Yahoo Academy Masterclass

Welcome to the Yahoo Academy Masterclass

Tune in to hear from some of the most dynamic minds in global business as they will share their ideas on innovation in leadership and offer tips and insight into the strategies that have made them world leaders in their field. Creativity to diversity and inclusion, new technology to sustainability, this series will cover the main topics that senior leaders today need to advise their teams on in order to stay on top. From former racing car drivers to a global gaming company’s CFO, we’ll talk to the most innovating leaders in today’s business world giving you the information you need to build a thriving career in marketing, digital advertising and beyond.

Episode 1: Guru Gowrappan meets Alain Prost

In our first episode Guru Gowrappan speaks to Special Advisor and Non-Executive Director of Alpine F1 Team Alain Prost about how the racing world adapted during the pandemic and how data is key to every decision made on and off the track.

Episode 2: Lianna Brinded meets Jeff Pabst

In episode 2 Lianna Brinded speaks to Jeff Pabst, Chief Revenue Officer at FaZeClan about the rise of live streaming entertainment, diversifying revenue with a growth mindset and how premium content is always king.

Episode 3: Lianna Brinded meets Min-Liang Tan

In the third episode of our Masterclass series, Lianna Brinded, speaks to Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer, a company driven by innovation. Min discusses how he has led his company through the pandemic resulting in double digit YoY growth, and the new initiatives the company launched to support their sustainability goals.

Episode 4: Cindy Gallop

Join the tech entrepreneur who is one of Business Insider’s Top 15 Most Important Marketing Strategy Thinkers today, as she delivers an inspiring, thought-provoking and above all actionable masterclass to help you re-engineer your working processes to integrate equality, diversity, inclusion and to challenge the status quo.

Episode 5: Ade Hassan, MBE

In this episode of the VMA Masterclass, Lianna Brinded talks to Nubian Skin founder Ade Hassan, MBE. Ade set up Nubian Skin for people of colour who were unable to find their own ‘nude’ lingerie products. The company has gone from strength to strength even dressing A-list stars such as Beyonce and Lizzo. We hear from Ade about the importance of inclusion, authenticity and ‘being seen’, and how she switched from a career in finance to fashion.

Episode 6: Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, MBE

For our 6th episode of the Yahoo Academy Masterclass series, Lianna Brinded is joined by CEO of Stemettes, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE. Anne-Marie set up Stemettes to help young women and nonbinary people learn about and find careers in STEM. In this interview, you’ll hear from Anne-Marie about the amazing work Stemettes do, being invited to Downing Street for International Women’s Day, and how businesses can support new talent.

Episode 7: Cristina Diezhandino

In the 7th episode of the Yahoo Academy Masterclass series, Kristiana Carlet is joined by Cristina Diezhandino, CMO of Diageo, a global leader in alcoholic beverages, producing an outstanding collection of over 200 brands that are enjoyed in more than 180 countries.