LeadingShe

Susan Branscome

Join us as we talk with executive women who are leaders in their industries, leaders of their companies, and mostly importantly...leaders of their lives, share inspiring stories about the obstacles they've overcome to succeed in a male dominated world. Host & Creator: Susan Branscome

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Kate Curran’s mother’s last words to her were, "I’ve had a good life". After a successful corporate career at GE, and year-long sabbatical, Kate Curran decided she wanted to wanted to make a difference and so founded Schooltheworld.org in 2009. Since founding the organization she has helped transform education for children in rural Central America by building 106 schools. Her program involving U.S. high school students helps them see the benefit of giving back to those less fortunate surely influencing them for future philanthropy. A born entrepreneur, Kate’s enthusiasm and heart are infectious. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Nov 23

49 min 53 sec

Ivy Zelman, CEO of Zelman & Associates was an atypical Wall Street investment banker. There were few women on Wall Street in the early 1990s and she was not educated at an Ivy League school. Nonetheless, her determination, curiosity and ambition all helped her to build a successful career in her specialty of residential housing industry research. Ivy began Zelman & Associates in October, 2007 and is the top residential housing analyst in the country having predicted the housing crash of 2007-2008. Ivy just released her memoir book Gimme Shelter, which is a wonderfully written account of her journey. The book is about her life and career which is full of stories about sexism, sexual harassment, combining work and family as well as getting through very difficult times. Her story is a great account of what it’s like to navigate a career in a male-dominated field. What a great discussion with Ivy Zelman! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Nov 2

59 min 53 sec

Judy Toland is Vice President and Head of Scaled Solutions for the Global Business Marketing team at Facebook in Chicago and oversees a team of 450 people. She has played sports, loves to follow sports and has found this to be a way to make strong connection in building business relationships. Judy has the ability to synthesize and simplify complex topics so that her audience can easily understand a situation or opportunity. Her career and education is rich with diverse companies and initiatives. Having started her career as an engineer, her intuition and talent for making presentations caused her to change her career focus to marketing. Judy is a strong and authentic leader and as a black woman is passionate about not only diversity but inclusion and equity. Enjoy this wonderful interview with Judy Toland! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Oct 12

50 min 57 sec

Dr. Holly Pederson is Director, Medical Breast Services at the Cleveland Clinic where she has worked for 24 years. Dr. Pederson is passionate about women’s health and is a highly recognized leader in her field. She knows that mammograms save lives and believes these tests should begin when women are in their 40s. She is a big proponent of three dimensional mammograms which have shown a 15 percent lower rate of callbacks for additional testing. Unlike men, Dr. Pederson believes women have to work harder to prove themselves as experts. Her advice for women is to read, listen and write to advance their knowledge and expertise early in their careers. Dr. Pederson also recommends women get a seasoned mentor to give advice so as to avoid political land mines. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Sep 21

39 min 57 sec

Lisa Knutson, president of Scripps Networks is a value-based leader, with an emphasis on respect, authenticity and empowerment. It is also important for her to understand what her employees value. Lisa has a collaborative leadership approach asking her team what she can do to lead them better. Not seeking the limelight, her competitive spirit drives her to push initiatives she believes in and says, "I make them tell me no". Scripps owns Court TV which petitioned the State of Minnesota Supreme Court to air the high profile Derek Chauvin trial in the George Floyd murder case. Lisa believes media has an absolute responsibility to deliver the news to the public with an emphasis on context, depth and analysis. Scripps has many diversity and equity initiatives including owning the network, Bounce which is "celebrates black excellence". LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Sep 7

55 min 28 sec

This Special Edition episode of LeadingShe is one in which we profile three topics which are recurring themes in the podcast: Networking, Self-Care/Balance and finally, Taking Risk. We introduce each topic in the podcast as we air clips from previous guests. These women tell stories, relate their experiences in these areas---powerful wisdom and ideas for listeners. In August we will take a break as we interview more excellent women leaders for the podcast which will be aired this fall, 2021. Stay tuned! Let your friends and associates know about LeadingShe, where women leaders use their voices, wisdom and experiences to help elevate and inspire other women. Follow us on @LeadingShe - on the social media formats of LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook!

