I have recently discovered a fabulous online radio show – WomenUP Radio – created and hosted by Anna Letitia Cook. Anna is passionate about mentoring women in finding clarity and fulfilment in their choices. She created and became CEO of her first company in the entertainment industry at age 32. Midlife approaching, hungry for a dynamic change, she refocused her experience, founding WomenUP Ltd to help women shape their own future. She is also the creator of the ‘Unstoppable Goddess 4-dimensional Life Design’ and the ‘SCOPE’ process for career fulfilment. Author of ‘Unstoppable Goddess: Every Women’s Guide to Freedom, Fulfilment and Success’ and writer for FabafterFifty, LivingBetter50 and Axielles, one of the UN Women’s 2016-2017 Global Champions for Change @ Empower Women and Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation’s Mentoring Women in Business, she has very kindly written a guest post about her wonderful project. I am looking forward to being interviewed by Anna on the show in the near future…
WomenUP Radio is a dynamic new online radio programme designed to facilitate women’s empowerment. It gives women ideas and solutions to improve your career, expand your entrepreneurial talents, incorporate your passions and achieve overall fulfilment and success.
So why did I start this wonderful – in my opinion 😉 obviously – creation, WomenUP Radio?
Well, my mentoring business focuses very much on women’s career development, fulfilment and success, a fundamental part of which I believe is linked to wellness: fitness, nutrition, mental positivity – so mind-body health – as well as the more obviously necessary business skills and talents.
In addition, I was honoured to be chosen as one of UN Women’s 2016-2017 Global Champion for Change at Empower Women as part of which we develop an initiative specifically to support and promote women’s empowerment.
I had already thought about radio (I’m a born chatterbox) so voilà, WomenUP Radio was born!
On the show, we welcome many inspiring guests including well-known women’s empowerment leaders, career, personal and business development experts, special guests from entrepreneurial, corporate, academic, political and cultural fields to discuss around the topic of women’s economic empowerment and development.
We like to include different and less ‘usual’ topics as well. Today, we need to be change-makers, we need to open our minds and look at creative and inspiring ways to achieve new and fulfilling visions. One size does not fit all!
On the show, our range of topics and guests are from a wide (and ever-widening) field, e.g.:
- How and why empowering women is so important
- Interviews with CEOs and HR Directors about what they look for from women in their company, how they support women’s advancement and the opportunities and development they offer.
- Interviews and advice from successful Entrepreneurs on how to launch out on your own and hone your entrepreneurial skills
- Interviews with women who have ‘made it’ – their experience, their challenges, their success and their lifestyle.
- Interviews with experts and leaders from organisations, associations, academia and politics. The views, commitment and innovation they offer to women for a better, healthier, independent and personally – as well as professionally – fulfilling future.
(As I have already hinted at it, I will let you into a little secret, one of my passions is a personal interest in alternative medicine, particularly ayurveda, yoga, meditation so I will be including guests from those fields too in the future ☺… and other areas – watch this space!)
The benefits gained from the radio show are considerable, including helping and supporting women by raising their knowledge and awareness, and that of their employers, of all issues surrounding this topic of equal opportunities, women’s empowerment and developing positively. As part of the programme, our guests also provide practical and actionable tips, strategies and coaching tools that women can use to progress and develop their career.
With this in mind, we are advocating to companies to actively show support of their employees, and their commitment to equality, by not only allowing, but by encouraging their employees to listen in to our programme every week during working hours!
In the programme, we aim to focus outwards for women’s growth – so the guests, whether CEOs, HRDs, industry experts, business leaders or successful women, rather than just talking only about their own success story, focus more on giving other women, and companies, the benefit of their experience and vision as well as sharing tips and strategies about how to further their career.
Above all, we like to have fun and be positive, giving listeners a boost as well as practical ideas to move forwards to the next step!