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The Purse Podcast

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We are changing the conversation for women about money and investing.We focus on how women can manage and invest their money in the public and private markets and how they are the driving force behind the change we want to see in the world.We talk to change makers, financial experts, wealth managers… read more

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#87: The Banking Crisis: how did we get here and what's next with Shaun Richards

March 23rd, 2023


Shaun Richards is an independent economist who specialises in inflation measurement and monetary economics. This follows a career in the City of …

#86: How women manage risk as investors, at work and in life with Michele Wucker and Barbara Stewart

March 11th, 2023


Michele Wucker is a strategist, speaker and best-selling author. She coined the term 'Gray Rhino' as a call to take a fresh look at how we respond to …

#85: Closing the gender wealth gap and managing your money with Vicky Pryce and Victoria Ross

March 2nd, 2023


Vicky Pryce is an Economist and the author of her latest book 'Women vs Capitalism', which was published by Hurst in November of 2019. She is a frequent contributor to media broadcasts and debates on the economy and on …

#84: Money and love: how to make important life decisions with Abby Davisson

February 17th, 2023


Abby Davisson is a social innovation leader and career development expert. Most recently, she spent nine years at global retailer Gap Inc., where she served as president of the Gap Foundation and a senior leader on the …

#83: Prioritising sustainability, social impact and financial success with Alix Lebec

February 10th, 2023


Alix Lebec is the founder and CEO of Lebec Consulting, a women-owned and led company working across philanthropy, impact investing, and ESG.

Alix is …

#82: Gender data, gender equality in the workplace and investing with a gender lens with Diana van Maasdijk

January 31st, 2023


Diana van Maasdijk is the Co-Founder & CEO of Equileap, an ESG data provider specialised in gender data.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, Equileap is the leading provider of data and insights on gender equality in the …

#81: 'The Female Factor': why women CEOs outperform and how to invest in gender equality via an ETF with Patricia Lizarraga

January 19th, 2023


Patricia Lizarraga is an experienced independent corporate board director, Audit Committee Chair, Risk Committee member and Financial Expert for NYSE listed companies.  She is a Wall Street executive with over 25 years …

#80: Setting up a UK MedTech Fund, gender smart investing, women's health and finding the right advisors and mentors with Tatum Getty

December 31st, 2022


Tatum Getty has built her career in marketing, working with brands such as Mattel, SoulCycle, Barry’s Bootcamp, and Tonal for the past 10+ years …

#79: Why women need to build their wealth, investing in female founders, diverse boards and startup investing lessons learnt with Barbara Clarke

December 15th, 2022


Barbara Clarke is the Co-Founder of The Impact Seat LLC and Chair of the Board of The Impact Seat Foundation. 

Launched in 2021, The Impact Seat …

#78: How women invest with Julie Castro Abrams

December 6th, 2022


Julie Castro Abrams is the founder and Managing Partner of How Women Invest, an early stage venture firm focussed on high growth, tech enabled …

#77: Building a business and investing for profit and impact, 'the exit' and why women need to invest with Anna Sofat

November 24th, 2022


Anna Sofat, known as the Voice of Women’s Wealth, is passionate about money being a force for good in business and beyond. As an award winning and highly qualified financial planner until recently, she had advised …

#76: The UK startup ecosystem, female founders, fund raising and investing in female-led innovation with Julia Elliott Brown

November 13th, 2022


Julia Elliott Brown is a highly respected entrepreneurial advisor working exclusively with female founders, with a wealth of experience in inspiring, …

#75: How volatile is the UK bond market and the problem with UK growth with Vicky Pryce

November 9th, 2022


Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser and a board member at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).

She was previously Senior Managing …

#74: Women's relationship to money, budgeting vs investing and working with a financial planner with Victoria Ross

October 31st, 2022


Victoria Ross is a Chartered Financial Planner for Progeny Wealth. 

Progeny bring together independent financial planning, asset management, tax, HR and private and corporate legal services, under one roof. Victoria has …

#73: Building a startup in the menopause market and why we need to talk about the menopause with Sally Mueller

October 14th, 2022


Sally Mueller is the Co-founder and CEO of Womaness. 

