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Balancing Passion and Parenthood with Aranzazu Carmona Orbezo, Founder/CTO at Parallel Carbon Limited | Season Six, Episode Eleven

Welcome to Season Six of Conversations in Cleantech! From inspiring stories and words of wisdom to future foresight and the tech from the bleeding edge of cleantech, during this season you can expect to learn all about how pioneering cleantech companies and the leaders at their helm are propelling us towards a cleaner, greener tomorrow.In this podcast episode co-hosted by Jenny & Alexa, we are delighted to be joined by Aranzazu Carmona Orbezo, Founder/CTO at Parallel Carbon Limited.

Parallel Carbon are a UK-based business that is on a mission to reverse climate change by building technology that removes carbon dioxide from the air while producing hydrogen to eliminate emissions.

In this insightful conversation, Aranzazu discusses the journey she has been on, from PhD in Electrochemistry to co-founding and growing Parallel Carbon since 2021.
In addition to her groundbreaking work, she is a passionate advocate for women's rights and fighting gender bias. In this episode, Aranzazu also shares how she’s approached the adventure of “founding a business while founding a family” shedding insights into how she balances both worlds.

01:09 - Introduction to Aranzazu
02:12 - Aranzazu’s background and career journey
04:01 - What inspired you to start Parallel Carbon, and where do you see the business going?
06:05 - How has it been founding a business while also founding your family?
11:46 - How has the relationship with your co-founder contributed to the business’ success?
14:39 - What would your advice be to other women who may be looking to move into the cleantech space in a leadership role, but then are also looking to start a family?
20:05 - Are there any specific strategies or practices that allow you to balance work and life?
22:59 - Can you share any highlights of the positive impact that you're seeing with Parallel Carbon?
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