Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

When was the last time that you took a really long walk to clear your mind? I find that walking is a great way to get my body moving, to lessen stress, and to provide myself with a much-needed sense of calm.

 

With that in mind, today’s guest is a woman after my own heart. Diana Liberto is a big proponent of getting up off the couch and walking. So much so that she founded Walk My Mind, a platform that provides walking, learning, listening and community all in an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle. Walk My Mind focuses on engaging the mind with walkcasts, audiobooks and live guest speakers, which you listen to while you're up and moving. Prior to launching her platform, Diana was an in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 company.

 

Diana shares how her life has impacted her career, her definition of success, and the power of going for a nice long walk.

 

In This Episode

  • The profound impact taking a simple walk can have
  • Challenges women face across industries
  • How Diana’s childhood influenced her career journey
  • Different paths a person can take to become successful
  • Weak link thinking versus strong link thinking

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I thought, well, if I could just get outside and take a walk—you know, breathe the air, take a walk on the beach—it would help me.” —Diana Liberto

 

“If starting a company was easy, everybody would be doing it… If it's not challenging, it's probably boring, and you wouldn't want to do it anyway. ” —Diana Liberto

 

“I know now what's driving me is to try to help other people. I do really want to do that. I want to do it on many levels and in many different ways. My mind really runs with that.” —Diana Liberto

 

“What is success? Is success just pushing yourself and grinding yourself and climbing and trying and punishing if you don't make ‘this’ or you don't make ‘that’? ...You know, I think you don't quite know what success really is going to be for you.” —Diana Liberto

 

“You know it's a real balancing act too. When you get to this point and you look back I think one of the really important things is don't beat yourself up because you did what you thought you needed to do when you did it.” —Diana Liberto

 

Resources

Walk My Mind

Walk My Mind on Facebook, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: DianaLibertoonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

In the digital age, technology is changing practically every industry around us: finance, education, even health and wellness. Today’s guest has followed and worked within the changing health tech industry for years.

 

Dr. Patricia Salber is a board-certified internist and emergency physician with more than 15 years experience as a physician executive. She’s a speaker, an author, and the founder and CEO of The Doctor Weighs In, an online content platform for doctors, med students, and other experts to share evidence-based stories about almost every topic in healthcare: Policy, Tech, Lifestyle, Medical Care, and Psych.

 

Tune in as Pat shares stories from her time working in healthcare, her take on the future of health and technology, plus the challenges of monetizing a content business.

 

In This Episode

  • How Google’s search rankings can dramatically change a business
  • The ways being a woman in the medical field has evolved
  • Future trends and changes you can expect to see in health tech
  • Why it’s normal to need a career reset after a certain number of years
  • Challenges of monetizing content without sacrificing your mission

 

Quotes in This Episode

“We promote all our stories, so we're not trying to be like a newspaper, where you would come and read our site cover to cover, because we have something like 2,000 stories on the site. Rather, we promote the stories using social media and other mechanisms, so each individual story kind of becomes a destination on its own.” —Pat Salber

 

“[Med school] teachers were used to teaching men, so they still did things that were sexist, both in their lectures and, you know, on the wards. You can imagine that the first group of women who got in, that we were not shrinking violets.” —Pat Salber

 

“Lots of exciting things coming down the path [in health tech]. The real question is how we're going to pay for it.” —Pat Salber

 

“It's really hard to monetize content. The ways that you can monetize content oftentimes restrict what I want to do.” —Pat Salber

 

“Explore what you want to do, and do it. Hanging in there for 30 years when the last 15 aren't fun anymore is really not a good use of your time.” —Pat Salber

Resources

The Doctor Weighs In

Learn more about Dr. Patricia Salber

Direct download: PatriciaSalberonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Today's episode is the final part of a special series. We're podcasting live from Working Mother Media's Work Beyond Summit in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The conference focuses on work-life balance, with a lens on evolving next-generation strategies, and it also salutes the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

 

Today’s guest Jennifer Allyn is a diversity strategy leader at PWC. She's responsible for designing initiatives to retain, develop, and advance diverse professionals in her organization. As a recognized DNI subject matter expert, Jennifer has been widely quoted in the media. She also hosts a podcast called Pursuit of Happiness, a PWC podcast that explores how people juggle work, their personal lives, and the everyday challenges that often otherwise go undiscussed.

