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Host Sally Hubbard talks to women who are killing it in their careers about what has worked for them, how they got where they are today, and what they wish they knew sooner. Women Killing It! celebrates these rockstars and harnesses their collective wisdom. The result is mentorship by podcast - women helping women unleash their superpowers at work!

Host Sally Hubbard talks to women who are killing it in their careers about what has worked for them, how they got where they are today, and what they wish they knew sooner. Women Killing It! celebrates these rockstars and harnesses their collective wisdom. The result is mentorship by podcast - women helping women unleash their superpowers at work!
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Host Sally Hubbard talks to women who are killing it in their careers about what has worked for them, how they got where they are today, and what they wish they knew sooner. Women Killing It! celebrates these rockstars and harnesses their collective wisdom. The result is mentorship by podcast - women helping women unleash their superpowers at work!




Replay: Running For Office And Taking Action With Zephyr Teachout

Last week women who ran for office were victorious across the country, so we decided to replay our interview with law professor and anti-corruption activist Zephyr Teachout. She shares her experiences running for office, first for New York Governor in the Democratic Primary and then for Congress in New York's 19th District. Although Super PACs funded by billionaires spent millions to target Zephyr, she describes running for office as the most human thing a person can do. Zephyr explains...

Duration: 00:33:57

Ep 79: Christyl Johnson, NASA's First African American Deputy Director, Looks For The Impossible

On this episode, hear how Christyl Johnson is leading the charge of shaping and designing NASA's missions of the future. Christyl talks about forging ahead in the male-dominated world of science and how to move past fear and the impostor syndrome to succeed. The former Executive Director of the White House's National Science and Technology Council and current Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments at Goddard Space Center, Christyl Johnson has had a fascinating...

Duration: 00:34:16

Ep. 78: Film Producer Suzanne Todd Talks A Bad Moms Christmas And Her 3 Billion Dollar Track Record

In this episode, hear the story of how Suzanne Todd crafted a long lasting career as an award-winning producer whose movies have grossed more than three billion dollars worldwide. Suzanne talks about forging ahead in the male-dominated world of Hollywood, producing blockbusters like Alice in Wonderland and the Austin Powers trilogy, critics’ favorites like Memento and The Boiler Room, and her latest project, A Bad Moms Christmas -- out in theaters today!

Duration: 00:35:41

Ep. 77: Women You Should Know with Cynthia Hornig and Jennifer Jones

In this episode, listen to the story of how pioneers Jennifer Jones and Cynthia Hornig took the leap to found Women You Should Know and change the conversation around women. From how to ask for what you want to how to overcome the impostor syndrome, listen for lessons Jennifer and Cynthia learned in their nearly 18-year long partnership and three entrepreneurial endeavors. Jennifer and Cynthia share that their frustration with how women were being talked to – only about beauty, fashion and...

Duration: 00:40:43

Ep. 76: Rachel Meeropol Makes An Impact As A Social Justice Lawyer

Rachel Meeropol is a Senior Staff Attorney and Associate Director of Legal Training and Education at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she works on prisoners’ rights, Muslim profiling, criminalization of dissent, and First Amendment issues. Rachel recently argued before the United States Supreme Court, an experience she describes as "terrifying" but that she wants to repeat! Get inspired by Rachel's successes that have had tremendous impact on the lives of many, including...

Duration: 00:37:22

Ep. 75: Claudia Chan on This Is How We Rise

Claudia Chan is the CEO of S.H.E. Summit and S.H.E. GLOBL and the author of This Is How We Rise, which releases on October 17. S.H.E. Summit is an award-winning global leadership conference, which has made advancing women’s leadership accessible and actionable. S.H.E. GLOBL Media is a purposeful women’s media and education company that empowers women to lead their optimal personal and professional lives so they can become change agents in their own lives and the world. On this episode,...

Duration: 00:39:04

Ep. 74: How To Create The Career and Life You Want With Jill Richburg

Jill Richburg is a life coach, acting coach, and lawyer. Our host Sally Hubbard credits Jill's life coaching for her own career success. Jill's coaching method is premised on her belief that "In this life, you get what you're willing to be, do, or have." On this episode, she provides simple exercises that help you get in touch with your Will and make things happen in your life. Jill also talks about her own career path, and even shares the moment she met Barack Obama as a classmate at...

Duration: 00:39:30

Ep. 73: How To Be Confident And Make An Impact With Ashley M. Williams

Ashley M. Williams is the founder and CEO of RIZZARR, the social media platform built by Millennials, for the Millennial creator. Ashley began her career in high school, hosting television shows for an educational access channel. By college, she worked at NBC News and the BBC, and she won the Student Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists in 2011. She's also been the host of Nation Now at USA Today network. On this episode, Ashley talks about how...

Duration: 00:28:07

Ep. 72: Why People Pleasing Looks Different When Men Do It

This week's episode is a bit different. Host Sally Hubbard and producer Carolyn Duncan sit down to discuss some of the issues brought up by last week's interview of Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen's Four Tendencies personality paradigm indicates that men are "obligers"in equal numbers as women. Essentially, Obligers are people pleasers, most easily meeting expectations placed on them by others. So how is it that the selfless mother who "takes care" is the vaulted feminine archetype while the man...

