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Advancing ALL Women

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Welcome to Advancing ALL Women! Join host Sarah Alter, President and CEO of NextUp, for weekly conversations on the topics that matter to business leaders.


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Welcome to Advancing ALL Women! Join host Sarah Alter, President and CEO of NextUp, for weekly conversations on the topics that matter to business leaders.




The Band of Sisters

This week on Advancing All Women, we're joined by two of the founding members of 'The Band of Sisters'! Cie Nicholson and Lori Marcus will talk about their book, 'You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace,' and strategies for dismantling the microaggressions women face every day.


NextUp Soar: Where Leaders Take Flight

Join Advancing All Women host Sarah Alter, and guest hosts Kristin Lee and Jacquelyn Fletcher Johnson, for a deep analysis of the power of Soar. Soar is NextUp's premier leadership development program for senior leaders, and our guest Tahirah King, R&D Director - Sustainability and Operations, Mars, will discuss her experience with the program and its powerful impact on her life and career.


NextUp's Rising Stars

Join Advancing All Women host Sarah Alter, and guest hosts Karen Jones and Kat Ortiz, for a deep dive into what makes Rising Stars the essential leadership program for mid-level leaders. Our guests, Kindrah Kohne, Account Manager, Nestlé Purina North America; Ebony Peterson, Assistant Brand Manager, Marlboro Digital Equity, Altria; and Michelle Ramirez, Senior Acount Manager, Altria, will speak to their personal experiences with this career-changing, life-altering program.


Intersectionality in Tech and Financial Services

Join Advancing All Women host Sarah Alter as we discuss 'Intersectionality in Tech and Financial Services!' Our guests, Natalie Egan, CEO and Founder of Translator, and Mark Anthony Vita, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Accenture, will discuss their personal experiences with intersectionality, and best practices for companies to support the intersectionality of their employees.


New Research: Gender-Centered Design and Your Workplace

This week on Advancing All Women, we're discussing a brand new paper co-published between NextUp and Deloitte! We'll chat with Tiffany Mawhinney, Principal, Customer Strategy & Applied Design, Deloitte and Melissa Hurd, VP and GM, Everyday Spend Client Management Team, Global Merchant & Network Services, American Express about the five pillars of gender-centered design, how we worked with Deloitte to build them, and how American Express puts the pillars into practice.


On the Ground at NextUp Leadership Summit

We're back, and we're kicking off our podcast's second season with something a little different! Join us at NextUp Leadership Summit as it happened, with on-the-spot interviews with attendees. Get a flavor of our biggest event of the year, and hear some incredible highlights of three jam-packed days!


Encore: Facilitating Difficult Conversations

The last few weeks have been extremely difficult for all of us as a nation. At NextUp, we know how painful and difficult conversations on these topics can be. Members have asked us, How do I talk about this with my team? How do I make sure they have what they need when these issues are so polarizing? This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're discussing 'Facilitating Difficult Conversations' with guests Brandi Greene, Managing Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Work & Co, and Karen...


Allyship in Action

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we have two guest hosts in the house, Dr. Kristin Lee, Virtual Learning Manager, NextUp and Tom Foley, Esq., Founder, Indigo Group LLC to discuss 'Allyship in Action' with guests Sharon Hart, EVP & CIO, Acosta and James Evans, Omnichannel Business Development, General Mills. We'll discuss their personal experiences with allyship 'ah-ha' moments, the education they sought out, and ways for all of us to put allyship into action every day.


Encore Transitioning at Work

It's Pride Month, and support for the LGBTQIA+ community at work is top of mind for us at NextUp. This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're discussing 'Transitioning at Work' with guests Keisha Williams, Director, Workplace Equality, Human Rights Campaign; Lakeisha Washington, National Chair of Engagement- Mosaic ERG and Sales & Key Account Manager, Altria; and Monique Evans, Senior Commercial Loan Closing Representative, Wells Fargo. We'll be talking about best practices for supporting trans...


Encore The Hidden Self: Mental Health Disclosure in the Workplace

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're talking 'The Hidden Self: Mental Health Disclosure in the Workplace' with guests Andy Dunn, author, Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind; and Teri Latter, State Program Director, NAMI Illinois. Andy will tell us more about the powerful story of co-founding startup clothing company Bonobos while struggling with Bipolar I disorder. Then, Teri and Andy will discuss best practices for employers to destigmatize mental health conversations at...


