Women's Advocate Podcast
2809, 2023

Unapologetically Authentic

September 28th, 2023|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Sandra Possing is a life coach, speaker, entrepreneur and host of Oh, Hi Self! Podcast. As an Apple News Featured Top 10 Industry Leader of 2023, Sandra works virtually with people in the Bay Area and anywhere else in the world. Through her one-on-one coaching, life coaching podcasts, motivational speaker engagements, online courses, and as a certified professional coach, she can help anyone uplevel their life and transform their relationship with themselves. Here’s a glimpse of the episode: The importance of being true to who you are Sandra shares unique insights into navigating two cultures Breaking free from people-pleasing Being intentional about designing your life Paying attention to your own inner compass Understanding core values and living by them Coaching business goals Listening to your body Advocating for yourself Living in the present In this week's episode… Sarah sits down with Sandra Possing, a multifaceted life coach, inspirational speaker, accomplished entrepreneur, and the charismatic host of the Oh, Hi Self! Podcast. Together, they dive deep into Sandra's captivating life, where she gracefully balanced between two distinct cultures, embarked on thrilling adventures in her youth, and eventually found her calling in the world of coaching. Sandra's [...]

109, 2023

Bringing History to Life with Perfect Pitch

September 1st, 2023|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Kim Nalley is a history scholar and professor with a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., from UC, Berkeley. She’s a specialist in U.S. history and Late Modern Europe, with an emphasis on cultural, transnational, globalization, civil rights and women’s and Black history. Dr. Nalley completed her dissertation in 2021. Even more impressive, she is an award-winning professional Jazz singer and composer. She’s an educator, writer, producer, recording and touring artist and mother of two. She has a new album out, and last year she wrote a Jazz operetta as a commission piece of work for San Jose Jazz. She honors those before her and lifts up those up and coming. Here’s a glimpse of the episode: Dr. Nalley shares the way her multi-dimensional and inspiring career has evolved. Dr. Nalley’s music inspiration rooted in stories Importance of honoring those before you and mentoring those coming up behind you Dealing with disrespect & managing press Transformative power of books Not being another statistic Getting to work with Angela Davis Creatives help fuel us all In this week's episode… Sarah sits down with Dr. Kim Nalley, a renowned jazz singer and CSU East Bay Professor. The two [...]

1907, 2023

Taking Smart Risks

July 19th, 2023|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

After exhaustive research on gaps and unmet needs, Fahti Khosrowshahi founded Ceek Women’s Health, a medical device company focused on creating innovative products for more comfortable gynecological exams and procedures. Fahti has been a leader in the healthcare space for over 15 years and has broad cross-functional experience spanning pharma, biotech, and medical devices. She’s passionate about bringing innovation to women's health and challenging the status quo experience by introducing products that are designed by women for women. Here’s a glimpse of the episode: Fahti shares her career journey & how she started Ceek Women's Health The challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship Dealing with stress and taking smart risks The importance of financial independence and advocating for oneself Gender dynamics in the workplace Lessons learned from fundraising experiences Conversating about women’s health topics Don’t be afraid to be disliked Balancing personal and professional life Hiring challenges & tips The superpower of salty empathic advocacy In this week's episode… Sarah sits down with Fahti Khosrowshahi, the founder and CEO of Ceek Women’s Health, a medical device company focused on creating innovative products for more comfortable gynecological exams and procedures. Fahti discusses how the lack of innovation [...]

2806, 2023

Saying Bye to the “Good Girl”

June 28th, 2023|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Diana Lyman is a media and tech executive, now the founder and CEO of Traction Advisory - a consulting firm focused on driving growth for social impact startups. She’s passionate about supporting founders daring to build inclusive and equitable solutions addressing women's health, reproductive rights and the future of equitable work. She’s a mama of three, fiercely committed to supporting women in the workplace and dismantling biases for working mothers. Here’s a glimpse of the episode: Diana shares her story, where she is now and everything in between The start of Traction If you don’t say “no,” what are you saying “yes” to? Tips and advice for women and mothers entering the workforce Identity outside of work Negotiating from fear vs. negotiating from informed strength The journey to health and happiness Martyr Syndrome Self care coming from necessity Diana’s superpower and inspiration Being vulnerable, even when it’s hard In this week's episode… Sarah sits down with mama of three, media and tech executive, and the founder and CEO of Traction Advisory, Diana Lyman to discuss how the universe brought them together while Diana was navigating the birth of her third child and a very difficult [...]

305, 2023

Learning How to Negotiate in Bite-Size Morsels

May 3rd, 2023|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

S. Lucia Kanter St. Amour is a VP for UN Women USA, practicing attorney, and former law professor turned everyday negotiation superhero. She’s here to show you how to harness your everyday negotiation superpowers, so you can land your dream job, get your kids to eat their peas, and be the most powerful person in the room. She is also the author of For the Forces of Good:  The Superpower of Everyday Negotiation, the most inclusive and comprehensive 21st century negotiation guide you’ll ever need (and one of only a small handful of women authors on the topic). Here’s a glimpse of the episode: Why negotiation is everyone’s business - not just men Ways to think about negotiation in everyday life and how to prepare for it Be playful! Get comfortable performing a new skill badly Women negotiate their compensation 8x less than men What lead to Lucia developing these critical skills and writing a book Resilience vs. masked trauma Negotiating with bullies and tips on how to deal with them Standing next to someone vs. whispering your support Find allies and then multiply them How planning helps you be more spontaneous Pay it forward, but [...]

1511, 2022

Grounding Ourselves with a Balanced Glass

November 15th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Rebecca Hopkins is an experienced wine communications strategist, speaker, moderator, host and writer. With a 29-year career in the wine business spanning Australia and the U.S., Rebecca founded and launched A Balanced Glass in March 2018 with a mission to provide education and resources to wine industry colleagues to help maintain health and wellbeing while working in the beverage alcohol industry. Here’s a glimpse of the episode: Rebecca shares how she went from "failed” geologist to working in the wine business How she learned to navigate the fine wine industry thanks to mentor Pam Dunsford Working in the alcohol business and the toll it can take on people Australian vs. American culture when it comes to alcohol Rebecca’s newsletter that stemmed from her wanting to give tools to women to manage stress & anxiety Importance of community resources around alcohol & wellness in different industries What Rebecca would tell people starting out in alcohol industry Importance of learning the “unsexy” dynamics of a company How Rebecca maintains her wellness Rebecca’s inspiration and super power In this week's episode… Sarah sits down with fellow Aussie and the founder of A Balanced Glass, a company that provides [...]

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