 

Follow along as Jennifer shares the importance of working with people who look and think differently from ourselves, plus how we can all care for ourselves at work to renew our physical and mental energy.

 

In This Episode

  • How to consciously and intentionally think about workforce diversity
  • The potential podcasting has to help companies share stories more intimately
  • The four domains of energy we all carry
  • How transparent storytelling can be good for a company’s wellness program
  • Why you need to build trust with your teams, with society, and with yourself

 

Quotes in This Episode

“We talk about some of the unconscious biases that we see in the workplace over and over again, and one is the similarity effect, right? ‘I'm attracted to people who are like me, because there's that instant familiarity, which leads to comfort and then to trust.’ That can be okay, right? That's not necessarily a bad human dynamic, if you will, but it's a problem if we don't see talent in the people who are really different than us.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

“We're trying to transform the metaphor from managing time, that we all have limited time— everyone's super busy—to managing energy. It's not about balance. It's about energy and renewal.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

“The notion of responsiveness means that I have to be instantaneously responding to anything that you ask from me, but that really diminishes my long-term capacity to think, to have that bigger picture, and to write, to analyze, to solve problems if I'm constantly on my device, or on my phone, or on my laptop responding to emails.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

“Everyone's struggling with similar things. They're making choices. They're making trade-offs. They're revisiting some of those decisions and saying, ‘It doesn't work for me now.’ The course of a career is long, so sometimes the strategies you used at the beginning aren't the same as you would use at the end.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

“We can't do everything. We all get the same 24 hours, and we have to manage our energy, not the time. I think that when you're clear about your priorities, both on the homefront and in the workplace, that is when people feel at their best, at their most productive.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

Resources

PWC

The PWC Pursuit of Happiness Podcast

Direct download: JenniferAllynonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Today's episode is part three of a special series. We're podcasting live from Working Mother Media's Work Beyond Summit in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The conference focuses on work-life balance, with a lens on evolving next generation strategies, and it also salutes the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

 

And our guest is behind the scenes with it all. Subha Barry is the SVP and Managing Director at Working Mother Media. Subha joined as Vice President and General Manager at Working Mother Media back in January of 2015. Her career spans 30 years in frontline business operations and leadership roles. She has a proven track record of building cohesive productive teams, work change agents, linking people and leadership to business results and leveraging opportunities to drive profitability.

 

Don’t miss this must-hear episode where Subha shares how some of the top companies in the country are recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce, including the best and brightest women around.

 

In This Episode

  • Why companies need to consider their employees’ home lives, not just their work lives
  • How company culture impacts work program usage
  • The importance of policies and programs that support diversity
  • How different generations can work together to build more innovative companies
  • Examples of innovative company policies that attract the best female talent

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Home and work no longer sort of start at one spot and stop at the other. It used to be that you walked in the door and you left your home life back there beyond the door. And at work, you worked, and when you left work you left your work behind and you went home. Now everything just melds and blends together.” —Subha Barry

 

“If you offer a great program, but nobody uses it because your company culture is resistant to it, does it even matter that you offered those wonderful programs? Not really.” —Subha Barry

 

“The reality is, if you want the best talent, best talent is not always male, and that best talent is not always white. So if you are not more inclusive—whether it be around gender or race or ethnicity—you're going to miss out on the best talent. The question you have to ask yourself is, can I afford to miss out on the best talent?” —Subha Barry

 

“I really believe that this next generation is going to bring a human aspect to working.” —Subha Barry

 

“What a leader now actually needs to grow as a leadership competency is the willingness and ability to be vulnerable. To make mistakes and not have to hide it, to be open about it.” —Subha Barry

 

Resources

Working Mother Media

Working Mother Surveys

Direct download: SubhaBarryonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

Today's episode is part two of a special series. We're podcasting live from Working Mother Media's Work Beyond Summit in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The conference focuses on work-life balance, with a lens on evolving next generation strategies, and it also salutes the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

 

Today’s guest is Toan Huynh, Managing Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation at Accenture. She's a seasoned cloud and digital leader with over 18 years working with financial services firms to design and implement digitally focused transformation programs. She's been in the development of technology and business assets for insurance companies seeking to do business in new innovative ways by leveraging cloud-based and digital tools.