Jul 27

1 hr 9 min

Listen to this Special Edition of LeadingShe in which we address three topics which are recurring themes in the podcasts: Gender Bias, Communication and Speaking Up. We introduce each topic in the podcast as we air clips from previous guests about the topics. These are powerful insights and stories from these women leaders. Watch for another Special Edition of LeadingShe in two weeks. In August we will take a break as we interview more excellent women leaders for the podcast which will be aired this fall. Stay tuned! Let your friends and associates know about LeadingShe, where women leaders use their voices, wisdom and experiences to help elevate and inspire other women. Follow us on @LeadingShe---on the social media formats of LinkedIn, Instagram and FB. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Jul 13

1 hr 25 min

Leslie Woo, CEO of Civic Action in Toronto, Canada not only sees where gender and racial equity is needed she takes action. Born in Trinidad and having immigrated to Canada to attend college, Leslie has had a career of adapting to her environment. She is optimistic about the next generation of young leaders and appreciates their values, energy and enthusiasm and enjoys leading them. The pandemic has negatively affected the Toronto economy and the residents’ way of life as they assess next steps. Leslie sees the next phase being one of a "building back better" with work/home hybrid work arrangement and is optimistic about strong prosperity in the future. Leslie believes being a woman and of a different race can give her an advantage at times yet she cautions women not to abuse these differences. What a wonderful interview! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Jun 29

52 min 34 sec

Marsha McVicker’s B2B company, Errand Solutions, began as a college class white paper at University of Wisconsin. Assembling investors and taking the business plan to reality, 20 years later she has grown the company to helping over four million employees with seven billion tasks. Errand Solutions offers personal assistance and concierge services to her company clients’ employees. She talks about adopting her 12-year old son from Haiti as a baby, and as Max’s mother she sees firsthand racial injustices and inequities in our society. Dealing with personal illness and a leave of absence from her company, she appointed a person to run the company who was not a good fit for the role and listened to feedback as she dealt with the situation which helped to improve employee morale. What a positive and inspiring woman leader and entrepreneur!

Jun 15

48 min 32 sec

Since 2018, Amy Spiller has been president of Duke Energy’s utility operations in Ohio and Kentucky with 2300 employees. Though she was considered for the position in 2012, she believes she was more ready for the challenge later. Amy leads with a focus on diversity and Duke Energy as a company scored 100% on the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s annual scorecard workplace equality. She talks about dealing with profound disappointment after not succeeding on a project when she and her team had worked long and hard to win. Amy offers great advice to young professionals just getting started in their careers: to "bloom where they are planted". What a delightful conversation with a wonderful leader!

Jun 1

47 min 5 sec

A fearless risk-taker, Nicole Loftus is a serial entrepreneur who started her companies based upon her passion around problem-solving through using creativity and technological savvy. After a failed marriage, she founded the company Zorch and as CEO of Zorch she grew the company to one of the fastest growing companies in the country. She began her company SkinX as a result of her bad experience with venture capital fundraising at Zorch which resulted in her loss of ownership control. Her vulnerability, sense of humor and story-sharing make this a fantastic podcast!

