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24 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
My Role as a Male Ally for Women in STEM2D Roles at Johnson
The mission of the WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design) Professional Pillar at Johnson & Johnson is to “inspire, nurture and recognize groundbreaking female leaders.” Remo Colarusso embodies this mission by being a passionate advocate and ally for female talent. As Vice President of Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson, Colarusso is primarily responsible for the global manufacturing and supply management of all J&J pharmaceutical brands – but also devotes much of his time to mentoring the next generation of STEM2D leaders. Listen to this episode of Fairygodboss Radio to find out what it means to Colarusso to be an ally and his No. 1 piece of advice for men who want to be allies but aren’t sure where to start. Remo Colarusso is Vice President, Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson. In this capacity, Remo is responsible for the global manufacturing and supply management of all J&J pharmaceutical brands. Remo has more than 30 years of biotech and pharmaceutical experience with Johnson & Johnson in the areas of manufacturing, pharmaceutical development, planning, strategy, engineering, project management and process improvement. Over the course of his career, Remo has been recognized for his commitment to driving supply chain innovation and continuous improvement to deliver maximum value for customers and patients. Personally, he is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and focuses a lot of his time mentoring the next generation of industry leaders. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with Johnson & Johnson.
38 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Improving the ‘Whole Employee’ Experience for Women in the Workplace
Every year, employers and employees alike look forward to the results of MetLife's research on workplace trends and the changing needs of the workforce. With two decades of research backed by 150+ years of expertise, MetLife's 20th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study helps us better understand what really matters to employees. As we look at the current landscape of the U.S. workplace, new MetLife data finds that overall job satisfaction has reached a 20-year low, and loyalty continues to decline – but working women are one of the least satisfied groups in today's workforce. In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Missy Plohr-Memming, MetLife's Senior Vice President of Group Benefits National Accounts Sales, shares insights from the report, including: Why working women are unsatisfied with their jobsHow to re-examine your employer's benefit offerings to ensure they’re meeting your unique needs and supporting your well-beingHow organizations can improve the 'whole employee' experienceAnd more! Fairygodboss is proud to partner with MetLife. Learn more about their innovative research here!
19 minutes | May 12, 2022
Talat Mangla - Trust Solutions Director, PwC
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy is joined by Talat Mangla, a Director in PwC's Trust Solutions group and a working mom of four. Talat shares insights on the power of embedding flexibility at work, embracing the unfamiliar, and being your authentic self. [Recorded on March 31, 2022] Talat Mangla is a Director in PwC's Trust Solutions Innovation group, where she leads digital transformation as a product manager. She’s skilled at leading large teams, managing client relationships, reporting results to executive audiences, public speaking, and auditing. She has 14 years of audit experience with public and non-public clients in a range of industries including utilities, consumer and industrial products, aerospace and defense, and not-for-profits. Talat has supported clients and managed engagements in a broad range of complex circumstances including bankruptcy and restatements. Talat transitioned from the client-facing audit world to the tech space, where she is currently a product manager. She has released two large-scale products that innovate and tech-enable the audit; they are utilized daily by thousands of staff within PwC’s Trust Solutions practice. Talat is a graduate of the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University and a Certified Public Accountant. She lives with her husband, four children and parents in northern Virginia. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with PwC. Find a job there today!
16 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
India Sylvester - Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Lumen
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy is joined by India Sylvester, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Lumen. India shares how a surprising college elective course helped launch her 15-year career in human resources. Hear how she grew her career by accepting new challenges, ignoring bad advice, and taking care of herself. India Sylvester is Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Lumen where she leads efforts to create a culture of inclusion and a sense of belonging for diverse teams and clients across the organization. India is an accomplished leader. She has more than 15 years of experience in human resources, with a focus on culture-shaping, talent and global diversity and inclusion. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Valdosta State University and an MBA from Strayer University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is also a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). India believes creating a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and belonging is a journey, saying, “Our purpose is furthering human progress through technology. That progress requires a team of experts, with a world of different views, experiences, and skills, working together to build a better and stronger company.” India’s pursuit of change and self-betterment carries into her personal life as well, where she enjoys working on home improvement and renovation projects with her family. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with Lumen. Find a job there today!
