Episode #28: Stephanie (Rea) Slocum, Founder and CEO at Engineers Rising LLC
Stephanie (Rea) Slocum, Founder, and CEO at Engineers Rising LLC discusses her mission to help women in engineering and technology create fulfilling careers on their terms. She has learned the hard way that technical skills only get you so far and that women need extra tools in their career toolkits so that can have the influence and impact they need to be successful. Her goal is to normalize technical women in leadership so they can do work that matters and bring all of themselves to work. “I want you to be empowered to own your unique career journey, free of self-doubt and the burden of societal stereotypes about what a woman should be.”
Stephanie is also the author of She Engineers: Outsmart Bias, Unlock Your Potential, and Live the Engineering Career of your Dreams. She is the creator of the Fearless program, the first-of-its-kind virtual mentoring and leadership development program designed inclusively for individual women in STEM, as well as the BuildHER program, designed to help STEM women start their businesses. Stephanie shines a light on the barriers to the retention of women in engineering and provides practical training, inspiration, and mentorship through her online platform and programs so that women can bust through those barriers and have the careers and lives they want on their terms.
Episode #27: Elena Ionenko, Co-Founder at TurnKey Lender
For our first episode of 2021, we have Elena Ionenko, the Co-Founder of Turnkey Lender, a global leader in Unified Lending Management. Turnkey Lender provides an AI-based end-to-end solution for complete automation of the lending process in non-bank organizations and banks. Elena discusses how she has never seen herself as “a woman in the tech business.” She invested in her education, does what she believes in, and it shows!
Episode #26: Laura Butler, CEO and Co-Founder at UpLift Group, Inc.
Laura Butler is equal parts Military Commander, Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes, and Teacher. In our last episode of 2020, Laura discusses team building at UpLift Group, creative solutions to hard problems, diversity and inclusion, and so much more.
Episode #25: Jodi-Ann Burey, TEDx Speaker
Episode #24: Ha Na Park, Partner at Presence
Episode #23: Preet Sohi, Founder of employHER Inc.
Episode #22: Laura Malcolm, CEO and Founder of Give InKind
Give InKind changes the way people give, receive and coordinate support through major life events. From the birth of a new baby to the loss of a loved one, and everything in between, friends, families, and communities are looking for easy ways to come together to support one another – in ways that go beyond sending money or flowers. Give InKind makes it possible to give that support quickly, easily and from anywhere. CEO and Founder, Laura Malcolm found herself facing hardship and despite the difficult times, she came out stronger. Not only did she create something, a company that would impact and change lives, but she found a way to ask and seek out help in those difficult times.
Episode #21: Farah Allen, CEO of TheLabz
“There is this time when you’re starting, you don’t know anything,” said Farah Allen, CEO, and Founder of TheLabz. “Then, something happens and you realize that you do know. You know now. You know enough.”
Allen is known for connecting dots and resolving problems using technology. She combined her passion for technology, problem-solving, and music by starting her own company called TheLabz. TheLabz a cloud-based blockchain music creation and real-time collaboration platform, programmatically collecting song data needed for the facilitation of electronic exchanges of contracts, digital copyrights, and intellectual property protection. This episode has the scoop on how Allen did it all – from the process of starting her company to what she wishes she knew before her venture and her specific advice for new entrepreneurs.
Episode #20: Danielle Griebel, CEO of BlueZones Systems Inc.
Episode #19: Subha Rajana, CEO of Biarca