Rank #1: Ep. 40: Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest and Chair of Ellevate, Inspires Women to "Own It"
As a woman who ascended to the highest ranks of Wall Street as CEO of Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch and Citi Private, Sallie Krawcheck has a tremendous amount of wisdom to impart. She shares life lessons in her new book "Own It: The Power of Women at Work," and explains why we have reason to be optimistic for the future. Sallie also talks about Ellevest, a platform she has developed to close the gender investment gap, as well as her global professional women's network, Ellevate. Listen for learnings on overcoming failure, seizing the power women already have, and "the most important career advice women aren't getting."
Jan 10 2017
Rank #2: Replay: Jen Sincero Wants You To Be A Badass At Making Money
Jen Sincero is a #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, success coach, and motivational speaker. She is the author of the life-changing book, You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. Jen talks about her new book, You Are A Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, and why it is critically important to overcome your self-limiting beliefs about money. Jen will inspire you to take action in the face of fear, get uncomfortable, and find success you didn't think was possible.
Dec 26 2018
Rank #3: Ep. 74: How To Create The Career and Life You Want With Jill Richburg
Jill Richburg is a life coach, acting coach, and lawyer. Our host Sally Hubbard credits Jill's life coaching for her own career success. Jill's coaching method is premised on her belief that "In this life, you get what you're willing to be, do, or have." On this episode, she provides simple exercises that help you get in touch with your Will and make things happen in your life. Jill also talks about her own career path, and even shares the moment she met Barack Obama as a classmate at Harvard Law School. Listen for advice on how to live your purpose and hear what Jill views as the riskiest career move you could make - it might surprise you! Learn more about Jill's coaching at willbedonelifecoach.com
Oct 03 2017
Rank #4: Ep. 93: Alicia Tillman, Chief Marketing Officer of SAP, Never Stops Learning
“Life is about risk in order to gain the reward.” Alicia Tillman is the Chief Marketing Officer of SAP, the global market leader in enterprise software. Reaching the C-Suite in itself is a huge accomplishment when women account for only 18% of C-Suite executives, and Alicia has done it. Alicia speaks to the importance of collaboration and teamwork in creating success for herself and for the companies she has worked for. In fact, she believes that collaboration and other skills that typically come naturally to women are needed in today’s environment for success and better business outcomes. In this episode Alicia also shares advice, including best strategies for prioritization and how to easily get mentors.
Apr 03 2018
Rank #5: Ep 104: Alli Young, CEO of The Forem, Gets Women Further, Faster
Alli Young is CEO of The Forem, an organization dedicated to helping women accelerating their careers, getting them further, faster. In this episode, she shares the 5 key skills that help women accelerate. Alli talks about how she took the leap from her tech career, which included 11 years at Google, to being an entrepreneur focused on helping women. “I want women to run the world. I’m excited for our future because I think there’s so much good that we could do.”
Sep 05 2018
Rank #6: Ep. 108: Brittany Edwards and Khiana Lowe of Incorp[HER]ated Break Down Barriers in Male-Dominated Industries
Brittany Edwards and Khiana Lowe are two women with engineering degrees who know what it feels like to be one of a few and understand the power of representation and support. They are also the co-founders of Incorp[HER]ated, a women-led diversity organization that builds community and cultivates meaningful conversations in the sneaker, fashion, music and tech space. Hear what they're doing to break down barriers in male-dominated industries, and stay tuned after the interview for tips from Alli Young, CEO of The Forem, on using negotiation to elevate your career.
Nov 07 2018
Rank #7: Ep. 95: Angelica Fuentes, One of Latin America's Most Prominent Businesswomen, Never Let Her Gender Define Her
“I learned at a very young age…that if I didn’t use my voice, if I didn’t raise my hand, if I didn’t speak out for me, I was never going to get anywhere. So I dared to risk.” Angelica has had a fascinating career, starting out as a young girl working at a gas station to becoming the CEO of a Mexican energy company at age 29 and serving on Secretary Clinton’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership. Today, she is the Founder and CEO of skincare company A Complete, co-chair of Mexico’s Gender Parity Task Force, member of the Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council of UN Women, creator of the Equal Invest gender equity investment fund, and a goal advocate for the UN foundation program Girl Up. Listen to hear Angelica's inspiring story of success and stepping into her own power.
