Episode 02: Liz Mayes, Chief Executive of the Common Room of the Great North

My Friends in the North is a new podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the region’s most influential organisational leaders.

Here she talks to Liz Mayes, Chief Executive of the Common Room of the Great North, about:

  • The Common Room of the Great North and the region’s mining heritage

  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Whether feminism is a dirty word, progress on gender equality and modern households

  • The importance of school governors

  • The challenges around public engagement in politics today

  • Children and values

The podcast is available on:

iTunes / Spotify / Tune In / Stitcher / Libsyn

To keep up to date with Liz, you can follow her on Twitter @lizmayes5 or connect with her on LinkedIn. Find out more about The Common Room of the Great North at www.thecommonroom.org.uk/

To feature on the podcast, please contact Sarah Waddington on 07702162704 or email sarah@astute.work

Episode 01: Andrew Hodgson, Chair of the North East LEP

My Friends in the North is a new podcast series from North East entrepreneur Sarah Waddington in which she interviews some of the region’s most influential organisational leaders.

Here she talks to Andrew Hodgson, chair of the North East LEP, about:

  • Avid Technologies and the North East as the base for greener technologies

  • Being the change you want to see

  • Gender equality and women in STEM

  • Introversion

  • Brexit and the leadership challenge

  • Scaling a business and organisational culture

The podcast is available on:

iTunes / Spotify / Tune In / Stitcher / Libsyn

To keep up to date with Andrew, you can follow him on Twitter @NVLAndrew or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Coming up next time, you’ll hear from Liz Mayes, Chief Executive of the Common Room of the Great North, and for those of you who don’t recognise the name, she’ll be explaining exactly what that is.

To feature on the podcast, please contact Sarah Hall on 07702 162704 / Sarah@Astute.Work.