Womaness is a high-performance collection of modern menopause products developed for women, by …

#72: The UK bond market, rising interest rates and will the Bank of England stop printing money with Shaun Richards

October 6th, 2022


Shaun Richards is an independent economist who specialises in inflation measurement and monetary economics. This follows a career in the City of …

#71: Investing in women's reproductive and maternal health with Ruth Shaber MD

October 1st, 2022


Ruth Shaber, MD is the Founder and President of the Tara Health Foundation, which promotes health, well-being, and opportunity for women and girls through innovative evidence-informed programs. She is also the …

#70: Cleantech, regenerative economies and investing for net positive outcomes with Anna Poberezhna

September 16th, 2022


Anna Poberezhna is a sustainable development and technology entrepreneur. She is the founder for ClearHub which is reimagining resources, industrials …

#69: Women as decision makers and asset allocators with Patience Marime-Ball and Ruth Shaber MD

September 9th, 2022


Patience Marime-Ball has more than two decades of investment experience across capital markets, including debt and equity financing, large scale infrastructure, distressed assets, as well as venture stage opportunities.

#68: Rising inflation and the cost of living crisis in the UK with Shaun Richards

August 19th, 2022


Shaun Richards is an independent economist who specialises in inflation measurement and monetary economics. This follows a career in the City of …

#67: The markets today, how to think about a difficult or bear market and what actions are European investors taking with Rebecca Chesworth

August 15th, 2022


Rebecca Chesworth is an equities strategist, a thought leader and a conference speaker.

She loves to share a passion for equities investment built on extensive market and client knowledge from 30 years as a fund …

#66: How more women can start to invest in female-led startups with Gillian Fleming

July 26th, 2022


Gillian Fleming's expertise includes Advisor, Investor and Non-Exec to start-up and spin-out companies with 20 years’ experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem advising and nurturing early-stage ideas through to …

#65: Sextech, a trillion dollar market: an update on MLNP and the female founder journey with Cindy Gallop

July 13th, 2022


Cindy Gallop is the founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn (MLNP) launched at TED 2009 – ‘Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference’.

In 2013 she turned MLNP into the world’s first user-generated, human-curated social …

#64: The Gray Rhino, the risk fingerprint and why women are good at taking risks with Michele Wucker

June 30th, 2022


Michele Wucker is a strategist, speaker, and best-selling author. She coined the term “gray rhino” as a call to take a fresh look at how we respond …

#63: Inflation, stagflation and are we heading for a recession with Vicky Pryce

June 18th, 2022


Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser and a board member at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). 

She was previously Senior …

#62: Women's economic empowerment & financial inclusion with Mary Ellen Iskenderian

June 7th, 2022


Mary Ellen Iskenderian is President and CEO of Women's World Banking, a global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to financial …

#61: Investing in emerging managers in venture with Sara Zulkosky

May 25th, 2022


Sara Zulkosky is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Recast Capital, a 100% women-owned platform investing in and supporting emerging managers in …

#60 Gender lens investing and the gender lens scorecard with Marypat Smucker

May 10th, 2022


Marypat Smucker is a Co-Founder and Principal at Parallelle Finance, a gender lens investment research firm founded in 2019. Prior to founding …

#59: The menopause and how the female brain gets stronger and better in midlife with Dr Louann Brizendine

April 30th, 2022


Dr Louann Brizendine MD, completed her degree in Neurobiology at UC Berkeley, graduated from Yale School of Medicine, and did her internship and …

#58: UK female entrepreneurship and The Gender Index with Jill Pay

April 23rd, 2022


Jill Pay is a former Serjeant at Arms in the House of Commons and she was the first woman to hold this position in 600 years. Her appointment was …

#57: Female founders: how to generate $1m+ revenue with Kisha Mays

April 10th, 2022


Kisha Mays is a successful serial entrepreneur, visionary global business development strategist, a best-selling author, an angel investor and a …

#56: Investing in the North: female angel investing and female founders with Jordan Dargue

March 30th, 2022


Jordan Dargue is a founding director, non-executive director, Women Angel of the North, investor, talent & business growth consultant supporting …

#55: Investing in women in Latin America and emerging female fund managers with Anna Raptis

March 21st, 2022


Anna Raptis is the Founder and CEO of Amplifica Capital. 

