Season 2

Immigrant Malaysia

Feeding you with love with Georgina Fernandez

Dec. 27, 2021

Georgina Fernandez is a true global citizen. She was born in Africa, raised in the Middle East, studies and worked in Bombay and now settled in Malaysia. Cooking is her passion and she left her 20 year marketing career when …


The art and heart of an entrepreneur with Merlinda Francois

Dec. 19, 2021

Merlinda Francois was born and raised on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean by a single mother. She left to go to University cause she wanted to taste travel and adventure but always came back home. The youngest of 6, M…

First Generation Venezuela

Embracing your culture with Alba Contreras

Nov. 30, 2021

Alba Contreras was born in Venezuela but moved to Boston when she was 9. Being undocumented did not stop her from dreaming to go to college or going to law school. Today she is a mom of two, a Latina lawyer who helps Latinx …

Immigrant United Arab Emirates

How taking naps and framily can help with Sona Nambiar

Nov. 15, 2021

Sona Nambiar was born in India but has lived in Dubai for at least 25 years. She calls herself an accidental journalist. She went from working woman to wife and mother to a single mother and entreprenuer. She talks about how…

DREAMer to Budget Coach with Orlenda Isabella

Nov. 7, 2021

Orlenda was born in Guatemala and came to the US when she was 10. She did not realize she was undocumented until her senior year of high school. From findng scholarships for college to racking up a credit card debt to finall…

United Kingdom

How to cultivate self worth with Leanne Sia

Oct. 24, 2021

Leanne Sia talks about how she went from construction to coaching. A mum of 2 young daughters, she talks about cultivating self worth, silencing your inner critic and importance of coaching. This is her story

The Self Mastery Conference hosted by The Dream Lab - A Woman of Color point of view with Malini Sarma

Oct. 19, 2021

The Dreamlab hosted the Self Mastery Conference in NYC. Hosted by daughters of immigrants for Latinas and Women of Color, this was high energy, hard hitting and drove the points home. Check out the speakers and what they tal…

Mental Health is a crisis with Malini Sarma

Oct. 14, 2021

In this episode host Malini Sarma talks about the importance of paying attention to Mental Health and normalize the conversation about going for Therapy. How do we recognize the triggers? What can you do for others? What can…

Hello World! An Introduction with Malini Sarma

Oct. 5, 2021

It has been over a year since I started my podcast and I thought it was time to reintroduce myself. Who am I? What is this podcast about? Why did I start it? How did I get started? And where am I going to go from here? Did …

How to use the power of words for change With Ritika of Practicalbloggers

Sept. 28, 2021

Ritika was born in India but like she says raised in both Bollywood and Hollywood. She talks about her experiences growing up as a South Asian immigrant, dealing with expectations and learning to read the signs that allows h…

How to find your Life's purpose with Malini Sarma

Sept. 12, 2021

In this episode Malini talks about finding life's purpose, making the right decisions and how your core hopes and dreams never die. How do you know what you want to do when you grow up? How do you know you are making the rig…

Speaking up for change - Can I? An immigrant perspective by Malini Sarma

Sept. 5, 2021

This episode was recorded as an IG live. In this episode Malini talks about her decision/indecison to speak up. Coming from a generation that was taught not to rock the boat, it is hard to make changes. But when you consider…

First Generation Bulgaria

A conversation with a real life Indiana Jane with Dr. Deniz Enverova

Aug. 30, 2021

Dr. Deniz Enverova was born in Bulgaria but moved to the US when she was 10 years old. She knew from a very young age that she wanted to be an archeologist. While her parents were trying to navigate the American dream, Deniz…


Independence - how to get there from here with Malini Sarma

Aug. 16, 2021

Gladiatrix podcast host talks about the importance of being independent. You will learn the path if you know where you want to go.Belief, mindset, being intentional is important. In this episode, Malini talks about her exper…

Immigrant Jamaica

How you can start over in your 50's with Dr Severine Bryan

Aug. 8, 2021

Dr.Sev Bryan was born and raised in Jamaica but moved to the US in her late 20's. Having a passion for personal finance led her on a path to teaching and a doctorate in Accounting. When a divorce forced her to put into the p…

