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61 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
Mental Fitness with Sasha Heinz, PhD
Sasha Heinz, PhD joined us for a powerful conversation on boundaries, banishing your inner critic, and maintaining mental fitness for a stronger mindset. About Sasha Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP, Developmental Psychologist and Life Coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology, lasting behavioral change, and the science of getting unstuck. Dr. Heinz has leveraged her academic expertise as a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology program to give her clients the tools to change their lives for good. In her private coaching practice, she helps achievement junkies feel as good on the inside as their lives look on the outside. A graduate of Harvard University and a working mom, she’s lived life on the frontline of the battle with perfectionism. So, she can help you with that, too.
55 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
Career Advice from Dee Marshall (CEO of Diverse & Engaged)
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Dee Prior to launching Diverse & Engaged, Dee Marshall spent over twelve years working on Wall Street in training and management and organizational development for Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities, Moody’s Investor Services and The New York Times. Dee was recently named Top 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs. Dee is a survivor and go-to on career transitions and reinvention. Prior to launching her diversity consulting practice, she built her credibility coaching through career transitions as a result of her own journey down 33 flights of stairs at One New York Plaza on September 11th after witnessing the terrorists attack on the World Trade Center. Marshall has given of her time and talent to several major nonprofit organizations, including the Board of Directors for the YWCA Central New Jersey, the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement New York, the Board of Advisors for Rutgers Small Business Development Center, The New York Women’s Foundation, and others. She is a United Way New York Linkages Board Fellow, a Google Tech Policy Fellow, a certified credentialed Coach and a graduate of the distinguished Skinner Leadership Institute. As a result of her service to women, she has received numerous awards that include the United States of Women Nominated Change Maker, NAACP Community Service Award, Delta Sigma Theta Women of Achievement Award, and many more.
58 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Career Advice from Paula Pryor, Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer at Walker & Dunlop
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Paula Paula A. Pryor is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Walker & Dunlop, as well as a member of the executive committee. Ms. Pryor is responsible for all things ‘people’ at Walker & Dunlop. Over the past decade, while helping to take the Company public, integrating over ten acquisitions, and supporting the company’s overall growth strategy, she has built the Human Resources function to align with Walker & Dunlop's deep commitment to their culture. Ms. Pryor and her team are focused on enabling best-in-class benefits, compensation, inclusion, talent management, workforce planning, and employee relations. During her tenure, Walker & Dunlop has been recognized by the Great Places to Work Institute as a Great Place to Work six times, in addition to countless other awards and recognitions. Ms. Pryor started her career in human resources with Katzenbach Partners (now the Katzenbach Center at Strategy&, part of the PWC global network). Following her tenure with Katzenbach, Ms. Pryor entered the financial services industry as a human resources manager with CapitalSource Inc.
59 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
Career Advice from Yvonne Garcia, Head of Internal Communications & Chief of Staff to State Street Chairman/CEO
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Yvonne Yvonne serves as Chief of Staff to State Street Chairman and CEO and is also Head of Internal Communications. Yvonne is an active leader of local and national communities and currently serves as the President of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women's Board. Yvonne has been featured as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in the United States four years in a row by Fortune Magazine in partnership with ALPFA. She was also appointed by Governor Baker to serve on the state's Latino Advisory Commission Board. Yvonne holds an MBA from Boston University and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.
57 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Career Advice from Samantha Saperstein, Managing Director and Head of Women on the Move at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Samantha Samantha (Sam) Saperstein leads the firmwide Women on the Move initiative at JPMorgan Chase. In this role, Sam works on programs that are designed to make JPMorgan Chase the best bank for women-run businesses and women consumers, the best company for women to work at, and a strong partner for women in communities around the world. Sam collaborates with teams across the firm on planning and executing women’s programs, and messaging our efforts inside and outside the firm. Prior to this role, Sam spent five years as Chief Marketing Officer of Chase Commercial Banking, where she led the marketing, communications, and client experience functions. This included traditional and digital marketing efforts, media relations, employee communications, market research, and client satisfaction initiatives. Earlier in her career, Sam was a strategy consultant in the New York office of McKinsey & Company, where she served retail and wholesale banking clients. She also worked in journalism and spent several years covering the U.S. Treasury market and macroeconomics for Dow Jones Newswires, The Wall Street Journal, and Barron’s. Sam serves on the board of Safe Horizon, the nation’s largest victims’ services agency that supports victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, and youth homelessness. She also leads the Marketing Committee of the board. Sam has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Westchester, NY, with her husband and three children.
