Karen Davis-Farage had a long career in the tech industry and, after 32 years, found herself without a job. It was through the influence of her son and her husband that Karen found her next career: becoming an entrepreneur. Karen is the President and Co-Owner of Pole Position Raceway, a company she leads with her husband. In this episode, Karen shares her advice for getting through tough times, working through a career transition, and the importance of having a network and continuing to learn from others.
If you thought the Girl Scouts are only about cookies, think again. Barbara Murphy Warrington is the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. She’s moved back and forth from the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, with some stops along the way in entrepreneurship and in the public sector, but her focus has always been on helping organizations with their leadership development. In this episode, Barbara shares her career journey, the importance of role models, some of the programs the Girl Scouts are working on, and more.
Adam Quinton is passionate about diversity and inclusion. And it’s not just talk: he spends his time (and money) investing and advising companies with diverse founders, teaching as an adjunct professor at Columbia, and working as an executive in residence for the Center of Talent Innovation helping companies become more inclusive. In this episode, Adam shares his journey into the start-up space after having a successful career in finance, his view on the importance and value of diverse teams, his advice for companies that want to become more inclusive, his method for evaluating the companies he invests in, and the dangers of stereotypes.
Annie Dean and Anna Auerbach believe the leadership pipeline is broken and that having flexible work opportunities for ambitious women would be the way to fix it. After both of their high achieving careers (Annie is a lawyer and Anna a consultant who then worked in the nonprofit sector) they started their own company, Werk, with the aim of helping women stay in the workforce and not opt-out when they become mothers. In this episode, Annie and Anna share their mission, why we need to take the term “mommy track” out of commission, why guilt and shame should not be a part of flexible work arrangements and their advice for new and aspiring entrepreneurs.