May 18

50 min 45 sec

Against all odds, Kathryn Bertine as CEO of Homestretch Foundation, has tirelessly and relentlessly accomplished so much for women’s equality. As a successful pro-cylist, she has published four books including her latest, STAND, A Memoir on Activism. A Manual for Progress. Kathryn was a senior editor for ESPN and also raised money through crowd-sourcing to produce the documentary Half the Road, which explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on the pressing issues of inequality female riders face in this male-dominated sport. Kathryn began a petition which had nearly 100,000 signatures and assembled an all-star team, Le Tour Entier, in an effort to include women the Tour De France race. She was successful and La Course de Tour de France, the women’s race today, was formed in 2014. Overcoming one obstacle after another, Kathryn has never stopped pursuing gender equity in pro-cycling. Despite battles with insecurity, depression, a failed marriage, recovering from a bike crash, she persisted and learned a great deal during the journey, all of which are addressed in the book. This is one of the most inspiring episodes and fascinating guests on LeadingShe. https://www.homestretchfoundation.org/ LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

May 4

1 hr 13 min

Susan Gallagher is CEO and President of BPI Group, a leadership and executive coaching company. Her natural curiosity about people and business has benefited her career in many ways. Susan’s family of origin made a practice of having family dinners and she and her husband decided they wanted to do the same so she worked hard to be home for dinner most nights. During her time at Arthur Andersen she developed a popular seminar to change the perception of Women in Business Politics and Power in which there was a public conversation about power, which was met with some hesitation by the men in the firm. Susan’s diverse career experience and positive wisdom make her a great podcast guest! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Apr 20

53 min 4 sec

Mary Boosalis is President & CEO of Premier Health, the largest healthcare system in southwest Ohio which employees more than 15,000 employees and physicians. She is one of the few women in the U.S. which lead a large health organization and is the first woman to head Premier Health. She is highly respected in her position and within the Dayton, Ohio region and community. Mary and her husband Tom chose to have children when she was 43 and believes she has been a better parent having children later. A consummate resilient and mission-driven leader, she has dealt with several high-stress situations including the Dayton, Ohio mass shootings in August, 2019 and the COVID-19 virus health crisis. Diversity and inclusion have long been part of the mission of Premiere Health and 66 percent of her executive staff are women. What a wonderful podcast! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Apr 6

50 min 22 sec

One of the most fascinating LeadingShe podcast guests, Julie Smolyansky was the youngest CEO of a publicly-traded firm after she took over the family company upon her father’s sudden death. Julie’s grandmother’s survival during the Holocaust, she believes drives her to be a social justice advocate.  Her company Lifeway Foods has 95 percent of the Kefir market. Kefir is a 2000-year old product and a live bacteria, probiotic, healthy dairy food containing mind and body benefits. Julie’s family came to this country in 1976 from Russia with little money and no familiarity with U.S. culture or the English language. Having experienced sexual assault herself, Julie’s produced the movie “The Hunting Ground” about on-campus college sexual assaults which was responsible for over 300 Title IX investigations across the country. Julie also began the non-profit, “Test400K” which has put a spotlight on advancing the testing of the country’s untested rape kits. What a powerful and inspiring podcast! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Mar 23

1 hr

This very positive and high-energy leader, Marianne Lewis, is the first woman to be Dean of University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner School of Business. She knew early in her career she wanted to lead as a dean yet the number women heading business schools is low. Marianne believes with a strong confidence women can achieve more. After facing a lack of transparency when hired at Cass Business School, she joined an important fight. The landscape of higher education has permanently changed since the pandemic and Marianne has embraced this change, looking for opportunities in a more digital world. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Mar 9

49 min 5 sec

Elizabeth Mangan is CEO and partner of Miller-Valentine Group and the first woman to head the company. MVG has 225 employees in four markets.  In 2016, Elizabeth led the difficult and challenging task of implementing a strategic vision for this long-standing company which resulted in the spin-off of several divisions into separate companies. Elizabeth felt pressure to find work-life balance until she realized she could meet her career and family responsibilities with more fluidity. Her childhood prepared her for this pressure-filled and competitive industry and she is a true leader. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Feb 23

