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AQR Qualversations

AQR qualversations is a podcast series talking to people in a range of industries, and is designed to expand perspectives and deliver thought-provoking opinion pieces.

Qualversations with Ellie Consta

In the third and final podcast in our Mini Series Debbie Newbould interviews Ellie Consta. Ellie set up the all female strings quartet Her Ensemble. In covid Ellie had an epiphany moment asking the question: why aren’t we showcasing more female composers in classical music? Why aren’t we challenging classical music norms? Debbie chats to her about being a young female leader in the classical music scene and what it takes to step up and take action.

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Qualversations with guest Polly McMaster

In the second episode of the AQR podcast Qualversations AQR Board member Debbie Newbould interviews Polly McMaster, Founder and CEO of the clothing brand The Fold. Polly’s ambition is to empower women through helping them achieve their ambitions. Debbie chats to her as she tracks her journey from researching mouse herpes (yes, you read that right) to dressing royalty.

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Qualversations with guest Jill Pay

Our first podcast for AQR members features Jill Pay, the first female Sergeant at Arms of the Houses of Parliament. A glass ceiling that took almost 700 years to break through! Debbie chats to her about being at the heart of British pageantry, meeting the Queen and Barack Obama and her current role with the Gender Pay Index.

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