RareBirds Podcast

RareBirds Podcast

www.rarebirdshq.com
A series of lifestyle, leadership and entrepreneurship podcasts which centres developing economies and emerging markets.


Episode 147 Moving Ventures Forward with Jason Kraus Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Author and Startup Community Builder
Oct 19 • 54 min
Jason Kraus has been described as a “serial entrepreneur” by his friends and family ever since he opened his first business while still in college. He’s always been intrigued by how companies got their start and how products that are now household names…
Episode 146 Ritah Aliguma in Uganda: Sports Solving Problems in Communities
Oct 14 • 54 min
Ritah is passionate about organizing and developing strategies that are deliverable with a deliberate thinking and design, enthused about the wholesome growth and development of young sports journalist and community empowerment. Ritah Aliguma is seen as…
Episode 145: The Homecoming with Dr. Ismail D. Badjie, Pharm.D. from The Gambia
Oct 7 • 60 min
Dr. Ismail D. Badjie was born in Banjul, The Gambia and raised in New York in his early childhood before returning home to complete his schooling at Ndow’s Comprehensive leading up to graduation from Gambia Senior Secondary School in 2003. He retuned to…
Episode 144 with Nigerian Juliet Ukpabio Archibong: How Startups Can Position Themselves to Enter New Markets
Oct 1 • 62 min
Juliet Ukpabio Archibong is the quintessential lady on a mission to build a nation where economic and human capital development thrives. A visionary fore-runner who believes in driving development and has spent most of her life expressing her purpose in…
Episode 143: Blockchain Beyond Payments with Dare Odumade from Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Chekkit Technologies, Inc
Sep 23 • 65 min
Dare is the Founder and CEO at Chekkit Technologies Inc, he has over 10 years’ experience in software venture building expertise. Trained professionally as a Geologist, further trained at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MBA like…
Episode 142 Finding Happiness in the Not So Ordinary with Zimbabwean-Zambian Aurra Kawanzaruwa Part I
Sep 21 • 63 min
Aurra is a multi-potentialite with a very broad portfolio. She is currently the Headmistress ofSt. Anne’s Primary School (est. 1947), Executive Director & Co-Founder of Africa Is Digital and Chairman of Aurra Nicole Group. She is the 2019 Africa Science…
Episode 141 The Willingness to Learn and the Ability to Adapt with Zwede Hewitt Founder of Luhu: A Resource Sharing Application
Sep 16 • 61 min
Zwede Hewitt is a former national 400m Champion, Olympian and Commonwealth Games medalist from Trinidad and Tobago (T & T), and now Founder and CEO of innovative tech startup company LUHU. Zwede excelled at track and field from an early, also while…
Episode 140 The Caribbean’s First Lending Marketplace with Chad Fraser from Grenada
Sep 8 • 60 min
Chad Fraser is an entrepreneur at heart. With over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, his profession spans ICT solutions development, e-Government consulting, research and advisory, business process re-engineering, change…
Episode 139 From Pharmacology to Blockchain with Nigerian Founder of Bitmama, Ruth Iselema
Sep 1 • 54 min
Ruth Iselema is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bitmama. She is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and trader. Her company Bitmama is an exchange where you can buy and sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoins or Ethereum. Designed to help crypto users…
Episode 138 Thoughts on African Centred Innovation. The Future is African with William Chitangala from Zambia
Aug 26 • 70 min
William is the Founder of Chitangala.io, an Africa-centered Innovation Studio. They build and grow tech and culture companies. We strategically co-found through Venture-Building-as-a-Service for enterprise disruptors off and on the continent. William…
Episode 137 A Collaborative Conversation with Fengjun. Young Chinese Social Entrepreneurs Building Ventures Across Africa. Featuring BinBin, Founder of Dream Building Association
Aug 19 • 51 min
Fengjun and BinBin are both Chinese young people with a global view of the world. They have both traveled and lived outside of their native China and represent a new generation who are moving beyond their country’s borders. She plans to promote Chinese…
Episode 136 Blockchain Advocacy in Nigeria with Chimezie Chuta
Aug 12 • 57 min
Chimezie is an Advisory Board Member at Kinesis Money for West Africa, formerly Regional Director for Africa at Paxful Inc. He is an accomplished tech innovation professional, Drupal Web Application Developer, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Educator,…
Episode 135 Carren Williams from Belize. Shifting Thinking: Entrepreneurship for Transformation
Aug 5 • 47 min
Until 2014, Carren was the Principal Information Officer with responsibility for project leadership towards the development of a fully functional National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) for Belize that will enable sharing of spatial data (e.g. GIS…
Episode 134 Lessons from a Stalwart: Culture and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Belize
Jul 29 • 48 min
Yvette is a stalwart and well-seasoned entrepreneur in the Belize ecosystem. She believes she was born with an internal locus pushing her forward to start a business, even as a child she dreamed of starting up a small business venture. She used to come up…
Transforming Solid Waste Into Renewable Energy. Episode 133 with Ayfinergy Cofounders Yaa Anima Mensah from Ghana and Marium Ahmad from Bangladesh.
