Diversity at Work

Diversity at Work

By Andrea Janzen
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Welcome to the Diversity at Work Podcast. Where we unpack what it's really going to take to close the gender gap in the workplace.
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Welcome to the Diversity at Work Podcast. Where we unpack what it's really going to take to close the gender gap in the workplace.
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36. Asking different questions and redefining your strengths with Don Bureaux President and CEO of Nova Scotia Community College
Don Bureaux is the President and CEO of Nova Scotia Community College. He successfully created a diverse leadership team by reframing one simple question. Instead of asking 'Do you have what it takes to be a leader at this organization?' He asked 'What kind of leader do you want to be?' This opened up new opportunities for people to play into their strengths, become better leaders and build a high performing team.  Don believes that your strengths are not the things you are good at, but instead the things that get you excited. In this interview we talked about celebrating diversity and how the college is preparing the next generation for the fourth industrial revolution.  You can find Don on linked in here. https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-bureaux-2043211a/ You can learn more about Marcus Buckingham here https://www.marcusbuckingham.com/ Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
53:13
December 6, 2019
35. Authentic Leadership with Jenn Wicks
On today's podcast, I chat with Jenn Wicks of Jenn WIcks Coaching about her work overseas and her path to becoming an authentic leader, and how she shares her knowledge with others. Jenn works closely with senior leaders and technical experts in mature organizations who want to lead with greater impact, drive innovation, and foster healthy communication. One-on-one, she works with clients to identify their strengths so they can show up authentically and ethically, in alignment with their core values and the values of the organization. Jenn works together with clients to identify blind spots and opportunities, ask tough questions and build the relationships needed to support change and growth. Check out Jenn's work here: https://www.jennwicks.com/ Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
1:00:37
November 28, 2019
34. Being more creative with Melissa Lloyd of Doodle Lovely
Did you know doodling could help you retain information while on a phone call, or jog your memory for important tasks? In this episode I chat with Melissa Lloyd, a Senior Brand & Graphic Designer, at Lovely Studio, and founder of Doodle Lovely, a journalling and doodling tool designed to help you focus. Melissa and I chat about how doodling helps you focus, and how she helps corporate employees reconnect with their creative sides and become more productive in the process. She is dedicated to helping individuals, companies and organizations connect to the heart of ‘who’ they are, and combines her creative experience to grow businesses to influence personal, societal and global change.  Check out Melissa's work here: https://doodlelovely.com/ Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
35:13
November 21, 2019
33. Why women don’t support other women
It’s unfortunate but true. Women don’t always support other women. In this episode I’m unpacking what the evidence says about this. I’m also sharing a story of when I fell into the trap of not supporting another woman’s success. This issue comes up a lot, and it’s easy for us to point the finger and blame others. The truth is, if we really want things to change, we need to start with ourselves. You can read about the research here https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/amj.2014.0538 You can read my first Forbes article here https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2019/09/09/women-stop-asking-for-career-advice-and-do-this-instead/#bd0906817c8b You can read Natalie Doyle Oldfield’s first Forbes article here  https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2019/08/21/10-steps-to-winning-customer-trust/#47e1551cf98e Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
19:37
November 14, 2019
32. How to be a better ally with Karen Catlin
We know that in order to create a workplace that truly supports diversity, women and minorities can’t take this on alone. Karen Catlin is a former Vice President at Adobe, author, keynote speaker and leadership coach. She coaches women to be stronger leaders and men to be better allies. Her client roster includes Airbnb, DoorDash, eBay, and Intuit, as well as entrepreneurs and individuals. This conversation is about how you can be a better ally in your workplace to women and minorities. You can learn about Karen here https://karencatlin.com/ Learn about and purchase "Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces" https://betterallies.com/ Subscribe to Karen's weekly newsletter "5 Ally Actions" https://betterallies.com/more-content/ Follow @betterallies on Twitter and Instagram Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
1:02:43
November 7, 2019
31. EY’s women’s leadership training mistakes
The curriculum from EY’s women’s leadership training has been all over the news this week. A training program called Power Presence Purpose, pretty much reinforced every single gender stereotype that exists in the workplace. Many people are shocked, myself included. I actually thought it was fake news. In this episode I talk about what we can learn from this and why it’s time to stop trying to change women’s behaviours and look at organizational culture instead. You can read the article here https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/women-ernst-young-how-to-dress-act-around-men_n_5da721eee4b002e33e78606a?ri18n=true Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
