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Every third week a new podcast episode is released featuring Swiss leaders discussing what organizations and individuals can do to increase the number of people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives in leadership positions.
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The goal of this podcast is to bring forth the stories about every day members of the LGBTQ community. Invited guests will be interviewed to highlight their experiences in all aspects of their life’s journey. All are welcome, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, non-binary as well as all allies. Please also visit my TikTok @lesbianspeaking. For topic suggestions please email li@lesbianspeaking.com
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Chris M. Lyon is an intuitive personal and executive Coach and Board Certified Hypnotist, Certified in Applied Neuroscience and Brain Health. She is also a relationship Author and Facilitator. She’s been helping clients get results with relationships, healing and empowerment for 23 years. She just launched her new course, The Romantic's Guide to Op…
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with Simona Scarpaleggia In the last episode of the season, I talk with Simona Scarpaleggia, an international business leader, author, board member and former global CEO. It was under her leadership that IKEA Switzerland has achieved worldwide recognition for reaching gender equality, both overall and in management. In just 9 years, the company has…
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Jamie Andrea Garzot speaks about her book, Unconventional. This book details her life as a cannabis entrepreneur, industry pioneer, city official and even CEO. With limited experience, Jamie has created a successful business model for cannabis sales. She has helped pave the way for the cannabis industry and managed success through it all, even thro…
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with Gilles Crettenand Note: The interview was recorded in French. Research has proven without a doubt that having an engaged, nurturing father can provide huge benefits for children’s physical, social and psychological well-being. But the cultural frameworks and systemic support for men to be able to fully embrace this role is largely missing in S…
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As you probably heard, Paedon Brown did cancel the interview. I completely understand his choice and have offered a safe platform in the future when he is ready. I did promise some requested content in place of the interview. I am asked so many time in TikTok Lives why I even watch Sister Wives, so here I am to give you some insight! Since this is …
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with Anne Joffre Bonnaillie Ads that portray women in a professional setting receive significantly less funding than those that portray them in traditional gender roles, found a 2022 research by CreativeX. Data like this show that while the portrayal of women on screen has changed over the last decades, the media and advertising industry still has …
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Deep conversations with my TikTok friend Chris (@Supdaily). As a veteran in social media, Chris has seen a lot and learned quite a few lessons throughout the years. His journey for personal growth is an inspiration and he makes me think about things through his eyes. Check out Chris on his podcast, Unfiltered Friends. Support this Podcast to keep i…
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with Reto Kessler of Väternetzwerk Schweiz In a 2019 study by UNICEF, Switzerland ranked last in terms of family-friendly policies among 41 high- and medium-income countries. Balancing family life and work is considered a private matter, and the few existing structures of support are still aimed mainly at mothers. The challenges of working fathers …
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with Gerhard Andrey As an answer to rapidly changing business environments and employee expectations in the last two decades, new models of organizational structures have been emerging. One of these models is Holacracy, a decentralized approach to governing and operating organizations that is celebrated by its advocates for its agility, effectivene…
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Aptar is a global leader in designing and manufacturing consumer dispensing and drug delivery solutions, with 13 000 employees in 20 countries. In 2021, only four years after the launch of their diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, Forbes named Aptar one of the top 10 female-friendly companies in the world. How did Aptar set up such a succes…
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Noi, aka @Sapienne on TikTok, discusses her personal experience with learning she was intersex. Noi also goes deeper and talks about the medical, social and personal aspects an intersex individual faces. Resources: InterConnect (support group and educational information): http://www.interconnect.support interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth: http:…
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With Marilen Schwald & Stefanie Fehr There is a long line of research showing that women face greater barriers than men when it comes to finding professional opportunities through networking. We also know that women need different approaches than those long-established by men to successfully build and utilize their networks. womenmatter/s is a care…
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With Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander Note: this interview is held in German Companies want to hire the best talent for their company and particularly for their specialist and managerial roles. Yet, the long-term demand for skilled workers in Switzerland and globally is rapidly increasing and the shortage of such talent is becoming more and more evident. Co…
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My friend Dottie is joined by her daughter Camille and friend Kris. Dottie explains what it was like for her daughter to come out as trans. There is also a bit of voice over AMSR just for laughs! Support this Podcast to keep it going! PayPal and Venmo - @lesbianspeaking Patreon - https://www.Patreon.com/LesbianSpeaking Pump Pals - https://top grip …