Jul 22 • 59 min
Anima is the Founder of Nani’s Creations, a brand with the drive to promote African culture and pride, entrepreneurship and economic empowerment through trendy, handmade jewellery and accessories. We pride ourselves in using authentic fabric from Africa…
Storytelling as Business Strategy. Episode 132 with Elena Hutt from Costa Rica
Jul 15 • 46 min
Ele is a breakthrough coach, brand strategist and a storyteller on a mission to enjoy life, eat everything she can, and help others become their own heroes. After quitting “the perfect job,” she got married and started traveling the world. Unfortunately,…
The Road Less Travelled with Elaine Zhou from China, CEO & Founder of CNEW International. Episode 131
Jul 7 • 44 min
Elaine is a serial entrepreneur and currently, she is the CEO of CNEW International. She is responsible for business development as well as leading teams across the region from different offices in Singapore and China. Elaine is a seasoned leadership…
Series 6 Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in The Gambia: Entrepreneurship Replaces Migration. Episode 130 with Mbadibba Jammeh & Babucarr Jobe.
Jun 30 • 50 min
Mbadibba is an expert in business management, finance, migration, entrepreneurship, and a trusted trainer. Her passion to coach and develop emerging business leaders was honed during an impressive fellowship entrepreneurship program “Tony Elumelu…
Series 6: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in The Gambia: MaiyaMuna, a Gambian Brand for the World with Maimuna Jahateh! Episode 129
Jun 23 • 46 min
Maimuna Jahateh is the Founder of MaiyaMuna which is a company that makes homemade all natural skin and hair care products and uses these products to do beauty treatments in The Gambia. She holds a Bachelors degree in Biotechnology from Sharda University,…
Series 6: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in The Gambia: Investing in Youth Skill Development with Ida Faal. Episode 128
Jun 17 • 49 min
Ida Faal is a young Gambian female entrepreneur and auto mechanic engineer. She is the Founder of ClockTvet Foundation that advocates for TVET (Technical Vocational Educational Training) in The Gambia. Ida breaks the stereotype that a female cannot be…
Series 6: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in The Gambia with Modou A. Njie. Episode 127
Jun 10 • 58 min
Modou is the Founder of ITalent Recruitment Consultancy firm and Mandy Ice Candy. In August 2018, he was a Final Nominee for the Global Youth Ambassador Hero Award for inspiring young Africans on Youth Skills category organized by the Movement. In In…
Episode 126: “Work, Travel, Save, Repeat” In Conversation with Siti Nur, Malaysian CoFounder of travel startup, FunTrip!
Jun 3 • 56 min
Siti Nur Afiqah (溪缇) is from Malaysia and currently studying a Bachelor Degree in Business Management taught in Chinese in University of International Business and Economics. She is an active member of Global Foundation of Young Entrepreneurs, where she…
Episode 125: Being Your Own Hero with Tendai Makuku Makaya. Social Entrepreneur from Zimbabwe!
May 26 • 47 min
Zimbabwean Tina Tendai Makuku Makaya is an African Themed Jewelry designer based in Beijing. She is the founder of Chariots-Lionbay and People at Heart foundation. Chariots was created in 2016 after she realized the need to bring an awareness to the world…
Episode 124 Branding Wisely! In Conversation with Purpose-Driven Brand Strategist, Coach, Speaker and Creative Director Kwame Antwi from Ghana
May 18 • 49 min
Purpose-driven Brand Strategist and Creative Director Kwame Antwi is a prolific coach and speaker on the subject of branding and entrepreneurship. He is the co-founder of a branding and web design agency Dephlex Creatives and also the founder of a brand…
Series 5: New Frontiers of Africa Tech. A collaboration with Heather Li. Episode 123 Wrap Up Panel with Charles Cyril Nettey from Ghana and Noah Namwamba from Kenya
May 11 • 87 min
Noah Namwamba is a life coach, motivational speaker, interpreter, new media researcher and events host. As a mentor, one of his strengths is building and maintaining connections. Being a polygot fluent in 7 languages, he’s become a global leader and…
Series 5: New Frontiers of Africa Tech. A collaboration with Heather Li. Episode 122 featuring Nana Opoku serial entrepreneur from Ghana.
