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HERdacious is a podcast for audacious women seeking to break down the barriers to success and to live their lives confidently. We host honest conversations with badass women across the country, about their being bold, both in their lives and in the workplace. So if you want some femme support along for your professional journey, HERdacious is here for you!
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A Lesson on Recruiters

A Lesson on Recruiters

2021-05-0339:36

What To Know About RecruitersIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Liz Bronson about the job recruiting process, more specifically, those all-too-mystifying recruiters. As job applicants, we’ve all experienced the dank, dark hole that is the recruiting process … but what’s on the other end of that interaction? Enter Liz, whose insight as a recruiter reveals the methods to the madness. Though the world of recruiting might not be as dank and dark as we perceive, that doesn’t mean we should go forth unprepared. From applicant tracking system, to knowing which type of recruiters we’re interacting with, Liz gives us guidance to help optimize our success throughout the process. After all, it’s not just a matter of getting the job - it’s finding the right fit for us!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Liz BronsonLiz Bronson is the owner of Liz Bronson Consulting- an HR and recruiting company helping mostly tech start-up teams build their people practices, programs, and values to help them hire and retain their people. Liz is passionate about designing authentic, candidate-centric recruiting processes that match a company's culture, and does individual career and general management coaching and training. Before being independent, Liz worked for 9 years at VMware building their Product Management and Marketing teams and was also a part of the HR team at Barclays Global Investors. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  I’ll take recruiters for 500 1:35Gender-specific recruiting challenges 4:28The big four 6:50Trust your spidey sense 14:35Questions are a girl’s best friend 21:13Follow up fearlessly 24:21Know your recruiter 28:57Femme fact: Mental Health Awareness Month 33:50Resources mentioned in this episode:  Real Job Talk (website) The Muse (job search engine)Built In Austin (job search engine)Fairygodboss (job search engine)National Alliance on Mental Health (website) Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Resiliency in the Job Search | Dawn Shaw” Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Career ExplorationIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Lynn Chang about exploring various career paths. During her tenure as a college career coach, Dr. Lynn guided students toward balanced and satisfying career choices. However, career exploration is not exclusive to the youth of pre-paid meal plans; it’s a common phenomenon to all working professionals. From exploring the multi-faceted career playground to prioritizing mind over matter, Dr. Lynn walks us through the process of determining our wants, our talents, and our curiosities which will ultimately aid us in discovering our careers of choice. So let's have a go at the playground of life; perhaps along the way we’ll learn where we can also make a difference! Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Lynn Chang, PhDDr. Lynn Chang is the founder of CAREER ZEN and author of The 10 Day Career Cleanse. With a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Lynn infuses yoga and Buddhist spiritual principles into her career guidance. This East-meets-West approach allows her to teach people how to achieve meaningful work, purposeful living, and work/life balance. With a focus on calming the mind and listening to your heart, Dr Lynn believes you already have the answers you seek within you.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Career exploration 3:25Why should I change my career? 5:15What + where to start 6:52When in a pandemic-like Rome 10:14Nama-stay calm 11:58Into the wilderness of curiosity 17:17Telltale signs of success 21:44The career nebula 26:18Femme fact: Lily Parr 29:50Resources mentioned in this episode:  Why some of don’t have one true calling by Emilie Wapnick (TED Talk)I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was by Barbara Sher (book)mynextmove.org (website)topworkplaces.com (website)The 16 Career Clusters (article)Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog “Starting Strong: How to Discover Your Passion in College” by Ananya DwivediLoved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Secrets to Breaking Glass CeilingsIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Lee Anne Crockett about navigating top corporate positions as a woman. Having encountered adversity when seeking promotions in a male-dominated industry, Lee learned the number of systemic barriers women face on their climb to the top of the professional pyramid. From her experience, Lee teaches us ways to outsmart the system, or more accurately put, to mastering the "game." From leaving emotions at the door to coming equip with a plan B, Lee points out that one of the ways to win is by knowing that there's a game to be played in the first place! And once we develop our game changing strategies, we’ll be able to checkmate. So, let’s claim the game, break some rules, boot the kings and check as Queens!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Lee Anne CrockettLee Anne Crockett, MBA, is a Sales Director for a large manufacturing organization and the founder of Lee Crockett Consulting. She has been leading successful teams for over a decade, with a focus in sales & business development. Inspired to make a larger impact with women, Lee Anne combined her passions for leading, coaching, and professional development with her MBA in Entrepreneurship and launched her coaching practice. There, she serves as a Leadership Development & Career Strategist and works with women leaders to get promoted faster. Lee Anne’s mission is to help other women shatter the glass ceiling and create their own seat at the table. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Career hurdles 4:26Pay day! But make it unequal 7:20Chess includes Kings AND Queens 10:09Good Ol' Boys Club 15:45Leveling Up 19:53Pitfalls of the busy-bee 23:19Creating positive change 27:20Femme fact: Sexual Assault Awareness Month 29:45Resources mentioned in this episode:  Payscale.com (website) Equalpaytoday.org (website)Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog “The Continuous Struggle with the Gender Pay Gap”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
A Lesson on Sabotage

