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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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Queen of Support

Queen of Support

2020-10-1933:34

Socialization of WomenIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Joy 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 how we navigate the world through our cultural identities. 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 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 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 Leadership

Queen of Leadership

2020-10-0523:56

Women in LeadershipIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Cara 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 and Leah 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 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/)
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 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 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/)
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 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/)
Authentic Communication as an Act of RebellionIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Jace Downey to discuss how authentic communication improves our quality of life. Jace breaks down the true meaning of authenticity, loving ourselves at our best AND our worst, and how radical acceptance allows us to communicate as our truest selves. While digging into our self-worth might be a daunting task, Jace teaches us all that our shovels are bound to hit gold and reveal a crown. Let’s pick it up and be the authentic queens we were born to be!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Jace DowneyJace is a speaker, writer, and self-proclaimed troublemaker known for being an insightful, engaging speaker who captivates audiences with her passion for empowering others. She began public speaking in 2015 and has since been featured on screen, online, and in print across the globe as a pioneer in battling stigma surrounding addiction and trauma. Shifting away from the way people perceive adversity, Jace empowers others to use their pasts to build their futures through her writing, YouTube videos, and one-on-one sessions. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Authentic communication 1:30 The difficulties 5:55Women and esteem 7:30Beginning your heroines journey 9:50What’s in it for you? 13:50Action steps 18:20Femme fact: Kara Walker 27:00Resources mentioned in this episode:  Meditation for Dummies by Stephan Bodian (book) Divine Audacity by Lina Martella-Whitsett (book)Jace Downey (website for free resources)How Kara Walker Boldy Rewrote Civil War History (article)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar "How to Quiet Your Inner Critic" by Amanda McPherson. 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/)
The Power of Body Language and Using It EffectivelyIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Lisa Mitchell to discuss the nuance of body language in the workplace and how we can use it to exude confidence. Lisa explains that our non-verbal cues do the talking for us and, oftentimes, create a lasting impression with our colleagues. From arm crossing to the way we claim our physical space at the office, Lisa explains that our actions communicate more about ourselves than we realize. Our actions truly do speak louder than words and we have the power to control those messages. Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Lisa MitchellLisa started Power Body Language where she specializes in empowering men & women to communicate with confidence, increase their influence, and negotiate with results. At Power Body Language, Lisa teaches proven non verbal techniques to instantly become more confident and charismatic in any situation, be heard, seen, and valued in any environment, and to clearly set expectations and negotiate in a powerful way to achieve the desired outcome.  Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Body language importance 1:30 Your secret professional superpower 3:00Gender differences 8:39Space and positioning 12:00 Confident and influential 15:40The good, the bad, and the ugly 17:30 Gestures 22:38Virtual awareness 27:00 Femme fact: Hua Mulan 30:45Resources mentioned in this episode:  Power Body Language (coaching) How to Read Body Language on Video Calls (free guidebook)Science of People (website)Lisa’s social media: YouTube - lisamitchellexpertInstagram & TikTok - @lisamitchellindyLink to show transcript here. Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “4 Steps to Running an Effective Meeting”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/)
Navigating Office PoliticsIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Jamie Lee about how we can successfully maneuver within the world of office politics - and what that really means. Jamie coaches us to see workplace politics as a career development tool instead of something to get angry about or be discouraged by. From harnessing our networking power to the three “should” expectations, Jamie reminds us that office "politics" don't have to be the drama it's made out to be. Ultimately we get to make a choice: whether we treat office politics like it's a bad thing, or we can see the opportunities inherit in every situation.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Jamie LeeJamie helps smart women who hate office politics get promoted and better paid without throwing anyone under the bus. She worked as a hedge fund analyst — the only “girl” on the trading desk — and one day found out she was making 50% of the going market rate. From then on, Jamie used her experience to develop a simple and powerful framework that blends the best of win-win negotiation strategies and mindset coaching to train hundreds of women working in male-dominated industries to lead in their careers.  Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Welcome to the dark side: Office Politics 1:30 Understanding your workplace 4:00The 3 “shoulds”  6:45 Locus of control 10:17The neutral choice 14:45Feedback reception 18:35Game of Politics 21:40 Tools for maximizing workplace success 25:40Femme fact: 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment 28:40Resources mentioned in this episode:  Political Saavy by Joel R. DeLuca, PhD (book)Jamie Lee Coach (career coaching)Book a Free Consult with Jamie hereLink to show transcript here. Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Winning Negotiation Strategies for Women | Jamie Lee”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/)
The Language of Chaos

