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WeAreTheCity founder Vanessa Vallely OBE on following your intuition

Secrets of the Side Hustle

Scarlett Russell chats to Vanessa Vallely, the founder of WeAreTheCity, the network organisation supporting women in business.  Vanessa talks about how she approached her boss- when she worked in banking- on starting her side hustle, why she went to business school at 38 years old and she shares her advice on how to overcome setbacks.  Find out more about WeAreTheCity here… instagram.com/wearethecity_hq/wearethecity.com Follow The Sunday Times Style: instagram.com/theststyle/twitter.com/TheSTStyle To get more of The Times and The Sunday Times, visit thetimes.co.uk/secretsofthesidehustle Producer: Anya Pearce Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


27 Sep 2022

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Social Advocacy With Vanessa Vallely OBE, WeAreTheCity, CEO & Founder

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Tim and Sarah are joined by Vanessa Vallely, CEO and Founder of WeAreTheCity. In this episode they talk about how Vanessa got to where she is now, how the conversation about women in tech has changed over the past few years, and about the importance of sharing influence once you've got it


28 Feb 2022

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FIERCE: Building Your Impactful Career - Vanessa Vallely OBE - SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT

School for Mothers Podcast

FIERCELY serving others - that’s what my guest this week is all about. In this episode I’m joined by Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity and *so* much more. I explore with Vanessa: Why serving others is where it’s at Keeping up our resilience “Questionable” choices Important questions  Read the full show notes over on our website >>>  https://www.schoolformothers.com/podcast_sfm/80-fierce-vanessa-vallely/


27 Feb 2022

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#034 Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity - Betting On Yourself!

Bet On Yourself by Ann Hiatt

My guest today, Vanessa Vallely, embodies everything we celebrate on this podcast! I am thrilled to introduce her to you.  Vanessa Vallely is the CEO and founder of WeAreTheCity.com, which has 140,000 female members. Vanessa's corporate experience stems from a 25 year career in Banking, holding roles such as Head of Governance, Business Management & COO across nine financial institutions. Vanessa has won 22 awards for her work in finance, gender equality, entrepreneurship and charity - including OBE - which stands for the order of the British Empire award - for her services to Women and the Economy 2018. Vanessa is an accomplished founder, entrepreneur and global speaker. In this episode, we discussed so many incredible things! First, we discuss one of my favorite topics, creating opportunities even when they appear limited. Vanessa’s story really illustrates the art of punching above your weight and being brave enough to raise your hand. Vanessa also tells us about how she dreamt about working in the financial industry and how she made that happen, despite not having the typical academic background. Yes, she faced her fair amount of ‘'no's'' along the way. If you want to hear more, you'll have to listen to the episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ann-hiatt/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ann-hiatt/support


20 Oct 2021

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#01 Vanessa Vallely: The Queen of Women's Professional Networks

That's What She Said

Welcome to That's What She Said.In this episode, we are joined by Vanessa Vallely, CEO and founder of WeAreTheCity.com and author of the book Heels of Steel.During this episode, Vanessa and I talk about how to support women in all areas of life and the work she's done as reflected on her OBE for Services to Women in Economy. We talk about male allies and how it's important it is to bridge the gap of the gender divide. We discussed how it is to be a woman in today's corporate world - the challenges and frustrations.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


1 Jun 2021

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Finding your courage with Vanessa Vallely OBE

The Confidence Conversation

Our focus for this season is ‘Being Your Best Self’ and for our first ever podcast I'm joined by one of my own role models, Vanessa Vallely OBE, who is the CEO and founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen. She has been awarded not just one, but 22 awards for her work in finance, gender equality, entrepreneurship and charity. Vanessa is also the author of a brilliant book, Heels of Steel, that I can highly recommend. I am honoured she agreed to be my first guest and today I'm talking to her about finding your courage.Welcome to The Confidence Conversation podcast with Joy Burnford which explores the world of women, work and what it takes to feel more confident. Each episode offers inspiration, stories and light-hearted discussions with business leaders and experts from around the world. A lack of confidence is not a crime. So, if you need some motivation, inspiration or a boost of confidence, grab a cuppa, go for a dog walk, or escape for a drive and join us for today’s conversation about confidence. We'd like to say a big thank you to Capability Jane Recruitment for helping us bring this podcast to life. They specialise in finding highly talented individuals that want to work flexibly. If you know a business embracing flexible working, head over to www.capabilityjane.com quoting ‘The Confidence Conversation’ and if they become a client they’ll thank you with a £100 gift voucher. 