19:32
October 31, 2019
30. How to create opportunities for yourself with Gail Banack, Chief Kids Officer at Indigo
Gail Banack is the Vice President Kids AKA Chief Kids Officer at Indigo. I had the pleasure of working with Gail many years ago at Canadian Tire. The thing I admire about Gail the most is her ability to create opportunities for herself. She takes ownership of her own career, seizes every opportunity to move herself forward and also holds the door open for others. In this conversation we talk about risk and how sometimes career moves don’t always work out. Gail was a part of Target’s entry and exit from Canada, she also took a job and realized within the first week that the organization wasn’t a fit for her. She is on the board of Lean In Canada, a mother of 3 and a role model to many. I learned so much from this conversation and am excited to share it with you. You can learn about Lean In Canada here http://leanincanada.com/ You can shop Indigo here: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/ You can connect with Gail on linked in here https://www.linkedin.com/in/gailbanack/ Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
46:04
October 25, 2019
29. Women: Stop Asking For Career Advice And Do This Instead
The article mentioned in this episode was originally published on forbes.com on September 9, 2019. You can read the full article here.  Asking for career advice just isn't enough. Asking for an opportunity where you can learn as you go is what it's really going to take to move you forward. This is the power of sponsorship. In this episode I'm reading my very first Forbes article explaining the concept of sponsorship.  Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
10:33
October 18, 2019
28. How the City of Toronto is using procurement to support diversity with Mike Pacholok
Toronto is the most diverse city in Canada, but the city’s supply chain didn’t reflect this. In this conversation with Mike Pacholok we talk about how the City of Toronto is using their procurement spending to support diversely owned businesses. We talked about: - How curiosity is the best approach to tackling diversity and inclusion strategies. - Why change needs to come from the top. - Why questioning assumptions can lead to better solutions. - The ripple effects they are seeing across the city form this initiative. - How you can get involved in supply chain diversity as a diversely owned business. - How you can influence the procurement spending in your organization. Learn more about WBE https://wbecanada.ca/ Learn more about CAMSC https://www.camsc.ca/ Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
1:04:35
October 11, 2019
27. Why it's time for men to stand up with Jeffery Tobias Halter
Jeffery Tobias Halter is a sought after speaker, author, and consultant. He is the President of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership advancement. He is the country’s leading male expert on advancing women and engaging men.  In this episode we cover the things that you've probably thought about, but were too afraid to say out loud. We unpack the myth of meritocracy and we talk about unconscious bias. We even talk about the four barriers to getting men on board as diversity champions which are empathy, apathy, accountability and fear.  This interview offers some very practical tips on how to get men on board as diversity champions.  You can find Jeffery on linked in here https://www.linkedin.com/in/jefferyhalter/ You can visit Jefferey's website here https://ywomen.biz/ Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
1:04:35
October 1, 2019
26. Accountability with Matt Wheaton from the Greatness Everyday Podcast
This interview originally appeared on the Greatness Everyday Podcast. I'm being interviewed by my friend Matt Wheaton on the topic of accountability. We talk about what it's like to have an accountability partner who looks different than you do and why it's important to surround yourself with people who are going to push you forward and hold you to a higher standard.  You can listen to the Greatness Everyday Podcast here on Anchor https://anchor.fm/gr8nesseveryday .  You can visit Matt Wheaton's website here https://www.greatnesseveryday.online/  Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
19:22
September 23, 2019
25. What the clean energy sector is doing to close the gender gap with Natalie Irwin
Natalie is the Director of Stakeholder Engagement for Efficiency Canada and a champion for equality. Natalie's career has been accelerating rapidly over the past few years, but this wasn't always the case. In this conversation we talk about how advocating for yourself can bring you tremendous career growth. And more importantly, it opens the door for others and accelerates progress towards closing the gender gap.  We also talk about Equal by 30. The Equal by 30 Campaign is part of the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), which works to advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition, and close the gender gap. We talk about what Efficiency Canada is doing as part of this initiative and how other organizations can join. Today, women represent 25% of the clean energy workforce in Canada, and these numbers get smaller when you consider leadership roles. In the rest of the world, women represent 35% of the clean energy workforce, so Canada has some catching up to do.  Learn more about Equal by 30 here https://www.equalby30.org/en Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
48:16
September 15, 2019
Having goals makes you more strategic, increases your influence and helps you attract the right sponsor.
