Jess Williams is the Founder of Communal Creative, but many will know her from her work at Birchbox and Thrillist where she lead the creative design and brand. Jess helps brands define who they are and create magical moments with their clients. In this episode, Jess shares her career journey, her best advice for someone who is thinking through the next steps in their career, and the importance of relationships and authenticity for success.
Jennefer Witter has a long and proven track record in PR. She’s an author and the founder and CEO of The Boreland Group, a public relations firm dedicated to working with small businesses to get them their share of media attention. In this episode, Jennefer shares her career history, how resilience has been an important part of her successful journey, and why women should (and do) help other women.
Research has shown that a diverse team leads to better business results. But to create gender diversity in a company, there first have to be diverse candidates seeking out new positions. Deepali Vyas, executive recruiter, search consultant and coach at Hedrick & Struggles, has seen first hand how women struggle to step up to the plate in their job search. In this episode, she talks to us about why women hesitate when applying for a higher position or asking for a raise or promotion, as well as lots of tips on how to best present yourself in an interview to show you’re not just a way to fill their diversity quota, but the best person for the job.
Julia Landauer redefines the modern race car driver. She has been dedicated to her sport since she was 10 years old, and has managed to make history after becoming the first female NASCAR Track Champion in her division. In this episode, she shares her journey, the business side of racing, how all the decisions she’s made have brought her to where she is now and her passion for encouraging more girls interested in STEM.
There is a lot of talk about how using words, such as “sorry” “just” “I think” can hurt our communication. Tami Reiss wants to change that. Tami is the CEO of Cyrus Innovation and the Founder of Just Not Sorry, a Google Chrome plugin that underlines trigger words in your emails that may undermine your communication. In this episode, Tami shares insights of her career in tech, how she came up with the idea for Just Not Sorry, and how she brought it to life.
Ayse Brisel, Co-founder of Brisel + Seck, uses her design training and process to do much more than just build beautiful and functional things. She is the author of Design the Life You Love, a book that shows you how to use design process to change your point of view on all aspects of your life and really create a different, and more satisfying, life. In this episode, Ayse shares her career background, why she thinks design is so important and why more women should be in the field.
Bobbi Rebell is a journalist and an author. Her book, How to Be a Financial Grownup: Proven Advice from High Achievers on How to Live Your Dreams and Have Financial Freedom, shares insights and candid stories from some of today’s leaders (including our own Sallie Krawcheck) about the moment they became “financial grownups.” In this episode, Sallie shares a little of her financial grownup story (which involves divorce) and discusses the importance of being a financial grownup. In addition, Kristy and Bobbie have a conversation about Bobbi’s book, her column on Reuters about Millennials, and how this group is reaching their financial maturity.
Kathy Caprino is an international career success consultant, speaker, writer and trainer dedicated to the advancement of women in business. She often talks about dealing with professional crisis, finding personal and professional fulfillment, and leaving toxic environments. In this episode, she talks to Kristy Wallace about how women can find their true potential by stepping back and acknowledging what isn’t working in their current career paths.
Mandy Antoniacci is passionate about sports and about helping progress the game to make it better for future generations. In this episode, she shares her thoughts about role models and mentors, the gender inequality in sports, why women are a huge sports-business trends this year, some great insights about socially-conscious companies (like Ellevate!) and tips for framing yourself as a thought leader.
Caroline Ceniza-Levine has had a very non-linear career path. Starting as a classical pianist, then trying out banking, moving into consulting and then into recruiting. She now uses her experience to advise clients on reaching their goals. In this episode, Kristy and Sallie first discuss career change and what Ellevate members think are the most important elements for a successful transition and Sallie shares lessons she’s learned as she’s reinvented herself throughout her different career stages. Kristy and Caroline then talk advice for those thinking of changing their careers and about negotiations.
Georgene Huang, co-founder of Fairygodbooss, is on a mission to change workplace culture. She talks to us about her journey as an entrepreneur, the inspiration behind her company, and some the findings about the importance of workplace culture, family-friendly policies and more.
As a hedge fund manager and “The Chairwoman” on CNBC’s Fast Money, Karen Finerman knows a thing or two about taking risks. In this episode, Karen speaks candidly about her career, mistakes she’s made, and how she knew at age 15 that she wanted to be a risk arbitrageur.
Betty Liu, journalist, author, podcaster, and host of Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop”, talks with us about her career and lessons she’s learned along the way. Betty shares her take on having a strong network, and the importance of emotional intelligence for success.
Ariel Hyatt has been a fierce entrepreneur for more than 20 years and runs Cyber PR®, a dynamic social media & content strategy company based in New York City. She talks about her career path (including how she reinvented it after losing her first job) and gives some actionable tips to really build your personal brand.
Jean Chatzky is not just a personal finance expert, she’s an experienced journalist, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and much more. In this episode, she shares how she got to be the person she is now, and shares some useful personal finance tips.