Why Not Her?

Gender & Diversity Activist Linda Coogan Byrne

Why Not Her? is all about amplifying the voices of womxn across the entertainment, arts, creative, political and activism world. The Podcast series is hosted by Linda Coogan Byrne who is a leading Culture Changer figure in Gender, Diversity and Equality within the music and entertainment industry. Her groundbreaking Data Reports, that highlight Gender & Racial Disparity within the music industry, have been viewed by over 150 million people worldwide. She has been featured in the likes of The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Tatler and many more publications in the UK, Ireland and globally. Known for her candid, witty yet down to earth interviewing style, Linda presents this podcast that draws you in and connects you instantly with the guests. Sit back and enjoy the banter. You might learn something along the way! For more info on Why Not Her? check out www.whynother.net Music used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2getherSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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On today's show, Linda Coogan Byrne chats with special guests Margaret O'Connor, a Counsellor & Psychotherapist specialising in helping people with the decision to have children or not and Linda Kelly, a media spokesperson for the #bettermaternitycare campaign, which is focused on the experience of women attending maternity services during Covid-19. Tune in a learn about the choices you have on whether or not to become a parent and what it looks like becoming a parent during Covid_19. For more information on today's guests please see the links below:Linda Kelly: https://lindabkelly.ieMargaret O'Connor: Are Kids For Me? https://www.arekidsforme.ieThis podcast was hosted by Linda Coogan Byrne. For more information on Linda see: www.lindacooganbyrne.com If you have an unwanted pregnancy and are affected by this please check out the HSE Guidelines for your options: https://www2.hse.ie/unplanned-pregnancyWhy not join or find out more about Why Not Her? and the work we do over at www.whynother.net Music by TimTajSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 30

55 min 15 sec

Dorothy Carvello knows all about the music biz. She was the first female A&R executive at Atlantic Records, and one of the few in the room at RCA and Columbia. But before that, she was secretary to Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic’s infamous president, who signed acts like Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin, negotiated distribution deals with Mick Jagger, and added Neil Young to Crosby, Stills & Nash. In the memoir ‘Anything for a Hit’, Dorothy details her experience of toxic work culture during her career as a record executive The stories she tells about the kingmakers of the music industry are outrageous, but it is her sinuous friendship with Ahmet that frames her narrative. He was notoriously abusive, sexually harassing Dorothy on a daily basis. Carvello reveals here how she flipped the script and showed Ertegun and every other man who tried to control her that a woman can be just as willing to do what it takes to get a hit. The book features never-before-heard stories about artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Steven Tyler, Bon Jovi, INXS, Marc Anthony, Phil Collins, and many more, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered what it's really like to be a woman in a male-dominated industry.  And Why Not Her? are delighted that Dorothy took the time to speak to host Linda Coogan Byrne on the podcast. There are issues of sexual assault and rape in this podcast if you are affected by any issues raised please feel free to contact the below helplines:Victim Connect (USA)The Rape Crisis Centre (Ireland)Samaritans (UK)Why not join the movement over at www.whynother.net Music by TimTajSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 27

41 min 5 sec

In Season Two, Episode One we reflect on the Why Not Her? campaign work and our most recently published report on 20 Years of the Irish Singles Charts. Podcast Host Linda Coogan Byrne chats candidly with fellow campaigners Margaret E Ward (Mags) a well-known entrepreneur, journalist and broadcaster based in Dublin, Ireland and Winnie Ama, a Singer and Performer, a team member at Why Not Her and a professional Data Analyst.We would like you to check out some of the wonderful collectives who are working towards change in Ireland as we strive for equality and diversity:https://womenonair.iehttps://whynother.nethttps://www.nwci.iehttps://www.fairple.comhttps://wft.ieWhy not join the movement over at www.whynother.netMusic used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2getherSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

