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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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Oct 28, 2020

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. 

Oct 19, 2020
On this week's episode, we are highlighting one of our favorite segments from Mobilize Women Week! Paula Avila Guillen, Executive Director at Women's Equality Center, and Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network dive deep into unexpected circumstances in our lives that propel us to re-evaluate our priorities. Paula discusses how the pandemic has affected women's rights and the health resources available for women and how we can create a space for optimism for the unexpected things happening in our lives. 
Oct 13, 2020

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.

Oct 6, 2020

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.

Sep 29, 2020
This week, we sit down with Michelle Shigemasa, the CEO of Murad. She takes us through her journey within the beauty industry. She gives us insight into the key principles of successful leadership and she discusses how business can truly build relationships and connect with customers by being customer-centric. 
Sep 22, 2020
On this week's episode, we sit down with Carly Fiorina, an American businesswoman who is well-known for her tenure at Hewlett-Packard. Carly, a prolific and best-selling author, discusses the experiences, challenges, and lessons learned on leadership and the importance of using our voices. She dives into the purpose of positive impact and how we can each drive progress in the world. 
Sep 15, 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. 

Sep 8, 2020

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.

Sep 1, 2020

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. 

Aug 25, 2020

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

Aug 18, 2020

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. 

Aug 11, 2020

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. 

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. 
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