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When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entrepreneurship through one-on-one conversations with a host who has been figuring it out herself. Somer Hamrick launched her own company in early 2019. With 20 years’ experience in business development and half that specifically in global health and clinical research, Somer found herself having to reach outside the life science community for support and mentorship. She created When She Founded as a platform to share what she has learned and is still learning, on her journey. This podcast demystifies some of the steps for female founders in industries where representation is lacking.

Feb 18, 2021

Margaret Atwood commented that her book, Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? a "Smart, funny, readable book on economics, money and women". It was named one of The Guardian's Books of the year in 2015 and Somer completely agrees. This one hooked Somer quickly and engaged her on so many levels. In this discussion with Katrine and Somer they discuss the book and the the many economic layers that go into our daily life even the simple task of making dinner and who is making that dinner.

Katrine’s second book "Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in An Economy Built For Men" became an instant bestseller in Sweden in 2020. It will be published in the UK, US, Canada, South Korea and Italy in 2021.

Katrine works for Dagens Nyheter, the largest broadsheet newspaper in Sweden. As a financial journalist she has interviewed many of the world’s most influential economic thinkers like Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb. Some of her broadcast interviews have been viewed more than a million times by international audiences on YouTube. She is also an international keynote speaker on the economic impact of women: with particular focus on how inclusion of women is the missing key to innovation for modern business. 



“I mean, the reason why women earn less than men, is has primarily to do with the fact that women do more of this unpaid care work, whether that's, you know, in its unpaid form, or the fact that women tend to specialized in, in the care sector in many economies, which is paid less than many other comparable jobs, because care used to be something that women were just expected to do for free.” - Katrine Marçal


Today on When She Founded:


  • What drew her to the subject of Economics
  • Why should we care about economics
  • How jobs will shift with the advance of AI and machine learning especially for women
  • What will the impact be on society with the mass exodus of women from the work force
  • What is problematic with talking about trends regarding jobs and economy
  • What policy makers need to be paying attention to
  • The extra burden for black women thing to enter the work force
  • Why the role of innovator is the most troublesome for women


Connect with Katrine on Twitter or LinkedIn. Here is the  link for Katrine's book is called Mother of Invention.
She also has a newsletter called Wealth of Women, it’s a weekly feminist take on economics and business that you might be interested in. Click here to subscribe.




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