Meet the team
The six former Barclays graduates behind Her Own Boss on what they’ve learned from creating the podcast.
Megan Brent, Product Proposition Manager: “Presentations used to be my least favourite thing, but through the podcast I’ve learned to take five minutes before meetings to think about what I want to say. It’s really helped me improve my presentation skills and made me so much more confident.”
Lucy Moran, Business Banking Marketing Manager: “When you say lots of positive things about yourself it manifests in the confidence you feel. Positive affirmations definitely work for me. They might not work for others, but I think everyone should try them.”
Nikita Lazaroo, Digital Product Manager: “Something that’s helped me with my confidence is knowing that you don't have to ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ – whatever you're doing is enough! I don't need to pretend that I can do something – I actually can do it.”
Ben Tapolczay, Decision Analyst: “Everyone has pointed out to me that I apologise way too much, which is a sign of imposter syndrome. Saying things with a bit more authority and confidence, you find the reactions aren’t as terrifying as you think they’re going to be!”
Sarah Kingston, Investment Advisory Analyst: “On my graduate scheme I had this weird feeling that I wasn’t experienced enough, and I started doubting my abilities. But then hearing these really successful women on the podcast saying that they've felt the same before, and actually calling it imposter syndrome – it really helped.”
Aneesah Sarwar, Strategy Manager: “I’ve learned that stepping out of your comfort zone is a good thing. Being in that vulnerable position is where so much growth and excitement happens. Of course, it’s easier said than done, but it’s one reason why Her Own Boss exists!”