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EvolveHer Unpacked is a podcast where Alicia Driskill and Amanda Chin, former digital marketing executives, sit down with female entrepreneurs, executives and disruptors as they share the untold life stories that ultimately helped define their success.EvolveHer is a creative work space and community designed for evolving women. Our creative work & event space, based in Chicago's River North neighborhood, was designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women. We create personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life. Find out more at www.evolveher.community. Alicia Driskill, Founder & CEO Amanda Chin, Co-Owner & Head of Growth
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On this episode of EvolveHer Unpacked, Amanda and Alicia sit down with Robin Harris, the Founder & CEO of Model Atelier, a luxury fashion brand for the Vertically Blessed & Shop.Confidence, an athleisure line that raises money for Chicago Public School student & "confidence chats".Robin grew up as the youngest of six children in North Lawndale and battled with her own struggle with confidence over the years. In this episode we unpack the pivotal moments throughout Robin's journey and learn about the time she realized her height was actually a very valuable asset. Soon after, Robin launched a global modeling career with Ford Models, was inspired to go back to school to get an MBA and create a luxury fashion line. Model Atelier quickly caught the attention of the vertically blessed players of the WNBA and working together they took her platform to the next level. Robin's story is an inspiration to us all and reminds us how important it is to key your eye on the target & celebrate every aspect of ourselves. MORE ABOUT ROBIN HARRIS:The founder of MODEL ATELIER, Robin Harris, is a former fashion model represented by Ford Models, with an MBA in International Business. Robin Harris has been in the fashion industry for over 15 years, traveled the world working as a professional model, designer and creative director. Robin created MODEL ATELIER to fill the void and frustration that tall women have when it comes to finding stylish clothes that’s the perfect fit and length. She took her company from dream to reality by separating the brand from its competitors and became the first official fashion boutique of  WNBA teams and the WNBPA. Model Atelier has been worn by world renowned athletes such as Candace Parker, Cappie Pondexter, Cheyenne Parker, Stefanie Dolson, and Nneka Ogwumike. Clients have worn Model Atelier on the red carpets to the ESPYS, OSCARS, WNBA ALL Star, TV shows, and more. She's listed as Crain's 40 under 40, and has been featured in renowned fashion and business magazines and now she's on a mission to use fashion to empower and boost the confidence of young girls worldwide. Follow Robin on Instagram. Follow Model Atelier on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Shop.Confidence on InstagramAbout your hosts:Alicia Driskill is the Founder & CEO EvolveHer, a community that unites the skills and resources of working women to create a more equitable future. Prior to launching EvolveHer, Alicia worked as VP of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world’s most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 yr career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry’s elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago’s first creative workspace designed for women. Follow Alicia on on Instagram and LinkedIn.Amanda Chin, Partner and Head of Growth of EvolveHer, is a sales leader and business development strategist with over a decade of experience scaling businesses and brands. She has partnered with global Fortune 500 brands in digital marketing strategy and business development working at technology companies including Amobee & Xandr.Support the show (http://evolveher.community)
On this episode of EvolveHer Unpacked, Amanda and Alicia sit down with powerhouse Cheryle Jackson, former SVP of Global Business Development and President of AAR Africa for AAR, and CEO + Founder of Grit and Grace, The Movement, a women’s empowerment, coaching and media company. Growing up with a family on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement, Cheryle was no stranger to grit. It wasn't until she encountered life's hardest moments did she understand why "grit" needed to stand alongside "grace." After a breast cancer diagnosis and divorce through a Post-It, Cheryle had no other choice than to dig deep and find her inner strength - this is where her grace kicked in. Through her hardest moments, Cheryle found her company, Grit + Grace to help women gain the confidence to advocate and take better care of themselves.More About Cheryle Jackson: Cheryle Robinson Jackson is CEO and Founder of Grit and Grace, The Movement, a women’s empowerment, coaching and media company she founded in 2018. Until 2019, she served as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and President of AAR Africa for AAR, a global aviation services company. Prior to joining AAR, Jackson was a candidate for President Obama’s once‐vacant U.S. Senate seat in 2010 and was the first female president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League. Jackson also served as communications director for the Governor of Illinois and was the first woman and African American in the state’s history to hold that position. Her professional experience also includes senior level positions at Amtrak and NPR.Follow Cheryle on Instagram and Twitter. Follow Grit+Grace on Instagram and Facebook.About your