beautystack).  

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020: Jia Tolentino. Girlboss Culture. Our Online Identities.

020: Jia Tolentino. Girlboss Culture. Our Online Identities.

September 23, 2019

“Selfhood is the economic engine of the Internet” – so says Jia Tolentino, staff writer at the New Yorker, and author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, a razor-sharp collection of essays examining contemporary American culture that touches on everything from the commodification of feminism and the “nightmare” of personal branding, to the similarities between religion and MDMA, and our cultural obsession with ‘the scam’.

Find out how the author of one of the most talked about books of 2019 (Trick Mirror debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at #2) has been navigating the paradox of self-promotion, her take on the ubiquity of ‘girlboss culture’, and how she manages to stay sane online. Plus – some pearls of wisdom on the art of good essay writing.

Buy Trick Mirror (4th Estate), out now.

Find Jia Tolentino on Twitter (@jiatolentino) and Instagram (@jiatortellini).

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019: Liv Little. Raising Investment. Microaggressions.

019: Liv Little. Raising Investment. Microaggressions.

April 29, 2019

This month’s guest is Liv Little, founder of gal-dem, a media platform run by women and non-binary people of colour.

Tune in to hear us discuss the business side of building a viable digital media platform, from the ins and outs of raising money from investors to the key to successful brand partnerships.

Plus – the microaggressions that prompted Liv to start gal-dem in the first place, how we REALLY feel about Diversity Panels, and a letter from a listener debating whether or not to pursue a career as an influencer.

Thanks also to our (first ever!) show sponsor Motley London (www.motley-london.com), a contemporary jewellery brand on a mission to democratise design. In Good Company listeners can enjoy a 15% discount off all Motley pieces by entering the code WOMENWHO15 at checkout.

gal-dem.com

Find Liv Little on Twitter (@livlittle) and Instagram (@livslittle).

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018: Elizabeth Day. Learning To Say No. Dealing With Criticism.

018: Elizabeth Day. Learning To Say No. Dealing With Criticism.

April 3, 2019

“Everyone experiences failure, but not everyone is honest about it, so it can sometimes seem as if everyone else has perfect lives - and that adds to your sense of personal failure".

Elizabeth Day is an award-winning journalist, acclaimed author, creator of the hugely popular How To Fail podcast - and now author of a forthcoming book of the same name - and on this month's episode we cover everything from feeling like an outsider at work and surviving male-dominated newsrooms, to the major career change that helped her realise her value, and how she gained enough agency to start saying no at work.

Also on the agenda: dealing with criticism and learning to filter out bad opinions. Not relying on external validation to justify your work. The value of sharing your personal experiences with other people.

How To Fail (4th Estate) out on April 4th.

Find Elizabeth on Twitter/Instagram (@elizabday).

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017: Dolly Alderton. Promoting A Book. Private School Privilege.

017: Dolly Alderton. Promoting A Book. Private School Privilege.

March 6, 2019

Best-selling author, award-winning journalist and chart-topping podcaster Dolly Alderton joins us in the studio to chat about the whirlwind year she's had since her debut book came out, her thoughts on turning 30, the pressure (and joys!) of promoting and selling books, and how she finds the time to write. We also had an in-depth chat about privilege and private education (in light of a much-debated column Dolly recently wrote for The Sunday Times Style), the role that money has played in her career choices thus far, and the business of podcasting.

Plus – advice for a recent graduate who's absolutely hating their first job.

Everything I Know About Love (paperback edition, with a new chapter on turning 30)

Find Dolly on Twitter/Instagram (@dollyalderton)

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