Kappa, the member-based platform that helps people improve their health, performance and sense of belonging, will host four conversations with four incredible women leaders this Wednesday, March 8.
Cuppa.tv features hundreds of on-demand and live video conversations with some of the world’s most trusted inspirational experts, personalities and storytellers to improve your work and life.
Kappa founder Luke ‘Cookie’ Cook saw a need for meaningful conversation at home and in the workplace.
This International Women’s Day, Cuppa host Gil Hicks will be interviewing four incredible voices every hour from 9am to 1pm, and you can join in the conversation for free.
Each session will last 15 – 20 minutes as Gill asks four questions about this year’s theme #Embraceequity.
The ‘Power4’ voices powering the conversation are:
Ronnie Kahan Ao
9 a.m. (AEDT)
Ronnie is a social entrepreneur and founder of Oz Harvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity. Ronnie is a passionate advocate and activist renowned for disrupting the food waste landscape in Australia. She appears regularly in the national media, serves in an advisory capacity to the government, and is a sought-after keynote speaker. His mission to fight food waste and feed the hungry is supported by some of the world’s best chefs.
Ronnie is an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and was named Australian Local Hero of the Year. His journey is the subject of a feature film, Food Fighter, directed by Dan Goldberg. In 2020 he co-authored his biography, A Repurposed Life, which was nominated for the ABIA Award for Biography Book of the Year.
10 a.m. (AEDT)
Emily Unity is a mental health experience professional, software developer and multidisciplinary creative. He is also a queer, culturally diverse and neurodiverse young person.
He has a diverse portfolio that advocates for the lived experience, with a focus on difference and marginalized communities. Through peer support, Emily uses her lived experience to advocate and connect with other diverse people. They continually seek new opportunities to co-design a future where diverse lived experiences are valued and respected.
She recently received the 2021 Mental Health Advocate of the Year Award, the 2021 Youth of the Year Award, and the 2020 Young Woman or Non-Binary Person of the Year Award.
Emily strives to use her professional and lived experience to help advocate for a world for all people, regardless of background, identity, or neurodiversity.
Dr. Catherine Ball
11 a.m. (AEDT)
Associate Professor Dr Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, consultant, author, founder, executive producer, executive director and company director working on global projects where emerging technologies address humanitarian, educational and environmental needs. Katherine also loves building businesses, championing movements, collaborating with peers, and mentoring game-changers.
Start-up, futurist and sought after tech around the world, Catherine works globally in a variety of projects, from creating documentaries and world-leading conferences and events to novel approaches in environmental and humanitarian projects (e.g., drones) It is recommended to use , Katherine is an advocate of community engagement with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and loves breaking emerging technology.
12 noon (AEDT)
Named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, Ransom has given a peace charter to the Dalai Lama, was named to Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ to Watch on Sir Richard Branson’s Future Game Changers, and she Awarded by the US Embassy. Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019.
After interviewing people like Barack Obama, Malcolm Gladwell, Richard Branson, Billie Jean-King, Condoleezza Rice, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, and Sophia, the world’s first humanoid robot, Holly blends complexity with curiosity, nostalgia with empowerment, and fact. Fights with fear. ,
As a Fulbright Scholar and Harvard Kennedy School Class of ’21 Fellow, Holly is the recipient of the prestigious Anne Wexler Public Policy Scholarship, which allows people to execute social and economic inclusion by connecting them to the decisions that affect their lives.
Since releasing her book The Leading Edge, Holly helps people harness their potential to lead by asking better questions, thinking beyond biased answers, and building collective momentum for change. The Leading Edge is part of Holley’s belief that we must democratize leadership learning and open up elite leadership discourse to each individual to ignite the fire to catalyze change.
Kappa was born out of a need to connect us all in a time of uncertainty and isolation brought on by COVID.
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