hosts:Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer, curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love. Prior to launching evolveHer, Alicia worked as VP of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world’s most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 yr career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry’s elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago’s first creative workspace designed for women. Follow Alicia on on Instagram and LinkedIn.Amanda Chin, Partner and Head of Growth of EvolveHer, is a sales leader and business development strategist with over a decade of experience scaling businesses and brands. She has partnered with global Fortune 500 brands in digital marketing strategy and business development. Amanda most recently was VP of Sales at an award-winning marketing technology company, Amobee, where she built and led the social advertising business. In addition to her role at EvolveHer, Amanda has a consulting business focused on business development and scale for entrepreneurs and growth based companies. Follow Amanda on Instagram and LinkedIn.EvolveHer creates personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life. Find EvolveHer on Facebook, Instagram and Support the show (http://evolveher.community).Support the show (http://evolveher.community)
Sometimes it's about creating space for each other--because we're not alone. In this solocast episode, Amanda and Alicia share a quick reminder during COVID-19 about compassion and the power of togetherness. EvolveHer will be aggregating and rolling out content to support members, entrepreneurs and community in the coming weeks. Upcoming programing for our community (free of charge): Monday Group Coaching with Tiffany Kucharski (3/23 @ 2:30pm)Tuesday Work Sesh with Alicia & the EvolveHer Team (3/24 @ 11:00am)Federal and SBA Resources for COVID-19: SBA Loan: Small Business Guidance and Resources Federal Disaster Loans for Small Businesses If you have suggestions, questions or you just need someone to talk to during this time--please reach out to us. About your hosts:Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer, curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love. Prior to launching evolveHer, Alicia worked as VP of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world’s most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 yr career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry’s elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago’s first creative workspace designed for women. Follow Alicia on Instagram and LinkedIn.Amanda Chin, Partner and Head of Growth of EvolveHer, is a sales leader and business development strategist with over a decade of experience scaling businesses and brands. She has partnered with global Fortune 500 brands in digital marketing strategy and business development. Amanda most recently was VP of Sales at an award-winning marketing technology company, Amobee, where she built and led the social advertising business. In addition to her role at EvolveHer, Amanda has a consulting business focused on business development and scale for entrepreneurs and growth based companies. Follow Amanda on Instagram and LinkedIn.EvolveHer creates personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life. Find EvolveHer on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Support the show (http://evolveher.community)Support the show (http://evolveher.community)
"I became the woman I needed when I was a little girl." - Jacq GouldGetting to a place of self love and self acceptance isn’t always an easy ride. And when it gets rocky, sometimes you just need someone to help you clear the way to unrestrained self acceptance. In this episode, Amanda and Alicia down with Jacq, self-worth enthusiast and founder of Your Inner Babe. Through her journey to self-acceptance, Jacq found that what she truly needed was someone who understood exactly what she was going through and experiencing on a daily basis. Jacq shares how this realization lead her to fuel a business dedicated to uplifting those on their own path to self-love. MORE ABOUT JACQ GOULD: Jacq Gould is a certified mentality coach, podcast host, self-worth enthusiast, and founder of YOUR INNER BABE, where she works with clients of all ages to help shift their mindset from that of self-doubt to self-love, through self-discovery. Growing up, Jacq struggled deeply with her own confidence. She started YIB to help others learn to own their inner struggles and turn the whole damn thing around. YIB bridges the gap between feeling alone and feeling supported. Together, she and her clients unwrap what gets in the way of prioritizing their own happiness, and kick the inner drama to the curb, paving the way to unrestrained acceptance. The YIB Method Session 2 is about to start! It is a 8-week group coaching session. Meetings are 90 min/wk, include touch base calls, texts and a YIB method workbook. Click here to be the first to know when the next group session sign up begins! Find Jacq Gould on Instagram, her website and her podcast, 'Set That B*tch Free'About your hosts: Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer, curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love. Prior to launching evolveHer, Alicia worked as VP of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world’s most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 yr career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry’s elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago’s first creative workspace designed for women. Follow Alicia on Instagram and LinkedIn.Amanda Chin, Partner and Head of Growth of EvolveHer, is a sales leader and business development strategist with over a decade of experience scaling businesses and brands. She has partnered with global Fortune 500 brands in digital marketing strategy and business development. Amanda most recently was VP of Sales at an award-winning marketing technology company, Amobee, where she built and led the social advertising business. In addition to her role at EvolveHer, Amanda has a consulting business focused on business development and scale for entrepreneurs and growth based companies. Follow Amanda on Instagram and LinkedIn. EvolveHer creates personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life. Find EvolveHer on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Support the show (http://evolveher.community)
