In April 2021, The Barton Partnership launched its Women in Leadership podcast series, an initiative celebrating female leaders who are at the top of their field, exploring the challenges they have faced and effective DE&I initiatives that have helped along the way.
Episode 8 with Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, CBE
In the eighth episode of our Women in Leadership podcast series, The Barton Partnership’s Founder and CEO Nicholas Barton is joined by Baroness Ruby McGregor Smith - CBE, the life peer and President of the British Chambers of Commerce.
Baroness McGregor-Smith was the former CEO of Mitie Group PLC, and the first Asian female Chief Executive of a FTSE 250 company. In 2012, she was awarded a CBE for services to business and promoting diversity.
Episode 7 with Kiran Sinharoy
In the seventh episode of our Women in Leadership podcast series, Kiran Rasoda is joined by Kiran Sinharoy, Executive Director at IQ-EQ. Kiran was previously Head of Procurement and Business Change at Intertrust Group and has over ~15 years of experience in general management, value creation, management consulting, M&A integration, greenfield operations, and driving revenue growth.
Here, she shares our career journey, the value in proactively seeking mentors, and the imperative to recognise and challenge inherent biases.
Episode 6 with Anne Laure Renoux
In the sixth episode of our Women Leadership podcast series, our Senior Consultant and Consumer Practice Lead Imogen Seear is joined by Anne Laure Renoux, former Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer at SSP Group.
Anne Laure began her career in Finance at L’Oréal before moving into Consulting at Bain & Company, then transitioning back into industry as Strategic Project Director at KFC France and Spain.
Here, she shares her career story, reflecting on the shift from Consulting to industry, the benefits of employee empowerment, and the importance of being your authentic self.
Episode 5 with Deepti Velury
‘You can always learn something new when you embrace the differences…’
In the fifth episode of our Women in Leadership podcast series, Kiran Rasoda is joined by Deepti Velury, Head of Global Technology and Chief People Officer at Tag. Here, she shares her experiences advancing her career in a male-dominated environment, what inclusion means to her, and the importance of psychological safety at work to drive diversity and innovation.
Episode 4 with Alice Woodwark
In this episode, our Senior Consultant and Consumer Practice Lead Imogen Seear is joined by Alice Woodwark, Managing Director at Mitie Communities. Alice was a fantastic and inspiring guest. Here, she shares her career story; reflecting on her experience as a woman and mother at McKinsey, how she navigated the move from consulting to industry and her insights gained championing D&I initiatives.
Episode 3 with Jessica Frame
In this episode, our Senior Consultant and Consumer Practice Lead Imogen Seear is joined by Jessica Frame, Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group.
Jessica was an inspiring guest who has had a fascinating career. Here, she shares her story; enlightening us on her lessons learned when moving in and out of consulting, the importance of challenging and redesigning the operating model and the imperative to take bolder action to drive diversity at leadership levels.
Episode 2 with Jana Siber
In this episode our Senior Consultant and Consumer Practice Lead Imogen Seear talks with Jana Siber, Managing Director at Arriva Group and a 'Women to watch' and 'Advocate for Change' in WiHTL's Hospitality, Travel & Leisure 2020 index. Here she shares her career story, being a female leader in a male-dominated workforce and the impact of a gender-balanced board.
Episode 1 with Rakhi Williams
In the first episode of our Women in Leadership podcast series, our CEO & Founder Nicholas Barton is joined by Rakhi Williams. Rahki has had an impressive career over the past 20 years as a strategy executive, working with global blue-chip organisations and leading high performing teams around the world.
Here she shares her career journey and lessons learned; what success looks like when you’re balancing a career with motherhood and the impact and value of mentors.