Podcasts 101: Women in Diplomacy

To christen this new category on The Elementary Project, I have to introduce you all to the ‘Women in Diplomacy‘ podcast. This podcast is directed by Kelsey Suemnicht and I’m an avid listener.

On days when I need more than a little inspiration, I find myself on this podcast feed. Each episode is laden with gems shared by amazing women in diplomacy. The tenacity with which they pursue their passion is nothing short of inspiring.

Episodes are often role model interviews where the interviewer, Kelsey Suemnich‘sits down with role models in the field to capture their personal stories and career paths paired with advice, highlights from the field, and research inspiration.’

I particularly enjoy these interviews because Kelsey asks really key, pertinent questions and I like getting to hear from these great women on how they got to live their dreams. So far, episodes are 14 – 44 minutes long depending on what category they fall under. Interviews are quite moderate in length and the workshops are lengthier.

So far, workshops have been done on Research and more recently Public Speaking. I definitely look forward to more workshops!

Although episodes should include topic round-tables to highlight overarching topics in the world through debate and discussion, there hasn’t been a round-table episode so far.

I obviously love this podcast but if I have to choose favourites, I’d go with “Hip Hop Diplomacy with Mahogany Jones”, “Political Affairs at NATO with Jacqueline Dow” and “Counter-Terrorism at NATO with Juliette Bird”. You can see how much I’m enjoying the Women of NATO series. I look forward to hearing from Women of AU, UN and many more! Perhaps one day I’d get interviewed too!

Subscribe to the Women in Diplomacy podcast here.




Welcome to this Elementary Project!

Whoop! Welcome to this Elementary Project!

In this first official post, what more can I say but to introduce myself!

The year is 2016 and my name is Motunrayo. Six years ago, the perfect welcome post would have been the TMI tag (which I may or may not have done). However, this is a new slate and here we go!

I’m currently listening to My Africa podcast and contemplating how to proceed with this. I’d try not to reproduce the content of the About Me section. This Elementary Project was born out of a need for consistency and discovery. I intend to explore issues I am passionate about, these would vary greatly – think contemporary issues, diplomacy, wellness, faith, adulthood and beyond.

I’m sure you already have some thoughts you’d like to share. Don’t hesitate, share in the comments below what you think of This Elementary Project. How do you think I could improve upon this?

P.S : Some inspiration was garnered from Sabirah O and Ihunda’s Musings. Thank you sisters.