54 min 32 sec

Diane Morefield is a top executive with a long and successful career having just retired from CyrusOne, a publicly-traded, global data center REIT with revenue of over $1 billion. She is driven and a high-achiever and a self-proclaimed extrovert. As the youngest of four children, Diane grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago in a strong, family-focused home. When the public company COPART appointed Diane as the first woman to its board, she experienced being suddenly cast in the limelight with media giants including Wall Street Journal, CNBC and Bloomberg profiling her. While she was well-qualified for this position, people questioned whether she was the token woman. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Feb 9

53 min 19 sec

As a top banking executive with Fifth Third Bancorp, Kris Garrett has always been ambitious and driven with a strong work ethic. During a time of employee feedback, she learned the value of being more vulnerable and reinforcing that she trusted her staff, which enhanced her leadership. Kris and her husband made the decision for their family and the raising of their sons that only one of them should work, so her husband sold his business and was primarily responsible for their sons. At this stage of her career, through her experience she’s learned to embrace being vulnerable as she leads with grace and wisdom. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Jan 26

48 min 24 sec

Kathy Fish heads the 7000-employee R & D division of Proctor & Gamble having worked with the company 41 years. She talks about a time when she was not satisfied her position and career with P & G and did not feel valued. She proactively took action by having an important conversation with her manager resulting in a positive and pivotal point in her career.  As an introvert, she developed skills to overcome weaknesses and believes leaders must embrace a “growth mindset” otherwise organizations and people can get stale and lose productivity. What a great podcast! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Jan 12

44 min 34 sec

Katy Hollister was one of the top female executives for many years with Deloitte, a 312,000 employee company.  She credits her success with being a strong team player, strategist and being resilient during change. Being in a male-dominated industry as a trained CPA with a law degree, Katy believes diversity within organizations and different opinions are important to achieving the best results for companies. Resisting the need to fit in, Katy utilized her unique qualities to her advantage throughout her career and often offered perspectives which had not been previously considered. In a time when our country is facing a pandemic and has acknowledged systemic racism, along with a change in our country’s administration, Katy believes there will be some very positive things which will arise from all of the changes occurring and we are headed toward a rapid acceleration of renewal.   LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Dec 2020

49 min 36 sec

Mary Zalla was the first female CEO and President of the international brand design firm, Landor.  She grew up on a farm in a family with 10 children and her parents instilled a strong work ethic in her.  She brought this work ethic to her career which has contributed greatly to her success. Mary’s creativity was fired by starting a new hobby and offers these opportunities for expanded creativity to those on her team.   She believes part of being a good mother is preparing her kids for the future setting them up for success.  LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Dec 2020

49 min 17 sec

LeadingShe is a podcast where women leaders use their voices, wisdom and experiences to help elevate and inspire other women.  So far 29 LeadingShe episodes have been released, with over 7300 downloads and over 1300 social media subscribers! Listen here to six of the best clips from the podcast.  A big thank you to our guests and to our listeners and social media followers!  Follow LeadingShe on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. Listen and watch for many more episodes in the future! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Dec 2020

3 min 8 sec

Trish Smitson has had an interesting career as both managing partner at a large law firm and the head of the American Red Cross in the region. She is creative and has strong leadership skills. At the Red Cross she implemented a program which prevented disasters and saved lives which was modeled at the American Red Cross nationally. Trish Smitson is poised and polished and believes women indeed need to “Lean In” and assertively step into their power. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Nov 2020

38 min 22 sec

Eva had a long and successful career as an executive in commercial real estate. She believes that companies often diminish women’s contributions by not realizing that women are just as committed and passionate about their work and careers as men.   Eva decided to attend graduate school to refine her business acumen and executive presence.  She realized that if her talents were to be valued she needed to move out to move up.  Some great stories in this podcast with Eva Stevens! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Nov 2020

47 min 25 sec

Dr. Julia Heath has enjoyed a long and successful career in one of the most male dominated fields, Economics. She believes women need to use all of their experiences and stay open to what they are teaching them. Julia says all women will experience bias and it is important for them to find their voices. Her positive attitude is delightful as she uses humor to deal with gender micro-aggressions.   LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Oct 2020