A Lesson on Sabotage

2021-04-1234:07

Avoiding Self-Sabotage in Our Professional LivesIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Michelle Hoover about avoiding self-sabotage through self-mastery. Time and time again, the hand of self-sabotage notoriously pulls us down by the sleeves. Michelle teaches us how to release the grasp self-sabotage has over our professional development by proactively fighting our learned habits, and instead, making favorable choices. From identifying triggers to the oh-so-limiting perfection trap, Michelle calls attention to the self-sabotaging behaviors born of gender-specific expectations set by society. With a commitment to defying self-limiting behaviors, we can learn to master our gut reactions in ways that benefit our personal and professional lives. Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Michelle Hoover, MEdMichelle Hoover, Founder and Principal of Baem Leadership, is a leadership-development strategist, facilitator, consultant, and coach. She has designed, delivered, and facilitated talent-development programs for more than 15,000 learners across five continents and has worked with Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including professional and financial services, technology, consumer goods, beauty, and luxury. She now lives in New York, where she enjoys Hamilton, Central Park, and soaking up creativity, motivation, and energy that emanate from the city!Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  What is self-sabotage? 2:50Self-mastery is the way 4:00 Gender-specific challenges 7:05 Realizing our own habits 13:15More than a feeling: Self-Mastery 18:20Hitting pause 23:19Techniques and actions 24:43 Femme fact: Female Author Pseudonyms 28:40 Resources mentioned in this episode:  How Women Rise by Marshall Goldsmith and Sally Helgesen (book)Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith (book)Stop Self-Sabotage by Dr. Judy Ho (book)Baem Leadership (Michelle’s consulting firm) Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog “Why Women Need to Take Credit for Their Work”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
A Lesson on Feedback

