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NB: During the welcome to this episode of The Different Stories Podcast and during the conversation itself, you will hear it referred to as The Other Stories Podcast.

That was the original name of the podcast until we were requested to change it in November 2023, due to the presence of another podcast of the same name, of a completely different genre.

The podcast is now known as The Different Stories Podcast across all platforms.


Born in Bangladesh, raised in East London, within the Bangladeshi Muslim Community, at the age of 18 Sajna Rahman was married and a teen mum. She started work at the aged 21 as one of few people of colour working as a Receptionist Coca Cola at that time, she did not see her background as a blocker to achieve success She perceived her differences as a way to get noticed. As she climbed the ranks, she found herself held up as role model for other Asian women and girls. She become known for her passion towards Diversity and Inclusion. However, soon found herself get derailed by the noise of D&I in this episode she shares her views on embracing difference and staying focused on your goals and rising up by leveraging what you have.

About the host Rachel Maunder

Rachel Maunder is a Story Coach, helping people find and craft their personal stories for greater engagement through speaking. Her secret sauce includes a blend of an ability to spot the key parts of a story and to highlight those in a relatable way. With a lifelong curiosity around what makes people different Rachel is an advocate and ally of acceptance and inclusion. Combine that with her gentle way of drawing people’s stories out of them and you’ll start to see Rachel’s motivation behind creating The Different Stories Podcast. Rachel coaches individuals and runs bespoke workshops for organisations.

You can find her contact details or book a complimentary exploratory call here:

DISCLAIMER: Any views, thoughts and opinions shared and expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please carry out your own due diligence.



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