This week, we chat with Ahlia Tillman Kitwana, founder of Little Black Buddha. She shares her career path that led her to being a woman in tech. Ahlia describes how important the power of community is, especially as an entrepreneur. She dives deeper into her dynamic approach when it comes to helping people discover their superpowers.
On this week's episode, we sit down with Maya Goodall, Senior Director of English Language Curriculum at Rosetta Stone, and we discuss her journey of career change as a teacher, coach, start-up founder, and her senior role at one of the world's largest language learning platforms. She shares an experience that became the catalyst to ask herself to pivot into a business mindset and entrepreneurial path.
On this Best Of Giving Tuesday edition, Veena Jayadeva, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Guardian and Sarah Degnan Kambou, PhD, CEO & President, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), join us to talk about women's role in global development, understanding marginalized communities and how they change, as well as how you can pick philanthropic causes yourself. The powerful duo also discuss the importance of working locally, creating individual impact, activating your personal network as well as Giving Circle and the Women and Girls Fund.
This week, we sit down with Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on National Public Radio and one of America's most renowned Latina journalists, where she shares her experiences becoming the first Latina at NPR and what it was like to be a young journalist sitting in editorial meetings. Maria also talks about the catalyst that drove her to write her recently released memoir, "Once I Was You."
Content/Trigger Warning: Please note, this episode features a survivor retelling an account of sexual assault. If you or someone you know needs help, please know you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673).
On this episode, we sit down with Linda Fisk, Co-Founder of LeadHERship Global, as she discusses the important ways to lift one another up and support other businesses as leaders in the world. She shares the true power of partnership and explains how creating connections, understanding and respecting a partner's strength, and building transparency within relationships can translate into success.
On this week's episode, we sit down with Teresa Carlson, the Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services, and discuss her career path and journey into the tech world. She shares advice on how to best showcase your strengths to managers or potential companies, the impact of working with non-profits, and the importance of innovation when it comes to work and business.
On this week's episode, we are doing another recap of one of our best segments from Mobilize Women Week! Now, more than ever, it's critical to stay educated and engage in community efforts. Our Women and Politics speakers, Aditi Juneja (Counsel at Protect Democracy), Bushra Amiwala (Youngest Muslim Elected Official in the US), Christine Hallquist (CEO of Cross Border; 2018 Vermont Democratic Governor Nominee), and Shaniqua McClendon (Political Director at Crooked Media), discuss the role that gender plays in politics, what inspired our guests to get involved, and what everyone can do to better our communities and be active allies.
On this week's episode, we are joined by Nancy LeaMond, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer of AARP, for an important conversation on how millions of caregivers keep both our economy and our families supported and how organizations can continue to support caregivers in the workforce. This episode was sponsored by AARP Family Caregiving.
On this week's episode, we are highlighting one of our favorite segments from Mobilize Women Week in August 2020 to you! Wendy Gonzalez, Interim CEO of Samasource and Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network dive deep into unexpected circumstances in our lives that propel us to re-evaluate our priorities. Wendy explains the importance and impact of authenticity as a leader and how to stay purposeful when it comes to company responsibilities.
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.
On this episode, we sit down with Julie Holunga, Certified Professional Coach and Founder of Chinook Solutions, as well as author of "On the RIse," to discuss the paths we can take to be "Conflict Competent" and transform tough conversations into flourishing ideas. Julie also provides insight on how to negotiative for ourselves and tips on communicating effectively, especially in a virtual space. Julie talks about the power of language, how it's imperative to find the balance of using strong leadership language and determine the difference of tones.
On this episode, we sit down with Kim Cordova, President of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 7 and the Vice President of UFCW International to discuss how she got involved with the labor movement, the importance of unions in delivering today's workplace benefits, as well as her journey as a leader during this time. Kim also discusses the challenges frontline workers face during the pandemic and how she and UFCW are continuing to grieve with, work alongside, and fight for essential workers.
Ellevate Network’s Mobilize Women Week is here and we could not be more excited. Throughout this week, you’ll get to hear from trailblazers, changemakers, and leaders from wherever you are, network with others, and find your next inspiration during Mobilize Women Week. As we reminisce Mobilize Women 2019 with this episode from Stacey Flowers, there is still time to register for free. Don’t miss Mobilize Women 2020, August 24-28: www.ellevatenetwork.com/summit
On this week's episode, we sit down with the founder and CEO of Luminary NYC, to discuss how she has pivoted a physical community space to the digital landscape during the pandemic. As a COVID-19 survivor herself, Cate also shares the reality of being a small business owner during the pandemic, leadership and team management during COVID-19, and how she finds support during challenging times.
On this episode, we sit down with the acclaimed food industry veteran and owner & CEO of D'Artagnan, Ariane Daguin, to discuss her humane, free-range approach to meat production, her take on American and French cuisines, and her generations-long affair with good food. With multiple awards and 35 years of business acumen under her belt, Ariane also shares her tips on how to build a sustainable business, being a woman in a male-dominated industry, and how D'Artagnan was able to smoothly pivot during COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.