A Lesson on Feedback

2021-04-0536:52

The Importance of Giving and Receiving FeedbackIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Stacey Rudnick about effectively giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. Feedback is an informative tool to have in our professional development toolbox, as such, Stacey spills the beans, or more applicably, the Oreos, on how feedback underscores the strengths and weaknesses necessary to improving our career performance. From being more specific when offering feedback to bulldozing those stubborn defensive walls, Stacey reminds us that feedback does not equate to judgement, instead, it mirrors the truth of our abilities. It’s only with an accurate reflection of ourselves that we can collect the information needed to become the confident, assertive leaders we are meant to be! Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Stacey RudnickStacey Rudnick serves as the director of the Center for Leadership and Ethics at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. In her role, Stacey provides MBA students with the tools to become the effective leaders necessary to business’ success. Prior to overseeing operations at the Center for Leadership & Ethics, Stacey served as director for MBA Career Management at UT Austin where she led 530 full-time and 600 executive working professional MBA students. She graduated with an MBA in Marketing from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Duke University. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Healthy feedback 1:42Challenges and solutions 3:25Oreos belong everywhere...except in feedback 7:40 Gender-bias and performance 11:32Building trust between managers and employees 15:00Deterring defensiveness 17:00Fixed vs. Growth Mindset 23:24Femme fact: Women in Comics 30:20Resources mentioned in this episode:  Ethics Unwrapped at University of Texas (website) The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University (website)The secret to giving great feedback by LeeAnn Renninger (TED Talk) Harvard Business Review (news) Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog “5 Ways to Create Space for Feedback” by Leanna Sauerlender Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
The Importance of Professional Development and MentorshipIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Telesa Via about the effects of authentic mentorship and how prioritizing your own professional development will lead to greater career success. With the countless trailblazing women in the workforce today, Telesa relays the benefits of connecting with these women who can act as a source of guidance on our career journeys. From recognizing the red flags of unconscious bias in mentorship to making bold “asks” from the get go, Telesa reminds us that our career trajectories need not be travelled alone but in the company of women willing to drive us to the top alongside them!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Telesa Via Telesa Via is the Vice President of Sales at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants where she oversees sales activities from coast to coast and beyond, within North America. Her latest endeavor is co-chairing Kimpton’s newest internal committee, Black Lives Matter: Act to Action where she leads a diverse Kimpton committee, takes action to create real change and promotes opportunities and advancement for Black People and People of Color. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, Professional Conference Management Association and International Association of Exhibition Executives, among others. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Women supporting women 3:31 Overcoming gender stereotypes 5:00 I come first 9:11The door of opportunities 12:40Start with The Ask 15:10Trust the process 18:10Unconscious bias in mentorship 21:53Red flags 25:40Femme fact: Asian-American Women 29:10Resources mentioned in this episode:  Invisible Women by Caroline Perez (book)Just Do You by Lisa King (book)In This Together by Nancy O’Reilly (book)Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Leadership through Virtual Mentorship | Lesley Robinson”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Getting Over Being Liked in An InterviewIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Tyann Osborn about prioritizing organizational fit in the job interview. Many women tend to approach interviews with an emphasis on charisma, but TyAnn explains why focusing on likeability above self-advocacy and intuition can be detrimental to finding an ideal fit. From dodging the good girl phenomenon to redirecting bad behavior, TyAnn reminds us we interview to speak on our strengths, skills, and expertise not to show off our charm. Let us go forth and abandon the “like me, like me not” daisy from the school days, and instead crack down on our homework to get the dream job!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: TyAnn OsbornTyAnn Osborn has spent her career enabling business leaders, managers and employees to improve their performance and effectiveness through innovative professional development and strategic talent solutions. Prior to launching her consulting practice, Ty was the Global Director of Human Resources for the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, an organization with a $2B+ endowment dedicated to improving the lives of children in urban poverty. She has also held executive and global leadership positions for Dell, PepsiCo Food Services, and CSC Consulting. Ty currently lives in Dripping Springs with her husband, 2 daughters and furry, farm family members. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Organizational fit 1:55Likeability and its setbacks 2:55"Good Girl" phenomenon 6:36 From interviewee to interviewer 9:50Calling out misinterpretation (respectfully) 13:34Onions have layers 19:26Responding to red flags 23:00Homework: How to Nail the Interview 24:34Femme fact: Women’s History Month 28:20Resources mentioned in this episode:  Gavin de Becker (author)The Curse of the Good Girl by Rachel Simmons (book)StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (book)Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckingham (book)Own It. Love it. Make it Work. by Carson Tate (book)Where Are the Women? (report by National Women’s History Museum)Episode sponsors: HERdacity   Moonray Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog “How to Show Off Your Strengths During the Job Search” by Dawn Shaw.Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Queen of Self Love