The Language of Chaos

2020-08-1732:32

Finding Communication Confidence Through the ChaosIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Darlene Templeton to discuss developing effective communication strategies in a virtual space. As online communication is becoming routine, Darlene gives us tools to communicate with grace in the workplace. From keeping our web cameras on during meetings to connecting on virtual “coffee chats,” Darlene offers some suggestions on how to continue building professional relationships, while also setting personal boundaries and goals that keep us sane through the chaos.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Darlene TempletonDarlene is the CEO and founder of Templeton & Associates. She is a professional speaker, certified executive coach, business strategist consultant, trainer and author. Darlene specializes in leadership and transformation for corporations and professionals, specifically for those who want to make a greater impact personally and professionally. She held multiple management and leadership positions during her 36-year career at IBM. Darlene is the founder and Chief Leader of the AMAZING Women Alliance, co-VP of Career Development and established the Mentoring Program for the Austin Human Resource Managers Association (AHRMA), and has co-authored three books, “The Unstoppable Women’s Guide to Emotional Well Being”, “The Success Guide for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur” and “Behind Her Brand”.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Moving forward virtually 1:43 Show up (on camera) 4:05Female comms challenges in the age of Zoom 7:44 Lean into your communication power 12:20 S.O.S. 17:30 Building online relationships 21:253, 2, 1…. Action! 26:00 Femme fact: Joanne Pierce, THE FBI nun 28:40Resources mentioned in this episode:  HERdacityDarlenetempleton.comBrené Brown (author)The Texas Conference for Women Start with Why by Simon Sinek (book)Boundaries by Henry Cloud (book)Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Why You Need Work Boundaries | Sierra Bailey”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/)
Challenging Communication Habits Affecting WomenIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Kim Barnes to discuss our poor communication habits and how to correct those to become fluent communication professionals. Kim explains the effect some poor habits can have on our professional reputation and walks us through corrective practices. From tone of voice to fashion choice, Kim lays out the seemingly small details that can often be overlooked in order for us to become better heard and understood.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Kim BarnesKim Barnes brings 30 years of on-camera experience, including 15 years of news reporting experience, to clients on the other side of the microphone. Before becoming a communications trainer in 2004, Kim spent 12 years at KVUE-TV in Austin and 3 years at KWTX-TV in Waco. Kim has worked with tech companies, non-profits, doctors, company owners, and authors to train them for public speaking, television and print interviews, locally and nationally. Kim currently works as a community advisor for the Assistance League of Austin, serves on the Advisory Board of the Communication Department at Concordia, and continues to appear on camera regularly.  Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Impact of poor communication habits 4:00 Body language 5:55Building awareness of our habits 12:45 How about, like, language-specific nuances? 15:14Eye contact 23:17 Double standard in communication 25:00Own your expertise 26:30Femme fact: Elman Family 28:22Resources mentioned in this episode:  TED Talk (Amy Cuddy): Your body language may shape who you are HERdacityBarnes Team MediaLink 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 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/)
Fashion and CommunicationIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Michelle Washington to discuss how women’s fashion and style decisions influence the way we’re perceived in the world. Michelle advises us through attainable decisions we can make as women to look and feel our best without breaking the bank. From using color and shapes to convey sophistication to shopping mindfully for a lasting wardrobe, Michelle brings out the inner fashionista in all of us to walk our professional runway.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Michelle WashingtonMichelle Washington is a TV style expert, fashion stylist and GQ Insider who excels at styling for men and women. With over 20 years of experience in NYC, LA, Europe, and Asia, Michelle focuses on being creative, clever, and resourceful when seeking out the hottest styles. She is currently represented by All American Entertainment in Austin, Texas where she styles for magazines, TV personalities and celebrities needing her amazing vision for a unique look. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Communication through clothing 2:00 Using color to your advantage 9:00Grooming gap challenges 12:00 How fashion expectations widen the pay gap 15:13 Building a professional wardrobe 20:45 Sustainable clothing 22:35Styling ourselves 26:20 Baseline wardrobe resources 28:00Femme fact: Malala Yousafzai 31:00Resources mentioned in this episode:  The Reset (clothing brand)Banana Republic (clothing brand) Ann Taylor (clothing brand) Amberleaf (clothing brand) The rise of the ‘grooming gap’ (article)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Movement Maker Tribe  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Dress w/o Stress | Molly Moran” 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/)
