Podcast Episodes

152: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Dressing for Success with Elsa Isaac

What do Katie Couric, Lenny Kravitz, and Marie Forleo all have in common? They’ve all been styled by Elsa Isaac. As a preeminent wardrobe fashion stylist, she draws from her Eritrean heritage to tailor looks that: 1) ditch conformity and traditional beauty standards, 2) celebrate the diversity of her clients’ body shapes, and 3) align...

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151: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Planning Special Events with Jennifer Wang

Jennifer Wang began her career with a major advantage. Being Chinese-American, speaking fluent Japanese, and having lived in multiple countries as a child afforded her an appreciation for cultural differences. Now, as a prominent event planner, she imbues this with every project. In this episode, Jennifer speaks openly about the importance of having difficult conversations...

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150: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Becoming a CEO in Silicon Valley with Shellye Archambeau

Attend a top-ranked university, check. Move up the ranks at IBM, check. Become a CEO by age 40, check. Shellye Archambeau is unapologetically ambitious and achieves what she believes. But it’s not by accident. As one of the first black women to lead a high-tech Silicon Valley company, she embodies hard work, strategic planning, and...

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149: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Pitching Media with Steven Cuoco

When it comes to traditional and new media, Steven Cuoco has been there and done that. So, when he describes himself as the “WikiLeaks of Public Relations,” it’s for good reason. In this episode, he taps into his 25+ years of experience to give an objective, no-holds-barred masterclass on pitching and presenting to media. You’ll...

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148: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Womens’ Economic Empowerment with Lily Allen-Dueñas

Lily Allen-Dueñas is a modern Renaissance woman. Her work in marketing, the arts, and yoga has led her to teach and interact with women around the world. Now, as the Interim Executive Director of The State of Women Institute, she has a platform to amplify the voices of this under-represented and marginalized group. In this...

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147: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Hiring Veterans with Len Samborowski

Len Samborowski moved up the ranks to become a Colonel in the U.S. Army. Realizing he would not become a General, he retired after 30 years. Transitioning to civilian life led him to an assistant football coach position and later a college professor, but it did not come without challenges. In this episode, Len shares...

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146: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Managing Multi-Generational Teams with Tonia Morris

Tonia Morris noticed shifts in team makeup as she climbed the corporate ladder. Teams were composed of diverse generations which led to challenges and unleashed opportunities. Once she became an Executive VP of H.R., she felt reached a career plateau and eventually resigned. She later founded SimplyHR to address the issues caused by multiple generations...

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145: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Transcending Cerebral Palsy with Gregory Brown

Gregory Brown’s mother was told her son would never graduate high school. Not only did he finish without attending special education courses, but he also graduated from college. He never let cerebral palsy hinder him. Ultimately, his childhood love for computers led him to become a digital strategist. In this episode, Greg shares his process...

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144: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Coaching Parents with Punam Saxena

When Punam Saxena’s family relocated to a small town in Georgia, her neighbors asked what tribe they belonged to. They mistakenly thought her family was Native American, not Indians from India. Growing up ostracized, she knows the impact of social isolation and vowed to do something about it. In this episode, Punam shares her process...

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143: Diversity, Digital Transformation & Workforce Development with Jesse Torres

Jesse Torres is the American-born son of Mexican immigrant parents. Growing up in multi-cultural Los Angeles, he’s not uncomfortable being around people who looked different from him. So, as he grew his consultancy, ArroyoWest, building a diverse team came naturally. He’s also no stranger to technology. In this episode, Jesse shares how leaders can prepare...

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