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Main topics discussed: (timestamps)  04:17 How the Black Lives Matter movement accelerated adidas’ response to racism  12:52 Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is more than just a HR function  14:46 The importance of speaking up on issues and making your voice heard  22:15 The best way to affect and make change, every day   Quotes:  “I don't have a lane. If you stay in your lane and you see injustice or wrongdoing, you have to step out of that and and do the right thing”  “Climb your way. Get those doors open and leave them open for everybody else"  "Leadership should create the right opportunities for underrepresented groups to make sure that they become the next generation of leaders"   Host: Twiggy Jalloh  This Week’s Guest: Hannah Mercer   Links to resources:  Hear our conversation about DEI with Amanda Rajkumer, Board Member for HR, People and Culture at adidasWhy you need safe spaces in the workplace to tackle racismLearn how adidas employees unite against racism More Rebellious Optimism:  Subscribe to the adidas Company Blog and follow us on LinkedIn  Rebellious Optimists is an official Podcast Show from adidas and our company blog  www.GamePlan-A.com.  Rebellious Optimists supports the mission of ‘GamePlan A’ to upgrade our work lives through sport and creativity.   See simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy and opt-out information 
Main topics discussed: (timestamps) 10:12 – Why innovation is crucial to a more biodiverse future11:59 – Angela’s three key aspects of sustainability 13:30 – How we can make more sustainable choices as consumers 24:28 – The importance of staying optimistic during hard timesQuotes: “We all need to be critical and spend a couple of minutes to read about where that product is coming from and what that product is made of.”“Innovation is key, [its] the enabler to bring the new ideas and technologies that we need to bring products to life in a better way.”“Sustainability is a practice that it needs to be embedded in order to be truthful and meaningful. But it's a journey. It never stops.”Host: Twiggy JallohThis Week’s Guest: Angela MantillaLinks to resources: More about the process of developing the original Futurecraft Footprint shoe and how it came to life.Hear the story from the side of the collaborating partner – Allbirds co-CEO Tim BrownMore sustainability on Rebellious Optimists - adidas Head of Sustainability explains the company’s ambitious targets and how they aim to achieve them.More Rebellious Optimism:Subscribe to the adidas Company Blog and follow us on LinkedInRebellious Optimists is an official Podcast Show from adidas and our company blog www.GamePlan-A.com.Rebellious Optimists supports the mission of ‘GamePlan A’ to upgrade our work lives through sport and creativity.See simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy and opt-out information
Main topics discussed: (timestamps) 03:57 - The three key areas of adidas’ sustainability strategy 12:19 - The biggest challenges to being a sustainable company 21:07 - Facing the fear and coming out of your comfort zone 22:21 - How you can adopt a more sustainable approach  Quotes:“We've made sustainability part of our DNA. It's part of who we are, why we come to work and why we are so motivated to contribute.”“Often, we start with a blank sheet of paper. We don't know what the solution is but we know the direction we want to work towards.”“With sustainability, the huge privilege is that I get to work not only on impacting the lives around me but also on the lives of future generations.” Host: Twiggy JallohThis Week’s Guest: Katja Schreiber Links to resources: Read  Katja’s article on how adidas are going to get to carbon neutrality. The history of the adidas x Parley partnership, one of their first sustainable collaborationsHow adidas is supporting its staff to think and act sustainably  More Rebellious Optimism:Subscribe to the adidas Company Blog and follow us on LinkedInRebellious Optimists is an official Podcast Show from adidas and our company blog www.GamePlan-A.com.Rebellious Optimists supports the mission of ‘GamePlan A’ to upgrade our work lives through sport and creativity.See simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy and opt-out information
Main topics discussed: (timestamps) 09:29 – adidas' approach to sourcing sustainable and ethical products 11:55 – Understanding the choices you make as a consumer 15:43 – Three core beliefs for aspirational leadership 23:48 – How you can affect positive change within your own work Quotes:“Regardless of your position, you should always treat people how you want to be treated.”“Why have I stayed at adidas so long? It really boils down to three things for me. The culture, our values and purpose, and career opportunity.”“Leadership is both a privilege and responsibility. Your influence can affect the trajectory of people’s entire careers, and often their lives as well.” Host: Twiggy JallohThis Week’s Guest: Hoa LyLinks to resources: Look at some of the innovative sustainable materials that adidas is developing with their partners.Read Hoa’s article about showing vulnerability in leadershipMore Rebellious Optimism:Subscribe to the adidas Company Blog and follow us on LinkedIn Rebellious Optimists is an official Podcast Show from adidas and our company blog www.GamePlan-A.com.Rebellious Optimists supports the mission of ‘GamePlan A’ to upgrade our work lives through sport and creativity.See simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy and opt-out information
