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Stephanie Matthews Podcasts

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Stephanie Matthews. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Stephanie Matthews, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Stephanie Matthews. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Stephanie Matthews, often where they are interviewed.

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BONUS - Extended Interview w/ Stephanie Matthews

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As promised, here's Garrett's extended interview with the incomparable, Stephanie Matthews! Be sure to check out her work here at https://stringcandy.com.
Jun 17 2020 · 58mins
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Staging A Creative Comeback - Stephanie Matthews, Creative Equals

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Stephanie Matthews is Partnerships Director at Creative Equals where she is currently launching the next series of their Creative Comeback Returners Programme. The programme is a two-week bootcamp for people who've worked in the advertising industry but have had a prolonged period away from it and now need a hand to get back in. It involves training as well as working on a real creative brief. Some participants may also get the opportunity to do a mini-internship.  

Details about the Creative Comeback Returners Programme are here http://www.creativeequals.org/creativecomeback

You can find Stephanie here https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanielmatthews

You can find Creative Equals here http://www.creativeequals.org/

And here's an article Stephanie wrote about the power of businesses with diverse employee populations which cites the McKinsey research she mentions in the interview: https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/how-mary-poppins-could-inspire-gender-equality-workplace

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Feb 17 2020 · 34mins

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An interview with Stephanie Matthews

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Outvertising's Joanne Oatts talks to Bloom President and Creative Equals Partnerships Director Stephanie Matthews. They talk about Bloom, Virgin, ITV and other places where Stephanie has worked, and - amongst other things - that Anna Friel kiss!

Bloom https://www.bloomuk.org/

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Stonewall UK article on THAT Anna Friel kiss: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/1994-same-sex-kiss-between-two-women-brookside-builds-first-kiss-between-two-men

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Dec 15 2019 · 40mins
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Episode 139 Stephanie Matthews has a pint with Seaniebee

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With her family hailing from British Guiana, Stephanie Matthews discusses the challenges of growing up as a gay person of colour in 90s Britain. Her career trajectory has seen her take these lessons and experiences and apply them to helping others. She is a champion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace; the current President of Bloom UK and heavily involved in the Stonewall School Model Programme. Stephanie was recently appointed Partnerships Director at Creative Equals, a global agency championing inclusion and diversity in the creative industries. She previously worked as a senior campaign manager at The Virgin Group and at ITV and Channel 4.
http://www.creativeequals.org/ https://www.bloomuk.org/

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Release date: November 10th 2019
Runtime: 35m
Recorded: London
Nov 10 2019 · 35mins

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Episode 3 - Stephanie Matthews - Be more you

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Today's guest is Stephanie Matthews. Steph has worked her way up in the marketing and communications industry, starting out in advertising research at Channel 4 and gaining experience at a myriad of companies from ITV to News Australia: working in the UK and Australia to hone her skills. She recently moved to join Virgin as a Senior Campaign manager in London. Steph talks about how Virgin is a company that strongly aligns with her personal values.

In her spare time she is the President of the Women's network Bloom. Bloom strives to ensure women have equal opportunity in the communications industry. They work to future-proof women's careers, drive industry change and also run a mentoring programme to pay it forward to the next generation of women.

In today's episode we cover a number of topics which are common themes to lots of women. We have a very open and honest chat about the importance of not comparing yourself to others, understanding your values and scripting in family time to enable better work-life balance.

Read more about Bloom: https://www.bloomuk.org
Steph nominates Jane Evans: https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/jane-evans-return-invisible-women
More about Shine Theory: https://www.shinetheory.com
Backing music: by "RSPN" by Blank and Kytt courtesy of Free Music Archive http://freemusicarchive.org
May 05 2019 · 45mins
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Breathe Calm Air Aviation Campaign with Stephanie Matthews

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Breathe Calm Air is an online video contest launched by the aviation company Calm Air in May of 2018. The goal was to promote mental health and help support and foster creativity among the youth of the Kivalliq Region in Nunavut. The applicants send in videos showcasing whats important to them and what helps them breathe in calm air.

Breathe Calm Air campaign main page.

Stephanie Matthews talks about the culture at Calm Air and how everyone she works with is passionate about both the airline and the communities they help.

InteliSys Home Page. 

Nov 26 2018 · 27mins
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Ep. 4: Stephanie Matthews - String Candy CEO

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Your dreams are probably not going to look like what everyone else thinks they should. Stephanie Matthews’ dreams are a powerful example of that. Stephanie made the choice to change her career focus to pursue what everyone (including her) thought was a long-shot career path, that of becoming a professional musician. She had the talent, no doubt about that, but the odds of her making it professionally were clearly not in her favor. It’s important to listen to those who care about you. But you can also listen too much. Stephanie’s story highlights the difficult decisions that sometimes come from following your dreams.

