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A senior marketing executive with broad experience across business-to-business marketing in large, medium and small sized law firms, Jennifer’s key strengths lie in strategic and organizational development. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Connolly Gallagher LLP.As a founding member and past-President of the Legal Marketing Association-Metro Philadelphia Chapter, Jennifer is actively involved at the regional and national levels of this organization. She also served as co-Executive Editor of Strategies, the Journal of The Legal Marketing Association.Most recently Jennifer joined the 2020 Women On Boards campaign and co-chairs the Wilmington Steering Committee. The overall goal is to educate women about how they can navigate their own contacts to get on corporate boards and be a part of the larger national conversation.Prior to building her marketing career in the U.S., she lived and worked overseas. In Melbourne, Australia she worked as a Marketing Analyst for the Bank of Melbourne (now ANZ bank). In Kwazulu Natal, South Africa she worked as a contract marketer for Unilever and volunteered at the U.S. Consulate General.With a strong desire to raise awareness about the environment and energy consumption in general, Jennifer co-founded, a community organization that raises awareness and promotes environmental responsibility in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and neighboring communities.--- Support this podcast:
As a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Kristin Campbell fell in love with the smell of wine in the barrel rooms of her winery clients during inventory counts, while obtaining her Certified Public Accountant license with KPMG more than 25 years ago.  Soon after, a young, introductory level sommelier, working the floor at Left Bank in Menlo Park, opened her eyes to wine in a new way and inspired her even further.  From there, her passion for wine and food excelled quickly as did her career in the High-Tech Startup world of Silicon Valley.  Kristin held various management and executive positions in finance and operations until 2001 when she began independently consulting for young technology companies, helping CEOs build their businesses from the ground up.  During that time, Kristin also donated her time extensively to education, holding various board and committee seats in the Menlo Park City School District.In early 2013, the universe conspired to reunite her with that inspirational, now Master Sommelier, 16 years after her memorable encounter at Left Bank. This time she was inspired by the business trifecta - wine, education and another startup challenge.  Together, Kristin and David Glancy, MS CWE partnered to write the business plan for his visionary San Francisco Wine School, now the largest wine school in the U.S.  Today, Kristin is Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer, a California Wine Appellation Specialist CWAS® and the San Francisco Bay Area Ambassador for Women of the Vine & Spirits.  Forever in search of the perfect bite, she enjoys hiking, cooking, fine dining and experimenting with food and wine pairings.--- Support this podcast:
For over 25 years, Kimya S.P. Johnson has been a champion for her clients in a career that spans law, politics, education, and diversity & inclusion management. Kimya serves as Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Practice at Ogletree Deakins, one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms.Kimya supports a wide range of employers in their efforts to provide legally-compliant, effective, and organizationally-integrative diversity and inclusion plans. She represents clients by providing D&I-related compliance and risk-reduction services, D&I program assessment and implementation assistance, and D&I-integrated business strategy and leadership development opportunities.Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Kimya served as the first Director of Diversity & Inclusion at an AmLaw 100 law firm and she also practiced law in the labor and employment group. In her diversity management role, Kimya led the firm’s efforts to recruit, develop, retain, promote and advance diverse attorneys across the firm’s 26 offices in the U.S., Europe and Canada.  Working closely with executive leadership and management across company functions, Kimya built systems, developed processes, and executed a host of programs designed to increase diversity within the firm and to promote its core value of inclusion.  As an employment lawyer, Kimya handled the myriad of employment and labor-related matters, including affirmative action/EEO law, employment discrimination claims, complaint reporting, procedures and investigations, downsizing processes, wage and hour disputes, and union/management relations at the state and federal levels.  She also provided human resource counseling, management/workforce training, human resource policy and handbook creation, and litigation defense to clients across a range of industries.Kimya was recognized as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer, as a “PA Rising Star in Employment & Labor” by SuperLawyers Magazine, and as an “Influential Woman” by the NAACP, Philadelphia Chapter.  She also received the “MultiCultural Leadership Award” from the National Diversity Council.Kimya has been directly engaged with a host of community, educational, political and social service endeavors for decades.  Before practicing law, Kimya was a public elementary school teacher in South Bronx, New York and received the Sallie Mae Excellence in Teaching Award. More recently, she served as Campaign Manager for a candidate for U.S. Congress who garnered more votes than any other primary challenger candidate in the state. Further, Kimya has first-hand experience with non-profit incorporation, management and governance through, among others, Dare to Imagine—an organization that began in her home in 2014 and has since grown to over 700 members with a campus in East Mount Airy, Philadelphia.  She currently serves on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, Dare to Imagine Church, Inc., and Dare to Imagine Community Development Corporation.--- Support this podcast:
David G. Smith is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the US Naval War College; a gender, work and family researcher; author and speaker.Through his research and experience leading diverse organizations, he has established his value to organizations looking to improve gender relations. Dr. Smith is known for facilitating challenging topics about gender relations and brings this skill to his consulting, writing, and speaking.A sociologist trained in social psychology, he focuses his research in gender, work and family issues including cross-gender mentoring relationships, gender bias, retention of women, dual career families, military families, and military women. In his speaking, consulting and teaching, he explores gender in leadership settings focusing on social science research illuminating the difficulties women experience attaining and being seen as effective leaders. Emphasis on gender and leadership styles, traits, and effectiveness is integrated with domestic responsibilities and organizational cultures and how they differentially impact women and men. Dr. Smith engages audiences and clients in challenging conversations about stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination that contribute to women's under-representation in elite leadership roles. As a practitioner, Dr. Smith provides evidence-based best practices and strategies for promoting parity in top level leadership.Dr. Smith is a frequent presenter on gender relations topics and best practices in mentoring relationships, co-author of Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women, and authored numerous articles across his areas of expertise.Dr. Smith received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Maryland, an MS in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego and a BS from the U. S. Naval Academy.Specialties: Gender, work and family; mentoring relationships; gender bias; retention of women; dual career families; military families; military women; and leadership identity/efficacy.--- Support this podcast:
Charles Stone a lifelong resident of San Mateo County. He graduated from UC San Diego and Santa Clara University School of Law. Charles is an attorney by profession and is Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Katherine R. Moore, in addition to running his own small practice.After a long history of education activism and youth sports volunteerism in Belmont, he was elected to the Belmont City Council in 2013 and served as Mayor in 2017. In 2018, he was elected to serve a second term.Charles has also served on the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors since 2015 (Chair, 2018), the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board of Directors (Caltrain) since 2018, and the San Mateo County Library Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors since 2014 (Chair, 2018 - present.) He was part of the working group that brought Peninsula Clean Energy to live and serves as a Governing Board Member with that organization, as well.He is a strong supporter of the San Mateo County High School Mock Trial program and served as a scorer from 2005-2018. In 2018, Charles began coaching the Carlmont High School Mock Trial team.Charles lives in Belmont with his wife, Jessica, and two daughters, Sophia and Sara (who both attend public school).--- Support this podcast:
Laura Leopard is the founder and CEO of Leopard Solutions, which provides the world’s largest and most accurate law firm database for legal recruiters, attorneys, law firms, corporations, and law schools. Leopard Solutions competitive intelligence program, Firmscape, offers current and historical data for the legal industry. She has been instrumental in Leopard Solutions’ growth and development over the past 15 years and continues to push the envelope designing new systems and data points for their expanding client base.Laura began her career as an actress in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and moved to New York to pursue greater opportunities. She still ‘keeps her hand in’ the acting game, performing with yet another entrepreneurial venture Gotham Radio Theatre, which she founded in 2010.--- Support this podcast:
Scott Love is the founder of the Attorney Search Group and is a high-stakes headhunter and “sports agent” for law firm partners. Scott has been a recruiter since 1995 and is one of the leading experts in his field. He produces and is the host for The Partner Podcast, has written over 250 articles on recruiting and leadership, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, and dozens of business publications across the globe. He is the author of Why They Follow: How to Lead with Positive Influence and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland. Prior to entering the business world, he was third in command of a U S Navy ship and during his shore duty tour was a leadership trainer at the world’s largest naval base. Scott works primarily in the DC and New York legal markets and lives in Virginia with his wife, two children, two cats, and a rescue dog named Ruby. In addition to recruiting, he is also a professional watercolor artist.--- Support this podcast:
Thank you for stopping by! I started my business in 2015 as a side hustle while working full time at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and took it full time in 2017. Throughout my career at different universities, I noticed that students would be optimistic when talking with their friends about their professional future, last exam, or how they felt overall. But when I met with them one-on-one, everything wasn’t OK and they were open and honest about how they were really feeling.  These conversations led to my business name… Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK.--- Support this podcast:
Erin Hottenstein founded Colorado 50-50, a community group dedicated to gender parity in elected office and on boards and commissions. In just over two years, Colorado 50-50 has held trainings and events around Colorado with more than 450 people participating. The group is very active on social media and played a key role in advocating for a better work environment at the Colorado Capitol.Hottenstein is also an Associate Trainer and Vice President at Public Speaking for the Professional. She has 20 years of experience as a trainer in corporate, collegiate and community settings. She has taught courses in presentation and communication skills, personality styles, goal achievement, self-esteem, personal finance and stewardship. Hottenstein holds certificates in coaching and training. During her early career in journalism, she worked in radio, television and print for which she earned numerous awards at the state and national level. This background, along with her subsequent work in public relations, has been a valuable asset to clients who are facing challenges with external communications.Professional contact info:erin@publicspeakingfortheprofessional.comWebsite: www.PublicSpeakingForTheProfessional.comLinkedIn: Erin HottensteinFacebook: PublicSpeakingForTheProfessionalTwitter: ColoradoPSPVolunteer contact info:erin@colorado5050.orgwww.colorado5050.orgTwitter: @colorado50_50Facebook: Colorado5050Instagram: Colorado50_50--- Support this podcast:
Lisbeth McKinley, M.A., CPO® - BIOLisbeth “Lis” McKinley, is a certified professional organizer, move manager and owner of LET’S MAKE ROOM, LLC based in Oakland, California.Lis along with her team at LET’S MAKE ROOM, serves busy homeowners to achieve their compelling vision of organization, with care and compassion, before or after moving, remodeling or simply to refresh their living, work and storage areas. LET’S MAKE ROOM is in its 10th year of operation.As a move manager and productivity expert and speaker, Lis also advises international audiences on moving, downsizing, as well as how to manage their time, tasks, and paper so they can enjoy life and get more done.--- Support this podcast:
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