Advancing Diverse Leadership in Supply Chain

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're discussing 'Advancing Diverse Leadership in Supply Chain' with guests Chris Adderton, Vice President, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; Krystle Atkinson, Associate Director, Customer Supply Chain, Kelloggs; and Darcy MacClaren, Senior Vice President Digital Supply Chain and Manufacturing, NA, SAP. We'll discuss what it takes to excel in supply chain, what's behind the recent global slowdown, and best practices for organizations to bring...


The Waymakers

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're featuring friend of NextUp Tara Jaye Frank, and discussing her incredible book, 'The Waymakers!' Tara and Daryl Travis, Founder and CEO, Brandtrust, will talk to Sarah about their shared story, including the research they conducted together into the realities of DEI&B at work.


How Tech Supports Remote Work Culture and Leadership Development

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're discussing 'How Tech Can Support Remote Work Culture and Leadership Development' with guests Denise Brouder. Founder + Head of Data & Insights, SWAYworkplace, and Todd Moran, Chief Learning Strategist, NovoEd. We'll discuss how tech is facilitating widespread changes in how our workplaces function, and how innovative digital learning solutions are changing the game in learning and development.


Encore Avoiding Burnout & Managing Mental Health

This week's episode of 'Advancing ALL Women,' with host Sarah Alter, President and CEO of Network of Executive Women, is 'Avoiding Burnout & Managing Mental Health.' Joining Sarah are guests Kiera Fernandez, SVP, Human Resources and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Target; and Pilar Gerasimo, Author of The Healthy Deviant: A Rule-Breaker’s Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World, award-winning journalist. Our panel will share best practices for leading and supporting your team...


Celebrating Juneteenth

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're discussing 'Celebrating Juneteenth' with guests Karen Jones, Vice President, Learning and Partner Solutions, NextUp; Tasman Allen, Director of Sales Operations and Co-Chair of Black BRG, Kraft Heinz; and Maureen Gibbons, Vice President Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Glanbia. We'll discuss the history of the holiday, as well as best practices for companies working to recognize the day and commemorate it with their teams.


Investing with a gender and racial equity lens

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're discussing 'Investing with a gender and racial equity lens' with guests Peter Holupchinski, CFA, CPA, CFP®, Senior Wealth Advisor, CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC; Orn Kong, Senior Director of Accounts, Altria Group Distribution Company; and Debra Schwartz, Managing Director, Impact Investments, MacArthur Foundation. We'll learn the differences between impact investment and ESG, and best practices for savvy investment that grows capital for a...


Working through your PhD

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're talking 'Working through your PhD' with guests Jennifer Krueger, Chief Learning Officer, Vice President, Learning and Development, Ahold Delhaize; Val Oswalt, Executive Vice President and President Campbell Snacks, Campbell Soup Company; and Cornelia Shipley, CEO and Founder, 3C Consulting. We'll discuss the challenges and joys of working while getting your PhD, and ways for companies to support employees interested in continuing their education!


Working Through Grief

We've all been there, or we will be - grief is universal, so how can you work through it personally and professionally? This week we're talking 'Working Through Grief' with guests Charity Bailey, Television Host, Creator of ‘Girl, We Need To Talk’; Aurellia Thompson, Grief and Family Therapist; and Kris Torres, Managing Director, Accenture Dallas Advanced Technology Center and Cloud Innovation Center. Our guests will discuss their own personal stories of working through grief, how to truly...


Diversity in Marketing

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're talking 'Diversity in Marketing' with guests Pam Kermisch, Chief Customer Growth Officer, Polaris Industries; Chris Osner-Hackett, Head of Integrated Marketing, Sanofi; and Sherman Wright, Managing Partner, TEN35. Internal DEI&B efforts are one thing, but how can companies ensure their marketing is reaching out to everyone? Our three experts will talk through real-life examples and best practices for integrating your DEI&B efforts into every part of...


Women and Risk

This week on Advancing ALL Women, we're talking 'Women and Risk' with guests Chelsey Alexander, Vice President of CPG Brand Growth, Packable; Sarah Pew, Director of Merchant Marketing, UberEats; and Michele Wucker, Author, Founder and CEO, Gray Rhino and Company. Despite the common misconception that women are less likely to take big risks, these three women have made risk their specialty! We'll talk about what it takes to make a giant leap, your 'risk fingerprint,' and what the data says...