Women Authors of Achievement (WAA) Podcast

Women Authors of Achievement (WAA) Podcast, hosted by Daria Suvorova.

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E.92 Unveiling the power of African Botanicals with Nana Addison (Live Podcast)

E.92 Unveiling the power of African Botanicals with Nana Addison (Live Podcast)

Who are the "forgotten" beauty customers and what is hair and scalp neutrality? Let's decode in today's episode. Founded by Nana Addison, Ancient Beauty is more than just another beauty brand. As the mainstream hair care brands overlook diverse hair textures and scalp conditions, Nana advocates for inclusivity and recognition of all beauty customers. Nana shared her impressive founder journey, the economic and agricultural impact of African Beauty, the importance of indigenous botanical ingredients from baobab to kigelia. We also learn about tiger nuts! Get ready to unlock the secrets of African botanicals and hear the story from one of Europe's most influential women in the Startup and Venture Capital Space - Nana Addison.

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E.91 Learning to pursue things one loves and embracing personal freedom with Miriam Wohlfarth (Live Podcast)

E.91 Learning to pursue things one loves and embracing personal freedom with Miriam Wohlfarth (Live Podcast)

We had a privilege to sit down with Miriam Wohlfarth, one of the first female fintech founders in Germany and a pioneering figure in the fintech industry. From her humble beginnings in the travel industry to co-founding RatePAY and later Banxware, Miriam has played a pivotal role in shaping the digital payment landscape in Europe. With nearly two decades of experience in online payments and fintech, Miriam shares great insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry today. In this episode, Miriam shares her thoughts on the looming shortage of skilled workers and her strategy on attracting top talent. We explore her involvement in advisory roles and volunteer work, and her commitment to giving back and making a positive impact. 


We'll also explore Miriam's approach to leadership, her tips for maintaining balance in a fast-paced environment, and the invaluable learnings she's gained throughout her entrepreneurial journey.


So sit back, relax, and enjoy this conversation with Miriam!


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E.90 Recognizing crises as opportunities and living life on one's own terms with Kathrin Anselm (Live Podcast)

E.90 Recognizing crises as opportunities and living life on one's own terms with Kathrin Anselm (Live Podcast)

Today we welcome you to a live edition of the show recorded from the eclectic Kreuzberg based showroom Objekte Unserer Tage with an audience of over 80 people! In this episode, we dive into the journey of a courageous woman who in the early stages of her career had to face self-doubt. From her beginnings in management consulting to her current role as Managing Director at Airbnb for DACH, CEE and CIS, Kathrin Anselm has been recognizing crises as opportunities for growth, discovering her resilience and the journey to self-confidence.


In this episode, Kathrin shares how she conquered the fear of the unknown and challenged the beliefs that were present in her upbringing. Addressing societal pressures on family-building, she advocates for individual autonomy and living life on one's own terms. We speak about journaling, positive affirmations, staying active, and investing in oneself. I invite you to today’s episode which encapsulates a journey of self-discovery and resilience, guided by empathy and continuous growth.


And remember, if you enjoy today's episode, don't forget to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform. We really love reading those!

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E.89 Awakening for change with Susann Sitte and Birgit Amelung (Live Podcast)

E.89 Awakening for change with Susann Sitte and Birgit Amelung (Live Podcast)

Today, we dive into the theme of "Awakening for Change" with Birgit Amelung and Susann Sitte, founders of The HER KLUB, joined by a live audience at a gorgeous venue of Princip members club here at Hotel Telegraphenamt in Berlin. As we embrace the arrival of Spring, Birgit and Susann lead us through reflections on pivotal moments in their lives. They share experiences of leaving toxic environments, navigating personal healing, and integrating spiritual practices into their daily lives. From Susann's journey following the sudden loss of her mother to Birgit's spiritual exploration, their stories inspire self-discovery.


In this episode, Birgit and Susann talk about friendship in the business setting. Time to be awake and ready for a change! And if you enjoy the show make sure to rate it on Spotify or leave a review on Apple Podcasts.


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E.88 Exploring the significance of Berlin State Opera in the modern world with Anja Gossens (Live Podcast)

E.88 Exploring the significance of Berlin State Opera in the modern world with Anja Gossens (Live Podcast)

We recorded a live episode at the iconic Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden, as we delved into the world of opera and culture with Anja Gossens, the Head of Development of the institution. The Berlin State Opera holds a rich cultural heritage, dating back to its founding in the 18th century. Seated in the heart of Berlin, this institution has been a beacon of artistic excellence, captivating audiences with its breathtaking performances for centuries.


Anja is a trailblazer in the world of arts and culture. With a background in art and theater studies, Anja brings a wealth of experience to her role as Head of Development at the Berlin State Opera. Her passion for innovation and her dedication to making opera accessible to all have been instrumental in shaping the future of this esteemed institution. Throughout our conversation with Anja, we'll depict the intersection of art, culture, and society.


