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  • 00:44

    Janicka Bassis - CEO and Founder of WWIRE World Women In Real Estate

    in Women

    Janicka Bassis was born in Chicago from Czechoslovakian Immigrants. Her mother Melanie Everet was one of the first women in commercial real estate in America and she taught her four daughters that there was no such a thing as a glass ceiling and that only stars were the limits.  Janicka studied at the prestigious Sophia University, Tokyo Japan and went also to the French National School Beaux Arts in Paris and received a scholarship from the Art Institute of Chicago. 
    Janicka's dream was to be a portrait artist. Unfortunately her husband fell ill and she became the sole bread winner of the family. After 7 years spent in the hotel industry specialising in the Japanese Market she followed the trails of her mother and started her very successful real estate career in 1987. She became one of the first Women Directors in France to sell commercial French Real Estate to the International Market. She created the first real estate transaction department in a French bank in 1993 and sold the then largest shopping center in France. She also created the first investment department for Foncia Entreprise as well as a family real estate fund with her sister in Vienna, Austria . Her Internet career began in 2012 when she was asked to develop a real estate social network for Institutional investors called Belbex where she worked for 2 years as International Development Director. Janicka enjoyed learning about start ups and Internet technology.

    She blazed the trail for other young women to enter that profession. She has been enjoying helping women for 25 years now which is also why she founded W.W.I.R.E the World Women In Real Estate network.

    Janicka lives in Paris, she speaks fluently French and Japanese and is now looking forward to learning Chinese.




  • 00:44

    Donna Darzentas - Senior VP - SD & HSE Mol Group

    in Women

    Donna Darzentas

    Very early in her career Donna Darzentas was one of the first females within an oil and gas company, a very male dominated sector. She had to face the "prove yourself first concept", that is to say that she had to prove first that she could meet challenges before being compensated equal to her male colleagues. Donna is today Senior VP - SD & HSE at Mol Group, a large international Oil & Gas company whose headquarters are in Hungary. 
    Prior to her current role Donna worked as Vice President in Walter Energy, an international mining company specializing in metallurgical coal production and processing, where she was a key member of the Business Team reporting directly to the President of Canadian and European Operations. Before that she also held several managerial positions in BP, including the position of Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment in BP Global and the position of Health, Safety and Environment Director in TNK-BP (leading Russian oil company specializing in crude oil processing).

  • Jasbindar Singh - Leadership coach, author and professional speaker

    in Women

    Jasbindar works as a coaching psychologist, leadership coach, author and professional speaker with over 30 years experience. She is the Director of
    SQ Executive Management Consultancy Ltd; an Auckland based coaching and consulting practice. 

    Jas choose to go against the grain of what was expected of her as a young Indian girl to pursue her passion and left home at the early age of 16. She created her life in a new country without all the normal support systems one could rely on. She has now been a solopreneur for nearly a quarter of a decade and is still going!

    Although Auckland has been her home for nearly 40 years now, she is an insightful, adventurous and thoughtful person who loves to dine out, watch movies and travel to far-away lands...

    Jas will share with us how she is encouraging/reinforcing herself and others to not give up on their dreams and to find one's mojo and live that as best as possible, in spite of the constraints.

  • 00:43

    Anja Degenhardt - Quitting everything for a life altering world trip

    in Women

    Anja Degenhardt grew up in a tiny village in former Eastern Germany close to the border. She was 8 when the wall came down. Her parents, who were blue collar workers, struggled wit unemployment thereafter. That is probably why financial security became so important to Anja. Although she wanted to stay close to her home, she found an apprenticeship in Frankfurt, 200 kms away from there.  After that apprenticeship she choose security and money and studied while working full time in real estate. She got the opportunity to do international real estate and loved that she was working with parts of the world she had never seen before. She had the opportunity to work in the company's foreign branches in the UK and the US without having to leave her comfort zone. In London, a colleague told her that she had saved money and had done a worldtrip, although very tempting, that seemed totally out of reach for her in her current situation. 5 years later, after she worked 6 mths in the NY Branch of her company, her boyfriend (now husband) and her did a 4 week roadtrip all the way down to Key West. Realizing that there is not enough time to spend on the road she started thinking about a worldtrip. She felt a bit misplaced when she returned to her job but kept on working there for another 3 years.
    Anja will tell us what happened next during our interview!

  • 00:24

    Emma Meston - Art director and jewel designer, founder of Ikone Paris

    in Women

    Emma Meston is the owner of Icone Paris. From a very young age, Emma, whose father sold antics, was fascinated by ancient extremely refined objects. She immersed herself in different cultures and traditions through countless trips in the world. Fascinated by women’s ornaments and beauty, she decided to make a living out of her lifelong passion. She launched her first brand Almaya Marceau, revealing to the public what she has imagined for years: baroque and sensual jewelry made with metal lace. She is the creator of this very special know-how which became quickly renowned in the luxury industry.