 Main topics discussed:03:10 - The challenges and transformation of adidas Outdoor 08:28 - Combining technical products and sustainability in the Outdoor market10:30 - adidas' sustainable FUTURECRAFT:LOOP mono-material anorak 23:05 - Inspiring creativity in your teams Quotes: “We're about being rebellious and optimistic. That's at the core of who we are. Rebellious optimists.”“When you make fire, when you make a hot outdoor product, people just want to rock it. People don't think ‘this is my jacket for when I go hiking’. They want to wear it every day.”“We're going to be unapologetic. We're going to be adidas. We’re going to do our thing.” Host: Twiggy JallohThis Week’s Guest: Andre Doxey Links to resources: - The story of the Loop Jacket, Made to be Remade, and the adidas journey to creating recyclable clothing.- How the adidas Superstar… the Shell Toe…became a cultural icon.- Adi Dassler – adidas founder, and the original Rebellious Optimist. More Rebellious Optimism:Subscribe to the adidas Company Blog and follow us on LinkedInRebellious Optimists is an official Podcast Show from adidas and our company blog www.GamePlan-A.com.Rebellious Optimists supports the mission of ‘GamePlan A’ to upgrade our work lives through sport and creativity.See simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy and opt-out information
Main topics discussed: (timestamps)  5:05 -  adidas’ vision for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion14:38 - The Diversity Dimension Data Project18:45 - adidas' people strategy bringing more women into senior leadership positions20:14 - The importance of allyship and mentorship   Quotes:  “Allyship is being a friend, a support to individuals who are different to yourself.”“We need the help of our male colleagues, to address that gender imbalance at the top of the company. To have them being the best advocates for all employees, including women.”“We want to make sure there is an equal starting line for everybody at adidas. And that everyone will get the same fair opportunity and chances” Host: Twiggy Jalloh This Week’s Guest: Amanda Rajkumar Links to resources:  - Amanda’s article on why we need International Women’s Day- Sport is for everybody: The power of being an ally- Leaders helping diverse voices be heard More Rebellious Optimism:Subscribe to the adidas Company Blog and follow us on LinkedIn Rebellious Optimists is an official Podcast Show from adidas and our company blog  www.GamePlan-A.com.  Rebellious Optimists supports the mission of ‘GamePlan A’ to upgrade our work lives through sport and creativity.See simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy and opt-out information
Main topics discussed: (including timestamps) 06:11 - The science behind the 'super shoe'13:53 - How athletes informed the Adizero Adios Pro 15:25 - Breaking world records at the ‘adidas Road to Records’ races23:54 - Embodying a competitive streak into your work  Quotes: “The recipe to success is relatively easy. Start with the greatest team.”“Majambo: Something new, something out there, something that they hadn’t felt before”“Be brave enough to put what you thought was the best into the bin and start all over again" Host: Twiggy JallohThis Week’s Guest: Stephan Scholten Links and resources:The Road to Records event in FULLThe importance of relationships in a winning team - articleAdizero Adios Pro 2: See the latest model that Stephan talks about More Rebellious Optimism:Subscribe to the adidas Company Blog and follow us on LinkedIn Rebellious Optimists is an official Podcast Show from adidas and our company blog www.GamePlan-A.com.Rebellious Optimists supports the mission of ‘GamePlan A’ to upgrade our work lives through sport and creativity.See simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy and opt-out information
Main topics discussed:05:03 - From an adidas internship to Director of Automation 12:35 - The key to unlocking the success in automation15:00 - How automation brings value to our lives and work20:00 - Where is this technology headed in the future?Quotes:"Failure culture is important, because it boosts creativity and innovation.”“When people think about automation, they are thinking about movies and super-robots taking over the world…..this is not realistic”“I see a future where virtual employees are interacting with employees and working together as a part of one big ecosystem.”Host: Twiggy JallohThis Week’s Guest: Moh Ghadban https://www.linkedin.com/in/mhdghadban/Links and resources:Moh’s article about using task automation to make time for more creative workAnother great story of career progression – from Intern to Vice President.More Rebellious Optimism:Subscribe to the adidas Company Blog and follow us on LinkedInRebellious Optimists is an official Podcast Show from adidas and our company blog www.GamePlan-A.com.Rebellious Optimists supports the mission of ‘GamePlan A’ to upgrade our work lives through sport and creativity.See simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy and opt-out information
Main topics discussed:08:14 - The Bra Revolution15:19 - The innovation behind Stay In Play technology 21:54 - Finding the courage to keep pushing for positive change25:02 - Impossible is NothingKey Quotes:“Sometimes failures turn into sparks for great innovation.”“We have a responsibility to put a spotlight on women in sport and 'dimensionalise' female athletes.”“I encourage people to identify your fear and get past it, so that you can be unstoppable.”“I was having lunch with our CEO…I said, Kasper, do you know what backfat is?”  Host: Twiggy JallohThis Week’s Guest: Aimee Arana, Global General Manager adidas Sportswear & TrainingAlso mentioned : Kasper Rorsted, adidas CEOLinks and resources:The Bra Revolution range, including the Everyday bra Aimee likesImpossible is Nothing campaignStay in Play period-proof tightsHow adidas is tackling barriers to women in sportMore Rebellious Optimism:Subscribe to the adidas Company Blog and follow us on LinkedInRebellious Optimists is an official Podcast Show from adidas and our company blog www.GamePlan-A.com.Rebellious Optimists supports the mission of ‘GamePlan A’ to upgrade our work lives through sport and creativity.See simplecast.com/privacy/ for privacy and opt-out information
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