 

Tune in as Toan unpacks some of the cool and exciting programs at Accenture, plus hear how your company can prioritize innovative technologies.

 

In This Episode

  • The three components of FinTech
  • How companies can leverage cloud-based and digital tools for innovation
  • A shift in thinking towards cloud tech over the past two decades
  • How innovative tech is like Game of Thrones

 

Quotes in This Episode

“When we say FinTech, it doesn't necessarily mean just a technology. It could also be a way of doing things differently or selling differently to your customer.” —Toan Huynh

 

“If you think about the whole idea of innovation, you have to kind of balance between, ‘Well, if I put my resources into running the business that now generates 95% of my revenue today versus investing in what I believe will be my new business, and that's the other five percent of my revenue base today.’ There's always that sort of, tension, right?” —Toan Huynh

 

“Culture is the number one reason or obstacle to not being able to innovate and be digitally enabled.” —Toan Huynh

 

“You won't believe [innovation] until you see it. But once it's here, then it's gonna be here—and you don't wanna be obsolete. ” —Toan Huynh

 

Resources

Accenture

Connect with Toan on LinkedIn

Direct download: ToanHuynhonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Today's episode is part one of a special series. We're podcasting live from Working Mother Media's Work Beyond Summit in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The conference focuses on work-life balance, with a lens on evolving next generation strategies, and it also salutes the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

 

Our guest is the incredible Liz Harrington, manager of wellness and work-life strategy at PNC. Liz has been with the organization for over six years and currently oversees the strategy and execution of the corporate-wide wellness program, designed to support employees' endeavors in living a healthy lifestyle, and being engaged with their families.

 

Tune in to all the hustle and bustle of the conference as Liz shares how PNC is building programs that create a culture of mental and physical wellness for all their employees.

 

In This Episode

  • How to activate employees as brand or program ambassadors
  • Why companies need to build work-life strategy programs to support their team
  • The modern family in the age of millennials
  • Using video to educate and engage employees
  • Building up company culture to support health and wellness outside of work

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Employees are not just an employee. They have a whole life outside of what they do… and we want our employees to feel like they can bring their whole self to work.... When you go to work, you don't leave everything behind you.” —Liz Harrington

 

“Dads are more invested early on and want to be more engaged and actively part of their child's life.” —Liz Harrington

 

“You might be a marathon runner—or you might take a thousand steps, and that feels like running a marathon for you. We recognize that and make sure that our programs run that spectrum.” —Liz Harrington

 

“A business isn't products. A business is people. You take the people out of it, you have very little left.” —Liz Harrington

 

“Culture is very important, but if you don't have the culture, it shouldn't discourage you from trying to impact the culture in a positive way, because culture shifts and changes over time.” —Liz Harrington

 

Resources

PNC

PNC Careers

Connect with Liz Harrington on LinkedIn

Direct download: LizHarringtononWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Every mom knows the importance of finding your tribe. Juggling careers, motherhood, and marriage while maintaining your sense of self is so important. But it can be difficult to do it all without the help of likeminded women! What they say is true: it takes a village. And now that village lives online.

 

Maria Hunt is a tech entrepreneur who got her start back in the early days of Myspace. Now, she’s the founder of Unicorn Moms, an online community with more than 70,000 women. In addition to an active Facebook group, she's also launched the platform's mobile app to allow moms to embrace their individuality and to connect with other unicorn moms in their areas through increased geolocation capabilities. Both the Unicorn Moms sites and app cover topics that moms want to talk about, ranging from their favorite deals, cocktails and recipes, to airing their dirty laundry, or even seeking advice on their career goals and marital challenges.

 

Listen in as Maria breaks down the myth of the perfect mom and shares why there is power in confiding in one another, supporting one another, and laughing through the challenges of motherhood online as a community.

