Women's Advocate Podcast
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 [...]

2010, 2021

The Women Behind the Law

October 20th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Jessica Stender joined Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) - an organization that fights for gender justice in workplaces and schools across the country - in 2015. As Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy, Jessica leads ERA’s policy advocacy with a focus on sexual harassment, pay and pregnancy discrimination, and represents workers in employment discrimination cases. She also Co-Chairs several organizations including the Stronger California Advocates Network, the Women’s Rights Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice and the Policy Committee of the National Taskforce on Tradeswomen Issues. In 2018, Jessica was named one of the Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal! Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Jessica shares her own experience discovering the power of the law Understanding the laws around equal pay, salary history, discrimination, & retaliation How worker protection laws come into place Equal pay and the gender wage gap Current policy & legislation trends The California Equal Pay Act Equal Rights Advocates current advocacy work Jessica’s negotiation tips for women In this episode… Often, women don’t even know they’re being paid less than their male counterparts for doing [...]

1708, 2021

Leading with Neurodiversity

August 17th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Podge Thomas is a multi-racial, multi-cultural, queer Lady Boss! After a decade of working for small businesses and nonprofits, she decided to pursue her calling centered around supporting women and their path to freedom through creating their own businesses. She is the founder of Small Business Co-Pilot where she works as a business consultant and coach offering services geared towards small businesses owned and operated by women. She specializes in talent management and organizational change and can provide the support you need so you can focus on having the business you want. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Podge shares her story behind her unconventional career path The advantages & opportunities of small businesses Podge’s negotiation tips for women How to determine your learning type What it means to be “neuro-diverse” Tips for building cohesive teams The power of intersectionality In this episode… If women are good leaders, they risk being branded “too bossy” or “too tough.” If they set boundaries, or ask for what they need to succeed, they’re “too demanding.” If they are passionate about their work, they’re “too emotional.” Every day women across the world face a barrage of double standards [...]

1006, 2021

It’s OK to Demand Things

June 10th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Irina Kapetanakis is a private investor focused on supporting women-led, female centric businesses. She's currently the first and only angel investor, as well as a Senior Executive at one of her portfolio companies, Suuchi, Inc., a supply chain management software company for fashion brands. She is also the host of the Suuchi Podcast, where she discusses supply chain topics with thought leaders around the world. Irina also resides on the Board of the Fashion Institute of Technology's School of International Trade and Marketing, the Hellenic Professional Women Organization, and Kleos. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Irina shares her journey to becoming a visionary sales and marketing executive How to identify your biggest obstacle and face it What’s your “Why?” The importance of networking Irina shares her negotiation tips and what young women entering the workforce should know In this episode… It's never too late to reinvent yourself, whether it be professionally or personally. Many of us have gone through different lifechanging experiences - marriage, divorce, parenthood, changing careers. Through it all, you learn to pivot (albeit not always gracefully) and to make the most of the new opportunities. In this week's episode, host [...]

3112, 2020

Being Your Authentic Self – You Don’t Have to Take Feedback from A**holes

December 31st, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |

Joanna Lovering is the Founder of Copper + Rise, an executive coaching firm dedicated to helping you raise your presence and claim the room as your stage. She is also an organizational psychologist and fashion stylist who teaches women to show up and stand out. Joanna's spirited approach to coaching has left her clients filled with confidence and equipped with the skills needed to take charge of any presentation. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Joanna Lovering shares how she has pivoted from style coach to executive presence coach How to "flex" your persona to reclaim your corporate life What is Mirror Image Bias? The three pillars of executive coaching What does it take to be a leader? Joanna explains three different approaches to dealing with a toxic environment while conducting a cost-benefit analysis of the situation Joanna shares a tip for young women entering the workforce What inspires you? In this episode… Joanna Lovering, Founder of Copper + Rise, knows the importance of conquering and channeling your presence into transformative energy that can sway any discussion in your favor. Her approachable method to get you talking and looking the part of a leader [...]

2412, 2020

Name Your Imposter – Don’t Slay Them

December 24th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Allison Davis is a Sales Trainer, Coach, and Consultant with 15 years of experience in the publishing industry and nearly 20 in sales. Allison focuses her vast experience in digital marketing, strategic partnerships, and event sponsorship on helping others gain more sales and expand their reach. She has worked with National Geography, Goldman Sachs, and many more, allowing them to fine-tune their sales channel. Allison's drive for crushing expectations, and showing her Imposter Syndrome, Patricia, who's boss, continues to propel her forward and create opportunities for her clients to land more deals. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: Life lessons from being a salesperson Allison Davis recalls her career path and transition from print to coaching What is Imposter Syndrome and how can you overcome it? Name Your Imposter Syndrome! How Allison used the power of her community to serve small business owners and build a better referral pipeline Allison describes her favorite type of client How do you build a steady sales funnel? Allison's advice for young women entering the workforce What is your superpower? In this episode… Do you ever get that voice in your head- the one that tells you that you’re [...]

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