52 min 25 sec

This is a delightful and enriching podcast with Karen Case, Executive Managing Director and President of Commercial Real Estate for CIBC U.S. Influenced by her intellectually curious working mother and a family-oriented father, Karen refreshingly and openly imparts her experience and wisdom in many areas. She says we should pick our battles, save them for the things which matter most.  Difficult conversations require Karen to prepare and rehearse what she will say without emotion.  Karen believes women should avoid strong emotions in dealing with work conversations. She will often use “silence” in conversations to strengthen her positions.   LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Oct 2020

46 min 57 sec

Shellye Archambeau celebrates a successful, 40-year career having been the first woman of color owning and running a tech company, MetricStream in the Silicon Valley of California. She also spent 15 years as an executive with IBM and serves on the boards of Nordstrom, Verizon, Roper Technologies and Okta. Shellye believes strongly that business people should always at some point in their careers obtain sales experience.  Driven, highly focused and a born leader, Shellye has released her book, Unapologetically Ambitious, in which she addresses strategic approaches to success sharing much wisdom and practical tips. This is a great podcast, listen as Shellye describes the techniques on mentorship and taking measured risks. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Oct 2020

49 min 20 sec

Kay Geiger is the President of PNC Bank, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and one of the few female bank presidents in the U.S. She is a powerhouse and has a wonderful reputation for courageous and collaborative leadership. In this podcast Kay talks about how she never considered there were limits to her success. She cites her tenacity, open-mindedness, hard work and curiosity as her strengths which all contributed to her long, successful career. Her leadership strength has involved listening closely to team members, yet points to the importance of assertiveness and decisiveness in taking action. When presented with career advancement opportunities she advises that though we may experience risk and fear, the risk is often greater to the person recommending. We should honor that risk by embracing the courage to take the opportunity. This is a powerful podcast with many important messages by Kay Geiger.  LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Sep 2020

49 min 7 sec

Jean Kane, CEO of Colliers Minneapolis/St. Paul has led both a private real estate company and a division of a large public company.   Having grown up in a rural area of Minnesota with parents who taught her to work hard and told her to “be yourself”.   Jean talks about walking away from people and assignments in which she believes she is not respected.  She and her husband were a dual career couple as they raised three children under four.  She gives back to other women as she welcomes them through the door of opportunity.   Jean is ambitious, principled and a delightful podcast guest with great messages. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Sep 2020

42 min 53 sec

During the 4.5 years as CEO and President of REDI, Johnna Reeder led the transformation of the organization from a struggling economic development group into one which ranked number three in the country.   Johnna always had the career goal of having a top CEO spot when she took on President and CEO of REDI, Cincinnati’s Economic Development organization.   She had reached her goal of being CEO, and realized that what she thought would make her happy, ultimately did not.  The pressure to succeed drove her to point of exhaustion and led her to make important career changes.  Today, she lives a more healthy and well-balanced life doing all of the things she loves. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Aug 2020

49 min 38 sec

Debbie Hayes is the Chief Operating Officer of Christ Hospital Network, having begun with the organization in 1989 as a nurse. Thirty years later she holds a top position at the 6500-employee health organization. She believes women need to take opportunities presented and be life learners. Debbie is positive that failure is valuable since it has made her a better leader. She truly believes in collaboration and team play. During the COVID-19 pandemic, which was a true crisis for all health organizations, Debbie and the hospital were faced with extraordinary challenges and hourly changes to hospital practices and protocol. While dealing with this crisis she has been able to see firsthand how people respond to fear and resistance and how leaders emerge with creativity and the willingness to take risk. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Aug 2020

49 min 17 sec

Maribeth Rahe received great advice about making career decisions with a strong emphasis on considering the “chair you’ll be sitting in”. Maribeth gives the mentoring advice to welcome open feedback so we can grow, learn and refine our presence. At a previous company she spoke up about the lack of fairness to women in considering maternity leave as sick leave. Maribeth has a strong reputation nationally for being a highly qualified professional in the financial services industry.