    In 2003, she developed jewels for Christian Lacroix's haute couture fashion shows. She also created limited edition lines of jewelry for Caron. Nike placed a special order and jewelry shoes were exposed in the VO gallery for the Parisian retro-basket event. In 2006 Chivas asked her to customize their vintage bottle. Her work was exhibited for several years in the best Palaces of Paris such as the Ritz, the Crillon and the George V four Seasons hotels. Her favorite piece, her icone, is a tiara-crown representing French craftsmanship. It was exposed in the fashion week in Milan and appeared twice at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Two years after its creation, she was present in more than fourty prestigious places around the world. She chose however to return to a more personal way to meet clients and be in tune with their wishes especially for women preparing their wedding. Through Ikone Paris Emma's ambition today is to reveal the best of and sublimate women. She also works closely with personnal shoppers, and is still referenced and suggested in the nicest palaces for the quality of her service.

    See her work at www.ikone-paris.com

  • 01:00

    Understanding ME and how to make things happen.

    in Current Events

    Im not talking about getting to know me the talk show host...Nooooo Im talking about understanding who you are and how to tap into the potential of ME. When I say me I mean YOU. Looking at who you are what you represent, and the oppurtunity to change things.

  • 00:45

    Sarah Leather, Transformational Coach, Writer & Speaker

    in Women

    Sarah Leather is the founder and CEO of Flourish With Sarah. She is a Transformational Coach to women and helps them to be known for what they know. In the past she has been a nurse, naturopath and homeopath. Sarah coaches women to work out their passion and purpose, then put a plan in place to create financial success in the most simplest & beautiful way possible. 

    She works locally, nationally and globally both in person and online and runs a successful ECourse 'Create Your First VIP Program'. 

    Sarah will also be doing a TEDx talk in 3 weeks time. The title of her talk will be 'Why Simplicity is the New Black for Women'.

    Sarah lives by the sea in beautiful West Cork in Ireland with her husband & 4 children.

  • 00:58

    Rebecca Pearce, EMEA Head of Sustainability at CBRE

    in Women

    Rebecca Pearce is responsible for driving the sustainability agenda in the EMEA region for CBRE, the worlds largest property services company. Rebecca leads sustainability strategy development and implementation, aligning their specialist teams across the region and embedding sustainability across the business to support clients throughout the property lifecycle. Rebecca works across all CBRE teams to create practical sustainability strategies for their clients to add value to their portfolio and their business. She also oversees the company’s regional corporate responsibility policy and commitments to environmental sustainability.

    Rebecca is a qualified Architect, educated in Australia and UK, and has considerable international experience in the construction and property sector. She joined CBRE EMEA after 3.5 years in CBRE’s Pacific region where she established and headed up client sustainability services, and drove many of the company’s corporate commitments. Under her direction, CBRE New Zealand was awarded “Sustainability Initiative of the Year” at the RICS New Zealand Awards 2012.

    Her previous roles include:

    2 years in the Middle East working with Sustainability Advisory Group
    co-leadership of Westpac Banking Corporation’s Sustainability Strategy
    Director of a medium sized Architecture practice in UK and subsequent leadership roles in architecture in Australia

    In 2012 Rebecca was recognized with the Baulderstone Award for Contribution to Sustainability by the National Association of Women in Construction (Australia).

    Rebecca is married and lives with her husband in London.


  • 00:56

    Sue Tsigaros, CEO The Principal Structure, Your Partner in Leadership Wisdom

    in Entrepreneur

    Sue is the CEO of The Principal Structure, an Organisational Development consultancy specialising in creating healthy, productive team and organisational cultures through the development of Leadership Wisdom. Sue holds a Masters Degree in Coaching Psychology as well as being an accredited Mastery Coach, Sacred Money Archetypes Coach and Women Power and Body Esteem Coach and facilitator. Following her early academic career she spent 20 years in the Corporate environment in senior Sales and Management roles, then launched her coaching practice in 2002. Sue is particularly passionate about helping women in leadership roles. Whether in startup stage or leading multi-million dollar portfolios she provides a grounded, expansive and loving space for women to reach their full potential for health, wealth and wisdom, in a way that honours their feminine power - so that we can all make a positive difference in shifting the balance of power in the world.

  • 01:00

    Valentina Cirasola - the interior designer who loves to color her clients world

    in Entrepreneur

    Valentina Cirasola is a fashion/interior designer by trade and the owner of Valentina Interiors & Designs, the design firm she founded in 1990. Her passion is to envision things and spaces that do not exist yet, design and create them. The focus of her business is designing kitchens, wine grottos, baths, entertainment rooms and outdoor rooms. Of course she also design everything else, blending fashion style and interior concept.

    Valentina loves to design custom furniture, which she always manages to produce locally with clever artisans. Every home she has designed so far hosts at least a couple of pieces of her personal signature furniture.

    People call her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and to create the unusual. “Vogue - Italy” magazine and many prominent publications in California featured her work. She has made four appearances on T.V. Comcast Channel 15 and wrote three published books. The latest ©RED - A Voyage Into Colors is on the subject of colors and can be found at Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/9agl5v9 and Barnes&Nobles: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/valentina-cirasola

    Her clientele stretches from USA to Europe and offers design consultation on-line in addition to the traditional in-home consultations.

    With her designs she improves people’s life by transforming their spaces or their personal images.


  • 00:27

    Robin Rice: Entrepreneur author, speaker, shaman healer

    in Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneur Conversations Radio

    Today, host Christine Monaghan introduces you Robin Rice. She is an exceptional individual who speaks to creation from the inside out...If you are stuggling to make things happen, this show is for you... 

    To connect with Christine, email her at ckmoyp@gmail.com

    To receive your complimentary WHY session, go to http://dailylifemastery.com/30minute

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