Queen of Self Love

2020-12-0736:21

Being Your Own Best FriendIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Sapna Aggarwal about looking within oneself and loving who you find. Sapna highlights the need to spend more time learning about our own needs and goals, allowing us to bravely move forward from a place of self love. Whether we're adopting a growth mindset or pinpointing borrowed goals, Sapna reminds us of the importance of self-empowerment: loving who we see in the mirror and giving that person the grace to become the best version of ourselves. We’ve all got a lot of love to give, and in this final episode of the season, let’s learn to give more of it to ourselves!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Sapna AggarwalSapna Aggarwal is an Austin-based ICF Professional Certified Mindset NeuroCoach, Master Business Coach, Self-Leadership Coach with additional training in TCM modality and neuroscience. Through a clearly laid out process using neuroscience principles steeped in neuroplasticity, Sapna helps women fine tune their intuition, access their wisdom, reveal the unconscious beliefs and rewire their brain for success so they can define their priorities, actions, and direction with ease. Sapna also teaches courses on taking personal inventory, “a business of one” mindset and customize evidence-based coaching tools and training for her private and group coaching clients.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Self love?! 2:00The morning routine 5:08Time is of the utmost essence 9:40The virtuous cycle 12:42Mindset for personal success 15:12Defining parameters 21:00Individual empowerment 26:52Femme fact: Women in 2020 30:40Resources mentioned in this episode:  INCITE (app)I Choose Bold (Sapna’s guidebook)Dr. Joe Dispenza (neuroscientist) JOURNEY8 (app) Just-a-minute.org (meditation resource)Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg (book)Link to show transcript here. Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “Women Crushing It Wednesday | Sapna Aggarwal” Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Queen of Courage

Queen of Courage

2020-11-3034:48

Responding to Workplace HarassmentIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Amy Averett about how we can respond to workplace harassment. As the head of the SAFE Institute, Amy brings her leadership expertise to guide us through a variety of responses when witnessing harassment of others and for ourselves. With the conversation ranging from distinguishing the difference between harassment and misconduct to developing an interruptive, managerial response, Amy emphasizes the unique responsibility each of us holds responding to harassment. Together, we can support our co-workers and protect ourselves, ensuring that we all feel valued, secure in our workplaces, and most of all, safe.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Amy AverettIn her current role as director of SAFE Institute, Amy leads a team of trainers and consultants to provide harassment prevention support to companies in Central Texas and beyond. From working at the Alamo Drafthouse to starting her own nonprofit, Amy's experience allows her to successfully lead the SAFE Institute and manage the revenue generated by SAFE's work to support services for people experiencing sexual and domestic violence. Amy founded her own nonprofit organization, Austin Voices for Education and Youth, where she aimed to engage stakeholders in improving public schools and supporting healthy youth development. When Amy isn’t offering a helping hand, she is an avid practitioner in the wonderful world of improv!Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  What is harassment? 4:32Leadership response 7:05Fear of retaliation 11:27From bystander to "Upstander" 13:16Being targeted 16:43Coping strategies 21:15You just got served! 25:14Femme fact: Suffragette White 28:10Resources mentioned in this episode:  SAFE Institute (workplace harassment training)SAFE Alliance Austin (helpline) RAINN (hotline) Filing A Charge of Discrimination (guided article)Spot (incident documentation)Link to show transcript here. Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “HER Side: Toxic Work Spaces”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here. Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Queen of Conviction