27 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Lucinda Newcomb - Chief Product Officer, WW
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Lucinda Newcomb shares stories of her 27 years career – from leading large product teams at Walmart, Sephora, Gap, and Yahoo! to her most impactful (and passion-fueled!) role yet as Chief Product Officer at WW. Lucinda reveals her top tips on managing career changes and staying true to yourself in the workplace. [Recorded on December 17, 2021] Lucinda Newcomb joined WW in March 2020 as Chief Product Officer, where she leads the WW member experience across all digital channels. Ms. Newcomb is a veteran customer experience leader with a proven track record in building end-to-end digital experiences that delight customers while driving business results. Ms. Newcomb has an extensive background leading large product teams at omni-channel brands. At Walmart, she was a VP Officer, leading Product Management for all of online shopping. At Sephora, she was the VP, Digital Product, responsible for the entire portfolio of omni-channel digital experiences across product management and design. She has also held digital product leadership positions at Lonely Planet, Gap and Yahoo!. Ms. Newcomb is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where she received a degree in Economics and Political Science. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with WW. Find a job there today!
33 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Fairygodboss Radio Roundtable: Mentors, Friends, & Women in STEM at GM
In this episode, Romy is joined by a team of mentors and friends from General Motors, Tammi and Adrienne, and brilliant engineers Andrea, Cecilia, and Nora. Hear their career journeys as women in the automotive industry and how their passions led them to create impactful careers at GM. Tammi DeWildt provides support to Site based HR/LR team members and the Manufacturing leadership team at GM. Tammi is responsible for hire to exit at 8 critical manufacturing sites across GM’s N.A. operations. Outside of work, Tammi enjoys spending time with her family, boating, and traveling. As a Talent Acquisition Leader at GM, Adrienne Dudka leads the overall vision and strategy for early-career recruitment. Her team innovates to support the enterprise goal of being the most inclusive company in the world by acquiring diverse skill sets into entry-level roles. Outside of work Adrienne enjoys spending time with her family and friends on the golf course or just in the comforts of home! Andrea Hidalgo grew up in N.Y.C. and studied Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University. She is currently a Racing Project Engineer and previously worked in diesel engine calibration and transmission development. She is a member of the GM Latino Network and leads the Hispanic Partnership Recruitment team. Cecilia Nguyen is a Software Developer on the Digital Business Software team at General Motors IT. In her free time, she’s currently reading books about transformative justice and decolonization. Nora Rincon is a Mexican-born Mechanical Engineer that grew up in Chicago, IL. She was hired by GM as an intern at a SHPE Convention. She has held various roles in Manufacturing and is now a Program Quality manager for Vehicle Processes. She is a member of the GM Latino Network and leads the Hispanic Partnership Recruitment Team.
37 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Kasturi Mudulodu and Demetria Elmore, Tech Leaders at GoDaddy
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy is joined by two inspiring women tech leaders at GoDaddy, Kasturi Mudulodu, Vice President of Product Management, and Demetria Elmore, Vice President of Partners Care. Hear Kasturi’s incredible accomplishments of her 20 year career in engineering and product management, and how Demetria navigated major pivots from nonprofits to corporate to tech. [Recorded on November 19, 2021] Kasturi Mudulodu As Vice President of Product at GoDaddy, Kasturi is a relentless advocate for customers shaping the future of omni-channel commerce — the ability to sell anything anywhere — for millions of small businesses around the world. Demetria Silvera Elmore is an experienced customer service strategy and operations leader, with an extensive background in business innovation, strategy development, operations design, and process improvement. She is Vice President, Partners Care and Services at GoDaddy. In her role, she leads a global team dedicated to customer service excellence for web designers and developers so they can effectively host websites, build payment platforms, and manage their clientele. A travel industry veteran, Demetria spent nearly a decade as an internal consultant with Marriott International, then as Vice President of Global Customer Operations at Expedia. Before joining Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland, Demetria was a consultant with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Atlanta, Georgia. Demetria holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. from Yale University. She lives in Seattle, WA with her mom Enid, daughter Avery, and son Stephen. She loves Caribbean food, a good organized crime TV series or sentimental Hallmark movie, a fun yoga class, boating, hiking and running anywhere with sunshine.