May 01 2018
Rank #8: Ep. 43: Digital Marketing Pioneer Sheryl Victor Levy Lives the Life She Wants
Sheryl Victor Levy is the founder of Savvy Strategy, a digital consulting firm specializing in content and social media strategy. She describes her career path as going from glamour - think jobs at MTV and VH1 - to purpose. Cause marketing is her new passion, as she uses her skills to promote worthy causes like NYC's BigApps competition. Learn from Sheryl's boldness in negotiating, pitching, and getting what she wants out of life.
Feb 07 2017
Rank #9: Ep. 50: Rockstar Writer Jancee Dunn On How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids
Writer and journalist Jancee Dunn talks about her new, soon-to-be bestselling book, How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids. Jancee has had a fascinating career, starting as one of the few women working at Rolling Stone magazine in the 90s and interviewing stars ranging from Madonna to Beyonce, moving on to being a MTV VJ and a GQ sex columnist, and even writing for Oprah and penning Cyndi Lauper's memoir. Her latest project started as a way to save her child from experiencing marital conflict and resulted in a hysterical, must-have handbook for new moms. Get inspired by Jancee's courage to "just ask" throughout her career, and even hear who's more alluring in person - Brad Pitt or George Clooney!
Mar 28 2017
Rank #10: Ep. 89: How Your Ideas Can Dent The World, with The Power Of Onlyness Author Nilofer Merchant
Hear why Nilofer Merchant, author of The Power of Onlyness, believes each of us has the power to reshape the world – and learn how to do it! “Onlyness at its simplest level means that each of us, every single one of us, has a chance to add value to the world… Each of us stands in a spot in the world only you stand in. It's a function of your history and experience, visions and hopes.”
Nilofer Merchant is an author and speaker based in Silicon Valley who has personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18 billion in sales, and has held executive positions at everywhere from Fortune 500 companies like Apple and Autodesk to startups. Her latest book, THE POWER OF ONLYNESS: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World shares her expertise to reveal new ways of connecting our ideas to the world around us.
If you build on the unique perspective that only you have and connect with others who share your purpose and passions, you have the power to dent the world. Listen and get inspired!
Feb 07 2018
Rank #11: Ep. 86: Fake It Until You Make it Happen with Author, Voice Artist, And MILK Podcast Host Mallory Kasdan
Mallory Kasdan is creator and host of MILK Podcast: Moms I’d Like to Know. "Like MILFs, but not," Mallory explains. Mallory is the author of ELLA, a book about the grooviest six year old since Eloise ruled The Plaza in the 1950’s. Mallory is also a professional voice actor for television and radio, and she writes essays about parenting and has produced arts & culture pieces for public radio. Mallory shares the zig zags of her career path, how connections made when she was at the bottom of the publishing industry hierarchy gave her opportunities later in her career, and the challenges of juggling motherhood and a creative career. Listen and get inspired to fake it until you make it!
Jan 10 2018
Rank #12: Ep. 71: Gretchen Rubin Talks The Four Tendencies And Her Bold Career As A Bestseller
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. On her podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. On this episode, Gretchen talks about her new book The Four Tendencies, a personality paradigm that helps you learn how to understand yourself better and how to influence others more effectively. Gretchen also talks about her bold move of leaving the law to become a writer, just when she had reached the pinnacle of success after law school - clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. As a bonus, Gretchen also shares the secret to getting your partner to do more housework!
Sep 12 2017
Rank #13: Ep. 97: How To Be Confident with Regina Huber, Founder and CEO of Transform Your Performance
Regina Huber, Founder and CEO of Transform Your Performance, shares how she is closing the confidence gap by helping women find confidence and empower themselves. Regina spent 18 years working in business in six different countries. She is now a transformational coach for women, an international speaker with a passion for dance, and the author of Speak Up, Stand Out and Shine: Speak Powerfully in Any Situation. She shares some of her best tools to trick your subconscious into a more confident state and to prepare mentally, physically, and energetically for challenging situations in business and life.