Queen of Conviction

2020-11-2333:02

Conquering Self DoubtIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Velera Wilson about overcoming those nagging feelings of self-doubt that many of us harbor. Velera explains that the road to confidence requires us to abandon negative attitudes and patterns that we use to gauge our self-worth: from seeking "perfection" to comparing our achievements to those around us. Velera reminds us that the courage we need to be our best selves grows from within, when we fight the temptation to drag ourselves down. Instead of constantly asking ourselves if we’re enough, let’s look our inner critics straight in the eye, and say “I've got this” with conviction!  Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Velera WilsonFor over fifteen years, Velera Wilson has generated millions in revenue leading teams, launching products, and driving marketing strategy for Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T, First Data (now Fiserv), and Verifone.  She has received industry-wide recognition for her leadership, being named as a Money 20/20 USA Rise Up Woman in 2018. In addition to her current role as the Director of Marketing at Fiserv, Velera is an author inspiring women to own their greatness and to show up with a greater level of confidence in their careers, their relationships, and in everyday life! Her latest book, "You're Absolutely Worth It," is a handbook for all women to navigate their own greatness and overcome self-doubt. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Self-Doubt shade 3:14Leadership: masculine or feminine? 7:00 Internal swirl 8:27 Confidence 12:19The Conviction of Courage 19:12Coping with the No 21:46Owning the Yes 24:38Femme fact: Oversteegan Sisters 27:20Resources mentioned in this episode:  You’re Absolutely Worth It: Release Self-Doubt, Embrace Confidence, and Own Your Yes by Velera Wilson (book)Tiffany Dufu (leader) Jen Sincero (leader)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “How Women Can Develop Their Confidence”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Female Entrepreneurial LeadershipIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Lauren Fritsch about the intersecting path of entrepreneurship and leadership. Lauren brings her experience as a lifelong female entrepreneur to talk about the differing gender expectations, the challenges, the return on emotion, and much more. Whether you’re launching your first birdhouse venture as a budding 12-year-old or you’re a seasoned business owner who’s written more proposals than you care to share, Lauren spills the deets on moving forward in your business in bigger and more joyful ways.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Lauren FritschLauren Fritsch is a speaker, entrepreneur, artist and mom. After nearly two decades running her boutique management consulting firm, Lauren created and operates the Joy|Money Matrix and Magnetic Customer Experience. The Joy|Money Matrix and Magnetic CX teach leaders to build joyful organizations and use psychology-driven acquisition strategies to drive revenue and improve retention of both customers and employees. Lauren lives in the Dominican Republic while her team works out of their Millbrook, NY office in the Hudson Valley. Above all, Lauren believes that we are all more than enough, in the power of people to change, and that art and yoga could achieve world peace. You can find her at JoyMoneyMatrix.com, LaurenFritsch.com and MagnetismFactor.com Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Challenges for female business owners 3:30 Solutions 8:33Intersection of entrepreneurship and leadership 12:30 The Final Battle: ROI vs. ROE 17:10 Cultivating joy 20:19 Why it matters 23:23Femme fact: The 1619 Project 32:25 Resources mentioned in this episode:  Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu (book)Lesley Austin (creator) Luminary (community) My Social Canvas (community) The 1619 ProjectLink to show transcript here. Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “The Ultimate Guide to Setting (and Achieving) Your Goals”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacityFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Queen of Management