Amplifica Capital is the first female focused VC firm in Mexico. They make investments that have a positive impact on the lives of women to increase their …

#54: Investing in black female founders with Sharon Vosmek

March 11th, 2022


Sharon Vosmek is the CEO of Astia and Managing Partner of the Astia Fund. Astia is a global organisation  that works to level the investment playing field for startups that include women. Ms. Vosmek developed  Astia’s …

#53: Female inheritors: redefining their relationship to wealth and money with Ella Chase Hyland

February 28th, 2022


Ella Chase Hyland is the co-founder of Wellth Works, which cultivates and develops authentic feminine leaders, showing women that they create success …

#52: Share power, the fund industry and stakeholder capitalism with Merryn Somerset Webb

February 14th, 2022


Merryn Somerset Webb is Editor in Chief of Moneyweek, the best selling financial magazine in the UK. She is also a contributing editor to and weekly …

#51: Investing in women/diverse teams and what makes 'a good investor' with Marcia Dawood

February 6th, 2022


Marcia Dawood is an investor in over 200 early stage private companies. In addition to her own investing, she is a Venture Partner with Mindshift Capital and a part of the investment committee for Next Wave Impact Fund. …

#49: Investing in a women-focused fund with Ann Badillo

January 15th, 2022


Ann Badillo is a leading business strategist and advisor to executives, entrepreneurs and organizations. She incubates and accelerates startup ventures and ecosystems around the world. Her expertise helps leaders …

#48: Gender lens equity investing and women in leadership with Angela Atherton

January 8th, 2022


Angela Atherton (CFA, FRM) is the Co-founder and Principal of Parallelle Finance. Her commitment to financial inclusion and impact investing began at the start of her career when she managed screening and performance …

#47: Money printing, rising inflation and what this means for your money with Shaun Richards

December 31st, 2021


Shaun Richards is an independent economist who specialises in inflation measurement and monetary economics. This follows a career in the City of …

#46: Mobilising investment into women founded startups and why women investors are key with Shelly Porges

December 18th, 2021


Shelly Porges is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, a global consortium of venture funds pledged to invest in …

#45: Why women need to design, build and invest in crypto and Web 3.0 with Fiona O'Donnell McCarthy

December 12th, 2021


Fiona O'Donnell McCarthy is a Principal at True Ventures. For more than a decade, she has partnered with founders to drive product innovation and help them to create the futures they envision. Her experience spans …

#44: How women can build a healthy relationship with money with Dr. Kate Levinson

December 2nd, 2021


Dr. Kate Levinson, PhD, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), is the author of Emotional Currency: A Women’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money, published by Random House. Her work focuses on …

#43: Financial advice for women and how to grow your net worth with Cathy Curtis

November 26th, 2021


Cathy Curtis, CFP® is the founder and CEO of Curtis Financial Planning, a full-service financial planning firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area …

#42: Gender lens investing, women's access to finance in emerging markets and measuring impact with Christina (CJ) Juhasz

November 15th, 2021


Christina (CJ) Juhasz is the Chief Investment Officer of WWB Asset Management (WAM,) a subsidiary of Women’s World Banking, responsible for raising and investing private equity funds with a gender lens.

Prior to joining …

#41: Women's health, closing the gender data gap and healthtech with Helene Guillaume

October 28th, 2021


Helene Guillaume is the founder and CEO of WILD.AI. She studied mathematics and financial risks, she was a quant in a hedge fund and management …

#40: Female led fintech innovation: why social impact and profitability go hand-in-hand with Isabel Oriol Bastos

October 21st, 2021


Isabel Oriol Bastos is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Business Development at ADA Impacto, a female-founded fintech startup.

Isabel …

#39: Rising inflation, slower economic growth and why UK investment is key with Vicky Pryce

October 16th, 2021


Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser and a board member at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). She was previously Senior Managing …

#38: Emerging female fund manager: how to launch a VC fund with Paulina Tenner

September 28th, 2021


Paulina Tenner is an entrepreneur, an angel investor, an author, a TEDx speaker and a founder of GrantTree, which started with a purpose to help tech …

#37: Marriage and divorce: how to manage your money with Mary Waring

September 18th, 2021


Mary Waring is the founder of Wealth for Women Ltd, an award winning financial advisory firm, working with midlife women to help them leap into the next stage of their life: whether that be moving on from divorce, …

#36: Women, money and power with Gloria Feldt

September 9th, 2021


Gloria Feldt is an acclaimed expert on women, power, and leadership with frontline leadership  experience, a bestselling author, and in-demand keynote speaker. She is co-founder and President of Take The Lead, whose …

#35: How a one-woman startup became a global publishing brand with Judy Piatkus

August 31st, 2021


Judy Piatkus is an entrepreneur, publisher and business coach specialising in conscious leadership. She founded Piatkus when she was in her 20s and grew the company to become an international brand, before selling it in …

