On this episode, Cindy Eckert, Founder & CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals and The Pink Ceiling, talks about how she got her start in the male-dominated healthcare industry, the gendered narrative around sex and sexual health, as well as her journey as an entrepreneur. Cindy shares her own startup journey from raising funds to selling her company for 1 billion dollars, to becoming an angel investor and starting her "Pinkubator" for fellow female industry disruptors.
On this week's episode, we sit down with Ann Lewnes, Chief Marketing Officer of Adobe, to talk about her career path, the importance of utilizing multiple skill sets at work, and fostering creativity. Lewnes also talks about her experiences in the C-Suite, representing women and their stories in tech and creative industries, as well as the value of advocating for yourself.
On this episode, we are joined by two strong leaders, Annie Liu and Nikki Arwood of Charles Schwab, as they discuss their career journey from answering support calls to executive positions. The duo tackle peer relationships, advocating for women in the workplace, working remotely with functional leadership, and the art of networking. Liu and Arwood also discuss how to cultivate work, being a mother in the workplace, and the ins and outs of having a successful career in finance as women.
Kristy and Maricella feature some members of the Ellevate team for a very special end-of-year episode. They are joined by Raquel Ugalde, Sivi Ananthasingam, Charles Wang, Christina Murphy, Calvin Ieong, Rebecca Spitzer, Laura Ackerman, and Samantha Giannangeli, who reflect on their year at Ellevate, and tell both their most inspiring (and embarrassing) moments. Plus, tips on setting up your employees for success in the new year.
A third generation girl scout, Meridith Maskara, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is not just passionate about girl scouts, but about supporting the generation of young girls and women who will be the change agents of tomorrow. This week, we talked about inclusivity and diversity within Girl Scouts, their active involvement in legislative decisions, the new programs Girl Scouts is offering including fields of STEM, advocacy, and entrepreneurship and how Girl Scouts are adapting to the fast-paced technological world of today. Meridith also discusses the role Girl Scouts’ program Troop 6,000 plays on girls and women in shelter, how to include men in conversations around equality, as well as teaching girls confidence at a young age.
On this 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.
Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of the social impact agency Women Online, author of "Hiding in the Bathroom: How to Get Out There When You'd Rather Stay Home" and host of the podcast "The Anxious Achiever". In this episode, she talks about living with anxiety, how to navigate tough work situations, and tips on being a small business owner.
Jami McKeon, the Chair of Morgan Lewis, joins the podcast to share her experiences directing the largest law firm in the world led by a woman. She talks about why law professions are beneficial for women, the reason "work life balance" may not be the best term, and gives advice to company leaders on managing change and growth.
On this episode, we're going behind the scenes with Ellevate's own Kristy Wallace, CEO, Maricella Herrera, VP Operations & Strategy, and Allison Matejczyk, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, to dive into the newest resource on workplace diversity & inclusion: Driving Equality in the Workplace Part 2. The trio talk about some of the topics covered in the white paper, such as Allies and Ambassadors, Making Your ERG More Effective, and Returning to Work After a Caregiving Pause; as well as share tips on how you can utilize partnerships for your own workplace.
Jessica Holscott, EVP and CFO of Warner Media Entertainment, sat down with us this week to dive into what it is like to hold a CFO position and important skills to have in your tool kit to thrive in the world of finance as a woman. Holscott explains how to "relax and figure it out when you get there", having a "momteurage", and the art of leaning in and leaning out in your career at the right times. She also shares the impact of her mother on her work ethic, teaching kids the willingness to learn, and advice she has for her mentees.
Lindsay Pattison, Chief Client Officer of WPP, joins our podcast this week as she packs years of experience through her non linear career path. Pattison, with experience in companies large and small, from New Zealand to U.K., shares the importance of being on the client side, the art of showing up, as well as the impact of targets versus quotas in teams. She also explores the inspiring yet terrifying aspects of creating a business, the imposter syndrome, and the importance of networking throughout her career.
On this episode, Piper Anderson, writer, educator, and cultural organizer, sits down with long-time friend Kristy, CEO of Ellevate, to talk about the start of her entrepreneurship journey and who her commitment to social justice affects her work career. Piper also shares her thoughts on the impact of generational trauma, creating change on a local level, and how storytelling can be an impactful step toward creating change. She also answers the age old question: "Who should have a seat at the table?"
Haben Girma, a disability rights lawyer who is deaf and blind, joins the Mobilize Women Summit 2019 to share her experiences on how disability can be interpreted as an opportunity for innovation - and we are bringing her keynote right to your ears. On this episode, Haben explores why companies need to prioritize access for those with disabilities and inclusion, designing with access in mind, and the unknown as an opportunity to learn, grow, and innovate. Girma draws examples from her experiences in salsa dancing, sign language, surfing, and more as she unpacks the connection between creativity and inclusion.
Meridith Maskara, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater NY, runs a panel discussion about astronauts, designers and the future of STEM, with Taylor "Astronaut Starbright" Richardson and entrepreneur and designer Ashley Voisin. At this unique Mobilize Women 2019 panel, the powerful panelists tackle questions larger than themselves, as we talk about innovation, role models. STEM, and the importance of a support system.
With another episode from one of our favorite Mobilize Women Summit 2019 segments, we're bringing Stacey Flowers' fascinating keynote to our podcast. Stacey Flowers, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Eternal Optimist; shares her five step plan to achieve happiness in your career and life, relinquish the idea of control, and how she started to "live her best life" after losing track of taking care of herself through her relatable life experiences.
On this week's episode, we are bringing one of our favorite segments from the 2019 Mobilize Women Summit right to you. Valerie Jarrett
Senior Advisor, Obama Foundation & Attn: and Chair, Ellevate Network; Co-Founder and CEO, Ellevest have a discussion on how to find your voice, staying positive while facing criticism, and leadership lessons from her time as the Senior Advisor for the Obama White House.
On this week's episode, we are bringing one of our favorite segments from the 2019 Mobilize Women Summit right to you. Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce; Kiersten Barnet, Global Head of Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg; Susan Lee, Chief People Officer, SeatGeek; and Rachel Sklar Co-Founder, Change the Ratio, TheLi.st, have a discussion on bringing cultural changes to businesses, particularly as it relates to diversity and equality in the workplace. The speakers also focus on the role of employees at every level, instead of focusing on the leadership.
Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, co-founders of Of a Kind, join us this week as we talk about how they met and how their friendship escalated to running a successful business today. The duo share their experiences on why storytelling is important, how they determined their core values, and the power of embodying values. They also talk about the notion of having a "work wife", their book on female friendships in the workplace, as well as their thoughts on conflict between work partners and family leave.
Luvvie Ajayi, NY Times best selling author, digital strategist, joins us this week after taking the stage at Mobilize Women 2019. Having discovered a love for writing through blogging, Luvvie talks about how writing became her job, career choices, and the importance of self-confidence. She also shares her learnings around solopreneurship, access gap, how not to take yourself too seriously, and her online academy, The Do Better Academy.