In this episode I unpack why setting clear goals is the key to being more influential in your organization. It's also the best way that you can do your part to close the gender gap in the workplace, be a role model for others and also attract the opportunities that are going to get you ahead.  Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
31:44
September 5, 2019
23. How to set goals
Did you know that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down? Have you ever wondered why it's so hard to actually do this? I'm going to show you how you can figure out what your goals are simply by writing them down. The truth is, writing down the wrong goals, simply getting them out of your head and onto a piece of paper will help you to figure out what the right goals are. I'm going to walk you through a process to help you figure out your goals and use them to move yourself forward. Having clear goals can help you feel less overwhelmed, more productive, get you ahead and experience more joy and fulfilment.  Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
30:08
August 29, 2019
22. How I made journaling a habit and how you can too!
I'd be inspired at a book store and pick up a cute little journal, or I'd read an article about the benefits of journaling and order a gorgeous one online. I'd write it in for a few days and then it would sit on a shelf. I'd get motivated again and repeat. It got to the point where I had a stack of about 10 different journals sitting on a shelf in my office. Each one had only 1-2 pages filled out.  Does this sound like you? Well this was me for many years until 2019 when I full on embraced journaling. Today I'm sharing how I finally made journaling a habit and how you can too!  Get your Ambitious Everyday Journal for FREE here http://andreajanzen.com/journal Sponsor: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada.
30:43
August 22, 2019
21. How to reset your mindset and build resilience with Raiyan Abu.
Raiyan Abu is one of the most positive people I've ever met. She recently moved to Halifax from Nigeria, started a seafood exporting business and is a mindset reset coach. Her focus is helping women become leaders in business and in their careers. Raiyan hasn't had an easy life.  She's used every single challenge as an opportunity to build resilience, move forward and create bigger opportunities for herself.  She shares how you can do this by resetting your mindset.  We also chatted about motherhood and Raiyan's perspective is not one I've heard very often in Canada. She believes in building a career for your family and she's built her business around this concept. She never feels like she has to choose work over family because of this perspective. This mindset reset was refreshing and one that all working mothers need to hear.  You can follow Raiyan on instagram here https://www.instagram.com/raiyan_inspires/ If you're ready to take action and get clear on what drives your ambition download your FREE Ambitious Everyday Journal at http://andreajanzen.com/journal  Sponsors: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada. 
47:12
August 16, 2019
20. What it feels like to get professional coaching with Elyse MacDonald
On this episode you get a taste of what it's like to work with a professional coach. Elyse MacDonald was one of my clients in the Re-ignite Your Ambition coaching program. She shares what the experience was like to work with a coach 1:1 and in a group setting.  Elyse was the inspiration for the brand new Ambitious Everyday Journal. We talk about how this happened and how the process of journaling is an ongoing tool to focus, take action and move forward. In this episode we talk about: - The process of goal setting  - Why you need to get out of your comfort zone and try new things  - What results you can expect from coaching  If you're ready to take action you can download your FREE Ambitious Everyday Journal at http://andreajanzen.com/journal  Sponsors: https://www.duckish.ca/discount/DIVERSITYATWORK Enter promo code diversityatwork to get 15% off of your order. Duckish ships to the US and Canada. 