May 3 • 46 min
Excited about the church, aviation, technology and agriculture, Nana is a high growth serial entrepreneur who strongly believes in constant learning, building and improving on existing solutions. He’s currently working on a tech startup called Asoriba…
Series 5: New Frontiers of Africa Tech. A collaboration with Heather Li. Episode 121 featuring Nyasha from Zimbabwe, Founder of FlexiAfrica
Apr 27 • 42 min
Nyashadzashe Nguwo is a software developer, intellectual property advocate and Co-Founder and CEO of Flexi Africa, a platform that encourages African businesses’ to sell their products to the world. Flexi Africa encourages African-made products to be…
Series 5: New Frontiers of Africa Tech. A Collaboration with Heather Li. Episode 120 featuring Tav from Togo, Founder of Sumo Tech and Marketing Agency Bullworks
Apr 22 • 67 min
Tav is a serial entrepreneur, having founded several tech companies in China and Africa, including Meister Allianx, BTN Blockchain AI, ahaa Tech, Miaplenou Technologues and his latest startup fintech, Sumo Tech as well as marketing agency Bullworks. He…
Series 5: New Frontiers of Africa Tech. A Collaboration with Heather Li. Episode 119 featuring Adeshina Adewumi John from Nigeria, Founder of One Kiosk Africa
Apr 14 • 59 min
Adeshina Adewumi John is the CEO/Co-founder for One Kiosk Africa, where he focuses on inspiring the team towards achieving a sustainable e-commerce model for Africa. Adeshina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bowen University and post graduate…
Series 5: New Frontiers of Africa Tech. A Collaboration with Heather Li. Kickoff Episode 118 with Reginald Nsowah from Ghana, Founder of TicketMiller
Apr 7 • 96 min
Heather Yixuan Li is a native of Beijing and former community manager of TechNode. She graduated from Penn State University with a dual degree in Public Relations and Political Science. She fell in love with the richness of African culture and community…
Series 4 Men Engage: Transforming the Gender Movement through Schooling. A Conversation with Dr. Paul Hamilton in China. Episode 117
Apr 2 • 62 min
Welcome to the final episode of the Men Engage series. Dr. Paul Hamilton is currently a high school English teacher at Kang Chiao International School in East China. He holds a PhD in Shakespeare Studies from The University of Birmingham, UK. He is a…
Series 4 Men Engage: The Untapped Potential of Women. A Conversation with Tichaona from Zimbabwe. Episode 116
Mar 24 • 54 min
Tichaona Stanley Mungofa, commonly known as Tich is a Zimbabwean citizen studying International Economic Law in China, in the city of Wenzhou. He is a stern believer in Jesus Christ and loves hanging out with friends. He loves tech and enjoys spending…
Series 4 Men Engage: Female Entrepreneurs in Pakistan a Conversation with Ali Qadir. Episode 115
Mar 18 • 54 min
Ali Qadir 李卡 is from Quetta Balochistan, the southwestern province of Pakistan. He is a postgraduate student of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA). Currently, he is doing his master degree in Applied Economics majoring in…
Series 4 Men Engage: A Conversation with Nigerian Kenneth Adeyemi on Leadership Beyond Gender. Episode 114
Mar 11 • 61 min
Nigerian, Kenneth Adeyemi is a mechanical engineer, the Founder of Omni-Errands Manufacturing Limited; a solid minerals processing company in Nigeria, and a Co-founder of D’revive-Co, a financial services company focused on African development. He is…
Series 4 Men Engage: A Conversation with Tanzanian George Solomon on Women Leading as Entrepreneurs
Mar 4 • 47 min
Mr. George Solomon is a BSc Holder in Computer Science with a minor in English Linguistic Language. George was born and raised in Dar Es Salaam a city in Tanzania, Eastern Africa. George came to China to persue his education career in 2016; He then opened…
Series 3 -Digital Transformation for Pan African Entrepreneurs. A collaborative series with Kenroy George from Grenada. Episode 112 in Conversation with Johns Beharry from St. Lucia
Feb 26 • 69 min
In this final episode of series 3, a podcast collaboration with Kenroy George on digital transformation you will met Johns Beharry. Johns is a Software engineer (full stack), with UX, and Project Management experience from running a full service Product…
Series 3 -Digital Transformation for Pan African Entrepreneurs. A collaborative series with Kenroy George from Grenada. Episode 111 in Conversation with Melissa Powell from Jamaica
Feb 19 • 48 min
Welcome back to series 3, a podcast collaboration with Kenroy George that brings together various individuals to discuss the fascinating topic of digital transformation. In this episode Kenroy interviews Melissa Powell from Jamaica. Melissa’s passion for…
Series 3 -Digital Transformation for Pan African Entrepreneurs. A Collaboration with Kenroy George from Grenada. Episode 110
Feb 11 • 57 min
Welcome to Series 3, a podcast collaboration with Kenroy George that brings together various individuals to discuss the fascinating topic of digital transformation. Kenroy brings 20 years of media and tech experience to the table. He currently spends his…
Caribbean Entrepolitan: A Haitian Perspective with China-based Marcus Boereau. Episode 109
Feb 4 • 52 min
Marcus Boereau, originally from Port-au-Prince-Haiti, is TV personality in China, fluent in eight languages and the Founder & CEO of IMAR Business Group-a China-based firm that provides a complete range of trading and business facilitation services to…
Series 2-Broken World’s Thinking: Startup Ecosystems Across Emerging Markets. Episode 108 with Ethiopian Anteneh Tesfaye
Jan 28 • 76 min
Welcome to the final episode of series 2 whereby I speak to three young Ethiopian men on topics which require broken worlds thinking. The third and final interview in this three part series is episode 108 with Anteneh Tesfaye. Anteneh is an Ethiopian from…
Series 2 Broken Worlds Thinking: Building a Stable Global Currency. Episode 107 with Ethiopian Mathias Abraham Abdissa
Jan 21 • 71 min
Welcome to series 2 whereby I speak to three young Ethiopian men on topics which require broken worlds thinking. The second in the three part series is episode 107 with Mathias Abdissa. Mathias is an entrepreneur, engineer, and product builder with a very…
Series 2 Broken Worlds Thinking: Understanding the Investment Landscape Episode 106 with China-based Ethiopian-American Hiruy Ephrem
Jan 13 • 85 min
Welcome to series 2 whereby I speak to three young Ethiopian men on topics which require broken worlds thinking. The first in the three part series is episode 106 with Hiruy Ephrem. Hiruy shares with us investing basics from his experience of working with…
Series 1 Episode 105: Scholarship to Entrepreneurship-African Students Creating Opportunities in China. Meet Fama Jallow from the Gambia
Jan 7 • 54 min
Our final episode, number 105 of this series features Fama, who hails from The Gambia and is currently majoring in Aeronautical engineering at NUAA in Nanjing. She is passionate about AI, tech and gender equality. She hopes to bridge the tech and Gender…
Series 1 Episode 104: Scholarship to Entrepreneurship-African Students Creating Opportunities in China. Meet Neud from Ethiopia
Dec 31, 2019 • 66 min
Episode 104 of this series features Neud Tesfay the 22-year old Ethiopian CoFounder of A to C-Africa to China. He currently lives in Nanjing, China where he is studying Software Engineering at Nanjing university of Aeronautics and Astronautics. A to C…
Series 1 Episode 103: Scholarship to Entrepreneurship-African Students Creating Opportunities in China. Meet Zazu Zungu from South Africa!