22 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
Kenzie Ferguson - VP, Foundation & Corporate Social Responsibility, Delta Dental
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy is joined by Kenzie Ferguson, Vice President of Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility for Delta Dental of California. Kenzie shares her unconventional career journey into the corporate world, how she navigated being one of the only women at a male-dominated tech company, and how her willingness to learn and try new things brought her to where she is today. [Recorded on October 19, 2021] Kenzie Ferguson is Vice President of Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility for Delta Dental of California. Kenzie provides strategic vision and direction to Delta Dental’s charitable and philanthropic giving, community service and associated CSR programs in conjunction with the enterprise’s mission of advancing dental health and access to care through exceptional dental benefits, service, technology and professional support. Kenzie brings to Delta Dental of California more than a decade of experience managing corporate giving and CSR programs. She built TE Connectivity’s CSR department, which coordinated the extensive environmental, safety, workplace, governance and community-related programs within the company. Under Ferguson’s leadership, TE Connectivity signed on to the United Nations Global Compact, was recognized by Newsweek in its Top 100 Green Rankings, donated millions of dollars to a variety of in-need organizations throughout the world and achieved a listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America. Most recently, she has been consulting with nonprofits and women-owned small businesses in Morocco and France. Kenzie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Master of Business Administration degree from Nyenrode University, and is a PhD student at the International School of Business in Paris.
20 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Katie Warchol - Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy passes her hosting hat to Fairygodboss Diversity Advisor, Aisha Alleyne. Aisha sits down with Katie Warchol, an Edward Jones financial advisor, to hear how she has found purpose in a reinvented career. Katie shares advice on how to navigate a career change and how to recognize your transferable skills. Since 2006, Katie has been working for Edward Jones; a company she believes truly understands what it means to serve clients, the community and the individuals who work for this outstanding firm. Prior to Edward Jones, Katie was a counselor at St. Louis University. During her first 8 years at Edward Jones, Katie had the opportunity to work and train hundreds of financial advisors and branch teams throughout the country. After years of training financial advisors and watching them make a difference in their clients' lives, Katie realized that a career as an Edward Jones financial advisor would bring her back to her passion of helping people. Since 2014, Katie has used her counseling experience, empathy and empowerment skills to help individual investors and business owners achieve their goals. When not in the office, you are most likely to find Katie traveling the world. In addition to her wanderlust, Katie is a passionate volunteer for the Animal Protection Agency and a fervent supporter of the United Way. She is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT® 200), loves cheering on the St. Louis Blues and spending quality time with her family and friends. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with Edward Jones. Find a job there today!
35 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Wanda Hope - Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Johnson & Johnson
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy is joined by Wanda Hope, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Johnson & Johnson. Wanda shares her experiences (and advice!) of her flourishing 30-year career at J&J – from being the first in many roles as a young sales professional to advancing DEI as a thought leader. Wanda Bryant Hope is an accomplished business executive with significant experience in general management, marketing, sales, commercial operations, and human resources. She currently serves as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Johnson & Johnson, and is responsible for globally advancing the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) outcomes, strengthening DEI capabilities, and driving growth through innovation. Prior to this role, Wanda held a variety of leadership positions across Johnson & Johnson including Vice President, Sales & Marketing; Vice President, Commercial Analytics, Development & Operations; and Vice President, Global Performance & Development. She has been recognized for her ability to exceed business results, deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, lead global change, develop people for optimal results and DEI global outcomes. Wanda is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on advancing DEI to drive business performance and results. Her passion and performance have been recognized with several awards including the Elite 100 of Black Women leaders by Diverse Women Media, Penn State Smeal Diversity Award, and the Most Powerful Women in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise Magazine. Wanda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University. She and her husband Bobby are the proud parents of Tyler, their 14-year-old son.