29:52
August 8, 2019
19. Building Radical Conviction to scale your business with Eleanor Beaton
The gender gap is big deal in the corporate world, women make less money and rise to leadership at a lesser rate than men. For entrepreneurs it isn't much different. The amount of women starting businesses each year is growing exponentially, however from a revenue and job creation perspective, the impact is lagging.  On this episode Eleanor Beaton shares how the gender gap shows up for entrepreneurs and what you can do about it.  Eleanor and I talk about:  How to build radical conviction which is the next level of confidence that will push you and your career forward.  Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and collecting failures, so that you learn as quickly as possible.   The personal groundwork that you need to do in order to shift your mindset from business owner to CEO. How to open doors for women led businesses so that we can accelerate change.  Eleanor is the host of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast: The success podcast for ambitious women. She's an award winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker and women's leadership development expert.  Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast: http://www.eleanorbeatonpodcast.com/ Eleanor's website: https://eleanorbeaton.com/ 
58:23
July 31, 2019
18. How to negotiate and get what you want with Fotini Iconomopoulos
Fotini Iconomopoulos shares negotiation strategies that you can implement right away to get what you want at work. Fotini is an MBA professor, a keynote speaker, a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and soon to be published author. We talked about the gender pay gap and how important it is for women to negotiate and advocate for themselves at work.  So many women avoid negotiating, but the truth is it doesn’t have to be that way. There are proven strategies that you can implement today to become a more confident negotiator. Fotini shares why hearing the word ‘NO’ is actually a good thing, because it’s actually the start of the negotiation process. If you’re looking to understand more about the gender pay gap, if you want to get promoted or are looking for a raise, this episode is for you.  Follow Fotini on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fotiniicon/ Connect with Fotini on linked in https://www.linkedin.com/in/fotiniiconomopoulos/  Register for her Toronto workshop here https://forwardfocusing.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/19-06-negotiation-workshop-oct-24-feature.pdf
37:29
July 18, 2019
17. Unpacking unconscious bias with Brian Duggan
Brian Duggan is an executive coach who is passionate about diversity in the workplace. He is on a mission to start conversations about how unconscious bias shows up. In this episode I asked Brian some pretty loaded questions about unconscious bias. The truth is, we all have bias and the best way to get started is to hold up the mirror and start with ourselves. If we truly want to embrace diversity in the workplace we need to get curious and create space for conversations to happen. It sounds overly simple, but the best place to start is to listen, get curious and start a conversation. Listen in to find out how you can get started.  Brian's website is https://www.brianduggancoach.com/ You can get Brian's brand new book Coaching from the inside out here 
28:49
July 10, 2019
16. Why we need to set targets and track diversity initiatives
When it comes to gender diversity initiatives, the idea of setting goals or targets makes everybody really uncomfortable. We get images in our heads of people getting put into positions that they aren’t ready for, or of people getting jobs just because they are a woman. In reality, this just isn't the case. Think about it this way, having a goal gives you the opportunity to create a plan. It helps you to get curious and figure out how to achieve the goal. When you don't have a plan, you won't get results. This is one reason why progress towards gender equality in the workplace to date has been slow. Companies have been taking action, but many haven't been tracking the results of their initiatives. In this episode I explain why setting goals is crucial to the success of any gender diversity initiative and how to get the conversation started in your organization.  You can read the Women in the Workplace report here: https://womenintheworkplace.com/ You can read the World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report here: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2018 
19:55
June 30, 2019
15. Building resilience in the next generation with Love Powered Co.
In this episode I interviewed Lindy Sood and Anna Lozano, the founders of Love Powered Co. We talk about self-confidence, self care and most importantly how to model these practices for the next generation. We all want our kids to be resilient and self-confident. It's easy to tell your kids to believe in themselves, but how do you actually model the way and show them how to do it? Lindy and Anna created a practical solution in the form of beautiful family friendly affirmation cards. This practice is so simple, my 5 year old daughter Kaia even joins in for a few minutes to demonstrate. This practice has helped me to stay grounded in difficult situations and come up with creative solutions when things aren't going well for me at work. If you're looking for a way to be more optimistic, stay positive and model these behaviours for others this is the episode for you.  You can learn more about Love Powered Co. here https://lovepoweredco.ca/  You can follow Love Powered Co. on instagram here https://www.instagram.com/lovepoweredco/ 
21:29
June 21, 2019
14. The Power of the pack: Leveraging other peoples motivation to help you achieve your goals.
Have you ever heard the quote "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with"? I recently ran a 10km road race, and I really felt the impact of this. During the race, I was in a pack of people all striving to achieve a goal. The fact that everyone around me was putting in their best effort and was striving to achieve something brought out the best in me. It allowed me to run faster than I normally do because their motivation is contagious, the people ahead of me inspired me to run faster, and I hope that I was able to inspire the people behind me push through to the finish line. In this episode I share my journey in finding a pack of people to support me in my business. People who inspire me and can push me to the next level as an entrepreneur. You'll get a peak into what motivates me, and you can take this away and apply it to yourself as you create your own pack of people to support you in achieving your goals. 
20:00
June 11, 2019
Opening doors for women in trades with Reva Bond Ramsden
Reva Bond Ramsden is the Dean of Construction for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). After learning that females represented only 2% of the student population in the School of Manufacturing, she got really curious about the the gender gap. This curiosity led Reva to become a trailblazer and advocate for getting more women into construction, trades and technology. Through the group called Women in Trades and Technology she is working to create role models for women interested in non-traditional careers. Her philosophy "Where you are in life, there's always someone ahead of you, and there's always someone behind you." She believes that you don't have to wait to be a role model and we all have the opportunity to be a role model for the next generation.  In this episode, Reva also shares a story about what happened when there were 3 women in a 4th year auto body class (this had never happened before). Both genders shared their stories and the men in the class decided to take action about gender equality in the workplace. When women are included, amazing things really do happen. You don't want to miss this episode!  You can learn more about Women in Trades and Technology here.  You can learn about SAIT here. 
