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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon

 

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262: Babette Ballinger—How Does A Woman Tackle The Fashion Industry? Head On

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 12, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how one woman made her mark in an industry of men.

Babette Ballinger holds a special place in our hearts, and in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business.As a fashion designer and owner of her own apparel sales firm, Babette had to constantly re-invent herself, learn how to run a business, and deal with the challenges of sustaining successful partnerships with men. Working with almost every major retailer in the country as well as many smaller ones, she quickly developed the ability to compromise and navigate complicated and diverse rules and regulations. When I think of trailblazing women who opened the door for so many others, I think of Babette. Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

Maria Gallo—DelVal University Is Now Soaring Thanks To Blue Ocean Strategy®

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 6, 2021 3:45:52 PM

 Hear how an innovative approach paid off, big time!

By becoming President of Delaware Valley University, Dr. Maria Gallo broke a very hard, very high glass ceiling, which is why I wanted to repost my podcast with her. In 2020, only 38% of college presidents were women, despite the fact that women represent over half the students in higher educational institutions. And, Dr. Gallo is not only leading DelVal, she's leading it successfully into the future. For this and many other reasons, I share her story in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here. Seeing that the demographics of students are changing, fast, Maria and her team engaged us to help them find their Blue Ocean Strategy, then they made it happen, brilliantly. A great story. Listen in! 

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, Higher Education, women leaders, rethinking women in business

261: Edie Fraser—How to Create a More Equitable World for Women in Business, Together?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 5, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how women leaders are finally coming into their own

There are times when very special people come into our lives. If you believe in serendipity, as I do, you realize that they are here for a purpose. We often are not sure what that purpose is, but there is something almost magical in meeting them, working with them, and just having them enter your orbit. Edie did a lovely review of my new book, Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business, and from there our friendship grew. Now, Women Business Collaborative is working with Rethink and Catalyzing the Future to host a global virtual summit on May 13, 2021 called Catalyzing the Future: Rethinking Women’s Leadership in Business. You can register here.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

Jamie Candee—Proving That Women Can Lead Businesses To Success

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 23, 2021 6:00:00 AM


Can women can be great leaders? You better believe it.

Ever wonder how some business leaders can take a company forward, build its bottom line, and engage its employees and customers in such a way that everyone does better? Meet Jamie Candee. I interviewed Jamie for this podcast back in 2018 and it was such a terrific conversation that I'm reposting it for Women's History Month. Jamie is one of the amazing women whose stories I share in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here. Listen in as she describes how she smashed myths and broke through glass ceilings to lead several companies to success after success as a woman CEO. You can as well!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

Sam Radocchia—Smashing The Myth That Women Don't Belong In IT

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 18, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how the future is coming at us, fast

Sometimes you meet someone whose smarts, business sense and just plain moxie blows you away. For me that would be Samantha Radocchia (Sam Rad) whose story I proudly share in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here and whose podcast I am reposting here as part of my month-long celebration of Women's History Month. Women are not encouraged to enter STEM, but not only did Sam not listen to that myth, she smashed it. Defying any one definition, she is an entrepreneur, a business owner, a speaker, an author, a futurist, a technologist and (like me) an anthropologist. Her story will inspire you.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, business innovation, blockchain, future trends, women leaders, rethinking women in business

Lisen Stromberg: "Work PAUSE Thrive"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 17, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 


Hear how to pause your career and still thrive

This was such a great interview with Lisen Stromberg that I'm reposting it for Women's History Month. Before our original conversation, I read her book for a second time“Work PAUSE Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood without Killing Your Career," and I know why it has become such a bestseller. It is great! She focuses on many of the same themes as in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here. It never ceases to amaze me how so much more is expected of working women. How can we excel at our jobs, leave to have a family and then return to the workplace and not fall behind? Listen as Lisen tells us.

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Topics: Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women in business

Stephanie Breedlove: "All In: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Think Bigger, Build Sustainable Businesses, and Change the World"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 16, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 


Hear how you, yes you, can have a successful company

Throughout Women's History Month I'm re-publishing podcasts which highlight exceptional women I've interviewed who have boldly smashed myths and hurdled over barriers meant to hold them back. Stephanie Breedlove is one of those women. For over 20 years, she has been a powerful voice for women entrepreneurs, co-founding Breedlove & Associates which she sold for $55 million. Her family told her, "Women don't start companies." Aren't we glad she didn't listen. Redefining what women can and can't do in business and everywhere else is why Stephanie is in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here.