Salary Negotiation Strategies and Tools for Women In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Jacqueline Twillie to discuss the salary negotiation toolbox. Many of us can struggle with conversations around salary and monetary promotions in the workplace; Jacqueline coaches us through the steps of building self-confidence to find our voice around these fiscal issues. From prepping for the negotiation conversation to dodging the trap of over-explanation, we get equipped with the strategies we need to secure our hard-earned futures. Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Jacqueline Twillie Jacqueline Twillie is the founder of ZeroGap, a training and development firm that specializes in leadership curriculum for women who work in male-dominated industries. Jacqueline is the Amazon Best Selling Author of “Navigating the Career Jungle: A Guide for Young Professionals.” She is passionate about eliminating the gender wage gap by teaching women to negotiate and providing leadership resources to women to reach and thrive in top positions. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Confidence in negotiation 1:32 Do’s and Dont's 2:20Female specific challenges 9:10Developing our negotiation skills 15:15Negotiating in economic hardship 17:20Getting creative 20:40The networking-negotiation relationship 23:48The "low ball" offer 27:55Timing mindfulness (don’t be the eager beaver) 31:40 Femme fact: AP Style update “Black” 34:16Resources mentioned in this episode:  Salary.comPayscale.comGlassdoor.comLeanin.orgDon’t Leave Money on the Table by Jacqueline Twillie (book) The Negotiation Workbook by Jacqueline Twillie (companion guide)Link to show transcript here. Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Movement Maker Tribe  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar “Ladies, Don’t Leave Money on the Table | Jacqueline V. Twillie” 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/)
Pro-tips for Interviewing and Job Applications During COVID-19 In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Sidney Miller to discuss finding success in the workforce amid crisis. As we all grapple with the economic effects of the pandemic, Sidney coaches us through the steps of finding professional success through self advocacy. From knowing your value during the application process to tackling virtual interviews on Zoom, Sidney prepares us for the good, the bad, and the ugly of what to expect and how to approach the hiring process as women. Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Sidney Miller Sidney Miller is a talent acquisition lead at Packet, an Equinix Company in Phoenix, where she is passionate about the recruiting life cycle. From the inception of the candidate to the experience, Sidney works predominantly with matching talent in the engineering world to the role best fit for them. Sidney is a working mom and Arizona Wildcat Alumni. When not paving the way for talented individuals, Sydney spends her free time singing in the grocery store to Lionel Richie songs -- an absolute must. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  What do recruiters do for us? 1:45 Chase the opportunities, sister 6:00Resume length 9:40 Interviewing virtually 11:40Preventing burnout in the job application process 14:20Tactics for pay ranges 17:00The 411 on interview questions 20:00Counter offers 24:36Grooming gap 27:37Femme fact: Alice Walker 29:46Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Movement Maker Tribe  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinars “StrengthsFinder: Your Competitive Advantage | Amy Zambetti” about recognizing your true talents, and “Leveraging Your Strengths – How to Get Your Dream Job | Lisa Cummings” on using those talents to land your dream job. 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/)