Dec 23, 2019 • 73 min
Episode 103 of this series features South African Zazu Zungu, a business student at Tongji University in Shanghai. She‘s worked in diverse startup teams as both co-founder and consultant. With China as her base, she founded Manzini - an AI research…
Series 1 Episode 102: Scholarship to Entrepreneurship-African Students Creating Opportunities in China. Meet Kizwalo Simbila from Tanzania!
Dec 17, 2019 • 59 min
Episode 102 of this series features Tanzanian Kizwalo Simbila, the Founder of SchoolBiz Forums, a growing online student community and social learning platform for schools and universities. He is also the Founder of iTalk Network, a conferences platform,…
Series 1 Episode 101: Scholarship to Entrepreneurship-African Students Creating Opportunities in China. Meet Gaelle from Cameroon!
Dec 10, 2019 • 65 min
In our first interview we speak with Cameroonian Gaelle Patricia Ayamou, the Co-Founder of Duapa Africa, a social enterprise that seeks to contribute to the socio-economic transformation of Africa through developing innovative solutions. She is also the…
SecretBirds to Rare Birds and a Little in Between
Dec 4, 2019 • 41 min
Hello Everyone, Welcome to the Rare Birds Podcast. I know it has been quite some time since you have heard from me. My name is Jo-Ann, your big sis and the chief curator behind this podcast. For those of you who have been with me from the outset, thanks…
Episode 100 with Collette in London. A Clear Strategy to Create a Stellar Business
Dec 9, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode Collette and Jo-Ann discuss brands, what they do for us and how they make us feel. We also delve into how a clear strategy can help create a stellar business.
Podcast Episode 99 with Bruno in London. Understanding Business Structures
Dec 3, 2018 • 73 min
Bruno and Jo-Ann discuss the various types of business structures available for startups to help you select the one which works best for you.
Podcast Episode 98 with Kelechi in London. Getting Used to Hearing & Saying No
Nov 27, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode Jo-Ann and Kelechi discuss rejection and setting boundaries. Listen in to learn more.
Podcast Episode 97 with Danni in London. Write Your Dream Book with Conscious Dreams Publishing
Nov 25, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode Danni shares with us her work, her penchant for books and what is next for her at Conscious Dreams Publishing.
Podcast Episode 96 with Simone in Trinidad: Gerontology-Life, Profession and Business.
Nov 25, 2018 • 67 min
In this podcast episode Simone and Jo-Ann discuss Simone’s profession, what she does, how she does it and building a business in that field.
Podcast Episode 95 with Reyhana from South Africa. Focus Four: What Your Business Needs
Nov 17, 2018 • 64 min
In this track Reyhana walks us through the four imperatives every business needs to consider in the early stages of business.
Podcast Episode 94 with Monique in Jamaica. Stepping Back So You Can Step Up
Nov 13, 2018 • 69 min
In this podcast episode Monique shares with Jo-Ann how anxiety and depression due to a menstrual disorder forced her to step back. We discuss what this means for ambitious women and how it affects them overall.
Episode 93 with Bryn in Toronto: Feeling overwhelmed and recognising burnout
Nov 12, 2018 • 96 min
In this episode Bryn shares with us practical steps for entrepreneurs to prevent burnout.
Episode 92 w/Jennifer in London v Jamaica. Why Entrepreneurs Tend to Not Fit Into the System
Nov 10, 2018 • 58 min
In this podcast episode Jennifer discusses how and why entrepreneurs tend to be nonconformist.
Podcast Episode 91 with Alissa and Shari in USA: The Launch: Lessons Learned with Shari & Alissa
Nov 2, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode Alissa and Shari share with us their experiences with trying to launch their magazine Shuga N Spice! Listen in.
Episode 90 Natz from South Africa. Power Thoughts: Helping Young People Tap into the Power of Mind
Oct 30, 2018 • 70 min
In this episode Natz shares with us how she shifted from a teaching career to an educational consultant. As an edupreneur Natz has built her business: Power Thoughts, where she offers services to parents and kids as young as five.
Podcast Episode 89. Margaux in Montpellier. Being a self taught entrepreneur and photographer
Oct 20, 2018 • 71 min
In this podcast episode Marguax shares with us how she became a self taught entrepreneur and photographer. She is now five years in and is sharing her story with others.
Podcast Episode 88 with Sophie from the Netherlands. Being true to your natural, feminine self
Oct 18, 2018 • 70 min
In this episode Sophie shares with us why being true to your natural, feminine self as a woman creates flow, love and abundance in your life :
Episode 87 with Lorlett in Jamaica.The Importance of Preserving our Heritage and Culture
Oct 17, 2018 • 53 min
In this podcast episode Lorlett shares with us why it is important to preserve one’s heritage and culture as they build their business. How does this happen? Listen in.