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Meet Sue Kessler, an actor, producer, writer and founder of New Wind Productions. Her body of work reaches from commercials to short films and series and can be found on the New Wind Productions website. Sue has a new series coming out on YouTube called Baggage Claimed. You can follow her for updates: TikTok - @sue_kessler Instagram - @new_wind_pro…
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Welcome Ashley Mathieu, entrepreneur, author, athlete and season one cast member of First Contact Canada. Can she do more, probably! Ashley is here to offer some motivation and inspiration into our lives. You will hear her secrets to personal success as well as learn about the Pivot Platform. Ashley’s Links: https://beacons.ai/ashleymathieu_ Suppor…
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I, Li with Lesbian Speaking, follow up on my story with Emotional Heath Consultant, April Adams. We discuss unhealthy relationship patterns and she gives insight on what tools are available to help break yourself of unhealthy cycles and to assist in healing from your trauma. I implore you to look into these tools if this episode resonates with you.…
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Written by father and daughter team Kurt Johnson and Ellie Johnson, this enthralling debut is at once a white-water adventure, coming-of-age novel, and tale of tragic love—as well as an extraordinary father-daughter collaboration. Meticulously weaving together the dramatic stories of two young women and their complex lives with a deadly canoe trip …
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You know them and you love them, TikToks @MelissaDilkesPateras and @EverydayTrace from TikTok give a candid interview on their journey of love. Not only did these two connect through TikTok from completely different corners of the world, they also made the big U-Haul move to get Tracy from Australia to Canada. What is it like to move in with someon…
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Fleeing your home country, leaving everything behind, family, friends, careers and posessions is a traumatic event. Add to that the integration into a new and foreign country, and one can only imagine the toll such events can have on a refugee’s self-confidence.[AU1] Today I´m having a very passionate and incredibly inspiring talk with Lucy Antrobu…
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In this episode my friend Sharon (Sharon.please of TikTok) shares her story of falling in love with a woman from Argentina. What will she go through in order to support her wife and her wife’s family when they find she is suffering from mental illness? Thank you for sharing your story with us Sharon, you are amazing! Important Correction - Lesbian …
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With Jürg Eggenberger According to Harvard professor John P. Kotter, management stands for the perfect organization of processes, planning and controlling. Leadership, on the other hand, means inspiring and motivating employees with visions. Leadership thrives on creativity, innovation, meaningfulness and change. Sustainable leadership takes this e…
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I am interviewed by Aimee, (ameweeeebikes of TikTok), about my coming out story and early years as a young Lesbian. I recount the partner abuse I had endured and what I did to break away. Abuse is very real in the LGBTQIA community and there is help. If you or someone you know is a victim of partner abuse please call the National Domestic Violence …
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with CORINA GRÜNENFELDER Special thanks to EY in Switzerland for supporting this episode and advocating Diversity & Inclusion in Switzerland! In Switzerland only 6,5 %, of the MINT jobs (Mathematics, Information technology, Natural sciences and Technology) are held by women, while in Swiss universities they represent less than 20% of students. This…
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Book Editor Sinclair Sexsmith discusses their new release, Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 6. As a long time writer and editor of erotica, Sinclair shared their knowledge of kink, BDSM and all things erotic. See some of the links below for informational resources highlighted in the episode. Get your copy at: https://sugarbutch.net/ Resourc…
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Join me for this special minisode while I speak with Luisa Piña about her short film, When Mariana and Lucy Texted. The focus of this film is to portray a healthy lesbian relationship with relatable, complex characters void of the typical male gaze that is the norm for Hollywood movies. The film is written by Luisa and she is teaming up with Ruth S…
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Welcome to Lesbian Speaking, a podcast by the LGBTQ community and for the LGBTQ community, hosted by Li from TikTok @leheyeziks. In this intro episode I will outline my ideas for the podcast and share a personal story about presenting gay in my youth. If you have a story you would like me to tell or would like to be interviewed in an upcoming episo…
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With Dario Cristiano This episode is brought to you in cooperation with Advance. Understanding that equality in the workplace starts at home, several companies offer parental leave programs for men that go beyond the current legal requirements of two weeks. Sadly though, such offers are often not used by men for fear of the professional consequence…
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With Christophe Barman If culture is key when it comes to having more diversity, then companies following new leadership models, such as Holacracy, should be inherently having more diversity. But is this true? And what does it look like to have a company culture so strongly based on values and trust? A company where there are no hierarchies and spr…
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With Georg Lange When recruiting for an open position finding suitable candidates can be challenging. At the same time, with every new hire, you have an opportunity to shape your company culture. So how can you go about this hiring process and ensure that you hire the best candidate? The person that has the expertise required, but also the cultural…
