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Liezel Strauss: Art Girl Rising

Liezel Strauss: Art Girl Rising

May 21, 2019

Today, women continue to be undervalued and underrepresented in the art world. On our podcast today, we have Liezel Strauss, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Subject Matter, an online art gallery that empowers artists and works to address inequalities in the art world. A recent survey of 18 prominent art museums in the US found that, out of 10,000 artists featured, 87 percent are male and 85 are white. Moreover, women on average earn 81¢ for every dollar made by male artists.

Subject Matter campaigns for fair pay for artists, curating all-women shows, mentoring female artists and so much more. In this episode, Liezel will share with us the story behind an initiative she started called Art Girl Rising.

She will also talk about the barriers that women face in the industry, and what we can all do to support women artists.

This episode is supported by the WealthiHer Network: www.wealthihernetwork.com

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Diane Von Furstenberg: Empowering Women Survivors

Diane Von Furstenberg: Empowering Women Survivors

May 13, 2019

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg first shot to fame after designing the iconic wrap dress in the 1970s. Now she runs her global fashion empire, which spans over 70 countries. Diane’s mother first inspired her career ambition, teaching her at a young age that "fear is not an option". This advice has served Diane because despite her success, she says that she has dealt with many failures throughout her career.

In the past decade, Diane Von Furstenberg has recognized and supported women leaders through the annual DVF Awards. Every year, attendees gather and honor women leaders, from survivors of gender based violence, to activists and justice warriors. On the podcast this week, we have the pleasure of hearing from Diane about why she considers the empowerment of women a gift — and what each of us can do to champion the women in our lives.

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Tamara Gillan and Lisa Francis: An Open Dialogue About Women’s Wealth

Tamara Gillan and Lisa Francis: An Open Dialogue About Women’s Wealth

May 6, 2019

Men and women have different needs and attitudes when it comes to managing money. However, banks and investment companies often approach everyone in the same way, which tends to be a male one. This alienates and excludes women from engaging in the financial aspects of their lives.

In this episode, we announced our partnership with the WealthiHer Network, an organization “established to champion the diversity of women’s wealth - with the end goal of better servicing female investors. According to the 2019 WeathiHer report (which surveyed more than 2500 people), over a third of women feel patronized when dealing with the financial industry — and this negatively impacts their confidence.

This week, you’ll hear from two members of the Wealthiher Network, Tamara Gillan, Founder and CEO of Cherry London and Lisa Francis, CEO of UK & Ireland Private Bank and Overseas Services at Barclays Investment Bank. It is estimated that 86 percent of investment advisors are men aged 50+. The lack of women in the industry means that women’s needs are simply not being represented. When it comes to finances, the gender confidence gap really comes down to the way in which financial institutions do not adequately account for women as end users.

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Sylvia Acevedo: Teaching Girls to Become Digital Leaders

Sylvia Acevedo: Teaching Girls to Become Digital Leaders

April 30, 2019

A 2018 report by the National Girls Collaborative Project outlines findings regarding girls and women in STEM fields. The researchers found that, while girls and boys have the same abilities in math and science, they differ in their interest and confidence in STEM subjects. Award-winning entrepreneur, author and Girls Scouts CEO, Sylvia Acevedo joins us this week to share her journey and formidable rise in the technology industry. After working as an engineer at IBM, Sylvia held executive positions at Fortune 100 companies, including Apple and Dell.

Today, as Girl Scouts of the USA's newly named CEO, Sylvia leads the organization made up of 2.5 million members. Through different initiatives, Girl Scouts enables young women to explore and develop their interest in STEM fields. In this episode, Sylvia will share with us how the organization is preparing young women for the future world of work.

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Scott Beth: How To Be An Ally

Scott Beth: How To Be An Ally

April 24, 2019

To help eliminate gender, racial and LGBTQ discrimination, a lot of companies are trying solutions like unconscious bias training. But these current mechanisms only get you so far, as employees often don’t know how to apply this knowledge. In this episode, we’ll be hearing from Scott Beth, VP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Intuit, about how they are tackling this issue through the company's Ally Program. Intuit has implemented this initiative to champion their LGBTQ employees, and are now using across all areas of difference. On the podcast, Scott will also share what each of us can do to be an ally at work.

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Katty Kay: Closing the Confidence Gap

Katty Kay: Closing the Confidence Gap

April 16, 2019

We are excited to have Katty Kay back as a guest on the podcast. Katty is a lead anchor of BBC World News America. In 2014, Katty and Claire Shipman released a book entitled “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance — What Women Should Know”.

The book resonated deeply with women and became a bestseller. As a follow up, Katty and Claire wrote "The Confidence Code for Girls", which shares how young women can practice and live a confident life.

In this episode, Katty will share with us how to build confidence, the dangers of perfectionism, and how all of us have a role to play in support girls to be more confident.

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Tina Brown:  Supporting The Global Sisterhood

Tina Brown: Supporting The Global Sisterhood

April 8, 2019

How do we champion the stories of women around the world? In this episode, media legend Tina Brown joins us on the podcast to share the global challenges facing women today and how they are tackling these head on.

Tina is a veteran journalist, author and former magazine editor, revitalizing top publications like Vanity Fair and the New Yorker during her tenure. She is also the founder and CEO of the Women in the World Summit — an annual gathering of global women leaders and activists. Listen to Tina talk about her career in media and why we all have a role to play in amplifying women's voices, everywhere.

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Cara Pelletier: What the Best Place for Women to Work Looks Like

Cara Pelletier: What the Best Place for Women to Work Looks Like

April 2, 2019

What makes an organization a great place for women to work? How can business leaders create a culture that supports everyone to advance?

On the show, you’ll be hearing from Cara Pelletier, Director of Diversity, Equality and Belonging at Ultimate Software.

Ultimate Software is a technology company that has consistently been ranked one of the top places for women to work. In 2018, the company ranked 1st in Fortune’s "Best Places for Women to Work” and CIO's "Best Places to Work for Women in Technology".

On this episode, Cara will share how to create a work environment that encourages employees to bring their whole selves to work. She will also share her advice for what leaders can do to put equality into practice.

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Alexander Haslam: Beyond the Glass Ceiling, the Glass Cliff

Alexander Haslam: Beyond the Glass Ceiling, the Glass Cliff

March 26, 2019

We’ve all heard the term ‘glass ceiling’, which is often used to describe the invisible barrier women face as they approach positions of leadership. But what happens when women access leadership positions? Are all leadership positions the same? What challenges are women leaders likely to encounter?

In this episode, we are going to unpack the glass cliff phenomenon, a term coined by researchers Alexander Haslam and Michelle Ryan. Alexander will share with us what the glass cliff is, why it happens and what organizations can do to address it.

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Sascha Mayer: Transforming the Culture of Breastfeeding at Work

Sascha Mayer: Transforming the Culture of Breastfeeding at Work

March 18, 2019

Mamava is a women-owned company that provides innovative solutions to transform the culture of breastfeeding at work and in public spaces. In 2006, CEO and Co-Founder Sascha Mayer launched the business together with her friend Christine Dodson. Mamava affords women on-the-go the opportunity to nurse their child anywhere, anytime, through their freestanding lactation pods and mobile locator app. On this episode, Sascha will talk about the challenges that mothers face as they return to the workplace. She will also share with us how businesses stand to benefit when they create environments that support working mothers.

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