May 30 2018
Rank #14: Cracking the Nut: How to Kill It With Ease and Joy
Sally announces a new theme for Women Killing It! and asks for your wisdom and questions as we together try to crack the nut: How to kill it with ease and joy.
Jan 22 2019
Rank #15: Ep. 54: Brigid Schulte, Director of the Better Life Lab, Works To Make Us Less Overwhelmed
Brigid Schulte is the Director of the Better Life Lab and The Good Life Initiative at New America Foundation. She is the bestselling author of Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time. She co-authored the recently released Better Work Toolkit, a science-based approach to designing work-life solutions that work. She talks about creating better systems to combat overwork, how overwork is a public health crisis, and how basing value at work on hours contributes to the gender pay gap. Listen for wisdom on how to feel less overwhelmed and live a better life!
Apr 25 2017
Rank #16: Ep. 81: How To Use Your Personal Struggles To Help Others, With Kristina Saffran
Kristina Saffran, the co-founder and CEO of Project HEAL, shares how starting her non-profit at age 15 helped her complete her own recovery from Anorexia Nervosa. In the last ten years, Kristina and her co-founder Liana Rosenman have grown Project HEAL to be the leading non-profit organization in the United States delivering prevention, treatment financing, and recovery support for people suffering from eating disorders. Project HEAL has over 40 chapters in the US, Canada, and Australia and continues to grow. Kristina talks about the complexities of eating disorders, which are mental health illnesses. Kristina also talks about the “thin ideal” and how it does a disservice to all women.
Nov 28 2017
Rank #17: Ep. 63: Global HR Executive Kristen Pressner Exposes Gender Bias With Her Flip It To Test It Challenge
Kristen Pressner is the Global Head of Human Resources for Roche Diagnostics, based in Basel, Switzerland. Kristen gave a TEDx talk entitled, "Are You Biased? I Am," telling of her surprising discovery of her own gender bias. In the talk, she proposes the Flip It To Test It challenge as a way for us all to become aware of our own biases. On this episode, Kristen also shares her path to taking on a high level international job while parenting four children.
Jul 11 2017
Rank #18: Ep. 58: Amanda Hesser, Co-founder and CEO of Food52, Carves Her Own Path
Amanda Hesser is the Co-founder and CEO of Food52, which has been described as an online food empire. Before Food52, Amanda was a celebrated food writer for the New York Times, the author of several cookbooks, including the New York Times Essential Cookbook, and had reached the top of her field. But she was determined to keep challenging herself and to forge a career that truly made her happy, and she made the bold leap to entrepreneurship. Neither of Amanda's parents went to college, and Amanda views this as an advantage -- she was not expected to conform to a set of rules or a particular path, so she carved her own.
Jun 06 2017
Rank #19: Replay: Samantha Ettus On Why The Best Life Is A Messy One
Samantha Ettus, a work/life expert and best selling author, talks about her book "The Pie Life." She shares her view that women are happiest when they play in several different slices of life -- their career, their personal life, and even hobbies. She talks strategies for achieving the ever illusive work-life balance and discusses the unrealistic expectations that society places on mothers. For a hopeful view that it is indeed possible to "have it all," check out this episode!
Aug 08 2017
Rank #20: Ep. 73: How To Be Confident And Make An Impact With Ashley M. Williams
Ashley M. Williams is the founder and CEO of RIZZARR, the social media platform built by Millennials, for the Millennial creator. Ashley began her career in high school, hosting television shows for an educational access channel. By college, she worked at NBC News and the BBC, and she won the Student Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists in 2011. She's also been the host of Nation Now at USA Today network. On this episode, Ashley talks about how she had the confidence to work at major networks at such a young age, how she doesn't let obstacles stand in her way, and the importance of making an impact.
Sep 27 2017