 

In This Episode

  • The illusion of the perfect mom
  • Why it’s important to support a woman’s individuality outside of motherhood
  • The reason people love connecting through online communities
  • How to build an online community made up of brand champions
  • The skills every entrepreneur needs to succeed

 

Quotes in This Episode

“We're all struggling in this together. We all got shit going on. We're all somehow killing it at this mom thing, so let's just embrace it and support one another.” —Maria Hunt

 

“We're social human beings, everyone. We love to be a part of something, we love to communicate and be around people, and I think that's one of the big things with any successful business. I think there has to have that social aspect, because it's very, very important.” —Maria Hunt

 

“I have this platform, I would be doing a huge disservice if I didn't use it for good. That's what I love about having my own business, is that I'm doing good for these women, making them better as wives, as mothers, as sisters, as friends, because of the community and the support.” —Maria Hunt

 

“What I felt, and opinions and view on certain aspects of anything have changed within the last five years. I'm like, ‘Wow, I really thought this way about this?’ You grow. It's an evolution, and I think as we get older, we get better. We get better in everything,” —Maria Hunt

 

“Patience, drive, hustle—those are the key elements. You can't be afraid, you can't have fear. I think, a lot of the times, fear stops us. We're like, ‘We can't. I can't do that.’ I just think you got to do it, you've got to have it in you. No risk, no reward.” —Maria Hunt

 

Resources

Unicorn Moms

Become a Unicorn Mom on Facebook

Connect with Unicorn Moms on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Direct download: MariaHuntonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Across nearly every industry, men outrank women at the highest levels of career advancement. Today’s guest has learned first hand how women can make intentional choices and fight harder to kill it in their careers.

 

Sally Hubbard went from practicing and teaching law to investigative journalism to creating a movement where women celebrate each other's successes. She currently works as a journalist for The Capital Forum and serves as the founder and host of Women Killing It: a podcast dedicated to how powerful women got where they are today, and what they wish they knew sooner. The result is “mentorship by podcast – women helping women unleash their superpowers at work.”

 

Follow along as Sally shares the professional trends and differences across genders that she’s witnessed from her peers, plus tips for how you, too, can become a woman who’s killing it.

 

In This Episode

  • The different ways men and women approach career advancement
  • The importance of women seeing other women succeed
  • How age and experience can transform your career
  • Steps to help you kill it in your career
  • Why women need to prioritize networking

 

Quotes in This Episode

“The other big thing that I think doesn't work for women in any field was that tendency of women to put their head down and think, ‘I'm gonna work really hard, and my hard work will be rewarded,’ without taking affirmative steps to make sure that your handwork is noticed and recognized and that you're making the necessary contacts and connections to get your career to the next level.” —Sally Hubbard

 

“We already have a lot of responsibilities between home and work, so most women are walking around in a constant state of overwhelm, and the idea of affirmatively looking for more work that doesn't pay might seem not worth it. But I think it really is worth it. It really is important, and it's important for other women to see those women out there as experts.” —Sally Hubbard

 

“If you actually take that time to step away and imagine your ideal life, it's going to save you a lot of time because there's nothing that's more wasteful of time than racing and racing toward a life you don't want, right?” —Sally Hubbard

 

“Possibility is actually just a belief, right? Our own minds and our own limits on what we believe are possible really constrains us.” —Sally Hubbard

 

“You will hear a lot of no’s before you get to the yes. That was a skill that I had to develop, kind of a thicker skin. I've realized that developing that skill of being able to handle the no’s—not let it slow me down, move on, and keep trying—is just a very valuable skill for anything.” —Sally Hubbard

 

Resources

Women Killing It

Follow Women Killing It on Facebook and Twitter

Connect with Sally on Twitter and LinkedIn

 

Direct download: SallyHubbardonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

According to the Women's Media Center’s 2017 report The Status of Women in the U.S. Media, men still dominate media across all platforms: television, newspapers, online, and wires, with change only coming incrementally. In fact, at 20 of the nation's most widely read and heard news outlets, women still report far less of the news than men do.