53 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Career Advice from Terrez M. Thompson, Retired 35-year executive of The Coca-Cola Company & Founder & Chairman of Powered By Zerret
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Terrez Terrez Marriott Thompson, Founder and Chairman of Powered By Zerret, Inc. PBZ is a nonprofit focused on the empowerment of women of color entrepreneurs by providing development and financial resources. PBZ believes that true empowerment comes from economic self-sufficiency. Terrez is a retired 35-year executive of The Coca-Cola Company. Serving as Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity and roles in Finance and Operations. A non-practicing CPA, graduating from Morgan State University ‘81. She serves on for/non-profit boards. Other memberships include Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated. Terrez is the proud wife of Rodney and mom to Summer Pursuits: Empowering, Reading, Traveling & Foodie
48 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
Recognizing our Choices and Gifts with Dr. Edith Eger & Harriette Cole
Holocaust survivor and practicing clinical psychologist Dr. Edith Eger joins Harriette Cole in conversation on the power of choosing how we see ourselves and how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life. ******* About Dr. Edith Eger A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just a teenager in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Her parents were sent to the gas chambers but Edith’s bravery kept her and her sister alive. Toward the end of the war Edith and other prisoners had been moved to Austria. On May 4, 1945 a young American soldier noticed her hand moving slightly amongst a number of dead bodies. He quickly summoned medical help and brought her back from the brink of death. After the war Edith moved to Czechoslovakia where she met the man she would marry. In 1949 they moved to the United States. At the age of 42, she received her degree in Psychology from the University of Texas, El Paso. She then pursued her doctoral internship at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, Texas. Dr. Eger is a prolific author and a member of several professional associations. She has a clinical practice in La Jolla, California and holds a faculty appointment at the University of California, San Diego. She has appeared on numerous television programs including CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Show; and was the primary subject of a holocaust documentary that appeared on Dutch National Television. She is frequently invited to speaking engagements throughout the United States and abroad. About Harriette Harriette Cole’s mission is to help people identify, stand in and articulate their greatness. For more than 20 years she has coached entertainers, entrepreneurs, students and business professionals to present their brands effectively. In 2016, Harriette launched Dreamleapers, an educational platform designed to help people access and activate their dreams. Harriette is the nationally syndicated advice columnist of Sense & Sensitivity. She is a best-selling author and has published seven books on how to live a great life, including Jumping the Broom: The African American Wedding Planner, How to Be and 108 stitches: words we live by. Harriette began her career at Essence where she ran the lifestyle and fashion departments. She was founding editorial director of Uptown Magazine, and Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief of Ebony.
32 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
Vision Setting for Confidence and Success with Hannah Gordon
Uncover the keys to confidence, boldness, and freedom. Hannah Gordon, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for the San Francisco 49ers, joins us to share her secrets to vision setting, game planning, and endurance to win authentically in life. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org ******* Hannah Gordon is the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of the San Francisco 49ers. Named by NFL.com as one of the most influential women in football, Gordon advises on all legal issues involving both the football team and Levi’s® Stadium and leads the team’s public affairs and strategic communications, risk management, community impact, and fan engagement work. Gordon is a Presidential Leadership Scholar and was named to Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 100 Women of Influence and Corporate Counsel Diversity Champion. She was recently honored to PureWow’s 20 in ’20 list honoring 20 Up-and-Coming Leaders Working to Better Our World. She is also a published author and her book, SZN of CHANGE: The Competitor’s Playbook for Joy on the Path to Victory, will be available November 2020. Gordon earned her B.A. from UCLA and her J.D. from Stanford.
33 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
Stress Management & Hormonal Health with Dr. O
Manage stress and burnout with empathy, and take control of your health and vitality from the inside out. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to email@example.com ******* Originally from Medellin Colombia, Dr. Margarita Ochoa-Maya graduated from 'Instituto de Ciencia de la Salud, CES' and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Boston City Hospital affiliated with Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She then completed a fellowship in Hypertension, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Brigham and Women's Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in endocrinology and metabolism. Dr. Margarita has been in private practice since 1999 and established Advanced Health and Wellbeing in 2010. She practices functional endocrinology, a health care model which blends the best of conventional medicine, complementary therapies, and lifestyle changes to prevent disease. She emphasizes a compassionate, healing relationship between her and her patients and views them as whole individuals.
