Women's Advocate Podcast
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 [...]

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 [...]

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