Empowered Women Series

Empowered Women Series

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Glimpse into the career questions that the women behind Empowered Women Series have.Empowered Women Series is on a mission to get more women into positions of power in order to build a more just, equitable and peaceful world. We interview inspiring, su…


E28 - Forming Habits of Practical Productivity
Jul 31 • 25 min
Every once in a while, we all get caught up in our day-to-day lives, overbook ourselves, or lose track of our schedules. Society equates business to productivity, but sometimes that equation fails to work out. And this is where we turn to our trusted…
E27 - Nonlinear Career Journey
Jul 7 • 33 min
Becoming a lawyer or a doctor are two of the career paths that require the highest level of education, persistence, drive, and motivation. Imagine becoming both a lawyer AND a doctor… Aretha Delight Davis has done both with poise and grace in order to…
E26 - Being Kind: An Important Career Skill
Jun 16 • 27 min
Having worked at Bloomberg for 28 years, Fran Sharp is legendary at the organization. It is said that if you don’t know how to solve something, you go to Fran! Often we might feel like our softer skills, like caring about people, being nurturing or a…
E25 — How to Say No
Jun 1 • 24 min
How many times have you said yes, when you really wanted to say “no”? From spreading yourself too thin to straining important relationships, almost everyone knows the consequences of not knowing how to say “no”.In this episode, our very own Purnima…
E24 — Everything about Rotation Programs
May 21 • 20 min
“What do you want to do with your life?”Choosing the right career path is one of the crucial life decisions. Like all other life questions, this one too doesn’t have an easy answer but fortunately has the right process. That process is an ultimate…
E23 — Lessons from Her Entrepreneurial Journey of Sans Bottle
May 1 • 23 min
In times like these, innovation and creativity are more important than ever. There are so many goods and services out there in the world to purchase, but entrepreneurs are constantly finding white space in the market to create new unique offerings. When…
E22 — Making Mistakes and Hard Decisions
Mar 18 • 9 min
Life is full of unexpected, we know it better now. However much we plan, our plan doesn’t always go the way we want it to. We all make mistakes and are forced to make hard decisions. And we are not alone. YOU are not alone. In this episode of Empowered…
E21 — Master the Art of Working from Home
Mar 13 • 14 min
If you are currently socially distancing yourself and working from home. Thank you! Here are a few tips on how to make the most of this “opportunity” working remotely. Carolina Fowler is a Marketer / Creative Strategist and has made a successful career…
E20 — How to Balance Career and Life
Jan 2 • 10 min
Karen Ansara is the co-founder of New England International Donors and the Ansara Family Fund, and she’s deeply involved in global philanthropy efforts.She’s passionate, yet maintains a strong sense of flexibility by finding a way to be creative in all…
E19 — Seizing Unique Career Opportunities
Dec 13, 2019 • 11 min
Episode 19 is finally here! Featuring an award-winning CEO, one of the Top 30 Most Influential Women in the MENA region, and a Global Cinema Leader — even these three titles fall short of summarizing the successes of Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen’s…
E15 — Balancing Career Through Mindfulness
Dec 4, 2019 • 14 min
Chitra Lele is a world record-holding author of 40 books who has won over 70 awards and certifications. All before the age of 30.A multitalented, busy woman, Chitra can be found wearing several hats at any given point- either working as a software…
E18 — How to Navigate the Social Impact Sector
Dec 4, 2019 • 8 min
Not everyone knows exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives, and Karen Ansara feels no differently. But that hasn’t stopped her from following her passion and becoming a driving force behind a global network of philanthropy!In our new…
E16 — Making the Best Out of Your Career
Dec 4, 2019 • 9 min
Madge Meyer, Ex CIO at the State Street, a lifetime innovator, an award-winning author, a public-speaker and so much more. Very early in her career IBM placed her on a crucial space program with NASA, as a scientific programmer. She obviously has had…