May 11

1 hr 7 min

On today's episode, we chat about channelling our feminine and divine healing energies with guests Lewis Barfoot - a thespian of many sorts ranging from acting, writing and performing and hosting empowering workshops for womxn to reconnect with their divine goddess energies and we also have artist and craftworker Laura Whalen a professional dollmaker who found the power of healing through the ancient craft.Have you ever wanted to reconnect with your inner child? or indeed discover the goddess within? Then sit back and press play and be enlightened by today's show and guests. Books mentioned in this podcast:"Braving the Wilderness" -  by Brené Brown “The Woman Who Run with the Wolves” - by Clarissa Pinkola Estes"Goddesses In Every Woman" - by Jean Shinoda Bolen"If Women Rose Rooted: Reclaiming the Power of Celtic Women" - by Sharon Blackie"King, Warrior, Magician, Lover" -  by Douglas Gillette and Robert L. MooreWhy not join the movement over at www.whynother.netMusic used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2getherSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

1 hr 8 min

On today's episode, we chat with three womxn who have been forces of instrumental change this year towards equality, raising awareness on sexual abuse in the music scene, educating on issues of racism and highlighting the harsh conditions asylum seekers face in Ireland.Mise Fosta: Over the past few months, dozens of brave women and victims of abuse have gone public and shared their experience of the ripe misogyny and discrimination that pervades the Irish music scene, particularly the Irish traditional folk scene. Many figures who have for years been applauded as legends of their scene, with murals and events dedicated to them, have been rightly exposed for the abusive misogynists they truly are. Today we have guests Anna Ni Nuallain and Ciara Ní Mhurchú from the collective chat candidly about the process that lead them to start the movement. Tobi Lawal is a force to be reckoned with on the Irish scene for her activism - especially on her Instagram page 'Wise-Up Wednesday’s segment. She is an LLB & LLM Grad Pre trainee Solicitor who also volunteers with organisations End Direct Provision and MASI – the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland. MASI is an independent platform for asylum seekers to join together in unity and purpose.You can find out more about the organisations and movements mentioned in today's podcast here: www.masi.ie & Mise FostaWhy not join the movement over at www.whynother.netMusic used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2gether.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

47 min 1 sec

Today we explore the world of sex with Cindy Gallop and Goddess Nicole. Fasten your seatbelts as you are in for a sexually liberating and educational ride!Cindy Gallop is an English advertising consultant, founder and former chair of the US branch of advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty, responsible for large accounts like Coca-Cola, Ray-Ban, and Polaroid. She is also the founder of the IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn companies. She is a brand and business innovator, consultant, coach and keynote speaker, available to work with anybody who wants to change the game in their particular sector. Goddess Nicole is one of the burgeoning BDSM, Dark Tantra, Sex and Kink educators in the UK. Based in London, Goddess Nicole runs her business that transforms the lives of her clientele in a sexually liberating way. She has guest spoken at numbers conventions and events outlining safe sex and BDSM practice. Books mentioned in this podcast:The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House- Audre LordeWhy Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It) - Tomas Chamorro-PremuzicWhy not join the movement over at www.whynother.netMusic used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2getherSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

Today we sit and chat candidly with Festival Advance Manager/VIP Manager to the stars Aoife Ahern, who has worked for over twenty years with extraordinary talent across the Music & Events Industry. Her role is to handle and deal with all contracts, riders and logistics for the client. Acting as the main point of contact for each artist and looking after all matters pertaining to agents & management. And who might the ‘client’ be? Aoife has toured with the elite of the music world, such as Prince, Ceelo Green, Gavin Friday (U2), Billy Ocean, Stereo Kicks, One Direction, Beyonce, Chris Brown and Arcade Fire plus many more in over 20 years of working in the industry.Also joining us is Úna Molloy who works as an artist manager, booking agent, tour manager and event producer. She runs the music agency Turning Pirate and is based in Dublin. She has worked with artists such as Lisa Hannigan, Booka Brass Band, Jerry Fish, Fionn Regan, Bell X1, Cathy Davey and more.Books mentioned in this podcast:The Colour Purple - Alice WalkerThe History of Love Novel -  Nicole KraussBecoming - Michelle ObamaWhy not join the movement over at www.whynother.netMusic used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2getherSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

