The Boss Ladies Podcast

The Boss Ladies

Welcome to the Boss Ladies Podcast, where Manasi and Sualeha gather the biggest insights from ambitious womxn who are working to change the world.

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Welcome back to the Boss Ladies Podcast! In this episode, we are back with Ananya Jain, the founder of, a startup focused on being a support system for Gen Z that empowers them to share life experiences and help each other through tough life circumstances. FullCircle has created an app that allows people to share their life stories, and improve their mental health through games. In this episode, we sat down with Ananya to talk about certain mindsets that have helped her, friendship, and moving past her biggest failures!

Jul 12

34 min 10 sec

In this week's episode, we are back to chat with Aditi Bhargava, a senior UX researcher at Google, an aspiring angel investor, and a stand-up comedian?! Regardless of what she is working on, Aditi is constantly working to make information more accessible to people, whether that be through UX design, funding and working with startups, or comedy. In this episode, we sit down with Aditi to discuss how she forged her own path within tech, mindsets for human-centric impact, and the importance of finding your voice early on.

Jul 10

48 min 57 sec

Welcome back! In this week's episode, we talk to UI/UX researcher and IBM Design Research Intern, Roshni Thawani, who has had a wide range of experiences; from majoring in criminology and pivoting to User Experience. Throughout her work, she has focused on people, and driving the next wave of innovation to be people-centric, and has had some insane experiences from creating a path for herself to teaching at schools across India. In this episode, we sit down with Roshni to discuss the importance of perspective throughout her work, and how the next generation of innovation requires interdisciplinary thinking. 

Jul 5

44 min 31 sec

In this week's episode, we sit down to have a conversation about our past year at The Knowledge Society, a human accelerator for teenagers around the world. From our biggest takeaways to the mindset shifts we've had, we've reflected on what we learned the most from a life-changing year of experiences. 

Jun 22

32 min 50 sec

In this week's episode, we sit down to talk to incoming MIT Ph.D. Student Breanna Lam, who is working to demystify the Ph.D. process. From writing a book to building a personal brand, despite being immersed in academia, Breanna has been very vocal throughout her journey of personal growth while working in a research-oriented setting. In this episode, Breanna breaks down what most people get wrong about the Ph.D. process, her decision in choosing to pursue this journey, and how we must bridge the gap between academia and entrepreneurship in order to see the next wave of innovation and growth within industry. 

Jun 7

33 min 14 sec

In this week's episode, we sit down to talk to human rights activist Pashtana Durrani, the founder of LEARN Afghanistan and an Education Champion through the Malala Fund. Despite growing up amongst conflict in Afghanistan amidst expectations of her role in society, Pashtana was able to pursue her education with the support of her family, and create LEARN Afghanistan, an organization promoting girls' digital literacy through home-based community schools. In this episode, Pashtana talks about how her background growing up in Afghanistan, and how she was able to defy expectations and norms in order to do make an impact in her country. 

Jun 2

42 min 2 sec

In this week's episode, Manasi, Sualeha, and Orna sit down to talk to Joanna Peña-Bickley who is the Head of Research and Design of Alexa Devices at Amazon and the Executive Chair of Joanna's inspirational leadership and activism have advanced the inclusion of women on US currency, the S.T.E.A.M.D. education movement, design, and digital literacy for women and girls globally. In this episode, Joanna breaks down the importance of design in every aspect of society, tackling the biggest problems in the world through creativity, and the next generation of female-led innovation. 

Apr 19

52 min 20 sec

In this episode of the Boss Ladies Podcast, Manasi, Sualeha, and Orna sit down to chat about over-apologizing. We break down the problems associated with over-apologizing, which can undermine women in all aspects; from personal relationships to the workplace. Give this episode a listen to understand how detrimental over-apologizing can be, and learn how to train yourself to stop apologizing in unnecessary situations!

Apr 12

13 min 15 sec

Welcome back to the Boss Ladies Podcast! In this episode, Manasi, Sualeha, and Orna sit down to discuss our experience working with the UN to solve the digital divide on a global scale. We reflect on our individual experiences researching and talking to women in developing countries, understanding scalability, and also how our perspective shifted over the past month. 

Mar 29

35 min 33 sec

In this episode of the Boss Ladies Podcast, Manasi, Sualeha, and Orna are back to discuss the power that women hold in society and break down the importance of female representation in honor of Women's History Month, while also talking about mentorship and the importance of having women in your life to inspire you!

Mar 24

21 min 18 sec

Welcome back to the Boss Ladies Podcast! In this episode, Manasi, Sualeha, and Orna sit down with TKS Director Noel Hurst to discuss what boss mentality means to use and how we can embrace it in order to impact our everyday lives. In this episode, Noel provides valuable advice on how to constantly embody this mindset and how to be authentically yourself in any situation!

Mar 17

37 min 37 sec

Welcome to the Boss Ladies Podcast! In this episode, Manasi, Orna, and Sualeha sit down to introduce ourselves, break down what the Boss Ladies community is, and layout our intentions for this podcast. 

Mar 8

9 min 54 sec