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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
On this week's episode Lynn Perkins, of Urban Sitters talks about her journey as an entrepreneur, the challenges faced when fundraising, and advice on how to find the right investors and partners for your startup. Perkins also talks about how having kids has impacted her work, mistakes parents make around childcare and advice on finding the right care provider for your children.
On this episode Vanessa De Luca, Editor-in-Chief of Zora Magazine, discusses her expansive experiences in media, celebrating voices of women of color, and using her experiences as a building block. De Luca also shares instances from her time as the only women of color in the room as well as her approach to being a better ally in the workplace and creating solutions towards progress.
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.