Duration: 00:27:46

Ep. 71: Gretchen Rubin Talks The Four Tendencies And Her Bold Career As A Bestseller

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. On her podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. On this episode, Gretchen talks about her new book The Four Tendencies, a personality paradigm that helps you learn how to understand yourself better and how to influence others more effectively. Gretchen also talks about her...

Duration: 00:44:20

Ep. 70: Jill Filipovic Talks The H-Spot and The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

Jill Filipovic is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, a lawyer, and the author of The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness. In her book, Jill advocates for prioritizing women's happiness and pleasure in forming public policy. On this episode, Jill shares how the cult of female sacrifice does a disservice to women, how attitudes toward sex are disconnected from reality, and the importance of working both to change the rigged system and to make personal and cultural...

Duration: 00:38:40

Ep. 69: Sassy Pants CEO Nancy Calderone Thinks You Have The Perfect Body Right Now

Nancy Calderone, CEO of Sassy Pants, is on a mission to create quality, functional athletic apparel that is inclusive of those left out of traditional fitness culture. She is building a fitness company and a community that believes you have the perfect body right now, and that your fitness apparel should make you feel that way. Listen to hear what inspired Nancy to launch Sassy Pants as a side hustle on top of her job in technology policy, how what we wear impacts our state of mind, and...

Duration: 00:28:28

Ep. 68: Jocelyn Arem On Why Collaborating With Supportive People Leads To Success

Jocelyn Arem is a NYC-based GRAMMY Award-nominated producer and founder of the multimedia production company Arbo Radiko She is also a singer/songwriter under the name Rabasi Joss. Her work - at the intersection of the arts, archives, digital storytelling, social justice, and community action - has been featured in media outlets ranging from the New York Times to Rolling Stone. Listen to Jocelyn's story of crafting her own career based on her lifelong interest of uncovering untold stories....

Duration: 00:30:59

Ep. 67: My Struggles To Kill It With Ease

In this episode, I share with you recent happenings in my life as I implement the advice of the women I interview on this podcast. I talk about advice from Sallie Krawcheck, in which she said "success is not an endpoint and failure is not fatal," as I reflect on two very different speaking engagements I did recently. I also share my realization that I have to start making self-care a priority, as so many of my guests have emphasized. How to kill it with ease is the ultimate challenge, and...

Duration: 00:09:53

Replay: Samantha Ettus On Why The Best Life Is A Messy One

Samantha Ettus, a work/life expert and best selling author, talks about her book "The Pie Life." She shares her view that women are happiest when they play in several different slices of life -- their career, their personal life, and even hobbies. She talks strategies for achieving the ever illusive work-life balance and discusses the unrealistic expectations that society places on mothers. For a hopeful view that it is indeed possible to "have it all," check out this episode!

Duration: 00:28:25

Ep. 66: Musician Amelia Robinson Makes Sure She's Enjoying Her Work First and Foremost

Amelia Robinson is a classically trained musician, as well as a composer, producer, and entrepreneur. She is also the founder of Mil's Trills, a children's music project that invites families to celebrate community through interactive performances. Amelia believes in living life to the fullest and is "not really interested in doing what everyone else has done." Her career has included traveling the world with a ukelele and even forming and conducting an orchestra of 500 people playing...

Duration: 00:36:14

Ep. 65 Ilyana Kadushin Uses Her Gifts To Be Of Service

Ilyana Kadushin is a voice performer, music and documentary producer, audio book narrator, podcast host, and founder of Stories Love Music Inc., a creative engagement program for elders with memory loss and their care givers. Learn about her relentless activism and the importance of overcoming the resistance within. Hear about Ilyana's career path -- a series of fascinating projects, many of which involve Ilyana utilizing her talents to be of service. From hosting the "No, I know" podcast...

Duration: 00:37:29

Ep. 64: Leadership Development Consultant Nancy Halpern Embraces The Increased Competence That Comes With Age

Nancy Halpern is a leadership development consultant and principal of KNH Associates. She's also a serial career switcher who never wants to get stuck in a rut. On this episode, Nancy shares wisdom learned through coaching top executives and emphasizes the importance not just of confidence but of competence. Hear why we should embrace aging and the increased competence that it brings. Get inspired by a woman who is not afraid to pivot and try new things, and who has thrown so much...

Duration: 00:34:42

Ep. 63: Global HR Executive Kristen Pressner Exposes Gender Bias With Her Flip It To Test It Challenge

Kristen Pressner is the Global Head of Human Resources for Roche Diagnostics, based in Basel, Switzerland. Kristen gave a TEDx talk entitled, "Are You Biased? I Am," telling of her surprising discovery of her own gender bias. In the talk, she proposes the Flip It To Test It challenge as a way for us all to become aware of our own biases. On this episode, Kristen also shares her path to taking on a high level international job while parenting four children.

Duration: 00:40:29

Ep. 62: Tori Dunlap Has Thrived As An Entrepreneur Since Age Nine

A lot has been written about workplace conflict between Generation X'ers and Millennials, but Tori Dunlap shows that the younger generation has its own wisdom to share. Tori tells her story of starting her first business at age 9, and taking ownership of her life ever since. She talks about managing a corporate job and a side hustle, being open to unexpected opportunities, finding a support network, and trusting in the goodness of people. This episode made me hopeful for the future, and I...

Duration: 00:37:26

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