E17 — Transforming Yourself with Personal Branding
Dec 4, 2019 • 7 min
Chitra Lele is a world record-holding author of 40 books who has won over 70 awards and certifications. All before the age of 30.A multitalented, busy woman, Chitra can be found wearing several hats at any given point- either working as a software…
E14 — A Worldly Understanding
Dec 4, 2019 • 15 min
Another benefit of all these adventures? The people you meet along the way.Since the age of 17, one crucial reason Stephanie went on her trips was to meet and learn about different people. Through these adventures, she’s had life-changing experiences…
E13 — How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
Dec 4, 2019 • 9 min
Imposter Syndrome is all too common a condition that many accomplished people experience; men and women alike. Imposter Syndrome is characterized by a psychological pattern in which someone doubts their capabilities and accomplishments, such that they…
E12 — Safety First
Dec 4, 2019 • 14 min
In her years of travel, Stephanie has travelled throughout the Arctic, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and North America.While Stephanie has learned many incredible lessons throughout these travels, most importantly, she has learned how to be…
E11 — Tips for Successful Mentor-Mentee Relationship
Dec 4, 2019 • 4 min
Most of us have been mentees and some of us have been mentors, too. Mentor-mentee relationship helps us achieve our career and life goals, develop our strengths, and most importantly, the best ones create friendships that will last a lifetime. Dr….
E10 — The Story Behind the Story
Dec 4, 2019 • 12 min
Most of us wish we could write well, many of us want to write a book. Not many of us know how-to and where-to start or what-to-do. That’s why award winning author Jody Seay, awesome person that she is, shares her experience of writing. So that we can…
E9 — Unique Mentorship Program Explained
Dec 3, 2019 • 11 min
Are you an accomplished woman who wants to help other women achieve success? But don’t know where to start or don’t have enough time to do it? Most universities have mentorship programs and your alma matter might be the one where you start looking. If…
E8 — Solo Adventures
Dec 3, 2019 • 7 min
Stephanie’s passionate love affair with exploring the great outdoors has remained constant throughout her whole life, stemming from her childhood growing up in rural Canada. Since she first left home at 17, Stephanie has travelled throughout the Arctic,…
E7 — Path to a Fulfilling Career
Dec 3, 2019 • 10 min
All successful careers aren’t fulfilling, however all fulfilling careers are successful. Jody Seay has had one of such fulfilling and successful careers, she has been a TV host, a star in Texas Radio Hall of Fame, an author of 3 award winning books and…
E6 — What to Do When Called Bossy
Dec 3, 2019 • 5 min
Have ever been called bossy? I am sure you have. If you are a woman who ever tried to get anything done (which is all women) you are called bossy, at least once in your life. Surprisingly this word is used only for women, and has a negative…
E5 — How to Speak Up as a Woman
Dec 3, 2019 • 8 min
Sometimes you don’t have the courage to speak up and sometimes you are shut down even when you speak up. Is the solution in you building your courage or does it have to do with your organization’s culture? Listen to Annette Ballou, J.D. Strategic…
E4 — How Not to Invest in Invisible Emotional Labor
Dec 3, 2019 • 7 min
Being an empathic leader should make you a stronger leader, right? Well, not always. Sometimes, it only results in loads of invisible emotional labor at work and at home. This emotional labor can and should be shared. Listen to my conversation with…
E3 — How to Negotiate as a Woman
Dec 3, 2019 • 9 min
Negotiating doesn’t come easy for many women. The more we share our best practices, stories and proven techniques, the better off we’ll all be.In this episode of Empowered Women Empower Women, Sasha Feldstein of the California Immigrant Policy Center…
E2 — As a Woman How to Make Others Value Your Career
Dec 3, 2019 • 18 min
As women, we often have to convince others of the value of our careers. How do we find balance and draw boundaries in our personal and professional lives?This episode of “Empowered Women Empower Women,” is with Yoselin Bugallo, the Director of…
E1 — How to Speak Up as a Woman Professional
Dec 3, 2019 • 16 min
E1 — How to Speak Up as a Woman Professional