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, rethinking women in business

258: Kim Spencer—Isn't It Time To Become The Princess You Always Wanted To Be?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 15, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how you, yes you, can live a life that's more fulfilling

Kim Spencerwhat an amazing women. I was so delighted to be on Kim’s podcast, The Princess and the B, that I wanted to share her enthusiasm with all of our listeners. During this podcast, we dig into why women seem to have a hard time seeing the “princess” in themselves. Kim, as you will hear, has been obsessed with women who somehow smashed the myths holding them back and managed to soar. (Sounds like a chapter in my new book "Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business" ) Now Kim is ready to help women overcome those self-imposed limitations and climb to the top. Are you ready to live your best, most fulfilling life? Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

Kim Shepherd: Finding The "Holes in the Cheese" To Build A Successful Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 12, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 


Learn how to see unmet needs and then fill them! 

To celebrate Women's History Month, I'm going back and choosing podcasts to republish which feature women who have smashed myths and refused to be held back from what they knew they could achieve. They pushed forward to be the best that they could be, and so can you. Kim Shepherd "saw" an unmet need and built her company into a highly innovative recruiting service that transformed how businesses recruit new hires. By looking for the "holes in the cheese," she rethought the entire way recruiting is done. Rethinking women's roles in business is the focus of my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here.

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Topics: Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

257: Emma Mills-Sheffield—Can Listening Help You Solve Your Life's Problems?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 8, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how empowering your employees catalyzes your business

In October of last year I was interviewed by Emma Mills-Sheffield for her blog. We spoke about the challenges that businesses face when they stop growing, which is the subject of my first book, "On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights," that shares seven case studies of clients who had gotten stuck or stalled. We discussed how Emma approaches business operations in a way that she can help companies scale and sustain their growth. As we spoke, I realized that we can always learn new things in new ways. And you will as well. Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

256: Roshni Pandey—To Find Your Happiness, Assemble The Kind Of Life You Want

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to turn your big idea into a true innovation! 

With the launch of my new book, Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business,” I have had the pleasure of meeting many amazing women who are helping other women become the best that they can be. Roshni Pandey and I met through the Women’s Business Collaborative. She is a very successful business woman who is now finding all types of ways to help other women. During our podcast you will hear us talk about how you too can take your ideas and turn them into great innovations, and along the way, transform women and their lives. Do listen in!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

252: Liz Musch—What Can A Successful Woman Teach Other Women? How To Succeed

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear what a big difference one woman can make! 

I had the pleasure of meeting Liz Musch on a Women’s Business Collaborative event. She was moderating a panel of amazing women who are deeply involved in helping women succeed across the globeIndia, Southeast Asia, Africa, everywhere. As I listened to her speak, I was struck by the depth of her devotion to helping women, leveraging her own success well beyond what any career position might have enabled her to do. Whether through her non-profit work or as a mentor to other women or pivoting and figuring out her own life's journey, she brings to our podcast a fresh perspective that is very important to listen to, absorb and apply. Enjoy and share with others, and like Liz, may we all find ways to help women become the best that they can be.

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Topics: women in business, women leaders, rethinking women in business

250: Tatiana Tsoir—Some Of The Best Ideas For Women To Create A Successful Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 18, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Women entrepreneurs: hear how to be the boss of your bottom line! 

This was a terrific podcast with a woman who will help you start and grow your own business, today. As a corporate anthropologist who helps organizations change, I thought Tatiana Tsoir’s approach would be refreshing for those of you who listen to On The Brink and for her listeners as well. We talk about the challenges that women face today, particularly starting and building a business. Many people, not just women, have ideas and want to be their own boss. Is this you?Listen to Tatiana address some of the mistakes you’re going to make before you make them.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women in business

249: Angela Henderson—How Can You Build A Great Business And A Wonderful Life?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 11, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to enjoy your business and your life!  

Our guest today is Angela Henderson, a wonderful woman from Australia who teaches us how to help women start and grow their businesses and themselves. She has a unique approach to help aspiring women entrepreneurs reach the peak of their performance. This is always a topic of great importance to us and to our listeners. How can you learn the skills and smarts to take you to greater success, from starting a business to sustaining its growth? And once you have that business going, how can you adapt it to these fast-changing times and remain profitable when all around you, things are no longer what they used to be? Angela tells us! Listen in.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women in business

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