#34: Women and risk with Barbara Stewart

August 11th, 2021


Barbara Stewart is a Chartered Financial Analyst with 28 years of investment industry experience; five years as a foreign currency trader and then …

#33: Longevity, mission-driven investing and how to live to 200 with Sergey Young

July 29th, 2021


Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend healthy lifespans of one billion people. To do that, Sergey founded the …

#32: The menopause, Gen M and how businesses drive change with Heather Jackson

July 14th, 2021


Heather Jackson is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for social movement and extensive experience in the field of diversity and talent management. 

The former CEO and founder of An Inspirational Journey, Heather has …

#31: Blockchain, crypto, DeFi and how women are innovating with Bridget Greenwood

July 8th, 2021


Bridget Greenwood is the founder of The Bigger Pie, an organisation focused on supporting women in blockchain and emerging tech. 

As women represent …

#30: Family offices: adapting to change, women's wealth and ESG investing with Angelo Robles

July 1st, 2021


Angelo Robles is the Founder and CEO of the Family Office Association (US/global).

He helps the world’s most successful families create modern, …

#29: The pandemic & the impact on the global, US and UK economy with Shaun Richards

June 25th, 2021


Shaun Richards is an independent economist who specialises in inflation measurement and monetary economics. This follows a career in the City of …

#28: How to negotiate: a job offer, with your male partner and as a female founder with Victoria Pynchon

June 14th, 2021


Victoria Pynchon is the co-founder of She Negotiates, a consulting firm and training workshop for women that nests today’s most effective negotiation …

#27: Report: Women in crypto with Marina Spindler

June 4th, 2021


Marina Spindler is a Business Strategy and Communications Consultant.

She worked at the oldest American think tank founded by Andrew Carnegie, and …

#26: How female entrepreneurs can raise millions: the power of story, mindset & prep with Donna Griffit

May 24th, 2021


Donna Griffit is a corporate storyteller. She has worked globally for over 16 years with Fortune 500 companies, startups and investors in a wide …

#25: The equities market: exchange traded funds (ETFs), sectors, cyclical vs value stocks and responsible investing with Rebecca Chesworth

May 14th, 2021


Rebecca Chesworth is an equities strategist, a thought leader and a conference speaker. 

She loves to share a passion for equities investment built on extensive market and client knowledge from 30 years as a fund …

#24: 2X Challenge, gender lens investing and female investors with Jessica Espinoza

May 4th, 2021


Jessica Espinoza is Vice President at DEG, the German Development Finance Institution (KfW Group) and the Chair of the 2X Challenge, a global initiative that has mobilised over $4.5 billion of gender lens investments …

#23: Building an impact startup and how to invest with Wai Foong Ng

April 23rd, 2021


Foong Ng is the founder and CEO of impact startup, Matchable. 

Foong was previously a Director at PwC advising on structuring M&A deals for Private Equity and Real Estate Funds. 

She also founded Suit & Pie, a …

#22: Gender lens investing in the developing world with Ulla Huotari

April 4th, 2021


Ulla Huotari is an Investment Manager at Finnfund, a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor. Ulla focuses on origination and execution of Financial Sector investments and projects with gender …

#21: Closing the gender equity gap with Katica Roy

March 14th, 2021


Katica Roy is a gender economist and the CEO and founder of Pipeline, an award-winning SaaS company that leverages artificial intelligence to identify and drive economic gains through gender equity. Pipeline launched …

#20: Rewire for wealth: how to change your relationship with money with Barbara Huson

March 7th, 2021


Barbara Huson (previously known as Barbara Stanny), is the leading authority on women, wealth and power. As a bestselling author, financial therapist, teacher & wealth coach, Barbara has helped millions take charge …

#19: Bitcoin, ethereum and decentralised finance (DeFi): what every investor needs to know with Diana Biggs

February 22nd, 2021


Diana Biggs is CEO of Valour, the issuer of exchange-traded products providing investors with exposure to innovations such as digital assets. Their first product, Bitcoin Zero, is listed on the Nordic Growth Market …

#18: Investing in the transformation of health with Julia Angeles

February 9th, 2021


Julia Angeles joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and is the Portfolio Manager of the Health Innovation Strategy. 

