Women in Business

Kathryn Sollmann on Ambition Redefined

Planning a career that actually fits what you want.

December 21, 2018 / Podcast # 18-38

Kathryn Sollmann

Women have been told to lean in but, more often than not, what women want is to “lean in-between.” Kathryn Sollmann, author of the new book Ambition Redefined, is here to advocate for those women, the ones who want to work but have no interest in climbing the corporate ladder. There are lots of options out there to grow wealth that don’t involve heading to the C-suite.

Kathryn Sollmann is a recognized leader in helping women navigate the many stages of work and life. Through her blog and coaching firm, 9 Lives for Women, she is one of few voices strongly encouraging women to always work-at every age and life stage-to achieve long-term financial security. Her emphasis on women’s financial independence has generated event-sponsorship funding from corporate wealth-management giants, including AXA Advisors, Fidelity, Raymond James, Cigna and Wells Fargo. With good humor, no-nonsense delivery and the ability to educate and motivate, Kathryn is a frequent speaker, and an inspirational voice for women in college to retirement years. A frequent media resource, her expertise has been called upon by The Today Show, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Money magazine, CNBC & more.

 

Samantha Ettus on The Pie Life

How to fit in everything you want to do.

December 16, 2016 / Podcast # 16-36

Samantha Ettus

Everyone is trying to balance their work life with their home life and all their interests, but especially women. It’s been called many things: work-life balance, trying to have it all, but Samantha Ettus, author of The Pie Life, likes to think of all our interests as a pie, work, home, and everything else getting its own slice. She joins us with tons of tips and small changes we can implement to achieve the perfectly balanced pie for our lives.

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Dr. Yasmin Davidds on Women’s Negotiation Skills

Using traditionally feminine skills to get ahead.

August 21, 2015 / Podcast # 15-17

Dr. Yasmin Davidds

Negotiation is always difficult but for women it can be a minefield of politics and unconscious biases. That’s why Dr. Yasmin Davidds, co-author of Your Own Terms, published by AMACOM, teaches gender-specific negotiation tactics. She leverages traditionally feminine strengths, such as collaboration, to work in women’s favor and get them the raise or promotion they’re after.

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Cheryl Nash on the Highs and Lows of Financial Services

Learning from mistakes and moving onward and upward.

June 28, 2013 / Podcast # 13-13

Cheryl Nash

This week, Cheryl Nash talks about her perceived challenges of being a woman in a traditionally male dominated industry, what qualities exemplify a great leader regardless of gender, and how she learned from her failures and how it helped her in her career. Instrumental to her leadership was the example of other mentors who were inspiring examples. Cheryl also talks about how fortunate she was to have the total support of her family and how her circumstances allowed her to withstand the mistakes and successes of her career.

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Pamela Ryckman

Traditionally men have dominated the C-suite with one token spot open for a woman, if that. This made it nearly impossible for women to network within their organization as, at the end of the day, only one of them would get the corner office. This forced women to network outside their companies but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise: women made different connections that led to unexpected lateral career moves, paving their own way to success.Pamela Ryckman, author of the book Stiletto Network, investigated this trend and talks about how modern women network and achieve success, starting from the entry level and moving up.

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Emily Bennington on the Myth of Having it All

What does "having it all "really mean?

February 22, 2013 / Podcast # 13-04

Emily Bennington

“Having is all” is the supposedly mark of a successful woman but what does it mean? There is the connotation of work-life balance but what does “having it all” really mean? Well, Emily Bennington, author of the new AMACOM book Who Says It’s a Man’s World, says that it depends on the woman and it is not an unobtainable goal. Yes you can have it all. For varying definitions of “all.”

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Jane Jordan on Managing Media Through a Crisis

Protecting Your Assets in the Digital Age

April 20, 2012 / Podcast # 12-08

Jane Jordan

Jane Jordan, author of the book The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management says that every company should have a crisis communication plan. With the development of social media and new forms of immediate communication, it is even more important than ever. What was once the province of professional reporters is now free and available to everyone. Regardless of a company’s preferred talking points, anyone can hit “post” instantly, as there are fewer and fewer communication boundaries. However, if you have a plan, Jane says it’s possible to be prepared and successfully manage a communication crisis as in the cases involving the Red Cross or BP.

A former journalist with Australian Consolidated Press in Sydney, Jane Jordan has been at the forefront of media training and crisis management for over two decades. She developed a unique four-stage methodology for crisis management whilst at the helm of Australia’s leading media training consultancy, Media Skills. The methodology has been used around the world by hundreds of organizations and thousands of executives.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*How to Create an ITIL Service Desk and Incident Management Process
*AMA’s Insurance and Risk Management Workshop
*Making Sense of Web 2.0: Leveraging Social Media in Your Organization

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis, by Ian I. Mitroff
*Managing Crisis Before They Happen, by Ian I. Mitroff, Gus Anagnos
*Chaotics, by Philip Kotler, John A. Caslione

 

Betty Shotton on the Principles of Liftoff Leadership

February 10, 2012 / Podcast # 12-03

Betty Shotton

In the episode of Edgewise, Betty Shotton shares her experience as a serial entrepreneur, having founded and lead 6 companies. Betty recently authored Liftoff Leadership, in which she pinpoints the key qualities and attributes necessary to kick-start your leadership trajectory. Betty stresses her “pre-flight checklist,” and a series of assessments and questions, which she says allows leaders to identify their guiding principles. Listen as she shares a few of the ten principles noted in her book, including: altruism, balance, and possibility.

Betty Shotton has over 35 years experience as a CEO, Entrepreneur, and Leadership Consultant. Today she is the CEO & Founder of Liftoff Leadership LLC and a partner with Berkana Consulting Group. She has founded and led six companies in vacation rentals and aviation. One of these companies known today as ResortQuest International, a part of Wyndham Worldwide went public in 1998 (NYSE). She developed and led two regional airlines, SouthEast Air and SeaAir in her commitment to commercial air service for the OuterBanks of North Carolina and served on the Board Directors of Cape Air.

 

Selena Rezvani on the New Generations of Women Workers

How to get women into more leadership roles.

July 2, 2010 / Podcast # 10-27

Selena Rezvani

Women may make up half of today’s workforce but only 3% of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Leadership roles have been hard-won by previous generations of women. Selena Rezvani gives women in Generations X and Y ideas on how to learn from these pioneering women. Her new book The Next Generation of Women Leaders encourages women to confidently move ahead into more leadership positions.

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Brian Cole Miller on Simple Steps for Boosting Team Performances

The difference between being "fierce" and being "bold."

June 25, 2010 / Podcast # 10-26

Brian Cole Miller

Just because a team is friendly doesn’t make it a good team; they have to get work done too! Sometimes truly talking through differing opinions can lead to better ideas and solutions. In his latest book, Nice Teams Finish Last, Brian Cole Miller tells us how to say “no” and stop trying to please everyone. Read more…