24 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Cherie Caldwell - Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Salesloft
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Cherie Caldwell shares her learnings from her various workplace experiences – from a venture in corporate America at Pepsico, Home Depot, and Comcast to her most impactful (and fun!) role yet at Salesloft. Hear Cherie’s best advice and resources for advancing your career, plus tips for jobseekers on how to get an honest look at a company’s culture. [Recorded on August 25, 2021] Cherie Caldwell is a Human Resources thought leader with over two decades of experience working with Fortune 100 corporations and start-ups, leading successful workforce reorganizations and organizational turnarounds that grow revenue. Cherie decided to focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and joined SalesLoft as their Head of DE&I. Cherie is also the CEO of The Cherie Caldwell Company. Ms. Caldwell is a former Region Vice President of Human Resources for Comcast NBC Universal, Director for The Home Depot, and Managing Director for Delta Air Lines. Cherie partners with leaders to develop ROI-focused strategies that solve the most complex people management concerns. She’s an expert that offers nuanced solutions around organizational strategy, leadership development/coaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
37 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Tiffany Dufu - Founder and CEO, The Cru
Tiffany Dufu, Founder and CEO of The Cru, just may be the ultimate Fairygodboss. She’s devoted her entire career to advancing women and girls, and between stints at the Seattle Girls’ School, Simmons College, the White House Project and Levo, Dufu also published Drop the Ball — an invaluable resource for women — which chronicles how she learned to achieve more by doing less. In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio,Tiffany shares how her challenging childhood inspired her feminist views, and offers listeners valuable advice on finding mentors and solidifying a personal brand. [Recorded on September 28, 2021] ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Tiffany Dufu is the Founder and CEO of The Cru. She was named to Entrepreneur's 100 Powerful Women, Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, and served as Chief Leadership Officer to Levo, the fastest growing millennial professional network. Tiffany also served as the Former President of The White House Project, was a part of the launch team for Lean In, and is the author of the bestselling book Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less.
23 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Melanie Frank - Managing Vice President of Technology, Capital One
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Melanie Frank joins Romy to discuss her career journey – from pursuing a childhood dream of becoming an astronaut to becoming Managing VP of Cyber Engineering at Capital One. Melanie shares her secret to earning numerous promotions without switching companies, and her No. 1 piece of advice to other women who hope to do the same. [Recorded on August 25, 2021] As a Managing Vice President in Technology at Capital One, Melanie Frank leads Cyber Engineering for the enterprise. Her teams innovate boldly to secure the enterprise. Her team obsesses over excellence. Melanie has been with Capital One for over 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility within Technology. She also proudly serves as the accountable executive for Capital One’s Women in Technology business resource group, Communications lead for Eaton’s women’s inclusion employee resource group, as well as an executive sponsor for the Galesburg I&D team. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with Capital One. Find a job there today!
36 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Kacey Jones - Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Robert Half
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy is joined by Kacey Jones, Senior Manager of DEI, Co-founder of Robert Half’s Black Employee Network, and mom of two teens. Hear how Kacey rose through the ranks from a receptionist to D&I leader by staying curious and sticking to her values. [Recorded on August 17, 2021] Kacey Jones is Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at talent solutions firm Robert Half, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her current role, Kacey is focused on internal DEI efforts, including supporting the company’s employee network or resource groups, employee education and global awareness. Previously, Kacey managed Robert Half’s enterprise leadership development team, focused on learning and development opportunities for employees. She is the co-founder of Robert Half’s Black Employee Network (BEN), aimed at building a sense of community and belonging for the firm’s Black employees and their allies, and serves on BEN’s leadership team. In her spare time, Kacey is an active tennis player, is a board member for local non-profit Eden I&R, and mom to 2 teenagers. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with Robert Half. Find a job there today!