Today we chat about womxn in politics and delve into how giving womxn equal rights leads the way towards better and more stable nations.Our guests are:Dr. Jennifer A. Cassidy is a Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford, where she lectures on Diplomacy, International Law, Digital Diplomacy, and Women in Leadership.Her PhD from the University of Oxford focused on the unique and changing relationship between social media and foreign policy. With a specific focus on the evolving nature of digital diplomatic signalling and online strategic narrative during times of political crisis.Haru Majengwa works on developing innovating ideas that improve health outcomes, with frontline health and social care teams around England.Haru's background is in Global Health, working with a niche health consultancy firm focusing on strengthening the inclusion of persons with disabilities, marginalised groups and those at risk of being ‘left behind’. Haru has completed a MSc in Global Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. She also volunteers for the Commonwealth Health Professions as a Commonwealth HIV AIDS Action Group Liaison officer.Books mentioned in this podcast:What Happened - Hilary ClintonEverybody Matters - Mary RobinsonA Kick in the Belly - Stella DadzieThe Verso Book of Feminism - Jessie KingdigInvisible Women - Caroline Criado PerezCommunion - Bell  HooksWhy not join the movement over at www.whynother.netMusic used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2getherSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

Today's episode see's guests Margaret E. Ward and Louise Bruton delve into Womxn in Media & Journalism with your host Linda Coogan Byrne.The media should be a reflective mirror of society, not a distorting lens. What if the journalists reporting and the editors/producers making the decisions are unrepresentative of the audience they serve? Will distortions inevitably be the result? Join us as we chat about the significant strides in the representation of women in our industry although the current situation is by no means perfect it is getting better. We discuss how we can navigate through sexism in the workplace and empowering one another as we climb the patriarchal ladder to success.  Margaret E. Ward is a well-known entrepreneur, journalist and broadcaster based in Dublin, Ireland. She has worked in The Irish Times, Sunday Times and as a presenter on Newstalk radio. She's currently CEO of Clear Ink and Broadly SpeakingLouise Bruton is a very successful freelance journalist, who is currently living in Dublin. Her articles span a wide variety of topics, from music reviews to access rights. She is a regular contributor to the Irish Times, radio and numerous publications in Ireland and worldwide.You can check out Why Not Her? by clicking here. Music used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2getherSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 15 min

Today we discuss how finding your voice can open many doors to experiencing life to the fullest with our co-founder Áine Tyrrell and special guest RuthAnne. Having lived in Australia for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell rewrites what is imaginable every step of the way. Whether she is captaining her infamous 1966 Bedford Tour Bus or whether she is carving a unique musical path melding her own Irish roots from the ancient limestone rocks of Country Clare with her respect of the red dirt roads of 60,000 years of Indigenous culture in Australia, she is doing it all to her very own beat. It is no surprise then that The Australian warned early on that “Tyrrell's incredible journey is one you'd be well advised to follow.” Ruth-Anne Cunningham, known professionally as RuthAnne, is an Irish singer-songwriter. She is best known for co-writing "Too Little Too Late", performed by the American singer JoJo, "In the Name of Love" performed by Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha, "Work Bitch" performed by Britney Spears, "Slow Hands" performed by Niall Horan, "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", "No Control" performed by One Direction and "Beautiful World" performed by Westlife. She also wrote and vocally features on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack with her song "Pray". She also has uncredited vocals for the Avicii song, "All You Need is Love", on Avicii's True album. Her new song 'Remember This' is out now. Check out Why Not Her? and join the movement. Music used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2getherSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 4 min

Gender and Diversity activists Nadia Khan of Womxn in CTRL & Music Industry expert Vick Bain join us on the podcast today to discuss the importance and power of data in modern activism. Nadia Khan is a music industry consultant who has been working in the music industry for 19 years, over 16 years as a manager. She has also led multiple record labels to Top 20 success independently and sits on the AIM Board.Nadia is passionate about bringing womxn’s rights to the forefront and is the founder of ‘Womxn In CTRL’ – a platform which empowers and connects womxn across the music business and creative industry.Vick Bain is the former CEO of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and a Henley Business School MBA graduate with 25 years experience in music and the creative industries. A qualified Equality, Diversity & Inclusion consultant, Vick is an expert trainer, researcher and spokesperson on all aspects of equality and diversity in the music industry and other creative industry sectors. Vick has just launched the F-List;  an online directory helping UK female and gender minority musicians overcome structural barriers by facilitating training and profile and professional opportunities.Books mentioned in this podcast to check out:We Should All Be Feminists- Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieInvisble Women- Caroline Criado PerezJoin the movement and follow Why Not Her?Music used in this podcast is by Ooyy Come 2getherSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/why-not-her. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

1 hr 4 min