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Ellevate Podcast: Conversations With Women Changing the Face of Business

In the Ellevate Podcast you’ll meet real women having a real impact. Female entrepreneurs, authors, business women, and other inspiring leaders share their experience and takeaways from their careers. Ellevate Network is a community of professional women committed to helping each other succeed. We use the power of community to help you take the next step in your career. Hosts Kristy Wallace and Maricella Herrera interview female leaders to showcase the immense talent these women bring to the table.
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Aug 4, 2020

On this episode, we sit down with Jill Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the prolific creator of Women of Color Connecting and The Making of Black Angels. Jill shares how she got her start, how small businesses are surviving the pandemic, the reality of being a Black entrepreneur and being an ally in the business world. 

Jul 28, 2020

On this week's episode, we sit down with Fox News Anchorwoman and Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino to discuss how she got her start, her riveting career leading up to The White House, and to our screens everyday. Dana also shares her expert advice on career moves, mentoring, and the power of connections as she shares the insider look into her program Minute Mentoring and her best-selling book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side. 

Jul 21, 2020

Heather Ainsworth, CEO of Workable Concept and Advisor to AARP Family Caregiving, joins us to talk about how employers are now increasing support for employees with caregiving responsibilities. She highlights creative ideas around flexible work, benefits and policies, and how to integrate caregiver considerations into your corporate planning and communications efforts. Get ready to inspire change in your own workplace using her practical tips and free resources from AARP.  

Jul 14, 2020

On this week's episode, we sit down with Kristyn Klei Borrero, CEO and Co-Founder of CT3 Education, to talk about how she found her desire to make an impact in the civil rights movement through education and her "No Nonsense Nurturer" approach to education. Kristyn discusses the strengths and weaknesses the pandemic exposed in the education system, creating an anti-racist learning environment, and the potential education gaps we might face in the aftermath of the pandemic. Kristyn also shares her guidance on importance of continuously improving practices and what you should be thinking about as you head into the elections to make change in the future of education. 

Jul 7, 2020

On this episode, we sit down with historian, award-winning author, and women's rights advocate, Nina Ansary, to discuss how she has been addressing gender discrimination abroad and in the U.S. as well as her new book, Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality. Nina shares her wisdom on women's place in the workplace, how systemic gender discrimination, may look different in developed and developing countries, how the pandemic has impacted the fight for gender equality, and role biases have played throughout history. Ansary is also a UN Women Global Champion for Innovation and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace & Security. 

Jun 30, 2020

Hayley Sudbury, founder and CEO of Werkin, sits down with us this week to talk about her journey from looking to find LGBTQ+ women in corporate leadership to building a tech platform to transform mentorship in the workplace. Hayley shares her take on mentoring and networking, how some companies might be missing their blindspots now, the role of technology in diversity & inclusion, as well as her advice to the LGBTQ+ community navigating the workplace and those who are looking to be allies. 

Note: This interview was recorded on May 28, 2020 prior to the death of George Floyd in the USA. 

 
Jun 23, 2020

On this week's episode, we sit down with Meena Harris, CEO and Founder of Phenomenal Women Action Campaign, to talk all things political advocacy, the Phenomenal brand, and her new children's book, Kamala and Maya's Big Idea, based on a true story of everyday childhood activism. Meena also talks about lack of diversity in children's books and raising children to be conscious and aware in a divided time. Meena's book inspiring children to take positive action within their own communities is available on phenomenalgirl.com

Jun 16, 2020

On the second episode of our two-part conversation with Sarah McBride, the National Press Secretary for Human Rights Campaign, a trans rights advocate, and a candidate for Delaware State Senate we talk about being a transgender woman, her coming out story, and the significance of Pride. We also dive into what organizations can do to support LGBTQ+ community and create inclusive workplaces, Tony McDade and the lost lives of Black trans men and women, and the importance of civic engagement.

Jun 9, 2020

On the first episode of our two-part conversation with Sarah McBride, the National Press Secretary for Human Rights Campaign, a trans rights advocate, and a candidate for Delaware State Senate we talk about being a transgender woman, her coming out story, and the significance of Pride. We also dive into what organizations can do to support LGBTQ+ community and create inclusive workplaces, Tony McDade and the lost lives of Black trans men and women, and the importance of civic engagement.

Jun 2, 2020

As we leave Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month behind, we sit down with Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña to discuss the history of Asian Americans, what it means to be an Asian American today, and the recent incidents of hate crimes America has been grappling with. 

May 26, 2020

On this episode, we sit down with Sehreen Noor Ali, Co-Founder and CEO of Visible Health, to discuss business ownership and motherhood with a special needs child. Sehreen shares her insights on the medical system, community support, and  how she did it all. 