Jul 2020

42 min 14 sec

Stephanie has always been an overachiever throughout her life, having graduated from high school at 16 years old.   As a 25-year old prosecutor, she experienced gender bias yet her confidence helped her to overcome obstacles and be successful.  She was the first female elected to the Clermont County Common Pleas Court. Her empathy as a woman, mother and grandmother has helped her as a judge in juvenile court.  She was highly influenced by her father who recognized her intelligence early, encouraging her ambition without regard to being female. Her positive attitude and energy are contagious! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Jul 2020

40 min 56 sec

Donna, CEO and founder of Fabulous Furs, is a true entrepreneur and has endured many ups and downs throughout the company’s 30-year history.   Entrepreneurs have to respond to changes quickly and decisively and Donna is a master of adapting to change.    Over and over she takes the risk to start new ventures even though she may not have experience.  Donna is an ambitious and strong business woman and she has the “drive to survive”.  Fabulous Furs has grown to the point it sells product today in 46 countries. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Jun 2020

41 min 44 sec

Barbara Turner, the first woman and person of color to lead Ohio National Financial Services believes in authenticity and boldness.   She leads with integrity, courage, and empathy.   She believes women should be themselves and embrace authenticity.   She has worked hard and risen the ranks in the financial services industry.  In the beginning of her career as a young divorced mother of three she learned the struggles of life early.  Barbara strongly in giving back to the community and lifting others as she climbs. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Jun 2020

50 min 31 sec

Dr. Lisa Larkin, A Yale University and University of Chicago trained physician and Founder of Ms. Medicine, she has experienced plenty of gender bias, not only as a physician working in a large health organization, but by witnessing the bias around the healthcare community not providing women the healthcare needed.    Her strong passion for making sure women obtain the care they need, Lisa began Ms. Medicine and in 2018, she was recognized as a “Changemaker in Medicine” by Medical Economics Magazine. Lisa’s plan is to grow Ms. Medicine throughout the country as a way to educate women and impact women’s healthcare, which she’s licensing to other markets.   Lisa Larkin says “Work hard, play hard and live thoughtfully”. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

May 2020

52 min 7 sec

Florence Hudson is a Princeton University graduate, Founder, and CEO of FDHints, and a former C-level executive in global technology, cyber-security, cognitive computing, research, and academia, having had a long career with IBM. She talks about the importance of not only diversity, but inclusion.  We discuss unconscious biases and micro-aggressions against women.  Florence insists that young women must believe in themselves and keep their cheerleaders close, people they can talk to about the challenges they face.  LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Apr 2020

45 min 40 sec

Diana Reid has had a unique career experience with varied companies, first at Credit Suisse on Wall Street then establishing her own company, Beekman Advisors and finally her years as an executive with PNC Bank. Diana believes companies can make the mistake of losing talent if employees do not see people like them at the top. She built a successful career through credibility derived from excellent work. She believes taking the risk in changing our careers is not as great as the risk of not taking the risk to explore opportunities presented to us as we “pivot” in staying open to change. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Mar 2020

42 min 44 sec

Kim Feil is mission-driven and high-energy executive who has and has had a long and successful career in large public companies.   Now being an entrepreneur with her energy drink, Aspire, she talks about making sure we achieve our goals through engaging stakeholders.  She believes if women promote themselves more often by reminding their superiors what they have accomplished they will advance and be recognized more often.  She feels strongly that networking is about expanding your horizons through building relationships. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Mar 2020

48 min 24 sec

Stacey Browning was President of Paycor having grown the company over 27 years to one of the largest privately owned companies in Cincinnati.  She has a gift for developing teams and bringing players’ strengths together to accomplish success. Her intuition has helped her in her career and life yet she “fact-checks” it.   She discusses building relational capital by asking for employees’ opinions and input. Stacey talks about vulnerability, being authentic and a family situation which has changed the way she lives. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Mar 2020