Episode 86. Chiara in Paris: Led By Her The five year journey from idea to business to moving on!
Oct 10, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode Chiara shares with us her journey of building her organisation Led by Her in the past five years from nothing to an industry stalwart to now walking away to pursue other interests.
Podcast Episode 85 w/Tracy in London. Changing Directions
Oct 6, 2018 • 69 min
Tracy and our Founder discuss Changing Directions in life and business.
Podcast Episode 84 w/Ashanti Bentil-Dhue in London. Emotional Baggage & Managing Disappointments
Oct 1, 2018 • 60 min
In this podcast episode Ashanti shares with our Founder & CEO Emotional Baggage and how to manage disappointments as one builds their business.
Margaret in the USA. Podcast Episode 83. Starting a business and transformation!
Sep 24, 2018 • 57 min
In this podcast episode we discuss: · Starting a business at age 25 vs. age 50 · Transforming misfortune into a new business opportunity · How a change of place can change your life Listen in!
Podcast Episode 82. Crystal in Tobago. Using Emotional Intelligence to Build Your Business
Sep 15, 2018 • 69 min
In this podcast Dr. Crystal shares with us how women entrepreneurs can use emotional intelligence to build their business. Listen In!
Podcast Episode 81 From Frustration to Innovation with Andrea in London via Jamaica
Sep 12, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode Andrea shares with us how she went from being the frustrated parent to an innovative entrepreneur.
Podcast Episode 80 with Sandra from Honduras. Transitioning from a Corporate Job to an Entrepreneur
Aug 14, 2018 • 74 min
In this podcast episode Sandra shares with us her journey from Honduras to the USA. She also discusses how she shifted from being a trailblazing corporate woman to an entrepreneur.
Episode 79 with Candice in London. Women of Colour Entering the $3.7 Trillion Wellness Industry
Aug 14, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode Candice discusses her business, building it as a woman of colour and a black woman. She also shares her thoughts on other women of colour entering the wellness business and the various opportunities and challenges available to them.
Episode 78 with Axelle in Guadeloupe. Creating a Vision for Women Empowerment in the Caribbean
Aug 11, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode Axelle shares with us her vision for women empowerment throughout the Caribbean region. Are Caribbean women empowered? How do we define the empowered woman?
Podcast Episode 77 with Crystal in Canada. Why You Should Focus on the Customer Experience
Aug 11, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode Crystal D’Cunha shares with us why customer experience is vital to building our businesses.’ Do you know the difference between customer experience and customer service? Listen in to find out more.
Podcast Episode 76 with Luvena in Bangalore, India. Diversity, Inclusion & Unconscious Bias
Aug 3, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode Luvena shares with us conscious and unconscious bias and stereotypes that we all carry. Creating a business/ industry that is inclusive and the connection to personal business values. She also shares her own personal journey and her…
Podcast Episode 75 with Candace from Trinidad. Charting a Life as a Culture Maker
Aug 1, 2018 • 67 min
In this podcast episode Candace discusses how she became a culture maker. Her thoughts on the commodification of culture, creatives as entrepreneurs and much more.
Podcast Episode 74 with Victoria Preville from St. Lucia. 3 Steps to Make an Idea Innovative
Aug 1, 2018 • 44 min
In this podcast episode Victoria shares with us her three steps to for making an idea innovative. Reverse mode, park mode and go mode. Listen in!
SecretBirdsHQ Episode 73 with Charl via Cuba/Jamaica in London. Moving from Blogger to Entrepreneur
Jul 28, 2018 • 58 min
In this podcast episode Charl shares with us her journey as a food blogger and transitioning from blogger to entrepreneur.
SBHQ Podcast Episode 72 with Taribba in St. Lucia. Designing in a Small Economy Whilst Growing
Jul 28, 2018 • 57 min
In this podcast episode Taribba based in St. Lucia, shares with us the limitations of being a designer in a small economy whilst trying to compete internationally.
SecretBIrdsHQ Episode 71. Psyche Southwell from St. Kitts. Building Your Brand in a Digital World
Jul 19, 2018 • 59 min
In this podcast episode Psyche shares with us the importance of building a personal brand. Why everyone should consider their personal brand. What a brand influencer is and how we can all get started.
SecretBirdsHQ Episode 70 with Adanna in Trinidad. Not Letting Perfection Keep You Back from Success
Jul 19, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode Adanna shares with us why perfectionism is not your friend. Are you a perfectionist or a procrastinator? Adanna says most perfections are procrastinator. Remember job done is better than perfect.
SceretBirdsHQ Podcast Episode 69 with Terrieann in Grenada. Self Motivation & Being Reslient
Jul 19, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode Terrieann shares with us her story of challenges. Why she decided to create a platform for women and how she remains motivated and resilient as she continues to build her business. Now in year 3 Tailored by Terrieann is growing from…
SBHQ Episode 68 w/ Georgie-Ann in USA via Jamaica. Being a Black Caribbean Woman in Tech & Entrep.
Jul 18, 2018 • 56 min
In this podcast episode Georgie-Ann discussed her journey as an immigrant to the USA at age 7, her development as an entrepreneur and her experience as a black, female, caribbean, young, immigrant in the tech and entrepreneurship space.
