Hey Boss Lady!
Women are in positions of leadership in the business world more than ever before. And for many women who make it to the top, it’s about more than just power and a big paycheck. They’re giving back, in ways that sometimes even they never expected!
Hey Boss, Lady!, hosted by psychologist Andrea Goeglein and corporate executive Kristi Atwater, is about women and what they're doing once they make it to the top of their fields. The stories they tell are stories of transformation. They’re stories that inspire and, at a time in our world when we’re all facing challenges, they give us hope.
Imagine leaving your career as a successful attorney and starting a new business--in the pandemic. That’s what Alisia Ford did. She’s the founder of Glory Skincare, a new company devoted to products for women of color. The company is filling a void in the marketplace, and it’s meeting a need for Alisia to follow her dreams. She talks with Hey, Boss Lady hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater about how she did it.
28 min 36 sec
Our guest on Hey, Boss Lady! today is Sabrina Serafin, a partner at Frazier and Deeter, and a corporate partner of Hey, Boss Lady. She’s made it to the upper echelons in her field, but she says one of the secrets to her success is the attention she pays to the “soft skills”. She joins Hey, Boss Lady hosts Kristi Atwater and Andrea Goeglein to talk about how she mentors her younger colleagues in the male-dominated world of accounting.
31 min 30 sec
Our guest this week on Hey, Boss Lady! is Kema Ogden, an entrepreneur and a community advocate making big waves in Nevada that resonate far beyond the state itself. She started the Ogden Family Foundation, and she’s an advocate for social justice, medicinal cannabis and access to health care for all. She joins Hey, Boss Lady hosts Kristi Atwater and Andrea Goeglein to talk about what drives her to make change.
27 min 40 sec
On Episode Two of Hey, Boss Lady, we have a special guest: Tom Colicchio. The chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality is perhaps best known for his role as a head judge on the popular television series Top Chef, but he has a lot to say about women leaders in the restaurant business. He joins hosts Kristi Atwater and Andrea Goeglein to talk about what goes on between men and women on the show and in professional kitchens, the impact of the pandemic on restaurants, and his passion: local, healthy food for all.
32 min 37 sec
Nadia Hansen went to college to study art. In her home country of Pakistan, her parents wanted her to be a lawyer or a doctor. She went in a completely different direction--technology-- and navigated a male-dominated field to become a digital change agent. She’s now the Chief Information Officer for Clark County, Nevada, leading a digital transformation of county services. From her inside seat in the tech world, she talks with Hey, Boss Lady hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater about how technology is both liberating us and tying us down, and what she does to break away from it all.
30 min 53 sec
We launch Season II of Hey, Boss Lady with a special season preview. The landscape for women in leadership is better than it used to be, but in the corporate and nonprofit worlds, most top positions are still held by men. Hey, Boss Lady is a podcast about women leaders and their stories of how they got there and what they’re doing to make change. In this Season II preview, psychologist Andrea Goeglein and corporate executive Kristi Atwater share their insights about the challenges still facing women on their road to the top, and the difference they’re making when they get there. Andrea and Kristi both have a lot to say from their own experiences. Combining her background in positive psychology with her years as an entrepreneur, Andrea Goeglein has mentored countless CEOs in her business, ServingSuccess. Kristi Atwater has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate world. She is Chief Audit Executive at Everi, a prominent company in the gaming industry, and leads the Women’s Executive Circle in Las Vegas, a group devoted to getting more women in the c-suite and on corporate boards. Season II guests include Las Vegas entrepreneur and philanthropist Kema Ogden, a powerful community advocate; Sheila Ronning, president and founder of Women in the Boardroom; and--a first for Hey, Boss Lady--a male guest, celebrity Tom Colicchio, head judge of the popular series Top Chef and a well-known advocate for women in the culinary world.
7 min 23 sec
Everyone has a story about a favorite teacher, or a favorite coach, who made a difference in their lives. Our guest on Hey, Boss Lady today, Lauralyn Sandoval, is an executive at Aristocrat Technologies and well known as the former First Lady of the State of Nevada. But there was a time when she didn’t think she’d even be able to afford college. She tells her story to hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater on this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!
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Missy Young changed her major six times before she decided to quit college and go into tech. Within days of getting certifications, not degrees, she got a job. She’s now the Chief Information Officer for Switch, one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes tech companies in the world. She joins hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater on Hey, Boss Lady to talk about how she got there, and what still needs to change for young women entering a field still largely dominated by men.
27 min 43 sec
Nicole Nollette is Executive Vice President of Operations for Dominion Voting Systems. She's a senior business executive who had to use all of her leadership skills in the aftermath of the 2020 election, when the company faced intense public scrutiny over false charges of voter fraud. She talks with Hey, Boss Lady hosts Kristi Atwater and Andrea Goeglein about how she navigated that time, using everything she’d learned about being a leader.
29 min 5 sec
Cynthia Delfino’s career path has been full of surprises. She’s been a lobbyist, a town manager, and is now leading a turnaround at the YMCA, Central and Northern Westchester, outside of New York City, as it adapted its services to the urgent community needs for child care during the pandemic. Through it all, she says a key to her success has been her tribe, her network of women whom she stays connected with daily. Meet Cynthia Delfino, in conversation this week with Hey, Boss Lady Hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater.
20 min 45 sec
Mary Mazur, President and General Manager of Vegas PBS - Mary Mazur describes herself “a creative executive”, who took the helm of Vegas PBS this year after years as a producer and senior media manager in the PBS system. In this episode of Hey, Boss Lady, Mary talks about her early challenges as a woman in media management and the road ahead for an industry working to address larger diversity needs.