India United States

Finding that Impossible Love - A Journey with Jay and Apsara

Aug. 1, 2021

Jay and Apsara were born and raised in India in traditional Tamil Brahmin households. They went to college, got jobs and got married to their husbands not realizing that something was missing. It was only when they met each …


Being your most authentic self with Malini Sarma

July 26, 2021

Gladiatrix podcast host talks about being your most authentic self. Belief, mindset, being aware, getting out of your own way and staying true to who you are takes courage. In this episode, Malini talks about how she feels a…

Immigrant El Salvador

Carrying the torch with Carolina Flores

July 18, 2021

Carolina Flores was born in El Salvador and moved to the United States when she was 4. Watching her parents work multiple jobs inspired her to work hard as well. In this episode she talks about learning marketing at the age …

Reflections - How it all started

July 11, 2021

In this episode podcast host Malini Sarma reflects on the year gone by since, what started the podcast, forcing to make changes, decision making and entreprenuership. This is her story.


An Autism Ally with Raquel Rojas

June 27, 2021

Raquel was born and raised in Mexico but now lives in Switzerland. For the longest time she always wondered why she felt like she never belonged. When her son was diagnosed with Austism, she realized she needed to learn more…


Forging her own path with Deborah Miranda

June 20, 2021

Deborah Miranda was born in Panama to a Nicaraguan mother and moved to the United States at the age of 6. She was the first one in her family to go to college and was the emotional and social support for her mother who did n…

Cure for pain with Sue Hitzmann

June 13, 2021

New York Times Bestseller Sue Hitzmann talks about her MELT method that has helped her and thousands of others to cure pain. A veteran of the fitness industry, Sue has a masters in Anatomy and Physiology and advanced certifi…

First Generation

Being Chief Happiness Officer with Trish Ahjel Roberts

June 5, 2021

Trish Ahjel Roberts is a Self Actualization coach and a Happiness expert. She left her corporate job in finance and sales to author three self help books. In this episode she talks about what prompted her to leave her corpor…

Mexico First Generation

Breaking generational curses with Evie Prete

May 30, 2021

Evie Prete is a chingona born and brought up in Southern California but her mother came over from Mexico. Even though money was tight, education was important and Evie was the first one in her family to go to college. In thi…

First Generation

Figuring out life with Karishma Asthana

May 22, 2021

Karishma Asthana is a young professional of Indian origin born and brought up in the US. Her mother was born and brought up in India but her father was brought up in Africa. Karishma is the host of the newly minted podcast M…


The secret to success through the lens of Ana Beatrice Trinidad

May 16, 2021

Bea is a young writer, entrepreneur, podcast host and food lover. Born and raised in the Philippines, Bea moved to Australia to pursue a career, ran a restaurant for 5 years and then finally came back home. In this episode s…

India Immigrant

Mastering Boundaries with Mona Asthana

May 9, 2021

Mona moved from India 30 years ago after marriage. She came to a brand new country leaving the comfort of her family and friends behind. She welcomed the change and was eager to begin this new chapter of her life in a very n…

Haiti First Generation

Perspectives of a Resilient Heart with Claudine Oriol

May 3, 2021

This vivacious, cultured and multi-faceted individual grew up in New York City. Her childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn was an ethnic mosaic of Italians, Irish, Russians, Blacks, and Hassidic Jews. Her multicultural heritage…


Hacking and giving back with Julie Sundar

April 23, 2021

In her own words: My name is Julie Sundar and I am chairwoman of Codettes Foundation. I am an operational manager, curriculum developer and trainer. I am 26 years old, born on December 8 1994 in Georgetown Guyana but raised …

Pakistan First Generation

How this Youth Innovator solves world problems with Alishba Imran

April 16, 2021

Alishba is a 17-year-old machine learning, robotics and blockchain developer who has a strong passion to leverage technology to solve hard and important problems in the world. At 15, she co-founded Honestblocks, a blockchain…