44 min 30 sec

Teresa Tanner was a C-Suite executive for many years with a large commercial bank.   She began a unique and nationally recognized maternity concierge service with the bank helping women employees as they manage pregnancy and childbirth and continue working.  Teresa urges women to advocate for themselves. She decided after participating in a silent retreat that she needed to change her path from corporate executive to entrepreneur as she pursues her passions.  LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Feb 2020

44 min 21 sec

Molly North, President and CEO of Al Neyer is a fearless, driven leader and one of the very few women in the country heading a commercial real estate development company. She boldly leads her company on challenging projects and has accomplished many things. Molly has helped grow Al Neyer to one of the largest Midwestern developers and design-build companies and she does this with a strong team focus and hiring women. Her corporate experience helped her see that she could accomplish more working for a growing private company. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Feb 2020

43 min 42 sec

Pat Taylor-Woodyard is an executive with a no-nonsense, direct yet collaborative approach to leadership. She relates her experience in the male-dominated environmental services industry as she has witnessed gender bias at a number of levels. She talks about the perfectionism trap women can fall into and what she has learned about politics in business. Pat gives advice to women about being straightforward on issues they face and how important it is to drive change and growth.  LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Jan 2020

46 min 16 sec

Jill is an accomplished, high-ranking executive with Western-Southern and manages a financial services division of 2500 people.   She is confident and talks about gender differences in succession planning, having children and continuing to work. Jill talks about gender “blindness”.  She has a great perspective and stories around sports and business and about the pitfalls of women being too aggressive. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Jan 2020

40 min 5 sec

Julia is one of the highest-ranking executive women in the Cincinnati market as the Managing Partner at EY, also known as Ernst & Young Global Limited, one of the largest professional and consulting services firms in the world. She believes in diversity and promotes within her company. She talks about balancing life around having children. Julia took the initiative to start a powerful group in Cincinnati of women executives and we talk about the importance of gathering with women professionally and personally. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Dec 2019

46 min 39 sec

Candace McGraw is Chief Executive officer of CVG airport, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky international airport and one of the few women in the country who head a major U.S. Airport. She talks about setting the tone as a leader for your organization. We discuss how women professionally gather and support each other. As Candace has faced adversity in her career and personal life, she has done so with grace and conviction. She had the courage and strength to publicly challenge a politically charged "old guard" airport board in favor of advancing a positive airport growth strategy. Candace lost a son to a drug overdose and she talks about how this tragic experience has made her fearless. Enjoy listening to Candace!   LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Dec 2019

41 min 46 sec

Hope Felton-Miller is a smart, successful woman who has had a long and successful entrepreneurial career and successful corporate career with a Fortune 50 company. She uses her strengths to succeed—a disarming style has been valuable in her consumer interviews. Alternately, her confident and competent approach has worked well with her clients. Hope talks about resourcefulness, cultivating relationships and taking risks. She addresses not setting the bar high enough for herself and whether there is a level gender playing field. Enjoy listening to Hope! LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Nov 2019

46 min 12 sec

Amy Hanson had a long career as an executive with Macy’s, a Fortune 500 company. She talks about keys to rising to an executive position and networking. She talks about women needing to ask and say yes and about how to handle tough days through persistence and relentlessness. She currently serves on several corporate boards where there are few women. I love Amy’s perspective. She is down to earth and hard-working. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Nov 2019

47 min 17 sec

In this episode, I talk with Laura Brunner, President and CEO of the Port of Greater Cincinnati, about how to use volunteer work to get noticed, having confidence yet choosing battles, how she figured out new career roles, and more. LeadingShe.com Instagram.com/LeadingShe Facebook.com/LeadingShe https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadingshe/

Oct 2019

45 min 53 sec