The Big B’s: Budget BasicsIn this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Raya Reaves to discuss all things budgeting. We all love to treat ourselves and Raya is no exception -- she shares her learned experience about how we can continue to indulge in ourselves while being mindful of our financial commitments. From prioritizing accrued debt to teaching us the difference between profits and income, Raya spills the beans on how to feel financially empowered by setting our budgets. Whip out your good old pen and paper, strap in with some coffee, and let’s get budgeting!Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Raya Reaves Raya Reaves is the founder and financial consultant for City Girl Savings, a free online community where women are free to discuss finances, fashion and beauty. Since 2016, Raya has provided one-on-one coaching, created over 70 personalized budget portfolios for clients who want to get on financial track, and currently creates online learning courses and guides to help women everywhere. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Why start budgeting? 2:00 Warning signs and misconceptions 6:00 Normalizing the process 7:30 Know your budget 10:00Discretionary spending (and then some) 14:20Protect yourself: savings and conquering debt 19:00Tips and tools for financial empowerment 23:00Femme fact: Bloch pointe shoes 28:27Resources mentioned in this episode:  The 21-Day Financial Fast by Michelle Singletary (book)The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living by Anna Newell Jones (book)The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason (book)Mint (budgeting app)The Fairer Cents (podcast) Secrets of Wealthy Women (podcast) City Girl Savings: Free ResourcesEpisode sponsors:  HERdacity   Movement Maker Tribe  Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “How Financial Anxiety Affects Women (And How To Address It)”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/)
Intersectionality and Workplace Bias for Women of ColorIn light of the nationwide conversations being held about race in America, our herdacious family felt a responsibility to revisit episode one, which highlights the workplace bias women of color frequently experience. Diversity and inclusion is woven within the fabric of our core values, and we always strive to raise awareness about issues that continue to exist today. In this episode, Sam Barrow discusses the challenges women of color experience in the workplace, such as assimilating to white-normative culture with code-switching, navigating gender expectations for non-binary and trans-women, embracing boldness and much more.Host: Lorelei Gonzalez  Co-host: Sam Barrow Resources mentioned in this episode:  White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (book) Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan G. Johnson (book) The Great Unlearn by Rachel Cargle (online learning platform)Social action groups to join: NAACP, Black Lives Matter, Planned ParenthoodAdditional resources for the community:What is a microaggression?Sponsor Coworkers from Underrepresented GroupsOrganizations supporting Black transgender people#JusticeforBre petitionWays to donate to Black Lives MatterCheck out the original episode with Sam here. Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post "My Journey Being Included in the Workplace" by Ashley RodriguezSupport the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Financial Wellness and Money Behavior In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Eugenié George about the crossroads of finance and mental health. Eugenié teaches us what financial wellness is: Understanding our learned behaviors and current fiscal tools. As we begin to discover which financial strategies best suit our individual needs, Eugenié reminds us that, while we must always be economically conscious, our past doesn’t have to hold us back.Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Eugenié George, MBA, CFEIEugenié George is a financial wellness specialist and author. A master at mindset, Eugenié teaches and coaches a wide range of individuals. Through research, practice, and creativity, taking the anxiety out of math and money, Eugenié has worked on a new way of financial wellness through her recent book Our Money Stories. When she’s not studying or working out, you can catch her watching an abnormal amount of dance choreography videos!Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Types of money behaviors 4:15Disempowering messages 8:30Money-demographic relationship 10:02 Negative effects of ACE study 15:30What is financial wellness? 19:30Begin your financial wellness path 23:30Challenges for women of color 28:20Femme fact: Audre Lorde 33:35Resources mentioned in this episode:  Onthegoga.com "The Color of Wealth" by Barbara Robles, Betsy Leondar-Wright, and Rose BrewerTedTalk by Dr. Burke Harris (ACE study)8 Financial Wellness Dimensions (research study)Clever Girl FinanceLatinX therapy (podcast)Brunch & Budget (podcast)“Power” by Audre LordeLink to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog “The Easy Budget Guide For Women”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/)
