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Own Your Yes

Own Your Yes

By Velera Wilson
Own Your Yes provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. We feature successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES.
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Ep. 21 : Winning by Being True to You w/ Dr. Gail Burgos, Sr. VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at First Sentry; CEO of Burgos Consulting LLC
Own Your Yes is a series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving  marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management  company – securing their first million-dollar contract with  Ford Motor  Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018   and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",  to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides  including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting  Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion  to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such  as the American Marketing  Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which  she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
30:54
July 08, 2021
Ep. 20 : Making Room for Other Women at The Table w/ Cheryl Nash, CEO of Financial Supermarket
Own Your Yes is a series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving  marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management  company – securing their first million-dollar contract with  Ford Motor  Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018   and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",  to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides  including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting  Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion  to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such  as the American Marketing  Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which  she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
31:12
June 24, 2021
Ep. 19 : Taking Risks and Being Rewarded w/ Elena Litani
Own Your Yes is a series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving  marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management  company – securing their first million-dollar contract with  Ford Motor  Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018   and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",  to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides  including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting  Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion  to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such  as the American Marketing  Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which  she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
24:04
June 17, 2021
Ep. 18 : Pursuing Your Passion & Purpose w/ Melissa Powell, Founder/CEO of Pocmi
Own Your Yes is a series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features   successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving  marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management  company – securing their first million-dollar contract with  Ford Motor  Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018   and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",  to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides  including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting  Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion  to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such  as the American Marketing  Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which  she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
30:54
June 10, 2021
Ep. 17 : Not Allowing People To Underestimate You w/ Deniz Johnson, COO at Stratyfy
Own  Your Yes  is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with  other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features  successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and  lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real  internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to  everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're  committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with  Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018  and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach   countless women   across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such as the American Marketing  Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which  she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
30:27
June 03, 2021
Ep. 16 : Giving Yourself Permission to Change Direction w/ Tasha Helms, Corporate Executive and Tech Inventor
Own  Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast   features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving  marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the    youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018 and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",  to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing  guides  including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve  Without   Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their  worth. Her  passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach  countless women   across the country, both on her own and in partnership  with  organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National   Black  MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
30:10
May 20, 2021
Ep. 15 : The Courage to Start Again After Failure with Octavia Conner, CEO of Say Yes to Profits
Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast  features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss,  to  everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including   AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018   and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing  guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve  Without  Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach  countless women  across the country, both on her own and in partnership  with  organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National  Black  MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
27:30
May 13, 2021
Ep. 14 : Believing in Yourself When Others Don't with Stephanie Giunta, Marketing Manager at Global Payments Integrated
Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast  features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss,  to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're   committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the   youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018   and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing  guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve  Without  Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their  worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach  countless women  across the country, both on her own and in partnership  with organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National  Black  MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
31:42
May 06, 2021
Ep. 13 : Fertility & Womanhood with Shemina Jiwani, COO at AscendantFX
Own  Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to  connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their  struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real  internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to  everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're  committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving  marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management  company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor  Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to  join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018  and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",   to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides   including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without  Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her  passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women  across the country, both on her own and in partnership with  organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National Black  MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
30:38
April 29, 2021
Ep. 12 : Being Your Best Radical Self with Lisha Bell, Lead Product Manager at PayPal
Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast   features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018 and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",  to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides  including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women across the country, both on her own and in partnership with organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
31:08
April 22, 2021
Ep. 11 : Trusting Your Gut & Moving On w/ Genevieve Dozier; Chief Business Development Officer, Merchant's PACT
Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to  connect with  other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast  features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their  struggles and  lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to  everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're  committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving  marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018   and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting  Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women  across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such as  the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and  INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
28:53
April 15, 2021
Ep. 10 : Strategizing to Get Where You Want w/ Monique Ruff-Bell, Event Director at Money 20/20