Alicia and Amanda sit down with Sally Lou Loveman, former senior audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show and founder of LoveSpeaks, to talk about the importance of showing up with your full heart to make every moment memorable. After a 35-year career in television and having entertained over a half a million people from the Oprah stage, Sally Lou Loveman brings her message to new audiences through her business lovespeaks. Sally Lou serves her clients and engages audiences with inspirational presentations that connect with truth, talent and a life’s work. Find Sally Lou Loveman on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer, curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love. Prior to launching evolveHer, Alicia worked as VP of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world’s most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 yr career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry’s elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago’s first creative workspace designed for women. Alicia also serves as an active Luminary Member of Step Up, a non-profit organization that helps girls fulfill their potential. Follow Alicia on Instagram and LinkedIn.Amanda Chin, Partner and Head of Growth of EvolveHer, is a sales leader and business development strategist with over a decade of experience scaling businesses and brands. She has partnered with global Fortune 500 brands in digital marketing strategy and business development. Amanda most recently was VP of Sales at an award-winning marketing technology company, Amobee, where she built and led the social advertising business. In addition to her role at EvolveHer, Amanda has a consulting business focused on business development and scale for entrepreneurs and growth based companies. Follow Amanda on Instagram and LinkedIn. EvolveHer is a beautiful 5,000 square foot loft located in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Our creative work & event space was designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women. We create personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life.Find EvolveHer on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Support the show (http://evolveher.community)
"You always gotta be your own YES." - Whitney Reynolds Amanda and Alicia sit down with Whitney to discuss how she learned how to mixed southern charm with big city hustle to build the career of her dreams. Whitney combined her news background and passion for people to create The Whitney Reynolds Show, a show changing conversation for talk TV. In this episode, you'll hear how Whitney used her own personal experience to create a career that provokes positive change through tough conversation and how manages her family life alongside her high profile career. Emmy Nominated host of The Whitney Reynolds Show on PBS & Amazon and Whitney’s Women on iHeart Radio, Whitney Reynolds is a media personality, author, producer and philanthropist. The Whitney Reynolds Show is a talk show dedicated to thought-provoking, tough topics. She founded, owns, hosts and executive produces the show which airs on PBS across the United States. Find Whitney Reynolds on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer, curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love. Prior to launching evolveHer, Alicia worked as VP of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world’s most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 yr career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry’s elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago’s first creative workspace designed for women. Alicia also serves as an active Luminary Member of Step Up, a non-profit organization that helps girls fulfill their potential. Follow Alicia on Instagram and LinkedIn. Amanda Chin, Partner and Head of Growth of EvolveHer, is a sales leader and business development strategist with over a decade of experience scaling businesses and brands. She has partnered with global Fortune 500 brands in digital marketing strategy and business development. Amanda most recently was VP of Sales at an award-winning marketing technology company, Amobee, where she built and led the social advertising business. In addition to her role at EvolveHer, Amanda has a consulting business focused on business development and scale for entrepreneurs and growth based companies. Follow Amanda on Instagram and LinkedIn. EvolveHer is a beautiful 5,000 square foot loft located in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Our creative work & event space was designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women. We create personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life.Find EvolveHer on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Support the show (http://evolveher.community)
