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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

Janine Firpo—Yes, You Can Make Money Investing In What You Believe In

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 30, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how where you invest your money really matters

Not only do all of the women in my new book,"Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business," inspire me, but I'm finding that Women's History Month is the perfect time to celebrate them and really call attention to what they're accomplished. That's why I'm re-posting my podcast interviews with them throughout this month of March. One of these special women, Janine Firpo, is on a personal mission to empower others, particularly women, to understand how to manage their money, invest in what they care about, and make substantial returns on their purpose-driven investment decisions. All of us really need to hear this interview. Enjoy.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

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

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

255: Nadia Bilchik—How To Master Communication In A Virtual World

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 22, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to confidently and competently connect online! 

We often meet people who just transform us. Nadia Bilchik is one of those women. I totally enjoyed this podcast. A former CNN anchor and host, she had to suddenly pivot and create a new Nadia when the pandemic hit. What she’s learning is that she, like so many of us, have had to re-create a part or all of our careers, even our personal lives, as a result of this crisis. Nadia reminds us that a key part of moving forward is clear communication...with our business associates, our friends, our family, and she shares important strategies for doing this. Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

253: Janine Firpo—It's Time To Help Women Invest For Sustainable Growth

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

Learn how to make money investing in the things you care about

All of the women in my new book,"Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business," inspire me. They are all strong, bold trailblazers who overcame endless hurdles, regardless of the industry they were in or the field they were pursuing. One of these women, Janine Firpo, is the guest of this podcast. I wanted you to hear her talk about her passion and her purpose. When you read her chapter in my book, you will learn how her personal story set the stage for what we discuss today. Janine is on a personal mission to empower others, particularly women, to understand how to manage their money, invest in what they care about, and make substantial returns on their purpose-driven investment decisions. All of us really need to hear this interview!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

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

234: Shellye Archambeau—How You Can Be Unapologetically Ambitious

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 21, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to break barriers and be the leader you want to be!

Shellye Archambeau is an amazing woman whom I was honored to interview. She has an illustrious career with a lot of firsts. But, as she will tell you, being the first African American woman to achieve her accomplishments was never easy. Instead, her career has been built on her aspirations and her ambitions. Her new book, due out in October, Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms, powerfully tackles how you too can break through your own hurdles, road blocks and glass ceilings that might be holding you back. Want to surge ahead but not sure how? Listen in as Shellye tells us!

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Topics: women in business, women leaders

232: Tracy Higginbotham—Now Is The Time For Women To Help Women Build Better Businesses

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to overcome challenges and hurdle over obstacles! 

Tracy Higginbotham is an amazing woman who is dedicated to inspiring women to excel in business, sports and life. She is the founder and president of Women TIES (Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success), which I fell in love with as I learned how hard Tracy and her members were all working to help women succeed. You will hear us discuss her own personal journey and her determination to overcome challenges that could have easily stopped her in her tracks. Instead, she hurdled over the obstacles and became an amazing leader, helping others thrive. I know you will be as inspired as I was. Please enjoy.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

231: Shannon Polson—How Can You Find Your True Grit?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 31, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to find your grit and be a better leader! 

Shannon Polson was introduced to me through Peter Winick’s Thought Leadership Leverage organization when we were both attending one of Peter's Tuesday lunch hour conversations. I just loved her grit and her personal story, and felt it was important to share it. Shannon was one of the first women to fly Apache helicopters, then became a writer, and now she is developing a program to help women create their own “True Grit.” Believing that conversations, words and books can change the way we see each other and actually change the world, she has made it her job to inspire and transform. We join with her in her mission. Please make sure you listen in.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, behavior change, women leaders

230: Nancy Halpern—Innovative Ways To Find Your Political Intelligence

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 24, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to finally solve office politics! 

In this podcast with Nancy Halpern, I had the amazing opportunity to learn more about how she helps companies find workable solutions to that awful problem of office politics. You might think they just come with the territory, that office cultures are all the same: inherently competitive, male-driven and toxic. Well, maybe that is not true. And it doesn’t have to be for your organization. Nancy will help you see how to use her proprietary Political IQ model to assess your organization and pinpoint the sources of the disruptions that are threatening your workplace — particularly during these times of remote work and a new normal. If you want to focus on what matters most and get things done, I urge you to listen.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, women in business, business culture, women leaders

228: Gail Hayes—Now Is The Time To Empower Women To Build Better Communities

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to hear, understand and honor those who are different from us

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Gail Hayes through Peter Winick’s group of thought leaders. Gail was as curious about thought leadership as I was. What we found and then wanted to share with our listeners is how innovative thinking is essential in today’s fast-changing, totally disrupted world. You'll hear how Gail found herself a single mom raising two children without much of a job. Yet, she rethought herself, turned those proverbial “lemons into lemonade” and discovered a new “Gail,” offering exceptional programs for people of all races and perspectives. Her role is to help you see things through a fresh lens — just as we at SAMC do. Take a listen!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

227: Pat Shea—Use Your Passions To Become Who You Want To Be

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 3, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear about the joy of volunteering and giving to others 

I met Pat Shea through the Women’s Business Collaborative and couldn’t be happier to get to know her. Here is a woman who has a purpose and a passion to help others and wants to share her story. During our podcast, we talk about her own journey and the many twists and turns that led her to where she is today. Now, she has created an innovative platform to help companies and their employees give to others. Here is her story. I urge you to pause and take a listen.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

216: Michelle Richards—Want To Start A Business But Not Sure How?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how one woman is opening the door for hundreds of others

Michelle Richards has been working with women in Michigan and throughout the US since she completed college. Her passion is in helping women start and grow their own businesses. As funding is often the biggest challenge, you will learn in our podcast how she helps women and minorities find the funding they need and rethink their businesses for these fast-changing times. She is truly an in-the-trenches warrior, advocating for level playing fields for those who too often are overlooked, ignored or left behind. I find her story incredibly inspiring and I know you will too.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

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