Prior to Baillie Gifford, Julia worked …

#17: Brexit & Covid-19: the impact on women with Vicky Pryce

January 27th, 2021


Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser and a board member at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). She was previously Senior Managing …

#16: Sextech: why the next big thing in tech is disrupting sex with Cindy Gallop

January 16th, 2021


Cindy Gallop is the founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn launched at TED 2009 – ‘Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference’. 

In 2013 she turned MakeLoveNotPorn into the world’s first user-generated, human-curated …

#15: Feminist economics, measuring 'women's work' and women's innovation with Katrine Marcal

January 10th, 2021


Katrine Marçal is an award-winning author, journalist and keynote speaker. Her first book “Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner” has been translated into more than 20 languages and was hailed by Margaret Atwood as “a smart, …

#14: Why women investing will change the world (and how they will do it) with Heather Ettinger

December 23rd, 2020


Heather Ettinger is the CEO and Founder of Luma Wealth Advisors (US).

As a champion for women and girls for over 30 years, Heather Ettinger is widely recognised for her unique experience and dedication to helping women …

#13: How female angels invest and why female founders are shaking things up in retail with Eva Pascoe

December 13th, 2020


Eva is a digital leader who has pioneered the Internet, e-payments, e-commerce fashion solutions and e-CRM.

Eva co-founded the world's first Internet …

#12: How to manage your money with Tina Weeks

November 12th, 2020


Tina Weeks is the founder of Serenity Financial Planning, a unique financial planning company that aims to deliver Financial Life Planning to as many people as possible in the UK. Tina has been a financial adviser since …

#11: How to invest in startups through an angel syndicate with Matthew Stafford

October 13th, 2020


Matthew Stafford has worked with startups since 2010 and is the co-founder of 9others, a global entrepreneurs network, and Dot Matrix Group, an angel investment syndicate.

9others was established in 2011 and is now a …

#10: Closing the gender pay gap: how to negotiate more pay and what this means for your money with Katie Donovan

September 19th, 2020


Katie Donovan is one of the leading pay-equity experts and advocates in the US.  She innovated and authored the widely praised and quickly adopted restrictions on the common question of salary history in hiring and …

#9: Radical generosity and the women working on the world's to-do list with Vicki Saunders

August 1st, 2020


Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world.  Vicki is …

#8: How women are powering the next generation of female (and diverse) founders and why investing for impact makes sense with Shelley Kuipers

July 26th, 2020


Shelley Kuipers is building the world she wants to live in. As an activist in business, entrepreneurship and investment, she is hell bent on defeating the status quo one project at a time, and replacing it with options …

#7: Female entrepreneurship, how to raise funding, why crowdfunding makes sense and how women can invest with Julia Elliott Brown

July 18th, 2020


Julia Elliott Brown, CEO and Founder of Enter The Arena, is the UK's leading fundraising and growth advisor working exclusively with women …

#6: How technology can help women and Gen Z become frequent investors with Lauren Winfield

July 8th, 2020


Lauren Winfield is the founder and CEO of Signum City, a mobile app that illuminates the power of money through gamifying the stock market. 

She aims to democratise investing and financial literacy, especially for Gen …

#5: Female-led venture capital (VC): why women investing can change the fundraising landscape for female founders- with Gail Wong

June 24th, 2020


Gail Wong is the General Partner for Her Capital: a venture capital fund with a laser focus on female founders. They believe in the strength, drive and potential of female entrepreneurs across Southeast Asia, the …

#4: The future of money: how women can start investing in digital assets with Veronica Mihai Das

May 16th, 2020


Veronica Mihai Das is one the of founding partners at Bloomwater Capital, a hedge fund based in the British Virgin Islands that employs quantitative algorithmic trading strategies for traditional cryptocurrency markets.

#3: Financial planning & wealth management: how women can grow their wealth with Anna Sofat

May 3rd, 2020


Anna Sofat is the founder of Addidi, a financial services boutique for women.  Anna sold the business to the Progeny Group who are spearheading a …

#2: Angel investing: how more women can invest in start-ups with Sarah Turner

April 5th, 2020


Sarah is a technologist, entrepreneur and angel investor. In 2014 she co-founded the fast-growing and award-winning angel network, Angel …

#1: Women, money & investing: why there has never been a better time for women investors with Barbara Stewart

February 28th, 2020


Barbara Stewart is a Chartered Financial Analyst with 28 years in the investment management industry, five years as a foreign currency trader and …

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