31 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
LaFawn Davis - GVP of ESG, Indeed
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, LaFawn Davis shares her inspiring career journey – from navigating a job loss in the dot-com bubble burst to now creating impact as a D&I leader at Indeed. Hear how LaFawn has found success by following her passions, infusing positivity into her work, and trusting her gut. [Recorded on July 27, 2021] LaFawn Davis is Group Vice President of Environmental, Social & Governance at Indeed. She leads Indeed’s strategic efforts to remove bias and eliminate barriers to entry by focusing on inclusive features and accessibility in products to help all people get jobs—and create a diverse and inclusive work environment for Indeed’s employees. Having spent more than 15 years serving in D&I leadership roles at innovative global technology companies — Google, Yahoo, PayPal and Twilio — LaFawn has cultivated her passion for diversity through strategy and data insights — and deepening relationships and strengthening communication channels within underrepresented communities in the technology industry. She is a frequent speaker and advisor at events and conferences worldwide and most recently named one of Fast Company’s Queer50 – a ranking of the most influential and innovative queer women and nonbinary people transforming the world of business, tech, and beyond. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with Indeed. Find a job there today!
31 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Fairygodboss Radio Roundtable: Women Leaders in Technology at Capital One
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, three women leaders in technology – with 34+ years of collective experience at Capital One – share how they’ve built incredibly fulfilling careers at the company. Hear about their unique journeys in the tech industry and the advice, people, and programs that have supported them along the way. (Recorded on July 26, 2021) Melanie Frank, Managing Vice President of Technology As a Managing Vice President in Technology at Capital One, Melanie Frank leads Cyber Engineering for the enterprise. Her teams innovate boldly to secure the enterprise. Her team obsesses over excellence. Melanie has been with Capital One for over 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility within Technology. She also proudly serves as the accountable executive for Capital One’s Women in Technology business resource group. Mikela Wright, Software Engineering Manager Mikela Wright is a Software Engineering manager and certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect, leading full stack teams at Capital One in Enterprise Data Machine Learning. Mikela holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering, with a minor in Business; outside of work, Mikela enjoys cooking soul food with a healthy twist and is excited to begin traveling again. Boryana Manz, Data Science Manager Boryana Manz is a Data Science Manager leading a team in Capital One Auto Finance underwriting risk modeling. Boryana earned her PhD in Biophysics from UC Berkeley and has worked in academia, healthcare, and now financial services. Boryana lives with her family in Plano, TX and likes board games, art, and playing tennis. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with Capital One.
24 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Courtney McCarthy - Market Executive, Merrill
Tune in to this episode to find out Courtney's favorite app for self-cafe, plus tips on tackling personal or difficult conversations at work. (Recorded on July 9, 2021) Courtney McCarthy is the Market Executive for the Coastal New England Market at Merrill, leading offices in Providence, RI, Mystic, CT, Hingham, MA & Hyannis, MA. In partnership with local leaders, Courtney works to connect Merrill Lynch and Bank of America’s business lines to deliver integrated financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. In addition to her role as Market Executive, Courtney was named the Bank of America Market Integration Executive for Rhode Island in June 2021, where she is responsible for leading cross-business partnerships to champion business integration and advance the company’s responsible growth strategy in the local Rhode Island community. Courtney started her career at Merrill Lynch as the Associate Market Manager for the Rockefeller Center Complex. Prior to joining Bank of America, Courtney was the Assistant Market Head for the 200 Park Avenue Office of UBS. In this role, Courtney was responsible for sales leadership, practice management and business development. Courtney earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from Bucknell University and holds the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designation. Originally from Princeton, NJ, Courtney currently lives in Providence, RI with her husband, Matthew. Outside of work, she enjoys running, cooking and in 2019, completed her third NYC marathon. Fairygodboss is proud to partner with Merrill. Find a job there today!
