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1712, 2020

Dancing with the Lady Boss of Data

December 17th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Asha Saxena is a CEO Coach with CEO Coaching International and the Founder and CEO of Women Leaders In Data and AI (WLDA). She also serves on the Board of Directors for several for-profit companies, including Future Technologies, an international data management solutions firm, and Shindigz. Asha's drive to innovate has allowed her to build her own e-commerce company and serve as CEO of Future Technologies for the past 20 years. With a passion to pass on her expertise, Asha is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she teaches graduate students about big data and healthcare management. Asha is also the host of the Data Dives podcast, a columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine, and a keynote speaker. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Asha Saxena recalls her first entrepreneurial experience at 24 years old Understanding the digital evolution and how it affects your business How do you identify and use the data you receive from your clientele? Asha shares her tips on how women can demonstrate their value in the workplace The power of showing up and adding value to your industry What inspires you? How to connect with [...]

1911, 2020

The Kairos of Powerful Women

November 19th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Michelle Markwart Deveaux is the Founder and Owner of FaithCultureKiss, a voice and business coach who takes your voice and business to the next level. She is an award-winning actor and vocalist and has hosted workshops and masterclasses on business ownership, entrepreneurship, voice work, and acting. For the past 20 years, Michelle has worked with countless entrepreneurs and business owners to realign their goals and raise their voices. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Patten University and a Master of Arts degree in Worship, Theology, and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Michelle Markwart Deveaux talks about the importance of communication and how it relates to your voice Michelle recalls how her career has evolved over the years Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a performer Overcoming the challenge of how your voice should sound Michelle reveals her goals for 2021 and helping women shift their business How can voice coaches pivot to create new businesses? Michelle describes her favorite type of client Creating a framework and balance that works for your home office What is your superpower? In this episode… Your voice starts from [...]

1211, 2020

You Don’t Have to Get Old Before You Can Get Wise

November 12th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

Susan Freeman is a Stevie Award-winning CEO as well as the Founder of Freeman Means Business and Co-Founder of The Conscious Inclusion Company. Armed with her expertise in communication, she’s dedicated herself to helping people achieve workplace equity in professional environments. Susan is also a speaker, coach, author, and host of the podcast, Wonder Women in Business. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Susan Freeman recalls the lessons she’s learned on equality and inclusion from her career Muted Group Theory The difference between a great communicator and a great speaker How men and women communicate differently Knowledge + Action = Power Changing the 4 P's: Policy, Practices, Pay, and Pipeline How do you apply inclusion and diversity building blocks in your company? Susan shares her advice to her younger self In this episode… In today’s episode of The Women’s Advocate, Sarah sits down with Susan Freeman, public speaker, CEO, and Founder of Freeman Means Business and The Conscious Inclusion Company. Susan has made effective communication the thread that connects each step of her career. Susan helps clients understand their authentic selves and the beauty of clear and consistent communication and she has plenty of [...]

911, 2020

How to Bring Your A-Game

November 9th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kathryn O'Connor Gardner is the co-founder of Park Bench Capital, a financial services firm that focuses on diverse founding teams that always include at least one female leader. Prior to this, she worked as a senior vice president and corporate credit research analyst within AllianceBernstein’s high-yield research group, focusing on the energy sector. She oversaw all energy-related investments for traditional high yield portfolios with roughly 35 billion in assets under management. Kathryn is also a founding board member of the Haas Center for Gender, Equity, and Leadership, which seeks to build the economic case for supporting workplace diversity, and is a member of the Haas Dean’s Advisory Circle. She has more than 20 years of experience serving as an advisor for startups on strategy, financial analyst, and capital market transactions Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Kathryn O'Connor Gardner shares how she started as an investment banking analyst. What does it mean to be an investor in the 2020 market? Sarah and Kathryn discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected parenthood. Kathryn compares the role of women during the 2008-2009 financial crisis vs the 2020 health crisis. How can you market your skills and share [...]

2910, 2020

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

October 29th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Nancie McDonnell Ruder is the President of Noetic Consultants, working with brands to define their markets, clarify their strategies, and build agency-client relationships. Before working with Noetic Consultants for the last 18 years, she started her career at the renowned Leo Burnett USA as a director before moving on to Noetic Consultants. Her past and current clients include AKQA, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Discovery Channel, General Motors, Inc CEO Project, Whirlpool, Leo Burnett Global, Nike, and many more. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Nancie McDonnell Ruder recalls her career in the B2B marketing space The three questions from Brené Brown's book Dare to Lead that can help you redefine your life How can brand strategy help you to evolve your business? How has COVID changed the way you do business? Implementing social justice changes Nancie delves into how she found her voice at the University of Chicago What's your superpower? Nancie shares who inspires her to keep going In this episode… While many companies have switched to remote work, staying connected with the right people has never been more critical. Nancie McDonnell Ruder, President of Noetic Consultants, works with brands to redefine their strategy, [...]

2210, 2020

Don’t Stay in Your Lane with Cynthia Pong, Founder of Embrace Change

October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Cynthia Pong is a lawyer-turned-career coach, feminist career strategist, speaker, and the Founder of Embrace Change, an organization that provides mid-career women of color professionals with tailored coaching and training. Cynthia is also the author of Don't Stay in Your Lane: The Career Change Guide for Women of Color. After studying law at NYU and practicing as a public defender for 6 years, Cynthia decided to change course. Now, she’s on a mission to empower women of color to get the money, power, and respect they deserve. Cynthia has been featured far and wide on Refinery29, HuffPost, Fast Company, and more. She is also a LinkedIn Top Voice for job search and career. When it comes to career strategies, she breaks it down easily and always keeps it real. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Cynthia Pong describes her transition from lawyer to career coach Allowing yourself to try a new career The future for women of color in the workplace How do you know if entrepreneurship works for you? How to deal with racial trauma in your life What is gaslighting and how can you recognize it in the workplace? Cynthia's advice to [...]

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