Financial Rules for Women to Live By  In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Nickelle Leist Resnik about understanding the financial basics. Nickelle walks us through investment strategies women can practice in order to cultivate economic insurance and secure our fiscal futures. As we learn how to manage our money, Nickelle shares ways to protect ourselves through minimizing prospects of financial stress in light of unprecedented events, while encouraging financial freedom to pursue personal desires wisely. Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Nickelle Leist ResnikNickelle Leist Resnik is the Austin leader of Rethink Wealth and registered security representative for Park Avenue Securities. Nickelle’s passion lies in helping women find financial confidence through the transparency of options, sharing her own story, and eliminating the fear of facing finances with education. Nickelle served as the NAFIA National Young Advisor Chair, the NAIFA California Young Advisor Chair, and the NAIFA Austin, TX program Chair.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  The Big Three Rules 1:20One size does not fit all: importance of financial advisors 6:30Be your own insurance 7:00 Allocating your assets 15:00 Access your money now 17:55 Eliminating debt 19:20 Good vs. bad debt 22:05Guide to mortgages 24:00Femme fact: Marilyn Monroe 26:45Resources recommended by the co-host:  7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Finances This Week - ReThink Wealth blogFinancial Empowerment for Women - ReThink Wealth articleThe Complete 401(k) Picture - The Living Balance Sheet Link to show transcript here. Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our webinar "How to Not Die Broke" | Kara Perez 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. Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Rethink Wealth is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
Thinking Through Starting a Business  In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with April Michaud-Willis, EdD, about tackling the business startup process. Dr. April breaks down that process into five categories for women to follow in order to kickstart their entrepreneurial journeys: the ultimate goal, logistics, marketing, numerical goal setting, and finances. As we learn the nuances of being successful businesswomen, Dr. April emphasizes the importance of intentional planning so that we can enliven our dreams and manifest fulfilling enterprises. Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Dr. April Michaud-WillisDr. April Michaud-Willis is an author, business consultant, and career coach who is currently working on course-building for startups. With over 10 years of experience in leadership, business, finance, and operations, Dr. April is driven by the need to achieve high expectations and is passionate about empowering her clients to reach their fullest potential.Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Preliminary steps to entrepreneurship 1:15Five steps to business success 2:15 A businesswoman’s guide to gender obstacles 12:10 Goal setting practices 16:10Paralyzed by perfectionism 25:35 Tips for female entrepreneurs 27:50Femme fact: Ella Baker 30:45Resources mentioned in this episode:  Ultimate Checklist for Starting Your Own CompanyTop Three Launch GoalsLink 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 | Leadership Spotlight”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/)
Let’s Get Comfortable Discussing Money In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Akasha Absher about ways women can advocate for their finances. Akasha emphasizes the relationship between money and decision making, reminding us that our power to make choices grows when our discomfort with talking about money diminishes. As we learn to break away from the taboo of money-talk in our personal and professional lives, Akasha urges us to become comfortable with financial conversations so that we can seize opportunities of financial growth when they present themselves. Host: Lorelei GonzalezCo-host: Akasha AbsherAkasha Absher is the Chief Consulting Officer for Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, a national investment consulting firm exclusively focused on nonprofit organizations and philanthropic private clients. In her role, Akasha oversees efforts to create partnerships and craft platforms that allow for meaningful impact in the community. Passionate about education and women’s issues, Akasha holds strong experience working in the nonprofit sector by thinking through strategic investment resources that support each organization’s mission. Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):  Perspective and bias shift of money 5:47Financial advocacy 11:08 How our money choices create change 14:40 Importance of financial discussion 16:00Where do we start? 21:00 Create goals 24:40Be intentional with money-talk 27:20Femme fact: The Social Contract 28:40Resources mentioned in this episode:  STEM for HER (nonprofit) SEO (nonprofit) Mint: Budget, Bills, & Finance Tracker (app) Elevest (tool) Money.com (news)Marketwatch.com (news)Secrets of Wealthy Women (podcast)Link to show transcript here.Episode sponsors:  HERdacity   Moonray Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “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 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. This presentation is for educational purposes only. Syntrinsic does not provide legal or tax advice. Please consult with your legal, tax, and investment advisors regarding your personal situation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.Support the show (http://herdacity.org/donate/)
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