30 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
Standing Out & Personal Branding with Shachar Scott
Define your own personal brand for a strong voice and mission, no matter where you are in your career. Shachar Scott joins us for a dynamic conversation on how to capture and hold the attention of your audience, and how risk-taking can be harnessed for creativity and innovation. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org ******* Shachar Scott is the Vice President of Global Marketing at Bumble. Formerly, Shachar led Global Brand Marketing at Snap, Inc. Over the last two decades, Shachar has helped to build and scale global brands and startups, including Snapchat, Apple, Spring, Jawbone, and Pampers. After graduating from UMass at Amherst, Shachar turned to women’s politics, and helped to legalize emergency contraception through Planned Parenthood with John F. Kerry. That led her to develop the brand for the century-old women’s organization, NCJW, the group responsible for Head Start, Meals on Wheels and Benchmark - preserving our Pro-Choice Bench. From there she went to Columbia University in New York, where she led marketing and communication for student services while getting her Master of Science in Strategic Communications. Shachar was then recruited by Apple to lead market development strategy for Apple’s digital advertising platform. She joined Snap in 2017 developing the global brand marketing strategy. She lives in Venice, California with her husband, Jason, and is the proud mom of Morgan + Riley, 8 year old twins. She is originally from Israel.
29 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Intro to Allyship with Denise Hamilton
Denise Hamilton, Founder of WatchHerWork, joins us to discuss how to show up effectively as an ally and what allyship looks like in practice. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to email@example.com ******* Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized Diversity & Inclusion leader, specializing in Ally training. Denise is Founder and CEO of WatchHerWork, a digital learning platform for professional women. She is a highly requested speaker and trainer as well as media personality whose platform has reached and served people all over the world. Denise leverages her 25 years of executive experience with Fortune 500 organizations like AOL and CBRE to provide solutions that support the employees and the bottom line. Clients have said Denise’s superpower is the ability to have the most challenging discussions and come out the other side with solutions and a positive direction. She uses this gift to lead workshops, design education programs, and coach senior leaders. The goal is to empower individuals and teams to mine and close the gender gap, understand differences, resolve conflict, and become better allies. Her clients include household names, like Apple, ExxonMobil, Hines, Shell, the United Nations, and the WNBA. Denise has been featured on NPR, Forbes, FOX, Huffington Post, CBS, NBC and on many other outlets. She was named one of Houston's 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine, one of the 41 Most Fascinating People in Houston by the Houston Chronicle and a 2018 Woman Who Means Business by the Houston Business Journal. Denise currently serves on the board of EMERGE and is the Chair of the Business Subcommittee for the 2020 Census for the City of Houston. She has served on the board for the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the RISE School and Avenue Community Development Corp. She received her Master’s in Communication and her BSW in Social Work from Abilene Christian University. She currently resides in Houston, Texas.
30 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Heart-Centered Leadership with Lisa Kelly-Croswell
Take a heart-centered, human-centric approach to leadership and drive business outcomes through raising others up. Lisa Kelly-Croswell, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Boston Medical Center Health System (BMCHS), joins us to discuss career growth, self care, and putting humanity into Human Resources. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org ****** Lisa Kelly-Croswell is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Boston Medical Center Health System (BMCHS), and is also responsible for BMCHS' Volunteer Services Department and Occupational Health Clinic. Lisa brings 30 years of experience in a wide range of global HR leadership roles including: Senior Vice President, HR and Corporate Services at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, SVP, HR for Healthcare and Service Operations at CIGNA, and a series of progressive HR leadership roles at the Monsanto Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. While at Monsanto, Lisa also held an expatriate assignment based in Singapore, leading HR for the Southeast Asian region. Her assignments commonly involved leading in times of rapid business growth, performance turnarounds and in start-up or innovation environments. Lisa is currently a Board Member and Member of the Compensation Committee for the Greater Boston Food Bank, as well as a Board Member for the Mary Christie Foundation. In prior years, she served on the Board of Directors for five other non - profit organizations including Finance Committee Chair and Nominating Committee roles. Lisa received a B.S., Finance and a M.A., Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
49 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
Transformational Leadership and Service with Natalye Paquin
Natalye Paquin, President and CEO of Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, joins us to share her story, mission, and how individual action can drive collective change. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to email@example.com ****** Natalye Paquin is the president and chief executive officer of Points of Light. She is a visionary and results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance and transformation in turnaround and high-paced organizations. Prior to joining Points of Light in 2017, Natalye served as chief transformation officer at Girl Scouts of the USA, where she was responsible for strategy integration and was the key face and spokesperson for aligning and unifying the Girl Scouts federation of 112 councils around the strategy. Natalye also served five years as chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, the state’s largest girl-serving organization and among the largest Girl Scouts councils in the nation. She began her career in the nonprofit sector as chief operating officer of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, after having been a volunteer, helping the center think through its education and new audience development programs. An attorney by training, Natalye spent more than 15 years in the education sector in legal and executive leadership roles. First as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and with two of the nation’s largest school districts, Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. She began her legal career in private practice as a litigation attorney. For more than a decade, Natalye has been a director on a corporate board. She currently serves as director of UNIVEST Corporation of Pennsylvania, and is a former director of National Penn Bancshares, which was acquired by BB&T. A philanthropist and committed volunteer, Natalye has served on several nonprofit boards in the arts and education, and is past board chair of the Philadelphia Award Foundation. Recognized for her leadership and commitment to community, she has received numerous awards and has been profiled in several professional magazines. Natalye Paquin earned a juris doctor from DePaul University College of Law and an undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University. A lifelong learner, she was a national fellow of the Eli Broad Urban Superintendents Academy, has completed executive education programs at Harvard and Loyola University Business Schools, attended the Aspen Ideas Festival as a scholar, and was a distinguished guest of the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Civic Leaders Tour.