38:35
June 4, 2019
12. How apologies kill confidence with Professor Maja
Professor Maja Jovanovic is an author, TEDx speaker sociologist and apology-hater. Apologies are confidence killers. So, why are women apologizing all the time? Apologies matter, and with every unnecessary apology we give, we chip away at our confidence. In this episode I talk to Professor Maja about why women apologize all the time and what this does to our confidence and how other people perceive us. She shares strategies to help women to stop apologizing.  Watch the TEDx Talk here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8sYv_6uyss&t=342s Buy her book here and the workbook here.  Follow her on instagram @professormaja 
53:02
May 24, 2019
Social capital: Why hard work alone won't get you ahead
One reason why women rise to leadership at a slower rate than men, is their lack of social capital. In this episode I explain why putting your head down and working hard just isn't enough to get ahead. What you really need to do is to understand the value of relationships in moving things forward. We talk about what the evidence says about social capital and what you can do to start leveraging yours. 
18:21
May 16, 2019
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Mary Bicknell
Mary Bicknell helps women to regret proof their lives. She helps women to take chances and create opportunities for themselves. What she really wants is for women to be able to enjoy their success. She is sick and tired of women feeling like they aren't good enough or they don't deserve what they have. In this episode, we have a conversation about why imposter syndrome exists and what you can do to overcome it. The tools Mary shares will increase your confidence so that you can stop feeling like a fraud or an imposter.  Visit Mary's website here https://www.marybicknell.com/ Join Mary's Facebook group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/BOLDBRAVEWOMANreadytomakeshithappen/
35:33
May 10, 2019
The more you pay, the more you pay attention. Why I spent big bucks to gain access to a role model.
One reason why there are fewer women in leadership positions is a lack of available role models. If you don't see someone like you already doing the job, you don't consider it a possibility for yourself. You may not even realize that you think this way, but it's the truth (and researchers have backed this up).  On this episode I'm having a conversation with one of my role models Madelaine Corke. We are both entrepreneurs and when we met neither of us had role models to look up to in business in our local community. Our solution was to become our own role models. Madelaine taught me what she knew, and I taught her what I knew. This was OK for a while, but then we faced a problem. We could only take each other so far, and we were feeling a bit stagnant.  To overcome this obstacle, we made the decision to pay for a role model. We invested in VIP tickets to Rachel Hollis' Rise conference. The conference is happening in June 2019. We talked about how investing in your own development always pays off, and how the investment in ourselves has already paid back - and we haven't gone to the conference yet. They say the more you pay, the more you pay attention and it's totally true.  Madelaine's Website is https://madelainecorke.com/ 
16:25
May 2, 2019
Embracing an abundance mindset with Debra Kasowski
Debra Kasowski is an Executive Coach, Consultant, 3x Bestselling author and host of the Millionaire Woman Show Podcast. In this episode we talk about abundance mindset and how it is the key to unlocking your personal and professional potential. As women (myself included) we don't always support other women's success. Sometimes without even knowing it we adopt a scarcity mindset and we see other women's success as a threat to our own.  In this episode Debra and I talked about how to stop doing this by embracing an abundance mindset and creating opportunities for yourself.  You can find Debra online here.  You can get her latest book here.  You can listen to her podcast here. 
52:46
April 25, 2019
Embracing your personal brand
Just be yourself. That's what everyone tells you to do, so why is it so hard? When you look around and see that people are different than you, is it your instinct to try to become more like them? When your path is different than everybody else's do you try to compensate to fit in? I spent 15 years as a marketing manager and know the power of branding, yet I still resisted the idea of embracing my own personal brand. I had believed that I needed to be like everybody else in order to be successful. The truth: the fact that I was a bit different made people want to work with me. On this episode I share my story. 
22:32
April 15, 2019
When Lori took action, she got a trip to Costa Rica.
It's nice to dream about opportunities to take your career to the next level. The thing is, so many people get stuck in the dreaming phase. People get frustrated because things just don't seem to happen. Lori Cadelli committed to one simple action:  talking to her boss about how she appreciates their team meetings. That's it. In this episode, Lori shares how simply connecting with her boss led her to gain more exposure in her company and ultimately being selected to attend an exclusive invite only corporate trip to Costa Rica. 