Queen of Management

2020-11-0930:21

Elements to Include in Your Management RoutineIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Jennifer Farris about all things management. Jennifer brings forth her extensive HR expertise to advise us on being successful managers in the workplace, and how to find the very best of the best for the job (ladies, this is your cue). From developing our leadership skills to the six C’s of management, Jennifer teaches us that being a kickass manager requires mentorship, dedication, and never ending practice! "Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation." -Ann VoskampHost: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Jennifer FarrisJennifer Farris currently works between Austin and the Bay Area. She gained experience through working with some of the fastest growing start-ups in the Bay Area; building HR departments and teams that could scale from series A to IPO. Now she helps her clients work through defining their mission, vision, values, talent strategy, establishing core philosophy and process around recruiting practices, accelerating talent through goal alignment and feedback loops, management training/coaching and compensation leveling.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  A company’s critical role 4:40 Supporting managers 5:34Management, leadership, and mutual exclusivity 8:15Desirable characteristics 9:00 The 6 C’s 12:50Tips for increased gender diversity 14:40Keys to successful management 17:45The Yin to your Yang 20:20 Femme fact: The Mother of Thanksgiving 24:02Resources mentioned in this episode:  The Upskilling Imperative by Shelley Osborne (book)Multipliers by Liz Wiseman (book)Curious Minds by Gayle Allen (podcast)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “How Women Can Develop Their Confidence”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Allyship with Women and Parents in the WorkplaceIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Harold Hughes about being an ally to our co-workers with less privilege. Harold highlights his experience as an investor seeking out women-led businesses, his intentionality regarding supporting unique and diverse perspectives, as well as engaging with the unfamiliar. Harold encourages us to leverage our influence and power to propel women and parents forward in their professional endeavors. From hiring diverse talent to being the first “yes” one needs for successful entrepreneurship, Harold calls to both men and women -- your allyship holds more power than you would believe. Use it unapologetically, as if it was the best bottle of ketchup you’ve ever encountered (if you know, you know). Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Harold HughesHarold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon – a venture-backed identity infrastructure company that helps its customers transparently manage, aggregate, and store valuable consumer identity data. A man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Harold is actively involved in his community participating on the Board of Directors for Rebuild Upstate and Visit Greenville. He serves as a board member for Women@Austin, a non-profit that focuses on the advancement of women entrepreneurs as they grow their companies. Harold is an active angel investor, investing in women, people of color, and Black founder-led companies. Harold Hughes is a “Triple Tiger” graduate of Clemson University where he received Bachelors degrees in both Economics and Political Science, before pursuing a graduate certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford University. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Why this matters 2:30 The evolution of allyship 6:55Intentional language 8:40The male role 13:00Some fatherly advice 19:20Future generations 23:15Femme fact: Women in the Armed Forces 28:35Resources mentioned in this episode:  Women@Austin (community) The Fourth Floor (community)Harold’s Twitter (social media)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “5 Ways to Create Space for Feedback” Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity For up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Doing Well by Doing GoodIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Ernestine Lammers about being a socially responsible entrepreneur. Ernestine recounts her personal journey with her mother-daughter business, Kanti Goods, detailing the triumphs and obstacles that led her business to its success. From networking with leaders in the field to knowing the value of the products we sell; Ernestine reminds us that although a business premised in supporting others might take immense devotion, our passions can benefit more than our bottom lines.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Ernestine LammersErnestine Lammers is the founder of Kanti Goods, a socially minded and mission-driven mother-daughter business owned by women that supports other women and artisans globally. Many of Kanti Goods’ products, jewelry and accessories come from organizations that give opportunities to underprivileged women and small-scale craftspeople, artisans and entrepreneurs while encouraging the use of local materials and fair-production methods. Lammers’ goal is to support these women and small-scale artists throughout the world by providing them with jobs so their families and communities can thrive. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  A business model 3:30 Where to start? 7:00 Female-centric hurdles 9:46Valuing your own (and others’) work 16:45 Building a support system 20:24Successful business-building tips 22:40Femme fact: Witches 28:15 Resources mentioned in this episode:  AMAZING Women Alliance (community)BNI: Business Network International (community) National Women’s Business Council (community) Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “How Women Can Start a Business With Confidence” Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Queen of Support

Queen of Support

2020-10-1933:34

Socialization of WomenIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Joy Wiggins, PhD, about a pernicious societal symptom of sexism: the sabotage of women by women. Joy explains society’s troubling role is teaching women and young girls to feel negatively about themselves and other women, and how this behavior is bound to disadvantage us in the workplace. Joy reminds us that we can make the conscious decision to defy our socialization and, instead, love ourselves and support one another. Through her personal and professional experiences, Joy encourages us to first empower ourselves so that we can then empower others. The math checks out: two empowered women are always more unstoppable than one.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Joy Wiggins, PhDJoy L. Wiggins, PhD, received her doctorate from The Ohio State University in multicultural education and social justice. She is the founder and CEO of Joy Wiggins, PhD: Equity and Inclusion Consulting which provides speaking, facilitation and mentorship opportunities on the topics of power, privilege, racial and gender justice, and liberation. She has spent the past 20 years working on understanding our cultural identities and perceptions of navigating the world. Her consulting centers around understanding biases and women supporting women in the workplace.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  How women view themselves and others 1:20Expectations, expectations, expectations 6:09Sabotage of others (and to yourself) 8:00Symptoms include: implicit bias, microaggressions 16:54Supporting your fellow sisters in the workplace 21:00From femmenies to femmeships 24:35  Femme fact: Hocus Pocus 27:47Resources mentioned in this episode:  HERdacityLean In, Fairygodboss, PowerToFly, Leadership Austin, The Riveter (career help)Mary-Frances Winters, Jennifer Brown (authors)From Sabotage to Support by Joy Wiggins and Kami Anderson (book) @laylafsaad, @girlbeheard (instagram)Link to show transcript here. Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar "Women: From the Margins to the Mainstream | Joy Wiggins, PhD"Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity For up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Queen of Assertiveness