SceretBirdsHQ Podcast 67 w/ Anila from Pakistan. Social Enterprise as a Tool to Empower Women
Jul 18, 2018 • 61 min
In this podcast episode Anila shares with us her social enterprise which she has developed with her sister. She also delves into her struggles as a woman and those of other women in her native Pakistan and how it led her to where she is now. Listen in to…
SecretBirdsHQ Podcast Episode 66 with Harsha in India. The Game of Wealth Creation
Jul 18, 2018 • 63 min
In this podcast episode Harsha shares with us the importance of building wealth. Are you becoming income or wealth? Learn the 3Ws of wealth from the Wealth Gym Founder and get ready to exercise your wealth muscle.
Episode 65 w/ Shinese from Guyana. Grab Your Girls. Why Holidaying Is Important for Entrepreneurs.
Jul 17, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode Shinese shares us with her holiday trip with her girlfriends to the Essence festival. This conversation centres why it is important to maintain friendships with your female friends as you build your business.
SecretBirdsHQ Podcast Ep 64 w/ Cassia in Trinidad: Branding/Outsourcing From Strategy to Presence
Jul 17, 2018 • 65 min
In this podcast episode Cassia shares with us her advice on how to go from strategy to presence when building your business.
SecretBirdsHQ Pod. Ep. 63 Vumile Msweli in S. Africa. Why Coaching is Important in African Workplace
Jul 14, 2018 • 47 min
In this podcast Vumile based in Joburg, South Africa shares with
Podcast Episode 62 with Shenal in Texas. When science and spirituality converge, miracles happen
Jun 27, 2018 • 87 min
In this podcast episode Shenal shares with us her personal journey and transformation as well as insight into when science and spirituality converge, how miracles can happen! Listen to how to transform your life now.
SecretBirdsHQ Podcast Episode 61. Vayjayanti in Kolkata. Creating India’s 1st Kidopreneur Summit
Jun 25, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode Vayjayanti discusses why and how she went about creating India’s first Entrepreneur Summit dedicated to Kids.
Podcast Episode 60 with Vaneese in San Francisco. Stepping into your Bold, Big & Bad
Jun 22, 2018 • 62 min
In this podcast episode Vaneese discusses stepping into your bold, big and bad. How do you go from shrinking violet to blossoming rose? How do you maintain it? What does it mean to be authentic and why is it important for you to be the real you.
Episode 59 with Nydia from St. Lucia. Why you should use natural skin care products.
Jun 22, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode Nydia discusses the creation of her business Choiselle. She also shares with us why we should all be using natural skin care products, her native St. Lucia and how her business supports her country.
Episode 58 with Senela in Sri Lanka. Empowering Women
Jun 18, 2018 • 70 min
In this episode Senela shares her story with us as well as what it means to be an empowered woman.
Episode 57 w/ Santiago from Chile. You Want to Build Your Business in China?
Jun 11, 2018 • 57 min
Santiago Villamil Oddone is a Shanghai- based Argentinian solicitor working as a partner at China In Law Partners. China Law focuses on foreign related legal services. They help Chinese companies go abroad and invest in foreign countries and conversely,…
Episode 56 with Michelle in Guyana. A Platform for Caribbean Designers
Jun 11, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode Michelle shares with us why she chose to dedicate her platform to Caribbean designers as well as her aspirations and dreams for the future of her very popular With Love from Guyana.
Episode 55 with Roz in London. Supporting Women to Excel
Jun 7, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode Roz and I discuss how her personal life experiences led her create a life dedicated to supporting women to excel in confidence, careers, finance and health.
Episode 54 with Juliette in French Guiana. Being Yourself As An Entrepreneur
Jun 6, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode Juiliette shares with us the importance of being yourself as you build your business. She also opens up about, her past, the future, her training in Nantes and her first trip to Haiti.
Podcast Episode 53 with Charlotte in South Africa. Impostor Syndrome & Confidence
Jun 4, 2018 • 63 min
In this podcast episode Charlotte shares her struggle with impostor syndrome and maintaining your confidence as you build your process.
Podcast Episode 52 With Ruby in Switzerland : Continuous Education
Jun 4, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode Ruby shares with us the importance of continuous education through her acronym E D U C A T I O N. Listen to hear more and to be inspired to be your best.
Podcast Episode 51 w Kavitha Prakash in India: Choices
Jun 3, 2018 • 53 min
In this podcast episode Kavitha shares her own story as well as her thoughts on choices.
Podcast Episode 50 w/ Evelyn Kasina in Nairobi: Digital Literacy
Jun 3, 2018 • 46 min
In this podcast episode Evelyn discusses with us how she started a business at the young age of 23 which provides digital security services. She also goes into detail about why digital literacy is important particularly for children and the parents who…
Podcast Episode 49 with Professor Michael Goldberg: Beyond Silicon Valley
May 23, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode Professor Goldberg shares with us his work as the creator of the online MOOC Beyond Silicon Valley and the subsequent book bearing the sane name. Learn more about him and his work and why it matters that we support entrepreneurs in…
Episode 48 with Iva Schubart. Law of Attraction and Self Love in Life & Business
May 23, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode Iva thinks shares with us her story which started in Egypt and ended in the Netherlands, where she is currently based. She discusses her expertise in the areas of Law of Attraction and Self Love.