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With Hajar EL Haddaoui Notes In 2020, the share of foreigners working in the service industry in Switzerland was 14.5%, that is 1 in 7 employees. In that sense, the Swiss workforce is already quite diverse, but how does Switzerland react to those foreign workers? In this episode, Hajar EL Haddaoui talks not only about her challenges in entering the…
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With Deborah Halter Notes By law, men and women are equal, unfortunately, statistics show, when it comes to salary this is not the case. There has been lots of talk about this, but where do we stand today? What has been done and what can we do? Deborah Halter walks us through the numbers for Switzerland and tells us about her experience working wit…
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With Matthias Mölleney Notes Reduced to a minimum, talking about Diversity and Inclusion means talking about company culture. But what can you do to create a company culture where trust is the basis of a good collaboration? How can you improve this culture when gaps are visible, and collaboration has become difficult? In this episode, Matthias Möll…
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With Andrea Delannoy Notes As Marian Wright Edelman said, “You can’t be what you can’t see”. This quote demonstrates the importance of role models in creating our vision of what is possible. Andrea Delannoy has recognized this and has been engaged in making more role models visible to young women as well as children through her various ventures. Wi…
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with Annabella Bassler Internationally, males represent 82% of media coverage, whilst in Switzerland, this number is only slightly better with 75%. To address this discrepancy, Annabella Bassler, the CFO of Ringier AG, introduced Equal Voice in 2019. This initiative aims to increase female media coverage by using artificial intelligence. The tool a…
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As this episode is the last of the first season, I decided to use the opportunity to not interview anyone, but rather reflect on where I started and what I have learned so far. So, this is a much more reflective and introspective episode, where I share my thoughts with you and summarize the various episodes so far.…
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My conversation with Amjad Saleem, the Inclusion, Protection and Engagement Manager at the IFRC, the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, revolves around leadership and integrity. His background in peace building & conflict transformation give him an interesting perspective and humility on leadership and inclusion, which …
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The promotion of women in the workplace is currently the biggest issue for women's careers. In this 6th episode, Alkistis Petropaki, general manager of Advance, and I discuss this widely untouched area of diversity efforts: the promotion process. Advance is a non-profit association of Swiss based companies, which wants to see the share of women in …
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Johanna Seeliger is the founder and CEO of Diversify, a company which works with start-up and established companies to make them more attractive to diverse talent. Do you believe that recruiting inclusively is hard? Think again... Johanna claims it is much easier and less costly than one might think. Listen to this new episode where, she will expla…
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Atena Hensch is a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) expert at Hensch Consulting, specializing in assessments of organizations in terms of where they stand in their diversity and inclusion efforts, but also in understanding their development and educational needs to better practice inclusive leadership. In this episode, Atena speaks with me about inclus…
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Rodica Rosu Fridez is the founder of InspirAction and the ambassador for The A Effect in Switzerland. What are women’s responsibilities and what are company’s responsibilities when it comes to engaging women to climb the corporate ladder? This is the discussion I have with Rodica. In this context, she also describes The A Effect (L’Effet A in Frenc…
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Pirmin Meyer the co-founder of WE/MEN, a Swiss movement aiming at engaging men to become vocal about gender equality. In this episode, Pirmin talks openly about his experience, what the reactions were and how it impacts his life today. He also talks about WE/MEN, the movement he created as a reaction to what he observed.…
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René is HR director at Galderma and is passionate about diversity. In this podcast episode I talk to him about what brought him to be engaged and about his experience as an HR leader driving change for more Diversity & Inclusion. Check-out the organization that René mentions in the podcast. Visions is a training and consulting organization in the U…
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Have you ever sat on the Content Marketing World website, reviewing the sessions and speakers, but find yourself not sure if you should go? Maybe you are unsure how you will convince your boss that this is the event for you. Before our first Content Marketing World, we were unsure if the value would be there as well because it is not like any other…
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What is the next big thing in the boundless world of content marketing? Where do we go from here? Marketing is moving towards interactive vs. interruptive content. Intelligence over aggression is becoming the standard for our ever more discerning customers. It can be easy to get lost in creating vanity content, but sometimes a back to the basics ap…
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This week, our team is excited to present the first episode of our hit podcast, Marketer-to-Marketer. Do you like vertical video? What types of content do you prefer when engaging with Live video? These are just some of the question and topic we cover as this panel of four dive deeper into the topic of Video Marketing. Our hosts include: Andrew Dav…
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