19:10
April 8, 2019
Finding your Genius Zone with Margo Jay. Part 2
Margo Jay had an amazing career as a marketer in the consumer packaged goods industry. She held Vice President level positions and later went on to start her own consumer insights and strategy consulting firm called 365 Integrated. She is a consultant to some of the largest brands like Weight Watchers, Maple Leaf, Kruger, Cara Foods, and The Source. In this episode we talk about how Margo was able to find her genius zone early in her career and leverage it to climb the corporate ladder. She later honed in on this zone and built a successful business by leveraging her genius to help make brands more profitable. We also talk about how she is able to sell her services to some of the largest companies in Canada and the US.  You can find Margo on linked in here. You can learn more about 365 Integrated here. 
32:34
April 2, 2019
What sponsorship really looks like with Margo Jay. Part 1
In my very first job, I was very fortunate to have a sponsor. Margo Jay advocated for me, she saw my potential and got me my first promotion. In this episode Margo Jay and I talk about the importance of building and maintaining relationships in the corporate world. Margo Jay is the President of 365 Integrated a marketing and consumer insights company that works with some of the largest consumer brands in North America and around the world. She's held senior level marketing positions in many consumer packaged goods companies. She also successfully interviewed for and got a Vice President role at Mars Canada while 8 months pregnant. In this episode we look back at the importance of building and maintaining relationships at work while being authentic and true to yourself.  You can find Margo on Linked in here .  You can learn more about 365 Integrated here. 
22:27
March 26, 2019
What’s in it for you: Why men should be on board with gender diversity.
I’ve read a lot of studies on gender and the workplace recently and they all seem to have one thing in common. In order for things to truly get better for women in the workplace, men need to get involved. A lot of companies are talking about gender diversity, and they want to make the workplace better for women, but, they don’t really know how to engage men. I know this, because most companies have an employee resource group for women, a lot of companies bring in a speaker for International Women’s Day and have women’s mentorship programs. Not a lot of companies have a gender diversity strategy that comes from the top that engages both genders. In this episode I'm talking about what's in it for men.  You can see the World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report here. https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2018  You can read my Medium article on this topic here. https://medium.com/@andrea_90330/whats-in-it-for-you-why-men-should-be-on-board-with-gender-diversity-290d0e271dba
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March 22, 2019
Why are most companies buying their women's leadership initiatives from men?
Last week I was reading the 2018 World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report. If we continue to make progress at the same pace, the gap for economic opportunity (i.e. gender parity in the workplace) will close in 167 years in Canada and the US. For the world as a whole it’s 202 years. Yikes! That’s a LONG time. When I first started learning about this I was overwhelmed, I didn’t know where to start and I didn’t think I could make a difference. I got curious and started to learn more about the reasons why progress is happening so slowly. I believe that knowledge is power. You need to know where you are before you can actually do something about it. You need to understand the baseline before you can really change anything.  HERE’S THE BAD NEWS  Less than 1% of corporate procurement goes to women-led businesses. This stat is from SheEO, if you haven’t already heard about them, you should. They are an amazing organization that is making the world a better place by investing in women led businesses. Corporate training and consulting is considered procurement – it’s a business buying services from another business. I am a very small business, but I do sell my services to large companies, so this is my playground. This also means that 99% of the available work in my industry is being done by male-led businesses.  On today's episode, I’m sharing my observations of my own industry which is coaching, corporate training and consulting. I'm also sharing some ideas on what you can do about this, regardless of your gender. 
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March 4, 2019
Women’s leadership programs aren’t actually making the workplace better for women.
In the summer of 2017, I read an article about women's ambition and it wasn't pretty. It said that 83% of women were somewhat or not really ambitious and 2/3 of these women ages 35–45 wouldn’t take their bosses job even if it was offered to them. It was like looking in the mirror, I was a living breathing example of these statistics. The woman who has lost her ambition and has given up on the idea of a fulfilling career. I decided to take action and started a women's leadership program so that I could do my part to close the gender gap in the workplace. I got clients and speaking engagements and one day I realized my approach was completely wrong.  In this episode I'm sharing the limitations of women's only leadership programs and what companies can do instead.  Here is the Chatelaine article that inspired me to take action.  Here is the World Economic Forum gender gap calculator.  You can join my newsletter here. 
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March 3, 2019
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