Queen of Assertiveness

2020-10-1226:36

Being an Assertive Female LeaderIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Leanna Sauerlender about being an assertive female leader in the workplace. Leanna emphasizes the need to be vulnerable allowing us to learn our true goals and implement the type of leadership needed to attain them. It is common for women to face a plethora of challenges, including likeability standards and leadership stereotypes on the premise of race and gender. Through her experience as a successful entrepreneur, Leanna teaches us to ignore false beliefs about women in leadership and to embrace our individual work styles, showing everyone who’s boss. With some self-awareness and a relentless drive to succeed, we’ll be exactly where we intend to be!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Leanna SauerlenderLeanna Sauerlender is 25-year-old entrepreneur who recently exited her first business venture - a 2 million dollar nationwide dental industry software and consulting business. She has and continues to be focused on supporting female entrepreneurs who are looking to step out of their comfort zones and embrace risk in business. Leanna is a results driven, process-oriented, productive individual with fantastic leadership, communication, writing, and problem-solving skills striving to build a career with impact. She enjoys working collaboratively with hard-working, efficient, ambitious, positive teams and is motivated by technological innovation and conscious, purposeful, industry growth.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Assertiveness in the workplace 1:40Vulnerability, authenticity, and femininity 4:30 Don’t go chasing ALL the waterfalls 5:47 But is assertiveness really necessary? 9:14Combating the backlash 14:35Growing into your power 17:30Femme fact: Halloween Rituals 21:05Resources mentioned in this episode:  Michael Cornwall (author) The Likeability Trap by Alicia Menendez (book)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “The Ultimate Guide to Setting (and Achieving) Your Goals!” Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Queen of Leadership

Queen of Leadership

2020-10-0523:56

Women in LeadershipIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Cara McCarty about common trends women in leadership experience. Cara emphasizes the impact a diverse work culture has on a company’s performance, and how women, in particular, can lead that effort. While it's well known that women are under-represented in the leadership realm, Cara details some tips for recruiters to mitigate bias and hire based on individual skill and experience. For women seeking those roles, Cara advises us to wield data in ways that support our success. The roles are already changing; with a little practice and intention, we’ll be viewing the world from the top.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Cara McCartyCara McCarty is the VP of People at Cognite, a global industrial AI (SaaS) company, and Co-founder of Code Pilot. In 2019, Code Pilot was one of the fastest growing training & recruitment platforms for developers and was acquired by AngelList, the second largest talent marketplace in the world. Cara is also a top-rated mentor at the Founder Institute, nominated as an ABJ Profiles in Power, and you can listen to her founders journey on the podcast "Establishing Your Empire" on iTunes with Daran Herrman. Prior to Cognite, Cara partnered with founders and leaders to support complex organizational and high-growth people initiatives for successful outcomes -- including WorldFirst, Acquisition and RetailMeNot, IPO. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Why diversity, equity, and inclusion are important 2:45 Leadership differences within companies 4:50Hiring without bias 7:57Common gender pitfalls 11:09Shortage of women in leadership (but not for long) 13:45What makes a great leader? 15:27 Tips for recruiting talented women 17:50Femme fact: Breast Cancer Awareness Month 19:37Resources mentioned in this episode:  Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood by Lisa Ling (book)Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck (book)How I Built This with Guy Raz (NPR podcast)First Round Review (website)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “Why Women Need to Take Credit for Their Work”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity For up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Flexing Your Communication Style in the WorkplaceIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Ashley Connell and Leah Steinkirch of the Prowess Project about finding our communication styles and effectively implementing them into our workplaces. Leah and Ashley explain that each of us has a communication wavelength where we thrive the most, and it's important to recognize that our colleagues might not operate at that same frequency. By channeling empathy, aiming for compromise, and keeping our end goal in sight, we learn that the work environment can be efficient even when it’s a melting pot of personalities. It just takes a little bit of awareness and a whole lot of...communication!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Ashley Connell and Leah SteinkirchAshley Connell is the Founder and CEO of the Prowess Project, a community and resource hub for women looking to return to the workforce; Leah Steinkirch is the Chief Operating Officer of Prowess. Prowess Project works to vet and certify returning women in the latest tech tools, remote work, and project management education. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Ashley spent twelve years in tech marketing and entrepreneurship in Austin, TX where she saw continuous pressure for women to choose between their careers or their kids. Passionate about women's empowerment, especially in the workplace, both Leah and Ashley work to support women find the “gray area” where they can be both successful professionals and successful caretakers. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Flexing those communication muscles 1:25Communication tools 4:00Emotional intelligence 5:50 Our different styles 11:05Finding the middle ground 17:55Building efficiency 22:00Femme fact: Monopoly 26:26Resources mentioned in this episode:  Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goldeman (book) Brené Brown’s Downloads and Guides (resources)DISC Personality Test Prowess ProjectLink to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “The Importance of Communication as a Leader”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
The Language of Power