58 minutes | Feb 20, 2021
Norma Kamali & Harriette Cole: Secrets to Success & Longevity
Legendary designer Norma Kamali joins lifestyle and branding coach Harriette Cole in conversation, revealing her secrets to success and longevity in the last 50 years, and how she has mastered the art of reinvention. Norma, a pioneer of the fashion industry through 53 years, exudes levels of passion and energy as effervescent as the day she began. Her new book 'I Am Invincible' is a handbook for women on how to age with power, to create their happiest, healthiest, most successful and fulfilling lives in any decade. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
48 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Bringing Your Whole Self: Carla Harris in Conversation with Harriette Cole
A powerful conversation between Kahilla council member, Harriette Cole, and inimitable leader, author, and singer Carla Harris on Carla's inspirational career history and insights into the lessons she's learned personally and professionally over time. Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries, and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. In her 30 year career, Ms. Harris has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history. Ms. Harris was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, Fortune’s Most Influential List, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017), and “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street”, and to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”, Ebony’s list of the Power 100 and “15 Corporate Women at the Top” and was named “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum. Lifestylist and branding coach Harriette Cole has devoted her career to supporting people as they build their dreams. For 20 years she has coached entertainers, entrepreneurs and business professionals to present their brands effectively, including entertainers Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Carl Thomas, JoJo, Neon Hitch, Nico & Vinz and Andra Day; as well as corporate and not-for-profit professionals such as ZenithOptimedia, MoxieInteractive, Digitas, IPG Mediabrands, BET Networks, the National Urban League, Bank of America and Lockheed Martin. For 15 years Cole has written the nationally syndicated advice column, Sense & Sensitivity. She has penned 7 books, including the bestselling Jumping the Broom: The African American Wedding Planner, How to Be, Choosing Truth, and 108 stitches: words we live by. Cole executive produces and hosts a weekly video series, The Root Live: Bring it to the Table, presented by Prudential. Harriette has been a contributor to the Today Show for more than a decade. In 2016 Cole launched an inspirational and educational initiative, DREAMLEAPERS, which is a multi-pronged engagement designed to help people access and activate their dreams. Cole co-executive produced a television special about Prince that was nominated for an NAACP Award. Cole started her career at ESSENCE magazine where she served as Contemporary Living Editor and Fashion Director. She was founding Editorial Director of UPTOWN magazine, editor of American Legacy Woman, and creative director and Editor-in-Chief of EBONY. This podcast was previously recorded in January 2020 for our live community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to email@example.com
29 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
Taking Charge of Your Career with Pam Everhart
Learn 3 key ways to take charge of your career and advancement, and why relationships will help you excel over performance currency. As a 25-year Fidelity Investments veteran, Pamela Everhart is the head of Regional Public Affairs and Community Relations in Fidelity’s Communications, Public Affairs and Policy Group. Pamela is also a member of all of Fidelity’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and serves as a Senior Advisor for the Women’s Leadership Group (WLG) and a Co-Executive Sponsor for Aspire, Fidelity’s Latino and Black ERG. Prior to joining Fidelity, Pamela was an associate with the global law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP and practiced as a certified public accountant and senior tax manager with EY. Pamela received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. As a leader in the community, Pamela is active in several community service organizations and sits on several not-for-profit boards. Pamela is one of the 19 executives who have come together to launch the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund. ******* This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
54 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
Making Courageous Career Decisions with Shari Van Cleave
Discover, listen to, and own your own voice. Shari Van Cleave joined us to discuss the power of your inner voice, how to turn up its volume, and making courageous career decisions against all odds. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to email@example.com ******* Shari Van Cleave is Vice President and Manager for Wells Fargo’s Digital Labs. She is responsible for a team charged with managing an innovation practice that focuses on listening to customers and experimenting with disruptive solutions for banking experiences of the future. Prior to Wells Fargo, Van Cleave was a founding member of Prudential Financial’s strategic venture capital and innovation lab. Previously, Van Cleave held senior-level marketing and product positions at World Vision, a global humanitarian organization. Van Cleave earned her bachelor’s degree in international political economy from the University of Washington, and her MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She is based in San Francisco, and in her spare time, advises tech startups and various nonprofits on their growth strategies.
