Women's Advocate Podcast
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 [...]

1310, 2022

Courage to Let Your Core Values Drive Your Career

October 13th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Krystal LoPilato is an employment lawyer, grass-roots activist and gun violence prevention advocate. Here’s a glimpse of the episode: Krystal shares how her career evolved as a lawyer and gun violence prevention advocate How policies & legislation are expanding around the gun violence prevention movement Why your career path/progression doesn’t need to be “linear” Give yourself permission to do what you’re passionate about vs what society tells you to do Krystal shares her process that lead to finding her calling The ripple effect of gun violence Intensity & diplomacy women bring to demanding political change Representing difference life experiences in office A glimpse at Krystal’s superpower How Krystal draws inspiration from survivors and elected leaders fighting for change The impact of gun violence on the next generation How listeners can get involved *Content Warning: This episode contains depictions of gun violence that could trigger certain audiences* In this week's episode… Sarah sits down with Krystal LoPilato, a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense volunteer leader, lawyer and gun violence prevention advocate to discuss how the work people like Krystal are doing helps people sleep better at night. Sarah and Krystal also discuss the ever-evolving gun [...]

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 [...]

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