About this Podcast

Women Making A Difference

Women In Leadership is set up to advance and encourage more women to put themselves forward for leadership positions where they can make a difference. Women make up 51% of the population and yet are under represented in most walks of life for a variety of different reasons many historic and no longer relevant.

Greater, more equal gender diversity makes economic sense in business, makes for more equitable representation in politics, smarter more balanced decision making in organisations and leaner start-ups in technology. Gender diversity at board level, in the media, in banking, in broadcasting is not just a wishful ‘nice to have’ it has to become a key objective for the development of society.

Dr. Madeleine Albright the former US Secretary of State speaking at a lunch in 2013 advised professional women to:

“look around the room at the faces of your colleagues and remember that there is a special place in hell reserved for women who refuse to help other women.”

This podcast is a vehicle for women who have made it to leadership levels to share their wisdom and insights with others, both men and women who want to make gender equality a priority.

How this podcast came about

Having made a BAI funded radio documentary for Newstalk in 2014 called ‘Leading Women’ we realized that there is a wealth of experience out there from strong women who have valuable information to share with other women and men who are juggling careers, family and other commitments.

The original documentary is available to listen to here or on the Newstalk website.

Many valuable insights from the original interviews for the documentary could not be fitted in to the one hour radio documentary so the podcast gives you the option to listen to edited longer form versions of the original interviews. We have continued to add new podcast episodes with interesting insightful contributors from women in Ireland and from all over the world as out audience grows.

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About Angie Mezzetti

Angie Mezzetti is a Dublin born journalist, documentary producer and broadcaster with a passion to see more women represented at senior decision making levels in all kinds of organisations.

A former RTE Newscaster Angie set up the Ocarina production company to make independent productions as well as documentaries for both radio and television.

Angie writes occasionally for the Irish Times Health and Family section and taught media at DFEi in Dun Laoghaire. She is a graduate of Economics and Politics from Trinity College Dublin and previously worked in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital as a Development Officer for the Research Foundation CMRF. Angie also previously worked with Aer Lingus.

Angie has presented and produced  ‘Banking On Women’ and ‘Leading Women’ two BAI Broadcasting Authority of Ireland funded radio documentaries for Newstalk 106-108fm. Her documentary ‘Mrs Findlay’s Broadwood Square Piano’ for RTE was selected as a finalist in the New York Festivals Radio Program Awards 2017. The documentary was broadcast on Lyricfm on the Lyric feature and was funded by the BAI.

This year ‘Dorothea The Doozy’ was produced by Angie with BAI funding for RTE Lyricfm. It tells the story of Dorothea Herbert a long-overlooked 18th Century writer, diarist, poet and artist from Carrick-on-Suir.  Herbert’s memoir, which she called ‘Retrospections of an Outcast’, was written between 1780 to 1806 and was published for the first time in 1929. In the documentary, Manuscripts Curator Dr Jane Maxwell of Trinity College, a specialist in the history of women in the 18th century, explains the memoir, which was beautifully illustrated in watercolours by the author. 

‘Stranieri‘ is also an acclaimed radio documentary by Ocarina about the foreign musicians who were recruited to form the RTE National Symphony Orchestra after 1948 was also the Lyric Feature documentary on RTE Lyric fm. 

‘I Hear A Sound‘ also produced by Angie for Ocarina is an amazing radio documentary grant aided by the BAI for Newstalk about the Cochlear Implant programme in Beaumont Hospital, tells the extraordinary journey of three people who have their hearing restored  under the care of Dr Laura Viani and her team in Beaumont  You can listen to it here https://soundcloud.com/ocarina-productions/i-hear-a-sound-documentary-on-cochlear-implant-160817.

A New Niamh is a documentary made by Angie for the ‘Doc on One’ on RTE Radio 1. It tells the story of Niamh Mooney a reformed addict and former shoplifter who turns her life around for the sake of her precious grandson. https://www.rte.ie/radio/doconone/921969-a-new-niamh

Contact Angie

Website: Ocarina website
Twitter: @angiemezzetti @leadingwomenpod and @ocarinanow
Facebook: Ocarina Productions
LinkedIn: Connect with Angie

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/womeninleadershippodcast/

Podcast Host Angie Mezzetti