Own  Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with  other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and  lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018  and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",  to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides  including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting  Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women across the  country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such as  the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and  INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
31:34
April 08, 2021
Ep. 9 : Fighting the Comparison Trap w/ Tina Powell, CEO of C Suite Social Media
Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to   connect with  other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast  features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their  struggles and  lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss,  to  everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management  company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018 and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
33:53
April 01, 2021
Ep. 8 : Taking The Leap and Going Alone with Zerlina Jackson
Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to  connect with  other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and  lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real  internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to  everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're  committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving   marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in  2018  and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",  to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides  including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without   Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her  passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women   across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with  organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National Black  MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
32:47
March 25, 2021
Ep 7 : Pursuing Your Passion Fiercely with Marsha Guerrier
Own  Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to  connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This  podcast  features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving  marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management  company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor  Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to  join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in  2018  and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without  Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women  across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
32:07
March 18, 2021
Ep. 6 : Having The Courage To Rise Up with Linda Saye, Founder and CEO of The Diverse Agenda
Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This  podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share  their   struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real    internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to  everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination  management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in  2018 and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",    to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing  guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their  worth. Her passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women across the country, both on her own and in  partnership with organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National  Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
31:44
March 11, 2021
Ep. 5 : Dealing with Loss and Celebrating Life with Millicent Tracy, Board Member at Park Place Payments
Own  Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you  to  connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast   features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their   struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real   internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss,  to  everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For  almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving   marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including   AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the    youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management   company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor   Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to   join  Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018   and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",   to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides   including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without  Letting  Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her   passion  to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women   across the  country, both on her own and in partnership with  organizations such as  the American Marketing Association, National  Black MBA Association, and  INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com Sponsorships: off for this episode
30:18
March 04, 2021
Ep. 4 : Knowing The Value You Bring with Laura Gibbons, Senior Manager at Protiviti
About The Podcast Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you  to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast  features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their  struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real  internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to  everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For  almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving  marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including  AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the   youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management  company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor  Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to  join  Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018  and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It",  to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides  including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting  Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her  passion  to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women  across the  country, both on her own and in partnership with organizations such as  the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and  INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
28:07
February 26, 2021
Ep. 3 : Embracing Feminine Strength & Power w/ Diana Cabrices, VP of Enterprise Development @ Snappy Kraken
About The Podcast Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For  almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join  Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018 and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her  passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women  across the country, both on her own and in partnership with organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
27:00
February 19, 2021
Ep. 2 : Showing Up Despite The Fear w/ Penny Phillips, President and Co-Founder of Journey Strategic Wealth
About The Podcast Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success. Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between. We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES. About The Host, Velera Wilson For  almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join  Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018 and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her  passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women  across the country, both on her own and in partnership with organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
29:49
February 11, 2021
Ep. 1 : Finding Yourself Again As An Ambitious Woman w/ Eboni Gee, Founder of Living With A Purpose
About The Podcast Own Your Yes is a 12 week mini-series that provides a space for you to connect with other women and learn from their journeys. This podcast features successful career women and entrepreneurs who share their struggles and lessons learned on the path to success.  Each interview highlights female resilience shown despite real internal and external obstacles - from fear of speaking, to job loss, to everything in between.  We are imperfect, ambitious women - and we're committed to owning our YES.  About The Host, Velera Wilson For  almost twenty years she’s generated millions in revenue driving marketing strategy for top Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T and Fiserv. A change agent early in her career, she was the  youngest woman to run the Midwest division of a destination management company – securing their first million-dollar contract with Ford Motor Company. Recognized as a female leader in her industry, Velera was selected to join  Money20/20’s RiseUp global accelerator program for women in 2018 and served as the program’s 2019 U.S. Ambassador. She’s also a LinkedIn Instructor, delivering her marketing expertise digitally on the massive global platform. From her acclaimed debut book, "You're Absolutely Worth It", to being a contributing writer for Thrive Global, to publishing guides including “Six Steps to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve Without Letting Fear Override,” Velera shows women how to own their worth. Her  passion to serve has led Velera to mentor and coach countless women  across the country, both on her own and in partnership with organizations such as the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, and INROADS - of which she’s an alumni. Other Ways To Connect LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/velerawilson Learn more and submit speaking inquiries at www.velerawilson.com
27:34
February 04, 2021