 

Today we’re joined from the road by one of my favorite women in media, Taryn Winter Brill. Taryn is currently a host at C-Suite TV interviewing authors of the world's leading business books. You can also catch her interviewing Hollywood's A-list as a host on NBC's First Look, a lifestyle show airing after Saturday Night Live. Taryn has also worked as the in-house correspondent for Everyday Health, working alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta and as a correspondent for the CBS Early Show.

 

In this episode, Taryn popped into our studio by phone to discuss storytelling, the state of women in the media, and the importance of doing what you love.

 

In This Episode

  • The truth behind the phrase, “It’s who you know”
  • Tips for presenting yourself on camera
  • Differences between traditional broadcasting and digital TV
  • The representation of women in media
  • How to stay calm and embrace obstacles you face at work

 

Quotes in This Episode

“At my heart, I'm a storyteller. I like hearing people's stories, and I'm just curious by nature. I like asking questions, and translating and being the conduit of good messages, really.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

“I just like to learn, and I like to soak up as much as I can, and as many different disciplines and capacities, which is why I've been so fortunate and lucky and blessed to wear so many different hats.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

“[Guests] ask me about the camera, and I say, ‘What camera? What are you talking about, what camera? Pretend the camera's not there.’ I always like to say we are just hanging out, we're having lunch… When you put it into those terms, and you frame it that way—think about it—we've all been to lunch with friend where we want to tell them some exciting news. And that's how I try to psych up my guests. You're just telling me some exciting news in your life, and it's not an interview.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

“My mantra is just stay calm, and I think staying calm when an obstacle is in front of you, and you tackle it the best you can.... I mean in life, you can't expect everything to be perfect. If everything was perfect, I think life would be boring, to be perfectly honest.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

“I am a perfectionist. I like it to be perfect in the way that I like it and up to my standards. But I know if I make a mistake—and believe me, we all do—and if things don't go the way I want, it happens. I say what can I learn from it, and I remind myself nobody got hurt.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

Resources

Taryn Winter Brill on C-Suite TV

Connect with Taryn on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: TarynWinterBrillonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25am EST

When business is booming, how do you know when it’s time to step back and maybe take a pause in your career? Can you recognize the signs you need to build a stronger, better, and healthier you?

 

Taryn Rose is an orthopedic surgeon turned shoe designer and serial entrepreneur. She married fashion and function in 1998, changing the footwear industry forever when she created one of the most successful and highly coveted brands in the industry. It’s an endeavor that started as a dream in her garage and grew to a $40 million business with boutiques all over the country. But even with her incredible success, her life was still missing a key element to happiness. So she sold her business—and took a step back to reset personally and reevaluate professionally.

 

Tune in as Taryn shares some of the fascinating stories from her transition from surgeon to entrepreneur, plus advice on how to maintain balance and a sense of self, even as a high-powered business professional.

 

In This Episode

  • The importance of pursuing your passion, sometimes despite the data
  • How an entrepreneur can (and should) make the most of their relationships
  • The power of taking time away from work to reset
  • Why risk-takers need non-risky colleagues to succeed
  • Ways women can empower each other professionally

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Being an entrepreneur is not just about the numbers. They play a big part, but you also have to have that love and passion that makes you run out the door and get to work every day and really dream your wildest dreams.” —Taryn Rose

 

“My philosophy is not about an age demographic, but about a psychographic… The common denominator is confidence. All these women are confident and you can be confident at any age.” —Taryn Rose

 

“The great thing about being a serial entrepreneur is that you get to reflect on what has happened in the past and use the functional things—as well as get to address the dysfunctional things—and make changes.” —Taryn Rose

 

“Get rid of judgment, judgment of yourself, judgment of others. It's a prison that we don't need to live in. It's a self imposed prison and you can be much freer and really connect to who you are if you are not bound by those judgments.” —Taryn Rose

 

Resources

Taryn Rose Footwear or online at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Zappos, Dillard’s, and other retailers

Taryn Rose Footwear on Facebook and Instagram

Connect with Taryn on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Direct download: TarynRoseonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26pm EST