45 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Empowering the Trans Workforce with Michaela Mendelsohn
Create and nurture an inclusive culture for all, and workplace equality for the trans community. Michaela Mendelsohn joined us to share her story of resilience and leadership, her mission, and how we can contribute to the economic empowerment and workforce development for the transgender community. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org ******* Michaela Ivri Mendelsohn is a transgender activist, public speaker, and businesswoman with over forty years of entrepreneurial leadership experience. She is currently the CEO of Pollo West Corp, a franchise group for El Pollo Loco restaurants. Michaela was chosen as a 2018 Nation's "Face of Diversity" for the restaurant industry and led the 2018 LA Pride Parade as the Grand Marshall. As part of her career with El Pollo Loco, Michaela spent nine years as the President of their national franchise association. Michaela founded the organization TransCanWork whose mission is: "Building a culture nationwide for transgender people to thrive in the workplace. Michaela speaks across the nation on LGBTQ issues to create awareness and foster change. She serves on the board of the Trevor Project whose mission is to eradicate suicide in LGBT youth as well as the Founder's Council of The Williams Institute, an LGBT Research Program of the UCLA Law School. Michaela was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on his LA Workforce Development Board. Michaela's work was highlighted in the National Geographic documentary, "GenderRevolution" hosted by Katie Couric and was the feature of August's "LA Stories” on Spectrum. Michaela was recently honored by Adweek in their inaugural "PRIDE All Stars Campaign." She is the proud parent of three grown children and now lives with her partner, Carmel, their five-year old son, Isadore and their recent addition baby Livia.
51 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
Rising Out of Burnout with Erica Wray
Rise out of burnout before your body's warning whispers become a scream. Erica Wray, Director in Uber's legal department, joined us to share her story of burnout, and how she's used her own experience to prioritize self-care and manage her own teams more effectively and empathetically. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to email@example.com ******* Erica is a Director in Uber’s legal department. She manages the real estate legal function at Uber. Erica joined Uber in 2015 as Uber’s first real estate lawyer, overseeing all real estate matters for the company globally. Erica co-chairs Women of CLO, an employee resource group for the legal, compliance, and security teams at Uber. Women of CLO promotes the advancement of women who are on teams led by Uber’s Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining Uber, Erica was General Counsel and COO with Mission Bay Development Group, LLC, the master developer of the Mission Bay project in San Francisco. Erica began her career as a transactional real estate attorney with DLA Piper in Silicon Valley. Erica is an attorney and licensed real estate broker and recently became trained as a professional coach. She earned her law degree from Santa Clara University and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. In her spare time, Erica enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her 6 year old daughter Whitney and very supportive husband Steve.
56 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Winging It As You Go with Emma Isaacs
You don't need a perfect blueprint and wellspring of confidence to find success and achieve your dreams. Emma Isaacs - CEO, entrepreneur, and author of Winging It - joined us to share how you can take action now, do what feels right, and figure out the rest as you go. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org ******* Emma Isaacs is the Founder and Global CEO of Business Chicks. A business owner by the age of 18, property investor by 19, and self-made millionaire by 23, Emma Isaacs has entrepreneurship and achievement in her DNA. As founder of Business Chicks—a thriving global community that operates on two continents in eleven cities – her team produces more than 100 events annually, with past speakers including Sir Richard Branson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Hudson, and Arianna Huffington, among others. She’s also the author of Winging It (released September 15) and a mother to six kids aged 11 and under. Emma recently live streamed the home birth of her sixth child from her living room with tens of thousands of viewers tuning in to watch his peaceful arrival, and as a committed philanthropist has now raised more than $13 million for various charities. Emma doesn’t believe in work/life balance, preferring to advocate for a full life where people are in constant evaluation of what they truly want from it. A fearless leader with seemingly never-ending courage to spare, Emma inspires thousands with her boundless energy and ability to see possibility wherever she goes.
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