Women's Advocate Podcast
2904, 2022

Actualizing Dreams

April 29th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Akeisha Johnson is the founder and Business Leadership Coach at An Inspired Story Coaching where she empowers her clients to create and develop their teams. She essentially helps create bosses that people want to work for. Akeisha was also the creator of The Oshun Project - a self-generated, non-profit program with a mission to bring green technology to Haiti, and she was the co-producer and host of the podcast Making It Work Radio. Here’s a glimpse of the episode: Akeisha shares how her career evolved into being a business coach The Friend Audit and evaluating relationships Akeisha’s involvement in Haiti & the start of the Oshun Project How Akeisha sustains her drive Importance of networking and the people you surround yourself with The main challenge female bosses struggle with Why women apologize too much Interpreting and applying feedback Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace in the midst of George Floyd and the BLM movement Akeisha’s superpower – dance! What happens in the body when you’re triggered In this week's episode… Sarah sits down with San Francisco native, Akeisha Johnson, founder and business leadership coach at An Inspired Coaching to discuss everything from Akeisha's [...]

804, 2022

Parental Support is More Than Ticking a Box

April 8th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jodi Geddes is the co-founder at Circle In - a company that partners with over 50 leading organizations to provide a platform that supports their working parents and caregivers around the world. Circle In was also recently named a 2022 Telstra Business Awards winner, in the Accelerating Woman category! Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Jodi shares how her career evolved and the start of Circle In Behind the scenes of running a business The progression of parental leave policies The uniqueness of working with multiple generations Teaching managers & leaders to show more empathy Equipping companies with the tools to support parents Navigating employment situations before having to sue What Jodi would tell herself before kids Why everyone should have a mentor Supporting women going through menopause In this episode… In this week's episode, Sarah sits down with fellow Aussie and co-founder of Circle In, Jodi Geddes, to learn how Jodi started a successful business all while on maternity leave. The two also discuss everything from running a business as working mothers, to the progression of parental leave policies, and the importance of empathetic leaders supporting their employees in the office and at home. [...]

2303, 2022

Being an Authentic Leader & Taking on New Challenges

March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

After 4.5 years at the World Economic Forum, Sheila Warren has just announced her new role as the first CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation! In her “free time”, she currently serves on the boards of the ACLU of Northern California, the Equal Justice Society, and TechSoup and on advisory boards for the World Bank and the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). Sheila is also the co-host of the popular podcast and show Money Reimagined. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Sheila shares the evolution of her career The importance of building up diverse teams & creating remote culture in the workplace Tips on how to refuel yourself The positives of being open & vulnerable with your team/colleagues Managing kids during the pandemic as a working parent Sheila’s tips and ideas on how to build a team from the ground up How to use systems to insight positive change Disclosing pregnancy to an employer Taking risks with your career In this episode… In this week's episode, Sarah sits down with the new and dynamic CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation, Sheila Warren, to discuss everything from authentic leadership as a [...]

1602, 2022

Speaking Out Without Blowing Up Your Career

February 16th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , |

Sarah Lacy is the Founder and CEO of ChairmanMe, an educational platform that offers online courses that empower and support women in career, health, finances, and life in general! Sarah also founded Pando.com on maternity leave in 2011 and built it into a profitable investigative journalism company. She's been a journalist for nearly 20 years and is known for her fearless, outspoken reporting. She's been profiled in publications as varied as the New York Times and San Francisco Magazine. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Sarah L. shares how her career has evolved and the start of ChairmanMe Women and risk-taking in the workplace Internalized misogyny – what is it and how to recognize it? Gender polarization Working moms in male-dominated workplaces Negotiation and eliminating gender bias Navigating toxic industries In this episode… Entrepreneur by day, mom by night – an all around bona fide superhero (minus the laser beams) – safe to say working moms don’t get nearly enough credit for their extraordinary abilities. Being able to juggle the demands and various risks of your career as a woman, while still putting your family first, is definitely one of Sarah Lacy’s superpowers. In [...]

1312, 2021

Law’s Lag on Recognizing Our Multifaceted Selves

December 13th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Before co-founding Medina Orthwein, LLP in 2017, Felicia Medina stood out as a top litigator rising through the ranks, becoming one of the few queer women of color in a leadership position in a national firm. Under Felicia's leadership, Medina Orthwein has amassed significant successes litigating against major corporations for employees seeking fair treatment. Felicia currently sits on the Board of Directors for the National Center of Lesbian Rights (NLCR) and is on the board of FAIR, an organization that awards scholarships to diverse law students interested in employment law. Before joining Medina Orthwein, LLP, Shauna Madison was a criminal defense attorney at the Alameda County Public Defender's Office. She is now a Managing Partner at Medina Orthwein where she pursues meaningful cases on behalf of underrepresented and underserved communities. She was recently awarded the 2021 National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Award as well on behalf of marginalized communities. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Felicia and Shauna share how their career in employment law evolved The start of Medina Orthwein, LLP How law is evolving to deal with intersectionality of identity Felicia & Shauna’s advice for younger attorneys Trauma-informed lawyering & the [...]

2010, 2021

The Women Behind the Law

October 20th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Jessica Stender joined Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) - an organization that fights for gender justice in workplaces and schools across the country - in 2015. As Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy, Jessica leads ERA’s policy advocacy with a focus on sexual harassment, pay and pregnancy discrimination, and represents workers in employment discrimination cases. She also Co-Chairs several organizations including the Stronger California Advocates Network, the Women’s Rights Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice and the Policy Committee of the National Taskforce on Tradeswomen Issues. In 2018, Jessica was named one of the Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal! Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Jessica shares her own experience discovering the power of the law Understanding the laws around equal pay, salary history, discrimination, & retaliation How worker protection laws come into place Equal pay and the gender wage gap Current policy & legislation trends The California Equal Pay Act Equal Rights Advocates current advocacy work Jessica’s negotiation tips for women In this episode… Often, women don’t even know they’re being paid less than their male counterparts for doing [...]

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