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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 [...]

1510, 2020

You Either Win or You Learn with Cynthia Cleveland, Partner at CEO Coaching International

October 15th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Cynthia Cleveland is a 5-time CEO and an expert in developing, translating, and monetizing intellectual property rights into major global consumer brands and new businesses across diverse industries. She has led companies that have generated over $4 billion in worldwide sales across consumer products, entertainment and retail and have helped countless companies build their brand and capitalize on the market to create new sales funnel and successful marketing campaigns. Cynthia is currently a Partner at CEO Coaching International, a leading coaching firm for growth-focused CEOs and entrepreneurs. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Cynthia Cleveland recalls her transition from teacher to a marketing executive. Cynthia shares her career journey and why it’s okay not to take a regular career path. How women lead differently than men during a crisis. How to find an opportunity during a tragedy. The value of learning to find support from your family and friends. How to pivot your business plan for the next six months to keep your employees safe Cynthia shares what inspires her to keep going. Cynthia’s best advice on how to become more resilient in your life In this episode… How do you foster resilience [...]

110, 2020

Harnessing Your Emotions and Money

October 1st, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Jacquette Timmons is a financial behaviorist, speaker, coach, and the President and CEO of Sterling Investment Management. With her expertise, she has helped countless individuals understand their financial decisions and put them on track to financial freedom and well-being. Jacquette is the author of Financial Intimacy, a book that delves into relationship problems that may arise and how to mitigate them. She is also the More than Money podcast host, where she discusses the connection between psychology, emotions, and money. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Jacquette recalls how she got started in the financial industry Common misconceptions about wealth What are the unspoken expectations you have about money? The role your emotional well-being plays in your financial decisions The benefits of tracking your money Jacquette's advice to her younger self about the purpose of negotiations and its power on your financial well-being Your wallet, whether virtual or physical, is a reflection of who you are What are the cultural nuances behind a successful negotiation? Jacquette shares her superpower and what it means to her In this episode… Money is power—but you already knew this. But, did you know that understanding your motives [...]

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