27 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
DeAnne Aussem - Leadership Development & Well Being Leader, PwC
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, DeAnne Aussem shares her professional and personal journey and the lessons she learned along the way to becoming a proud wife and mom, trailblazer, inclusive leader and well-being warrior. (Recorded on June 14, 2021) DeAnne Aussem serves as the Leadership Development & Well Being Leader for PwC US and MX. As a Managing Director, leadership development expert and credentialed well-being coach, DeAnne draws upon more than 26 years of professional services experience supporting leaders, teams and organizations across the U.S. and globally. DeAnne is a recognized dynamic and innovative business leader with deep expertise in Strategy, Global Leadership Development, Well being, Diversity & Inclusion and Human Capital which enables her to be a trusted advisor and source of strategic insight on today’s most difficult leadership challenges and initiatives that champion the future of work. DeAnne recently presented at the 2019 Great Place to Work Summit and the O.C. Tanner Influence Greatness conference. In 2017 and 2016, DeAnne was a featured speaker and cited as a ‘Leading Coaching Luminary’ during the World Business and Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS). DeAnne has also been featured extensively in the media including Working Mother, Forbes, The New York Post, Thrive Global, Huffington Post and Quartz at Work. DeAnne is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and also holds a Positive Psychology & Well-Being certification from the College of Executive Coaching. DeAnne obtained her Executive Coaching credential from the Hudson Institute and achieved the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation through the International Coach Federation (ICF). DeAnne was recognized as the 2010/2011 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
15 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Jennifer Lewis - Vice President & General Manager F-35 Avionics, L3Harris
In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Jennifer Lewis shares her best career advice: build your brand and advocate for yourself. Recorded on May 3, 2021 Jennifer Lewis is vice president & general manager of the F-35 Avionics division. In this role, Lewis is responsible for business strategy, financial performance, successful execution and growth for the F-35 Mission Avionics division, which covers legacy production as well as Tech Refresh 3 (TR3) development and transition to production. The TR3 family of subsystems include the Aircraft Memory System, Panoramic Cockpit Display and the Integrated Core Processor - providing critical infrastructure to enable future warfighter capability. Prior to her current assignment, Lewis served as vice president of engineering for the $5.4B Integrated Mission Systems segment of L3Harris Technologies in 2018. Integrated Mission Systems provides a portfolio of solutions for C5, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting across all domains. She has over 15 years of engineering leadership experience and has led many national and international teams. L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris.com.
21 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Amber Romo - Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual
In this episode, Romy is joined by Amber Romo to discuss the importance of being ambitious in your career. Amber specializes in providing comprehensive financial guidance to successful women, business owners, and entertainment industry professionals to help them reach their full financial potential. She prides herself on making personal connections with her clients, developing long-term solutions, and turning their dreams into reality. Amber received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, she spent several years working in the entertainment industry. Her interest in film and TV goes back to when she was just 16 years old. Her pursuit of this passion eventually led to Amber's job running a post-production facility as EVP of Operations. However, when she found herself looking for an industry-change, Amber followed her natural knack for numbers and decided to become a financial advisor, where she is able to make a positive and measurable impact on people’s lives through financial guidance. In 2020, Amber Romo was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a nominee for the Women’s Leadership Awards Program, which showcases women leaders in the Los Angeles business community. In 2021, Amber Romo became the first female Managing Director in the Ontario (Plocher Network) Office. Amber was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She now resides in the Inland Empire with her husband, Johnny, their daughters, Cailin and Taylor, and their dog Lilly. For more information about Amber’s career and business, please visit: http://amberromo.nm.com/
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