Podcast Episode 47 with Regine in Haiti. Building a Business in a Developing Country
May 13, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode Regine shares with us how to go about building a business in a developing country with little to no info to start.
Podcast Episode 46 with Nerissa Golden in Montserrat. Writing and Women Entrepreneurs
May 10, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode Nerissa shares with us her journey as a woman entrepreneur in the Caribbean and how she uses her writing as a tool to empower Caribbean women entrepreneurs.
Podcast Episode 45 Jahna Agard Motherhood & Mental Health
May 9, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode Jahan discusses her challenges balancing mental helath and motherhood.
Podcast Episode 44 Danica M. David Surviving as a Visual Artist in the Caribbean
May 5, 2018 • 62 min
In this track Danica David, Artist, Educator, Entrepreneur and much more discusses how she went from an artist straight out of university to a business owner.
Podcast Episode 43 w/ Nedgine Paul Deroly: Bldg a Movement of Civic Leaders
Apr 12, 2018 • 47 min
In this Podcast Episode we speak with Nedgine Paul Deroly, based in Haiti as she shares with us building a movement of civic leaders, rooted in appreciation of culture, customs & community.
Podcast Episode 42 Marketing Hacks to Get Started with Carla Williams
Mar 24, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode Carli is back in preparation for our #RareBirdChat to teach us all what we need to do to get started with our marketing.
Podcast Episode 41 with Carey-Lee Mentorships & Communities for Millennial Women
Mar 18, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode Carey-Lee shares with us her experience of building communities for millennial women and why mentoring is important.
Podcast Episode 40 with Stephany Building Impactful Communities
Mar 18, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode Stephany shares with us her thoughts and ideas on how to go about building impactful women centred communities.
Podcast Episode 39. Jasmine on Comfort Zones & Honouring One’s Purpose
Mar 18, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode Jasmine shares with us her take on comfort zones and honouring one’s purpose through the following: 1. Work and career 2. Relationships 3. Spirituality (in terms of development)
Podcast Episode 38: Rachel Smets on Business Collaboration Across Cultures
Mar 15, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode Rachel offers tips on how to collaborate and communicate effectively across cultures.
Episode 37 with Makisa Taking Flight & Pursuing Purpose
Mar 14, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode Makisa shares with us her entrepreneurial story and how she decided to pursue her passion. She discusses taking flight and not looking back.
Podcast Episode 36 with Isake Tom: Women’s Empowerment & Faith
Mar 11, 2018 • 68 min
In this episode the Founder of Island Muse, share with us her spiritual journey and her thoughts on Women’s Empowerment and Faith. Listen in and share your views.
Podcast Episode 35 with Divya Growing Up Indian in Grenada
Mar 6, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode Divya shares with us her experience growing up Indian in Grenada.
Podcast Episode 34 with Corinne Female Entrepreneurs in Haiti
Mar 6, 2018 • 31 min
In this podcast episode Corinne, the Founder of Askanya Chocolate discusses female entrepreneurs in Haiti and her journey to starting her business.
Podcast Episode 33: Abi Begho in St. Kitts. Embrace Change in Business
Feb 22, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode Abi shares with her us how she transitioned her business from the UK to the Caribbean island of Nevis.
Podcast Ep. 32 featuring Dominique LeScott in Nevis. The Sexualisation of Women
Feb 22, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode Dominique shares her experiences of leaving her career behind to follow her entrepreneurial dreams. This also included relocation from Birmingham to the Caribbean island of Nevis. Danielle talks candidly about feeling sexualised and how…
Podcast Episode 31. Melisa Boutin from St. Kitts: Personal finance for Millennial Caribbean Women
Feb 8, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode Melisa shares with us her expert advise and knowledge on millennial finance for Caribbean women.
Podcast Episode 30. Le’Nise Brothers. Health, Hormones & Barriers
Feb 3, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode Le’Nise discusses various aspects of her work: health, hormones and barriers as they relate to women. She discusses a multitude of topics such as why women think PMS is normal, knowing one’s body, being confident whilst visiting doctors…
Podcast Episode 29. Mikelah Rose in NY via Jamaica. From Blogger to Brand Expert
Jan 29, 2018 • 59 min
In this track, Mikelah discusses her journey as a blogger and shares knowledge on how to go from a blogger to a brand ambassador.
Podcast Episode 28. Ann Davis in Colombia. Life is too short to not have it all
Jan 24, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode Ann discusses how her battle with brain cancer, led to her starting her global business, which empowers travelers through volunteerism.
Podcast Episode 27. Ain Earle in Trinidad. Branding & Fashion in the Caribbean
Jan 21, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode Ain shares the challenges and accomplishments of up and coming Caribbean designers. She discusses how designers can overcome and how and why Caribbean designers can build global brands.
Podcast Episode 26. Alice Gbelia from Ivory Coast. Building a Biz & Working Full Time
Dec 16, 2017 • 56 min
In this Episode, Alice discusses her business and of course the challenges and rewards of building a business from scratch whilst working a full time.
Podcast Episode 25 with Hilary Strobel in the USA. Impact Investing, Human Life & The Economy
Dec 16, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode Hillary Strobel, the Founder of The Flyways speaks about Impact Investing, what it is, how it works and why it is important for women.
Podcast Episode 24: Sian Cuffy-Young in Trinidad. Environmentalism in the Caribbean
Dec 5, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode Sian shares her entrepreneurial journey with us. She also discusses her thoughts on the environmental movement in the Caribbean.