TWEET: Taking the more difficult path and the fruit it bears, on this episode of #ChasingDreams

Is it possible to “hit the top” when pursuing your dreams?

Many people think it is possible to entirely fulfill your every dream. It could be possible, depending on what the dream is. But Stephanie is one of the most successful people you’ll ever hear of in her field, but she’s quick to say that she won’t ever hit the top. Why? Because she believes that in order to keep growing, she can’t become content with where she is in life. She’s got to keep pushing forward, stretching herself in terms of skills and personal growth. Even though she’s living her dream, she’s still pressing on. That’s an admirable trait in anyone. Find out more about Stephanie’s drive to succeed in this episode.

The choice to pursue a dream that was against the odds.

Stephanie Williams challenged herself in ways she didn’t fully understand when she chose to educate herself to become a professional musician. Especially in the genre she chose: Classical music. Stephanie’s determination was purely an outgrowth of her love for music and the dream of performing on a big scale. You could search high and low to find an “against the odds” example that is more impressive than hers, and you would come up short. She made her dream come true, but not without the bumps and bruises that the long, hard road of getting there has given her. Hear her story, what keeps her going, and how she’s not satisfied with standing still, on this episode of Chasing Dreams.

Everyone has regrets, but Stephanie Williams would not change a thing.

Most of us have a handful of mistakes or misjudgments we’ve made that we wish we could go back and do over. But not Stephanie Williams. In her journey to becoming a professional musician and CEO of StringCandy, she’s made plenty of mistakes. But her perspective on those mistakes is not one of wishing for a do-over. She believes that every one of those mistakes and the circumstances around them are what have contributed to her being who she is and to her getting to where she is. Without them, or with changes to them, she thinks the outcome would have been very different. Her interesting perspective on the mistakes she’s made gives a fresh spin to her story. You’ll want to hear it.

Advice for those who want to pursue their dreams… from someone who has achieved hers.

The hard road to becoming a professional musician was entirely worth it to Stephanie Williams. There’s nothing she regrets about the path she’s been on. When asked what advice she would give to people just starting out on the road toward their dreams, she says to make sure that you’re going for the dreams you want, not those others expect of you. She acknowledges that it’s very hard to butt heads with parents or loved ones who don’t understand or believe in your dream, but in the end, she says you can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what is true to you, so get on with it.

TWEET: Don’t live your life for other people… Stephanie Matthew’s story


  • [0:06] Explanation of some “strange” things you may hear in this episode.
  • [1:12] Thanks for listening and updates on Aimee’s personal photo challenge.
  • [2:53] Introduction of Stephanie Matthews, a gal who’s living her dreams now when it wasn’t always the case.
  • [4:56] Why Aimee wanted to have Stephanie on the show.
  • [6:00] Is it possible to hit the top when it comes to your dreams?
  • [6:54] What is String Candy?
  • [8:59] The big things Stephanie is doing and how it wasn’t always like this.
  • [10:05] The importance Stephanie’s education had in the development of her skills for what she’s doing now.
  • [12:04] How Stephanie began venturing into “new music” and what it’s done for her career.
  • [14:47] The decision Stephanie made to go full time into music.
  • [19:20] How Stephanie challenged herself by getting into a program that would be very difficult and hard to pay off (in terms of student loans).
  • [20:51] Why Stephanie is surprised at what she’s been able to accomplish so far.
  • [22:32] Dealing with the reality of a family or support system that doesn’t get your dream.
  • [26:44] How Stephanie took the path that was more difficult, and why.
  • [29:45] Assessing whether you have what it takes to get to your dreams.
  • [31:22] Why Stephanie would not do anything differently.
  • [33:56] Would a stranger who’s interested in music say that Stephanie is happy?
  • [35:45] Stephanie’s advice to those wanting to pursue their dreams.
  • [39:20] The “Favorite Things” game!
  • [46:25] Stephanie’s proudest moments so far (2 of them).


Aimee asks Stephanie about her “favorite” things in a variety of categories… it’s a great way to get to know Stephanie.

  1. Show:  Scandal
  2. Color:  Blue
  3. Place to Visit:  Los Angeles and Trinidad
  4. Music:  All of it
  5. Person I Still Want to Meet:  Barak Obama
  6. Book: David Bach - Smart Women Finish Rich
  7. Food:  Curry Goat Roti
  8. Old School Television Show:  Cosby Show
  9. Thing To Do:  Traveling
  10. Movie:  Braveheart, Love Jones, Last Dragon, Wolf of Wall Street
  11. Memorable Performance:  (1) Final Performance with National Symphony Orchaestra at Kennedy Center and (2)  Senior Recital at Indiana University


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Sep 22 2015 · 51mins