With the world getting used to a new sort of normal, a lot of us will be enjoying the perks of an increase in socialising with loved ones.
But despite social distancing and lockdown measures relaxing, the issue of loneliness – especially among certain groups – looks set to continue.
Vicky Sayers speaks to Naomi Phillips, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the British Red Cross, to find out about their latest research on the subject.
Lockdown is easing, and Britain is starting on the long road to economic recovery – but with a large proportion of Britain’s workforce still working from home, are the current circumstances preventing us from paying enough attention to keeping ourselves protected from cybercrime?
In this episode, Vicky Sayers is joined by Cyber Security Expert at UNISYS, JP Cavanna, to explore how we can stay safe online – at home.
While the world continues to try to balance the containment of COVID-19 with economic pressures, the financial ramifications of the virus continue to spread far and wide; with women finding themselves hardest-hit by lockdown unemployment. Vicky Sayers is joined by Esther Mukoro, founder of Money Nuggets – a career and personal finance blog for women – to find out how you can take steps to “future-proof” your finances at this time.
Over two months into lockdown here in the UK, you may well be wondering when life is going to get “back to normal” once this is all over – but many are already convinced that things will never be the same.
Vicky Sayers is joined by Ian Jenkins, CEO of Intrinsic Insight and author of a report projecting how behaviours could change following the COVID-19 outbreak, to talk about what the “new normal” might look like.
We all grow up expecting school to prepare us for life as adults – but up until recently, the national curriculum did not cover lessons in financial literacy. In this episode, Vicky Sayers is joined by Esther Mukoro, founder of the career and personal finance blog for women: Money Nuggets.
Together they discuss the effects that lack of financial education can have in adulthood, and Esther details how a risky investment choice gone wrong was the catalyst for her creation of Money Nuggets. She shares how she went about educating herself in finance, and offers advice for the best place to start to get control of your money.
With countries facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, Vicky Sayers speaks to brother Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin monk whose poem – “Lockdown” – has resonated with millions of people on a global scale. He talks about his inspiration for writing the uplifting piece, and offers advice to anyone suffering from anxiety or struggling with self-isolation measures in this difficult time.
Since the suffragette movement, women have had to work hard to gain autonomy in what was once very much “a man’s world”; and when it comes to finances, women are yet to achieve equality. Vicky Sayers is joined in this episode by Tamara Gillan, founder of the WealthiHer Network: created to inspire and empower women to grow and protect their wealth. They discuss the continuing economic inequality of the sexes, and the initiatives put in place by the WealthiHer Network to work towards equality.
70% of us will, at some point in our lives, experience “Impostor Syndrome”: the feeling of not deserving our accomplishments, and the persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. Vicky Sayers is joined in this episode by team and leadership development consultant, Rebecca Godfrey, who shares her own story of dealing with Impostor Syndrome. Rebecca talks about spending three weeks at The Priory in 2014 for work-related stress, and details her journey from her lowest point to founding her own consultancy business, Etheo Limited. She also shares some encouraging tips for anyone else struggling with similar feelings of inadequacy, and highlights the importance of talking to others when feeling overwhelmed.
Nowadays, you can invest with conscience to help spread a little good around the world – as well as keeping an eye on your returns. Did you know for instance, that investing in sustainable businesses over the last few years now delivers equal, or even better returns than conventional investments*? Whether you want to support businesses working to reverse climate change, ensure access to clean water for everyone, give people a head-start with a micro-loan or encourage gender diversity and equality in the boardroom – you can do this. Find out how at the first Sustainable & Social Investing Conference – for private investors, in London, on Thursday 12th December (not the only important thing happening that day!) Share Radio are media partners which means our listeners can claim £20 off the cost of the ticket – just remember to use the code SHARERADIO when you register. Find out more by visiting the website sustain.social.
We’re becoming increasingly reliant on technology of all kinds, divulging more and more of our most personal details online and on internet-connected devices. But are we investing in suitable safeguarding measures to protect ourselves against hacking?
Well, apparently not. Research from cyber-security experts, nCipher Security, has revealed that as more and more things become connected to the internet – from wireless home sensor networks, to smartphones, to wearable tech – we’re leaving ourselves wide open to cyber-attacks.
In this episode of the Share Interview, Vice President of Global Distribution from nCipher Security, Peter Carlisle, joins Vicky Sayers to offer his advice.