26 May 2021

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Vanessa Vallely OBE on asking for a pay rise, imposter syndrome & the Queen! | The Virtually Confident Podcast with Host Esther Stanhope

The Virtually Confident Podcast with Esther Stanhope – The Impact Guru!

How do you make it to the top?  How do you ask for money? And what did it feel like getting an OBE at Buckingham Palace? These are all on Esther’s agenda with her fantastic guest (who wrote the foreword to Esther’s book ‘Goodbye Glossophobia – Banish Your Fear of Public SpeakingEsther’s guest is Vanessa Vallely OBE is the CEO and founder of WeAreTheCity.com and WeAreTechWomen. Vanessa has won 22 awards for her work in finance, gender equality, entrepreneurship, and charity. She has helped to upskill over 12,000 women and has raised over £1m for various charities. Vanessa is also the author of "Heels of Steel, surviving and thriving in the corporate world", her next book is due to be released in 2022. She is also a former member of the GDS advisory board, Tech UK's Women's Council, CR-UK Women of Influence board.


12 May 2021

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Vanessa Vallely OBE Discusses Equality & Diversity in Tech

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Who: Vanessa Vallely OBE Founded of We Are The City. Com    In today’s episode Vanessa Vallely OBE (for services to women in the economy) has 25 years in banking, 13 years ago she realised the lack of opportunity for women in the organisation.   Vanessa has since started a number of initiatives aimed at gender equality, diversity across the board, championing entrepreneurship and a focus on intersectional feminism.   Of the back of her hard work and ideals she created We Are The City, which was developed 13 years ago, they celebrated their 13th birthday last week, and WeAreTechWomen seven years ago.    She discusses how and why these organisations are important, and what changes she has seen in tech. After winning 22 Awards in her career she is in a great position to give advice to those who are starting and developing their career.    Vanessa also shares what to expect from the One Tech World conference - an exciting  virtual educational and networking conference for men and women who are interested in tech.   ENJOY !    Vanessa Links    Twitter: - @wearethecity Instagram: @vanessavallelyobe / watc_hq Facebook:  LinkedIn:    Conference event link: (One Tech World):  Lavinia will be talking about Blockchain Communities and Female Leadership within them. It is going to be insightful! So, don't miss!    Vanessa’s Website:   Vanessa’s Books:   IWD Campaign 100 women:   WiBTalks Links   Instagram: @womeninblockchaintalks  Twitter: @LaviniaOsbourne  LinkedIn : @LaviniaOsbourne FREE EVENT:  ALL THE LINKS to what is going in the WiBT Community:


12 Apr 2021

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S1 BONUS EPISODE: Supporting the pipeline feat. Vanessa Vallely OBE

The Power of Privilege and Allyship

We are all looking to make a difference but all too often, we do not realise the impact we have made. Brought to you by The Austen Bronte Consultancy, 'The Power of Privilege and Allyship' podcast showcases the positive impact of using privilege to maximise allyship and transform lives. In this bonus episode, Dr. Funke Abimbola (CEO and Founder of The Austen Bronte Consultancy) interviews Vanessa Vallely OBE (CEO and Founder, We Are The City). Please subscribe, rate and share with your friends, family, colleagues and network!More about The Austen Bronte Consultancy at: https://funkeabimbola.com/austen-bronte-consultancyEmail us at: PersonalAssistant@FunkeAbimbola.comMore about We Are The City at:https://wearethecity.com/To book your ticket for One Tech World:https://wearetechwomen.com/conference/Follow us on Twitter:- The podcast: @AllyshipPodcast- Funke: @Champ1Diversity- Vanessa: @WATC_girl  Connect with us on LinkedIn:  - Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE - https://www.linkedin.com/in/funkeabimbola/ - Vanessa Vallely OBE - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessavallely/


11 Apr 2021

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S2 Ep9: Fireside Chat: India Gary-Martin and Vanessa Vallely OBE

She Talks Tech: from WeAreTechWomen

Today we hear from from India Gary-Martin and Vanessa Vallely OBE.  India is a globally recognized leadership expert and coach with a clientele of Fortune 500 executives from around the world.  They will be discussing what it’s like to be a top woman in tech, India’s career and entrepreneurship more generally.  If you want to find out more about India – you can connect with her on Linked In or go to Leadership For Execs.com Subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech'  from https://wearetechwomen.com Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.


10 Mar 2021