Podcast Episode 23: Roxana Radulescu in Romania. How Soft Skills Manage Change
Nov 27, 2017 • 54 min
In this podcast episode Roxana shares with us, how our soft skills muscles, can help us manage change in our daily lives.
Podcast Episode 22 Azza Adel in Egypt. A Glass Designer and Her Business
Nov 4, 2017 • 42 min
Azza is an entrepreneur based in Egypt. In this episode she discusses her art form and what it is like to build a business in this field.
Episode 20: Chantal Ross in Trinidad. On Becoming One’s Self.
Oct 29, 2017 • 56 min
Chantal discusses on becoming one’s true self through health and fitness.
Episode 19: Sheila Kripalani-in India. Home Ownership and Entrepreneurship
Sep 27, 2017 • 45 min
Sheila discusses her role as head of Habitat Indian Build for Women as well as why entrepreneurship is the women’s new movement.
Podcast 18: Alize Utteryn in French Guiana: Going Beyond Boundaries
Sep 3, 2017 • 55 min
In this podcast Alize shares with us her journey from French Guiana to Paris and now NYC, where she resides and is building a global magazine brand. We delve into the cultural, colonial and historical aspects that divide the Caribbean and our hope for…
Podcast Episode 17. Carla Williams-Johnson in Trinidad: Challenges & Courage
Jul 25, 2017 • 40 min
In this podcast, Carla shares how her challenges helped her to become the woman and entrepreneur she is today!
Podcast Episode 16. Monique Mayer in Canada. Beyond Fear
Jul 23, 2017 • 43 min
Monique discusses the sexy ways, in which we allow fear to prevent us from pursuing our dreams.
Podcast Episode 15. Bhavini Mehta in India. Indie publishing. Are you ready?
Jul 16, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode Bhavini shares her journey from Banker to Entrepreneur and what led her there. She discusses her two businesses and focuses on her publishing company and the future of independent publishing.
Podcast Episode 14. Sana Afouaiz in Morocco. Women Entrepreneurs changing MENA
Jul 16, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode Sana discussed empowerment through entrepreneurship and the challenges and changes occurring in the MENA region.
Podcast Episode 13. Anu Vittal in Canada. Applying Creativity
Jul 9, 2017 • 51 min
Anu Vittal in Canada. She is an Entrepreneur, Marketing Specialist, Community Leader, Six Sigma Specialist,Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award Winner 2009 and Visual Artist. Anu Vittal is the CEO of AVC Inc and believes in empowering people to create, connect…
Podcast Episode 12. Kuiljeit Uppaal in India. Entrepreneurship & introspection.
Jul 9, 2017 • 61 min
Living life as a multipotential. This dynamic ‘Polymath’ wears many Hats! Kuiljeit Uppaal is a Pilot, a CEO and Entrepreneur, an Image Scientist, Creative Director, an Author and an Educationist amongst other hats that she wears.
Podcast Episode 11. Tisha Jack. On jumping first & letting the rest work out.
Jul 4, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode Tisha shares how she left her corporate career without a back up plan or strategy to start her own business.
Podcast Episode 10. Anna Letitia in France. Entrepreneurs Know Who You are
Jun 23, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode Anna shares with us why knowing who you are is key to building a business.
SecretBirds HQ Podcast Episode 9. Ruqya Khan in UAE. Entrepreneurship, Gratitude & Acceptance
Jun 21, 2017 • 44 min
Are you using gratitude and acceptance to build your business?
Podcast Episode 8. Kitawa Wemo in Kenya: Building a Sustainable Business Model
Jun 20, 2017 • 71 min
In this episode, Wemo, shares with us the importance if developing sustainable business models.
Podcast Episode 7 : Ameniki Omotola. Building a Business With A Long term Illness
Jun 19, 2017 • 46 min
Ameniki discusses how she manages her long term illness and builds her business.
Podcast Episode 6 : Tonya Fitzpatrick in the USA. The transformative power of travel.
Jun 18, 2017 • 60 min
Tonya shares with us the transformative power of travel and how it can help entrepreneurs to build their businesses.
Podcast Episode 5 : Melanie Mackie how to use social media to build your business.
Jun 15, 2017 • 46 min
Learn how and why you should use social media to build your business.
Podcast Episode 4:Pat Duckworth. Am I too old to be an entrepreneur?
Jun 8, 2017 • 46 min
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Podcast Episode 3: Vayjayanti Pugalia: Am I too creative?
Jun 7, 2017 • 44 min
In this SecretBirdsHQ Podcast Episode 3 Vayjayanti Pugalia, Founder of Sonalis Cubo and The Tailored Table talks to us about creativity and entrepreneurship.
Podcast Episode 2: Jigna Shah on becoming a fashion designer
Jun 5, 2017 • 42 min
In this SecretBirdsHQ Podcast Episode 2 Jigna Shah, Fashion Designer, shares with us her story as she became a fashion designer.
Podcast Episode 1: Elaine Slatter: From High Flying Corporate CEO to Entrepreneur
Jun 1, 2017 • 59 min
In this SecretBirdsHQ Podcast Episode 1 Elaine Slatter, Founder of XL Consulting and the Fabulous Fempreneurship Community, Author and Mentor shares with us her story as she shifted from CEO to Entrepreneur.