The Language of Power

2020-09-2133:05

Challenging Power in the WorkplaceIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Tara, Not the HR Lady, about standing up to people in power. The difficulties that come with being a woman in the workplace are no secret - Tara explains how those difficulties magnify when challenging power and implores us to effectively communicate our ideas for actionable change. From equipping ourselves with the facts to staying true to our values, Tara illustrates the big picture of how we can be just as powerful as those we dare challenge. Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Tara, Not the HR LadyTara is an Executive, Board Member, Writer, Speaker and People Leader. She is also the Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of “Not the HR Lady All Things People, No BS” a web series about the workplace. Tara is the CEO of Not the HR Lady, an Organization that's committed to getting bullshit out of the workplace. From racism to misogyny to bigotry to pay disparity to white privilege to suicide to mental wellness to bullying; the goal is simple: to start an on-going dialogue about previously thought of as 'taboo' topics for work, lead the change, aid individuals & companies on their journey and ultimately, to make the workplace better.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Challenging power and where to start 1:12 Gender-specific hurdles 7:30 Responding with the FACTS 13:20Common pitfalls 17:45Compromising...when we’re (obviously) always right 20:454 steps to The Big Picture 26:10Femme fact: Jane Fraser 29:00Resources mentioned in this episode:  Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (book) The Little Black Book of Success by Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood, and Rhonda McLean (book)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Stand in Your Power | Lauri Smith” Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Conversations to Understand One AnotherIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Leslie Wingo about how being an effective communicator not only requires speaking, but more so, listening. Leslie explains that we often communicate to be heard rather than to absorb the messages coming from our communication partner. From approaching a conversation with open-mindedness, to facing its difficulties head-on; Leslie encourages us to be intentional about our communication strategies in ways that help us truly understand where others are coming from. Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Leslie WingoLeslie is the head of Sanders\Wingo, a Texas-based independent creative agency focused on cultivating human connections through brand storytelling, media strategy, and content development. In her current role, Leslie solves business problems with the best creative and UX/UI research teams in the industry, partnering with brands like USPS, Burger King, AT&T, KFC, and State Farm. Leslie is also a speaker who fights stereotypes, challenges labels, exposes bias, and starts tough conversations around race and gender where she uses her platform for advocacy, raising up marginalized voices and championing women and minorities.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Communication for understanding vs. conversation 1:50 The process 5:10Navigating difficult conversations 8:24The other POV 14:00Tips to overcome discomfort 16:55Femme fact: Ching Shih 19:30Resources mentioned in this episode:  10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation by Celeste Headlee (TEDx)Creative Differences: The Benefits Of Reaching Out To People Unlike Ourselves (NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast) The Danger of a Single Story by Ngozi Adichie (TEDx)Why Improv Training Is Great Business Training (article)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “Why You Should Practice Active Listening”Loved what you heard on herdacious and want to share with friends? Tag us and connect with HERdacity on social media:Twitter: @herdacityFacebook: @HERdacity Instagram: @herdacityLinkedIn: HERdacity Email: herdacious@herdacity(dot)orgFor up to date information on HERdacity events, webinars, podcasts, and community activities, join our newsletter here.  Disclaimer: While we appreciate our sponsors' support in making this show possible, herdacious content is curated with integrity and honesty.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
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