In this episode, Amanda and Alicia discuss the ups and downs of Carol Lavin Bernick's journey as a powerhouse executive, mother, philanthropist and how she pushed through with "dignity & grace.” Carol is the former executive chairman of Alberto Culver, best known for brands like V05, Noxema and Mrs. Dash. During her 30+ years there, Carol not only revolutionized the company culture, paving the way for other working moms but stewarded the enterprise through its $3.7 billion acquisition by Unilever in 2011.Carol Lavin Bernick is the CEO of Polished Nickel Capital Management. In her prior business career, she spent 37 years in key executive roles in the Alberto Culver Company until its acquisition in 2011 by Unilever. Bernick is a board member, and immediate past board chair, of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare; a member of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees and vice chair of the Board of Tulane University. Bernick is the founder of Friends of Prentice, a volunteer group of executives and professionals that has raised millions of dollars for Chicago’s Prentice Women’s Hospital to benefit infant and women’s health.Find Carol Lavin Bernick and her book, Gather as You Go on Facebook and Instagram. Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer, curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love. Prior to launching evolveHer, Alicia worked as VP of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world’s most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 yr career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry’s elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago’s first creative workspace designed for women. Alicia also serves as an active Luminary Member of Step Up, a non-profit organization that helps girls fulfill their potential. Follow Alicia on Instagram and LinkedIn.Amanda Chin, Partner and Head of Growth of EvolveHer, is a sales leader and business development strategist with over a decade of experience scaling businesses and brands. She has partnered with global Fortune 500 brands in digital marketing strategy and business development. Amanda most recently was VP of Sales at an award-winning marketing technology company, Amobee, where she built and led the social advertising business. In addition to her role at EvolveHer, Amanda has a consulting business focused on business development and scale for entrepreneurs and growth based companies. Follow Amanda on Instagram and LinkedIn. EvolveHer is a beautiful 5,000 square foot loft located in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Our creative work & event space was designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women. We create personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life.Find EvolveHer on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Support the show (http://evolveher.community)
It's finally here! The EvolveHer UnPacked Podcast trailer provides a brief introduction of the hosts, friends and business partners in crime, Alicia Driskill and Amanda Chin. This first season is packed with an all-star lineup of female entrepreneurs, executives and disruptors as they share pieces of wisdom to listeners about what they learned during the peaks and valleys of their careers. The podcast brings to life stories of leading women and allies from the EvolveHer, a female forward creative space based in Chicago. EvolveHer is a creative work space and community designed for evolving women. Our creative work & event space, based in Chicago's River North neighborhood, was designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women. We create personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life. Find out more at www.evolveher.community. Alicia Driskill, Founder of EvolveHer, curates events and workshops that help women evolve and live a life they love. Prior to launching evolveHer, Alicia worked as VP of Global Partnerships at WME | IMG, one of the world’s most innovative companies. She also served as a Senior Executive at Live Nation and People.com. After a 17 yr career in entertainment & media working alongside the industry’s elite, Alicia decided to evolve her own career path and disrupt the Chicago market by opening EvolveHer, Chicago’s first creative workspace designed for women. Alicia also serves as an active Luminary Member of Step Up, a non-profit organization that helps girls fulfill their potential. Follow Alicia on Instagram and LinkedIn.Amanda Chin, Partner and Head of Growth of EvolveHer, is a sales leader and business development strategist with over a decade of experience scaling businesses and brands. She has partnered with global Fortune 500 brands in digital marketing strategy and business development. Amanda most recently was VP of Sales at an award-winning marketing technology company, Amobee, where she built and led the social advertising business. In addition to her role at EvolveHer, Amanda has a consulting business focused on business development and scale for entrepreneurs and growth based companies. Follow Amanda on Instagram and LinkedIn. EvolveHer is a beautiful 5,000 square foot loft located in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Our creative work & event space was designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women. We create personalized connections and experiences to advance women in their career and life.Find EvolveHer on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Support the show (http://evolveher.community)
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