India Immigrant

Beyond Barriers with Nikki Barua

April 13, 2021

Nikki Barua is an acclaimed serial entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, bestselling author and C- Suite advisor who is passionate about making the world more inclusive and innovative. Nikki is the Co- Founder & CEO o…

Uzbekistan Immigrant

Sunshine Girl with Dildora Muzafari

April 2, 2021

Dildora Muzafari was born in the 1950s in Soviet Central Asia and grew up in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In this episode, she provides an unusual perspective about dislocation and immigration, as well as racism and women's issues…

China Immigrant

Straddling Cultures with Wendy Wei

March 26, 2021

44 - By day, Wendy is the Social Media Manager and Podcast Host at Pexels, one of the fastest-growing, and most loved photo communities in the world. In her free time, she is a published photographer who has worked with worl…


Alejandra Diaz Velez on Changing the Narrative with Intimacy Stories

March 20, 2021

Today we are speaking with Alejandra Diaz Velez. Alejandra is a Colombian designer with a keen interest in understanding the interactions between humans and human behavior. Born and raised in Medellin, studied her bachelor i…

Peru Immigrant

One Day At A Time with Karina F Daves

March 16, 2021

Karina truly believes in the power of helping others , one season at a time. She has always been a for the people and with the people type of gal. Over the years, she has developed practices and skills in achieving BITE-SIZE…

Dominican Republic First Generation

Do It Yourself with DIY'er Joanna Munoz

March 5, 2021

Joanna Munoz originally from the Domincian Republic is a NICU nurse that is also starting her own business. In her own words: "Overcoming a toxic relationship with my mother, becoming a Nurse and having a baby while in nursi…

Engineered Serendipity with On Deck

Feb. 26, 2021

On Deck is where top talent comes to accelerate their ideas and careers, surrounded by a world-class community. ( ) Sandy Kwon is an experienced GTM strategist and operator for B2B SaaS companies. She's using he…


Transforming Lives with Charlie Johnson Stoever

Feb. 25, 2021

Charlie is a nonbinary Mexican-American former stock broker, money coach and Social Impact MBA student at the Heller School and is working and studying remotely in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They help mostly lgbt & bipoc folk…

United States

Being Resilient with Jeyra Rivera

Feb. 19, 2021

Jeyra L Rivera Arocho, born and raised in Puerto Rico. After a hurricane, displacement and seven years later, she will be graduating this May from my Mechanical Engineering bachelors. She will be joining the workforce this…

United States

Journey to Sobriety with Gillian Tietz

Feb. 4, 2021

36 - Gill is a biochemist in the Boston area and is 14 months sober. Her passion is helping others free themselves from the drink, hate yourself, drink cycle by providing education on how alcohol affects our brain and causes…

India Immigrant

Born to Dance with Sudha Chandra Sekhar Part 2

Jan. 29, 2021

35 - This is Part 2 of the conversation with Sudha aunty as she is popularly known. Symbolizing the peak of purity and performance, Sudha Chandra Sekhar has been classed with the all-time greats of classical Bharata Natyam a…

India Immigrant

Born to Dance with Sudha Chandra Sekhar Part 1

Jan. 22, 2021

34 - Symbolizing the peak of purity and performance, Sudha Chandra Sekhar has been classed with the all-time greats of classical Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi schools. Meticulous in each portrayal and adhering to the purity o…

United States First Generation

Understanding monkeys to understand society with Primatologist Sana Saiyed

Jan. 14, 2021

33 - Sana Saiyed is a PhD student at the University of Notre Dame studying human-monkey relationships in India. She is interested in the various ways humans and animals shape each others lives. Sana is a former high school s…

United States

Surviving and Thriving, 40 years strong with TerriLynn Phillips

Jan. 8, 2021

32 - Terrilynn is a mother of three, grandmother of 14 and is the Chief Fortitude Offier (CEO) of SWF Consulting (Success with Fortitude). SWF provides services that bridge the administrative gap of entrepreneurial growing p…