Whether you're a seasoned opera enthusiast or someone curious about the transformative power of the arts, make sure to share the episode with a friend and see if they enjoy it too!


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E.87 Discovering Mexico City's journey to becoming the World Design Capital with Andrea Cesarman

E.87 Discovering Mexico City's journey to becoming the World Design Capital with Andrea Cesarman

Another episode which we recorded straight from Mexico City with Andrea Cesarman – a visionary in the world of design, an interior architect with over 30 years of experience, and a key advocate for Mexican design and creativity. In 1990, along with her partners Emilio Cabrero and Marco Coello, Andrea founded C Cúbica Arquitectos, a multidisciplinary Interior architect firm where numerous times their work has earned them prestigious awards.

Since 2009 Andrea serves as the Director of Design Week México, the annual event that serves as a platform for showcasing the talents of Mexican designers, promoting design trends within the country, and bringing together the creative minds that drive innovation. Thanks to her remarkable leadership, Mexico was designated as the World Design Capital in 2018, the first in the Americas.


Today, we're going to delve into the world of design in Mexico, it's rich history, its evolution, and the incredible potential it holds. We'll explore the significance of events like Design Week Mexico and her role in taking it to new heights. We'll discuss her remarkable journey and her current reflections on life!


If you enjoyed today's episode, share it with a friend and see if they like it too! 


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E.86 Preserving Mexican artisanal craftsmanship with Melissa Avila

E.86 Preserving Mexican artisanal craftsmanship with Melissa Avila

What a special moment and a dream come true to take the Women Authors of Achievement Podcast to a different country. This is our first time doing it and we are grateful for Mexico City to be the starting point for this adventure. Melissa Avila is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in the vibrant city of Tijuana, Mexico. Today, as a founder of M.A Studio, she calls Mexico City her home. 


M.A Studio is not just a studio; it's a movement, it's a passionate endeavor dedicated to promoting the preservation of artisanal craftsmanship. With he mission to expand the realms of creativity and get inspiration from traditions, local wisdom, building the common ground between personal and collaborative efforts. Today, we embark on a captivating journey with Melissa as she shares her story, her vision, and the incredible impact she's making in Mexico.


Huge thank you to Caroline Foerster and Ann-Kathrin Zotz from White Label Project for connecting us to the most amazing women of Mexico City!

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E.85 Reflecting on the influence of WAA Podcast and sharing the learnings with Daria Suvorova

E.85 Reflecting on the influence of WAA Podcast and sharing the learnings with Daria Suvorova

As you’ve probably already guessed, today we’re shaking things up a bit. Today, Cara von Beust will take over and put WAA Podcast Founder and Host Daria Suvorova in the interviewee seat. Why? Well, because the extraordinary woman behind this podcast, Daria, has so many insights and learnings from her journey at WAA Podcast that we can all be inspired by. In this episode, Daria will reflect on the story behind the podcast and her personal highlights of Women Authors of Achievement. We’ll also talk about the balancing act between a full-time job and a side gig, explore her personal learnings from the podcast, and give you a sneak peek into what's coming up in Season 4. So, without further ado, let's get started on this special episode with Cara von Beust interviewing the incredible Daria Suvorova.

Make sure to follow the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or any streaming platform of your preference. It's going to be a unique and insightful journey you won't want to miss!


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E.84 Bridging the gap for female-founded startups in Europe with Bettine Schmitz

E.84 Bridging the gap for female-founded startups in Europe with Bettine Schmitz

For our final episode of 2023, we invited Bettine Schmitz, founder and partner of Auxxo, the Berlin-based Female Catalyst Fund. Tine's work with Auxxo sheds light on the challenges faced by female founders in the startup ecosystem. During her former times at Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator, together with her team, Tine has backed over 100 companies at the pre-seed stage, including N26 and studysmarter. On the show, she shares her advice for those seeking investment and navigating the world of venture capital, and also how one gets into angel investing.


So let’s get started on today's episode with Tine! Make sure to follow the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or any streaming platform of your preference. 


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Bio of Women Authors of Achievement (WAA) Podcast

Women Authors of Achievement (WAA) Podcast, hosted by Daria Suvorova. This podcast is dedicated to showcasing the incredible achievements and inspiring stories of women who are making a significant impact in various fields.

In today's world, women are embracing their entrepreneurial spirit, investing in their passions, and stepping into leadership roles. The Women Authors of Achievement Podcast serves as a valuable resource for listeners seeking personal discovery and inspiration. Each episode features remarkable women who have achieved extraordinary feats in their respective industries.

Daria, the passionate host of the podcast, believes in celebrating the accomplishments of women and providing a platform for their stories to be heard. Through engaging interviews and thoughtful conversations, the Women Authors of Achievement Podcast shines a spotlight on the diverse experiences, challenges, and triumphs of these exceptional women.

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