May 19, 2020

On this episode, we sit down with Jen DaSilva, President of the creative agency Berlin Cameron, on how she got her start, important traits to have in a creative career. She shares the ins and outs of finding confidence, from crying at work ro leadership, leading with diversity, and her initiatives Girl Brands Do It Better and Connect4Women.

May 12, 2020
On this week's episode, we sit down with Kelli Wingo of KMW Catalyst. Her name appropriately translating to warrior in Gaelic, Kelli shares her insights on power of putting yourself first, advocating for others, and the imposter syndrome. Kelli also shares her guide to re-evaluating your career and wants during the pandemic to come out of the adversities as a warrior. 
May 5, 2020

On this episode, writer, journalist, activist, and community builder Rachel Sklar joins us as we discuss how she got her start and continues to wear so many different hats. Rachel also shares the ins and outs of community building and capitalizing on your voice publicly all while being a single mom. 

Apr 28, 2020

On this episode, Melissa Ternes, Certified Financial Coach and Founder of Master Your Money Now, joins us to understand why we spend money, how we can keep a budget, and properly tracking spendings. Melissa also shares her tips on how you can manage your money and protect your cash in times of uncertainty.

Apr 21, 2020

On this episode, we sit down with Sara Rodell, the founder of Loop & Tie, to talk about the art of gifting, her career journey from finance to entrepreneurship, and the importance of the pay-it-forward mindset. Sara also shares Loop & Tie's background of supporting small businesses and being an NFL fan-favorite. 

Apr 14, 2020

As we spend more and more time in front of our TVs, we sit down with Lea Goldman, Chief Content Officer of Nineteen Twenty Media, to discuss her learnings from a 20+ year career in the media and entertainment industry. Lea shares how she made career changes, what she learned from working with women, an insider look at how some of the top listicles are made, and all about networking. 

Apr 7, 2020

On this episode, Deepti Sharma, Founder of FoodtoEat and Bikky, tells the story of an industry in the front lines of the pandemic: restaurants and food services. Deepti also shares how she has managed to pivot as an entrepreneur, building community, and how everyone can play a part in overcoming the crisis. 

Mar 31, 2020

On this episode, we sit down with Winnie Learner, Managing Partner at global strategic communications firm Finsbury, to discuss how organizations can navigate through uncharted waters. Lerner shares frameworks, tips, and common pitfalls of crisis communications, as well as internal and external best practices during the global pandemic. 

Mar 27, 2020
On this special second episode of the week, we are joined by Amanda Murdock, Director of Fitness at Daily Burn, to discuss how we can stay active while practicing social distancing at home. Amanda shares why it's important to stay active during this time, her favorite workouts, easy ways to add movement to your day, and how she manages to stay active and motivated.
 
Mar 24, 2020

On this week's episode, we sit down with Dr. Amy Cirbus, Director of Clinical Content at Talkspace and practicing therapist, to answer all of your Covid-19 related mental health questions. Dr. Cirbus shares her tips and tricks on adjusting to the new normal, anxiety, or feeling like we are failing; and explains how you can make small changes at your workplace and integrate mindfulness into the every day. 

Mar 17, 2020

On this episode, CEO of Park Place Payments and best-selling author, Sam Ettus, talks about finding the sought-after work-life balance, the definition of confidence, and shares her parenting advice. Sam also gives us an inside look into how she is on a mission to disrupt the financial industry with women at Park Place Payments, as well as addressing hesitations when starting a business. 

Mar 9, 2020

Happy 200th episode! On this special celebration of International Women's Day and our podcast's 200th episode, Kristy Wallace goes on a listening tour around the world as six brave women share their untold stories in the workplace, as a part of the Raise Her Voice series. They are Asheefa Sarangi, Elizabeth Moses, Bonnie Low-Kramen, Viktoria Roussina, and Dr. Salma Nashef. 

Feb 25, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Mieres, Senior Vice President, Center for Equity of Care and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Northwell Health, joins us this week in honor of Black History Month and American Heart Month for a discussion around unconscious bias in the healthcare sector, empowering women in their heart health and the elimination of disparities between men and women, as well as her new documentary Ms. Diagnosed. Dr. Mieres also shares her tips on customizing and creating inclusive health plans for heart health - one of the leading health problems in the U.S. 

Feb 19, 2020

On this episode, we sit down with Naz Arandi, Global Creative Director at Airbnb, who shares her upbringing in Iran, cultural differences she has faced, and the road that took her to her current success. Naz also talks about the 21st century considerations of design, multiple facets of diversity, as well as how she manages a team of creatives who reflect Airbnb's global community. 

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