33 min 12 sec
Los Angeles psychiatrist Dr. Christina Ford juggles her private practice, motherhood and community service at Feast, a nonprofit group fighting food insecurity in Los Angeles. She talks with Hey, Boss Lady hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater about what it takes to manage all that, even as the pandemic has added challenges.
25 min 21 sec
Patty Becker is a legend among women in the gaming industry in Nevada. She’s blazed trails as an attorney in the industry for decades. But what she’s most focused on now is her work as a mentor with an organization she founded over ten years ago that is bringing women together in ways women--and men--are noticing. She tells her story on this episode of Hey, Boss Lady.
25 min 33 sec
Dr. Hannah Valantine is a force for change for women and people of color in medicine. A physician scientist at Stanford University, she’s paving the way for women in university leadership. In the lab, her groundbreaking work on procedures for heart transplant patients has the potential to save lives. We meet Dr. Valentine on this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!
27 min 31 sec
Patti and Milledge Hart: Authors of “The Resolutionist: Welcome to the Anti-Retirement Movement” - The first time former International Game Technology CEO Patti Hart tried to retire, she says she failed. The second time around, she learned how to embrace a powerful new chapter in her life. She and her husband, Milledge are both retired business executives and authors of a new book, The Resolutionist: Welcome to the Anti-Retirement Movement. They say retirement is no longer the story of old age. It is the story of long life. Patti and Milledge join hosts Andrea Goeglein and Kristi Atwater to share their secrets for seizing the opportunities retirement presents.
24 min 47 sec
Amy Glosser, founder and CEO of BYKlyn Indoor Cycling and Fitness - Amy Glosser didn’t waste any time when the pandemic hit New York City. She turned a vacant lot into an outdoor cycling space. The media took notice, from New York to Australia, and so did her customers. Her business, BYKlyn Indoor Cycling and Fitness, is going strong. She says it’s a testament to the survival instincts of New Yorkers, but it’s also her story of resilience. We meet her in this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!
24 min 13 sec
Rita Glosser, owner and Founder of Reminkie Memory Bears and Custom Keepsakes - When Rita was in her sixties, she found her mother’s mink stole in a box and decided to make a teddy bear out of it. Never mind that she didn’t know how to sew. That was the start of her business. 25 years later, it’s still going strong, and so is Rita. In fact, she says the pandemic year may be her biggest year yet, with customers at home cleaning out closets. Meet Rita Glosser in this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!
23 min 38 sec
U.S. Representative Susie Lee - Susie Lee didn’t know she would be a politician and go to Washington DC, but she knew she was destined for a life of community service. In this episode of Hey, Boss Lady, we’ll learn how this Nevada woman made the leap to run for Congress and joined the historic class of women entering the political arena in 2018. She’s now the 3rd District Representative from the state of Nevada.
21 min 57 sec
Tiffany R. Warren, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Sony Music Group - Calls for racial justice and equality in 2020 have changed a conversation Tiffany has been part of her whole professional life. Says Tiffany, “There are a whole lot more people at the table now”. Early in her advertising career in Boston, she began working toward racial diversity. She started the non-profit ADCOLOR devoted to diversity in advertising. Today, Tiffany R. Warren is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Sony Music Group, where she says the music industry has the opportunity to be a powerful force for change.
28 min 52 sec
Attorney and Author Jennifer Gaynor Reveals the Powerful Stories of Women in the Gaming Industry - By day, Jennifer works as an attorney in the Las Vegas gaming industry, where she has played a key role in reshaping Nevada gaming law. In her other life, she’s an author. Her recent book, That Expletive Broad, is a fascinating collection of little-told stories about the women who have made a difference in the country’s gaming history.
34 min 44 sec
From the “C Suite” to the Race Course - In this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!, we’ll meet Nikki Etherington, a partner at a major international accounting firm, a mom and a racecar driver. It might not seem that way, but they all connect in ways that help her with a very demanding career.
29 min 17 sec
How a Lifelong Commitment to Community Service Led a California Vintner to Join the Peace Corps in her Sixties Linda Neal’s career is the stuff of dreams. She turned her high school experience in Future Farmers of America into a lifelong career in the wine industry. She’s sole owner/operator of Tierra Roja Vineyard, a small boutique winery in the lush Napa Valley. But that’s not all. All her life, community service has been important to her. In her sixties, she decided it was time to join the Peace Corps. That story’s coming up in this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!.
32 min 2 sec
How the CFO of a Successful Las Vegas Gaming Company Becomes a Mentor for Women in her Field In this episode of Hey, Boss Lady, we meet Chelle Adams, a mother of two and the CFO of the successful Las Vegas gaming company, The Cosmopolitan. Chelle broke barriers in two male-dominated industries--finance and gaming--and now seeks to be the role model she never had.
34 min 57 sec
How the Leader of a Domestic Violence Prevention Nonprofit Navigates the “Perfect Storm” Caused by the Pandemic On this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!, we meet Liz Ortenberger, CEO of SafeNest, a Nevada nonprofit agency devoted to ending domestic violence. When the pandemic hit, it created what Liz Ortenberger calls a perfect storm for domestic violence. Unlike many nonprofits hit hard by the early shutdown, SafeNest, with Liz’s business background, had a cash reserve that helped it respond to the crisis.
36 min 3 sec
A Former Ballet Dancer Finds a New Stage Colleen Werner loved to dance. But when an injury brought her young ballet career to a halt, she had to rethink everything. She bootstrapped a wellness company in an apartment building in Chicago that in a few short years has become a national leader in the wellness industry with her company LulaFit. We’ll meet her in this episode of Hey, Boss Lady!.
37 min 13 sec
Welcome to Hey Boss Lady!, our new podcast about women in positions of leadership in the business world. Our podcast launches December 8th. You can tune in wherever you get your podcasts. We hope you’ll join us for the conversations!
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