Personal Journals

Includes short interviews with Every Day Inspirational Women, Trailblazers & Mothers who have walked with us #PIW of Portsmouth 2019 Awards #whoinspiresyou? More info on www.pamodzicreatives.org.uk / Instagram PamodziDanceAfrica / Facebook & Twitter

Episodes

‘Lead with empathy and you’ll never go wrong’.

This episode is a radio feature of Rebecca Lodge, founder of StartUp Disruptors with special thanks to Express FM’s  Nicola Lashley.

StartUp Disruptors are an inclusive online incubation and business acceleration community that provides world-class mentoring, coaching and advice, without any expensive risks. They will help you to refine and realise your business offering and make that move away from the day job, or corporate life, once and for all.

 

Rebecca Lodge, talks to Nicola Lashley of Express FM about creating a sustainable echo system for entrepreneurs and the joys of being able to support local initiatives such as Urbond and Pamodzi. Rebecca also talks about the importance of challenging the subtle and not so subtle ways that women can be marginalised from ‘sluts to nuts’ and what can be done to support all entrepreneurs from marginalised communities.

https://www.startupdisruptors.co.uk/

Special thanks to www.expressfm.com 

 

 

 

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‘I like the quote: you never look down on someone unless it stops help them up..I genuinely believe this” Alison Lee

 

The Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Project would not be possible without the supporters behind it. This series takes time out to meet some of the wonderful Award Event Sponsors. In this episode Roni Edwards talks to Alison Lee, Managing Director of Biscoes Solicitors about the challenges and opportunities women and young girls face in the city.

 

Biscoes is  an award winning law firm based in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. They can advise businesses, organisations and individuals in a wide range of legal issues. Their team are flexible, proactive problem solvers, who use law as a tool to provide innovative and tailored solutions that deliver a better outcome for you, or for your business.

 

https://www.biscoes-law.co.uk/

 

Head to our Youtube Page for a video blog of this interview. You can find find out more about the work of Pamodzi through our social media platforms on link.tree page

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“At a local level its much more like (a family) so its kind of an extension of your school family. There’s people there who you can bounce ideas off, who you can share ideas with and collaborate with”.

 

The Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Project would not be possible without the supporters behind it. This series takes time out to meet some of the wonderful Award Event Sponsors. In this episode Roni Edwards talks to Alison Rogers, National Education Union (NEU) Portsmouth Equalities Officer about the important role the NEU plays in supporting its members.

 

“The National Education Union (NEU) is the largest education union in Europe, representing educational professionals across the UK” says Alison Rogers. “Together, we want to shape the future of education and we have a powerful voice in making the changes that will benefit teachers, support staff and ultimately our pupils”.

 

https://neu.org.uk/

Head to our Youtube Page for a video blog of this interview. You can find find out more about the work of Pamodzi through our social media platforms on link.tree page

 

 

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“(As employees) I’m proud we’re able to offer taking your child to playgroup as the norm…..a fundamental issue for people in the city is childcare…its got to be worth you going back to work”  Anna Smith 

The Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Project would not be possible without the supporters behind it. This series takes time out to meet some of the wonderful Award Event Sponsors. In this episode Roni Edwards talks to Sarah Roads and Anna Smith, founders of The Middle Group about the importance of work life balance and making sure you’re paying attention to the correct child in their swimming lesson...  

The Middle Group was formed by two experienced recruiters who started their own businesses in the Marine, Insurance, Financial Services and Pharmaceutical sectors, offering permanent, temporary and contract solutions to many clients around the UK. Their aim was to create a work/life balance that couldn't be gained by working in the 'normal' recruitment office environment. 

Whilst running successful businesses since 2017 they have joined forces to create the Middle Group, offering recruiters the opportunity to run their own business with full autonomy supplying all the tools required to hit the ground running.

www.themiddlegroup.co.uk

Head to our Youtube Page for a video blog of this interview. You can find find out more about the work of Pamodzi through our social media platforms on link.tree page

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 So we got all the friends together on the group chat and I said  “(the police will find you)..just tell them, be honest and tell them what happened ….  if you don’t tell anyone and you try and keep it hidden, you’ re going to be guilty..if you give yourself in, then you’ll still be guilty, but  you’ll have the respect of knowing that you know that you messed up and you want  to tell someone”…so that made them realise and they told their mum  (Jack, 15 ) 

 

Pamodzi means together. We celebrate inspirational stories and collaborate with creatives to challenge, affirm and inspire.  To mark #international mens day, our "Conversations With My Son" series celebrates the magic of family and leans into conversations around mental health and the impact of culture to our definition of family.  Jack and his Mum Vicky talk about the importance of open lines of communication with each other and how opportunities of counselling gave them the tools to communicate more effectively with each other.  For Jack especially, it has also given him the gift of empathy in supporting friends who are themselves struggling with their own mental health.  

 

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“Mental health means being kind to yourself….and it also means being able to let your emotions help you”  (Dylan, 7)

Pamodzi means together. We celebrate inspirational stories and collaborate with creatives to challenge, affirm and inspire.  For #internationalmensday,  our "Conversations With My Son" series celebrates the magic of family and leans into conversations around mental health and the impact of culture to our definition of family.   Dylan and his Mum Siobhan talk about the  post transition back to school and  he also gives the grown up in his life some advice on how to protect their mental health.

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"Sad feels like you’re falling 100 miles into a black world….hugging my mummy helps".   (James, 7) 

Pamodzi means together. We celebrate inspirational stories and collaborate with creatives to challenge, affirm and inspire.  To mark #internationalmensday,  our 'Conversations With My Son' series celebrates the magic of family and leans into conversations around mental health and the impact of culture to our definition of family.  James and his Mum Julia  talk about the power of hugs, the importance of empathy and kindness and the joys of planning an unplanned pregnancy with four weeks notice !

#boystomen #internationalwomensday #conversation #podcast #podcast community #mentalhealth #whoinspiresyou #whatinspiresyou #family #community #mumswithboys #boymum

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“Advice to my younger self ? Stay connected. Keep your eye on the ball..don’t look from the outside in”

As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. Jessica Whitbourn recently launched her own Performing Arts School and is an Award Recipient (Sports) for her incredible commitment to building an international Twirling movement during Lockdown. 

Find out more about her work on these platforms :

Website : Jessica Whitbourn School of Performing Arts

Instagram JW School of Performing Arts   & Twirlversity 

You can find the complete film of the  2021 Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards on our YouTube page.

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"I find everything about Autism amazing. It's like undoing a little puzzle piece,  finding these connections..... and once you get the communication and they come to you with a symbol or something like that, it's just amazing. I just love my job ".
As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. In this episode Gemma Hinks talks to Shamila Shirima about why her father is her inspirational role model, what motivates her in her  and the privilege of being able to volunteer in different ways through out lockdown. 

You can find the complete film of the  2021 Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards on our YouTube page.

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"Children don't have the magic for long enough and this Christmas... I really wanted to create that magic (with) the North Pole Elf Company and ... wanted to help families create memories that were really tangible and weren't necessarily through a screen.... we gave away a number of visits (people nominated families who had a particularly difficult year) ..the nominations and stories that came out of it were incredible ....".

As part of this year's Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards, we took the opportunity to hear from some of the women nominated for being inspirational. Hazel is founder of  Black Heart Theatrical  and in this episode she speaks to Shamila Dhana about  having to overcome the challenge of transferring an interactive creative practice online. This has included an online interactive Bedtime Stories project, The North Pole Elf Company, and an online parent club with practical, creative advice and ideas.

www.blackhattheatrical.com

You can find the complete film of the  2021 Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards on our YouTube page.

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